Mark down this date -- July 10, 2007 -- and circle it on your calendar. It's the day the Chicago Sun-Times announced it has made the crossover to become the "liberal, working-class-rooted" media source for Chicago news. The Sun-Times' newly-transformed editorial board will now reflect Chicago's "social and ethnic" diversity.
I'm thinking the paper's name should change as well. Any ideas? How about the "Windy City Sun-Times," or the "Socialist Luminary."
From today's editorial, written by Cheryl Reed . . .
If you've been an avid reader of these pages, then you'll know you're reading history in the making. We are returning to our liberal, working-class roots, a position that pits us squarely opposite the Chicago Tribune -- that Republican, George Bush-touting paper over on moneyed Michigan Avenue. We're rethinking our stance on several issues, including the most pressing issue facing Americans today: Bush's war in Iraq.
They have got to be kidding. But we all know desperate times call for desperate measures. This is likely to be the Sun-Times' last hurrah. Let's hope it goes the way of the liberal Air America.