Tuesday, December 09, 2008


Apparently the Tribune didn't cave to Blago's pressure, just managed to get him to think they would.

The writers were not fired, the editorial page continued to take on the governor, Tribune editors said Tuesday that they were not aware of any pressure from the governor’s office, and the company said it did not do the governor’s bidding.

But conversations recorded by federal investigators, and excerpted in a criminal complaint filed on Tuesday by the United States attorney’s office for the Northern District of Illinois, suggest that for a few weeks, Mr. Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris, believed that Tribune would give in to their demands.