Tribune says it was totally aboveboard


Tribune Company says that nobody from the corporate office has ever tried to influence staffing decisions at the newspaper Chicago Tribune, neither as a result of dealings with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) or for any other reason. “No one within Tribune Company has ever complained to me about the positions taken by our editorial board, or attempted to influence our coverage of the governor in any way,” said Gerould Kern, editor of the Chicago Tribune. “It should be clear to anyone reading our recent coverage of the governor and his administration that it is fair, balanced and factual.”