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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

A Picture is Worth a Hefty Settlement

Chicago Tribune editor Ann Marie Lipinski (left), with managing editor James O'Shea.

We're sending all our love to the Chicago Tribune, which has had a rough couple of days, what with all the publishing photographs of perfectly innocent people and misidentifying them as homicidal mobsters.


One of those perfectly innocent non-mobsters is suing for defamation. Which shouldn't be too much of a problem, since Tribune Co. already has a reserve of $35 million set aside to pay all those advertisers that Newsday and Hoy totally accidentally defrauded. Just take the money out of that, guys!

And look on the bright side: At least no bad words, or words that in any way refer to other bad words, got in the paper. That would be a disaster.