Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn recently was caught doing something that has his employer and the U.S. Attorney’s Office very upset.
He told the truth!
In an unguarded moment of honesty, Zorn let fly that the Chicago Tribune did in fact warn Rod Blagojevich that the feds were recording him.
You might say Zorn had a “Gruber” moment, and like Jonathan Gruber, he hoped it would go un-noticed.
Here’s what Zorn had to say about IP2P’s reporting of what he said:
“Not that it matters, really, but I didn’t know I was speaking on the record for ‘Ernie Souchak,’ the brave blogger who has adopted the pseudonym of a John Belushi character. Next time you might want to say you’re seeking a quote for publication. Though scrolling through the last year’s worth of entries there is not a single reader comment on any of the posts on this blog, so I’m not sure anyone is going to see what I said anyway.”
So Zorn claims he thought he was speaking off the record when he said that the Tribune warned Blago.
(h/t reader Marty Watters)