Monday, December 20, 2004


Could it be that the Chicago Tribune has heard that more of the coveted demographic of hip, swinging youngsters get their news from Comedy Central's The Daily Show than any other source? Is the Trib editorial board planning to become the Chicago press' version of Jon Stewart's program? Is that why they endorsed Geo. Bush for President -- so that they would be guaranteed a steady supply of absurd headlines?

That would certainly explain these Onion-worthy "More Inside" bullet-headings from the front page of this morning's Trib:
  • Christmas all but canceled for Iraqi Christians. Page 11
  • Rumsfeld will stop using machine to sign letters to dead soldiers' kin. Page 13

But when it comes to making a joke out of covering the day's awful news, they will have a hard time ever matching-up with this periodical.

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