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Scheme vs. Red-Ink Paper's Poison Pens
The New York Post ^ | December 10, 2008 | Carl Campanile

Posted on 12/10/2008 6:44:35 AM PST by shoptalk

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich bragged that the owner of the now-bankrupt Chicago Tribune agreed to fire top editorial writers in exchange for $100 million in state aid, according to an indictment released yesterday.

The alleged quid pro quo was laid out in the 78-page corruption indictment of Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris.

Blagojevich was thrilled when Harris reported that the financial adviser to the Tribune Company, owned by Sam Zell, suggested that the ax would fall on his editorial critics.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: blagojevich; chicagotribune; zell
"One of the explosive allegations in the charges handed down by federal prosecutors is that Blagojevich threatened to withhold state aid to the Tribune Company unless it fired newspaper writers who penned stinging editorials about him, which included recommending impeachment."
1 posted on 12/10/2008 6:44:38 AM PST by shoptalk
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To: shoptalk

I hope this clown gets hung by his prune sack... and EVERY creep associated with this in any way. I am not a resident of Illinois, but I wonder what I am able to do to effectively voice my disgust and anger with this scandal?

2 posted on 12/10/2008 6:57:05 AM PST by TCH (Another redneck clinging to guns and religion)
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Yes, indeed.

Regarding what you can do: A letter to the editor every once in a while (maybe ask to pen an occasional guest column in your local paper) and call in to your local new/talk radio program.

My 0.02.

3 posted on 12/10/2008 7:20:51 AM PST by shoptalk
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