Tribune to do dirty work for rival

In a move that has some scratching their heads, the Chicago Tribune has agreed to deliver for its rival, The Chicago Sun-Times (except to newsstands and newsboxes within the city limits) It’s a groundbreaking move for the Daily Onion, who circulation lag behind several papers in town, including The Chicago Tribune, RedEye, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Rockford Register, The Montreal Gazette, and yes, The Weekly Reader.

Meanwhile, the Daily Onion is dismissing talk of a merger, while the Sun-Times’ conference call to analysts on Wednesday was not exactly a warm, family-like moment. Of course, warm and family-like isn’t the words to describe the Daily Onion. Yours truly would use some other choice words to describe the rag, but we can’t use that kind of language around here….

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