Thursday, May 18, 2006
Sun-Times whacks Blago back
Last Friday, Rod Blagojevich's handlers knew the Chicago Sun-Times planned a Sunday blockbuster about a hiring scandal in the administration.
Rather than take its medicine and move on, the handlers decided they would pull the Clintonesque move of dumping the bad news out there on Friday, pre-empting the Sun-Times.
The cutesy play was poorly executed and cost the Blagojevich administration bad front page stories Saturday in the Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune and State Journal-Register, as well as alerting every media outlet in the state it had something to hide.
This week, the Sun-Times let the Blagojevich administration know what it thought of its maneuver last week, with hard-hitting, top of the front page stories Tuesday AND Wednesday.