Oh, no:

“But those tip jars reflect a negativity I sense is spreading. It’s an attitude virus that Chicago’s Olympics promoters might have counteracted if they had listened carefully to what Chicagoans are saying about the Olympics, and if they’d made a bigger pitch for one little word: fun.”

I don’t think talking even further down to Chicagoans is really the right move. I think they tried that (hence the need to hold meetings in each and every ward once the mostly self-evident “fun” argument needed to be supplemented with a “we are not going to fuck you over, Scout’s honor” argument) and it didn’t work: