• The Earl, correctly attired

The Tribune wagged a finger at Downton Abbey Tuesday in a page-three admonition signed “Tribune staff.” But who actually thinks what supposedly everyone thinks?

“I look like a Chicago bootlegger,” said the Earl of Grantham in Sunday night’s episode when he found himself compelled to dress for dinner in black tie instead of white. I wondered about the line myself when I heard it, because in 1920, when the episode was set, Prohibition was weeks old in America and Chicago mob boss Johnny Torrio was just getting organized to profit from it. Torrio’s protege, Al Capone, wasn’t even a household name to Chicago headline writers.