At Fitzgerald’s request, the paper had been holding back a story since October detailing how a confidante of Blagojevich was cooperating with his office.
But editors decided to publish the story on Friday, Dec. 5... : “Feds taped Blagojevich; TRIBUNE EXCLUSIVE: Adviser cooperated with corruption probe, sources say.”
Blagojevich read the same headline. “Undo” that “thing,” the governor allegedly told his brother, according to the FBI. And just like that, the meeting was off, only one day after it had been put back into play.
IN THE COMMENTS: Darcy says:
I never thought that.A poll -- and I'm deliberately depriving you of the weaselly "both" answer:
I do have a suspicion that the Tribune didn't want it to go any further, though. Time to warn the Democrats and protect Obama?