Is this why Lee Abrams was kept around in the Tower in the first place—so that when the time came, there’d be someone to throw to the Huns?

Tribune Company CEO Randy Michaels is the exec who took a beating in David Carr’s anonymously sourced expose in the New York Times last week. Michaels was the guy who offered a waitress $100 to show her breasts, according to someone “who declined to be identified because he had left the company and did not want to be quoted criticizing a former employer.” Michaels set the tone of “sexual innuendo, poisonous workplace banter and profane invective.” Abrams was a walk-on in Carr’s drama, given a nod as the chief innovation officer who “peppered the staff with stream-of-consciousness memos, some of which went on for 5,000 typo-ridden, idiosyncratic words that left some amused and many bewildered.”