“It takes a true lack of class to fire a newspaperman on the day he’s most needed, just to ensure no one sees the story.” — Harry Siegel at Cities on a Hill, on the Tribune Company choosing election day to toss the recalcitrant Los Angeles Times editor Dean Baquet off their weaving chariot.


Steve Rhodes of the Beachwood Reporter stayed up till the wee hours so we didn’t have to. It was all worth it when he heard this, from Chris Matthews’s lips to Pat Buchanan’s ears: “Let’s not pretend you were on Lincoln’s side in that war!”