Thursday, December 11, 2008

Lessons Learned?

…paging Steve Collins

"According to a federal criminal complaint, Blagojevich also was charged with
illegally threatening to withhold state assistance to the Tribune Co., the owner
of the Chicago Tribune, in the sale of Wrigley Field. In return for state
assistance, Blagojevich allegedly wanted members of the paper's editorial board
who had been critical of him fired."

The unfolding saga of “Blago” reminds us that regardless of whether or not tax payer money would be used to bailout a newspaper, the involvement or advocacy of the government on behalf of the paper(s) presents its own opportunities for graft, undue influence and the abuse of power. We’re not sure why this fact is lost on people.


Anonymous said...

If you go back far enough, it all leads to a goat and a guy trying to catch a foul ball.

- Mongo Wearing a Sombrero

Dean said...

Is Bartman still in hiding?