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24. Wycliff is not the bad guy
I organized a field trip to sit in on a Trib ed board meeting while in journalism school and on staff of student newspaper. Wycliff at the time was the editorial page editor (Dold's current position). He was quite gracious. Dold, on the other hand, acted like a petulant little boy. He questioned Wycliff's decision to let us sit in on the process and asked us directly what we were doing there. Although I do not have anything to back it up, I suspect Dold bullied his way into his current position and is pushing his own agenda rather than the paper's. Wycliff had a more global view. I daresay that if Wycliff was still chair of the editorial board, the Trib would have endorsed Kerry. That's just my 2 cents.

In regards to the endorsement, I was incredulous. Despite the Trib's conservative roots, I thought they would make an exception this time based on Kerry's rhetoric and Bush's record. Dold really screwed up, IMHO.

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  -Chicago Tribune "explains" their Bush endorsement... chiburb  Oct-21-04 08:34 AM   #0 
  - If you have to explain  popstalin   Oct-21-04 08:36 AM   #1 
  - This was the Public Editor explaining, not the Editorial Board n/t  chiburb   Oct-21-04 08:37 AM   #2 
  - This SO TOTALLY sounds like the Tribune Co.  No2W2004   Oct-21-04 08:38 AM   #3 
  - They have no objectivity. They're Republican shills.  The Backlash Cometh   Oct-21-04 08:59 AM   #8 
  - That's funny,  amber dog democrat   Oct-21-04 08:43 AM   #4 
  - My email to the Trib:  chiburb   Oct-21-04 08:53 AM   #5 
  - they have lost 2700 subscriptions since their endorsement  lil-petunia   Oct-21-04 08:56 AM   #6 
  - Powerful letter, lil... powerful!  chiburb   Oct-21-04 09:00 AM   #9 
     - copy of letter per your request  lil-petunia   Oct-21-04 09:19 AM   #16 
        - Brilliant letter. n/t  indie_voter   Oct-21-04 09:28 AM   #19 
        - Sheepish grin. many thanks!  lil-petunia   Oct-21-04 10:46 AM   #22 
        - Excellent letter, but...  jerryster   Oct-21-04 12:02 PM   #28 
        - Did you know that the guy who said "never again" to Ryan  chiburb   Oct-21-04 12:49 PM   #32 
        - Excellent letter!  bif   Oct-21-04 12:21 PM   #30 
        - Applause from me!  calimary   Oct-21-04 12:54 PM   #36 
        - Wow where did you learn to write like that.  LibertyorDeath   Oct-21-04 01:15 PM   #43 
           - thank you. it comes from the heart. Being a lawyer hurts, not helps.  lil-petunia   Oct-21-04 01:32 PM   #47 
  - Excellent reply!  No2W2004   Oct-21-04 09:08 AM   #12 
  - Lol! As a Sox fan, I APPRECIATE how they run the Cubs!  chiburb   Oct-21-04 09:09 AM   #13 
  - Excellent letter, chiburb. You really nailed them!  flpoljunkie   Oct-21-04 09:12 AM   #14 
  - Thank you... n/t  chiburb   Oct-21-04 09:17 AM   #15 
     - and another Bravo! from a former  Tansy_Gold   Oct-21-04 09:31 AM   #20 
        - Het Tansy, Raised in Mt. Prospect here  steviet_2003   Oct-21-04 12:59 PM   #40 
           - Probably "Menopause Manor"  chiburb   Oct-21-04 01:07 PM   #41 
              - ha ha ha ha ha  Tansy_Gold   Oct-21-04 01:23 PM   #46 
                 - I was Elk Grove, '69... though started at FV  chiburb   Oct-21-04 01:35 PM   #48 
  - Very good. Here's mine:  trof   Oct-21-04 09:33 AM   #21 
  - Riiiiggghhhtttt..........  RubyDuby in GA   Oct-21-04 08:57 AM   #7 
  - Free markets? Did they say Free markets?  The Backlash Cometh   Oct-21-04 09:01 AM   #10 
  - Chicago Tribune believes in... what??  Caliphoto   Oct-21-04 12:06 PM   #29 
  - I was one of them who e-mailed them  LiberalStance   Oct-21-04 09:02 AM   #11 
  - Everyone read post # 16...n/t  chiburb   Oct-21-04 09:26 AM   #17 
  - ultimately the decision rests with Bruce Dold  WI_DEM   Oct-21-04 09:26 AM   #18 
  - LOL  BillyBunter   Oct-21-04 10:58 AM   #23 
  - Wycliff is not the bad guy  American liberal   Oct-21-04 11:31 AM   #24 
     - Agreed. n/t  chiburb   Oct-21-04 11:34 AM   #25 
     - Wycliff *is* the bad guy in this instance,  BillyBunter   Oct-21-04 12:52 PM   #33 
        - Not if he was only letting people know who to really blame...  chiburb   Oct-21-04 12:57 PM   #38 
           - Exactly what is the value of blame?  BillyBunter   Oct-21-04 01:11 PM   #42 
              - So Dold and Lipinski made the decision...  chiburb   Oct-21-04 01:23 PM   #45 
  - I won't read another word of this rag  Walt Starr   Oct-21-04 11:43 AM   #26 
  - Aw c'mon Walt, this is the paper that published your story...  chiburb   Oct-21-04 12:53 PM   #35 
  - They're a bunch of confused people  high density   Oct-21-04 11:43 AM   #27 
  - anyone think that this was a subtle poke at Dold?  lil-petunia   Oct-21-04 12:46 PM   #31 
  - Absolutely!  chiburb   Oct-21-04 12:54 PM   #37 
  - The Tribune just identified Libertarianism.  The Backlash Cometh   Oct-21-04 12:52 PM   #34 
  - It'll be interesting to see whoTribune-owned LA Times endorses  realFedUp   Oct-21-04 12:57 PM   #39 
  - "We're a Republican mouthpiece"  sandnsea   Oct-21-04 01:16 PM   #44 

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