News item: Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, arrested on suspicion of corruption, believed that Sam Zell planned to use "certain corporate reorganizations and budget cuts" to get the Chicago Tribune editorial board, as the governor asked. Sun-Times
Blog item: Lee Abrams tells Tribune papers and TV stations to own the recession: "Instead of reporting to doom and gloom, AGGRESSIVELY OWN it, via ongoing series'. New one weekly...it's probably going to be a crisis for a looooong time, so NOW is the time to establish ownership." Blogger reaction: "I find this terribly ironic. Who needs a primer on how to survive the recession more than the bankrupt Tribune?" The Daily Pulp
Satire item: "Tribune bankruptcy brings out Zellís humanitarian side" Not the LA Times
Cartoon take off on Dewey Beats Truman by John Sherffius in the Boulder Camera, courtesy of the artist.