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Sun-Times needs more sunshine on recent troubling story

Sun-Times needs more sunshine on recent troubling story

I was hesitant to write about recent developments at the Sun-Times — the biggest story in my little world last week — until seemingly hundreds of readers insisted I do so.

"Who's gonna tell me what to think about all that craziness?" they asked plaintively.

And by "hundreds," of course, I mean maybe a dozen, and by "readers" I refer mostly to voices in my head. And by "insisted" I mean they indicated a curiosity about my thoughts about developments at our rival newspaper. Also that quote isn't word-for-word but my self-important paraphrase of their mild inquiry.

So, by popular demand:

In January 2012, by way of...

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