UPDATE: Most updates go at the bottom of posts. I’m putting this one at the top because I don’t want anyone to miss it. Down below there’s mention of a “consensual sexual act” on a balcony of Tribune Tower. The rumor of this act circulated widely within the building. I just spoke with someone in the Tower, an old hand, who’s a friend of the rumored fellationista. She “categorically” denied it happened, and her friend, who’s no fool, believes her. OK, that’s for what it’s worth.

Even before David Carr published his New York Times piece Wednesday, “At Flagging Tribune, Tales of a Bankrupt Culture,” Tribune Company CEO Randy Michaels had released his rejoinder.

  • Lauri Apple