Mayor Daley went off on one of his typical tirades against the press over the weekend, this time over editorials against the proposal to move the Children’s Museum into Grant Park.
“They’re advising me what to do with the city and they’re going right in the tank,” he said of the Tribune. “I love that. The Sun-Times is there, too. This is unbelievable. They’re giving us advice constantly on how to run the city, [while] their stock is going down.”
Maybe the fortunes of newspapers would be different if they employed illegal patronage armies. And it’s true that the Sun-Times’s inability to manage itself doesn’t give its advice a lot of credibility, but when is the last time it was in federal court . . . er, scratch that.
“[The Tribune is] selling Wrigley [naming] rights. They want to develop the whole area, tear Wrigley Field down and build high-rises.”
Huh? Did I miss that proposal?
“I wish the Tribune gave $10 million,” Daley said, noting Allstate is donating $15 million to the new museum. “I mean, they’ve got their name down at the ice rink. That’s alright. McCormick. Give me a break.”
Point for Daley, although last I heard the Tribune editorial page doesn’t run the McCormick Tribune Foundation.
But does the mayor believe the newspapers shouldn’t run editorials until they get their stock up?