WBEZ | Patrick J. Fitzgerald http://www.wbez.org/tags/patrick-j-fitzgerald Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en New role for ex-'sexiest man alive' http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-01/new-role-ex-sexiest-man-alive-105012 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/FITZGERALD.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><strong><a href="https://soundcloud.com/meyerson/from-may-2012-u-s-attorney" target="_blank"><img alt="Former U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3f/Patrick_Fitzgerald.jpg/200px-Patrick_Fitzgerald.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 208px; float: right;" /></a>WE LOVE NO OTHER, SO LET OUR MOTTO BE VICTORY.</strong> A former (2005) &quot;<strong><a href="http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/entertainment&amp;id=3645297">sexiest man alive</a></strong>&quot; is headed for a new job: A seat on <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-quinn-to-name-former-prosecutor-fitzgerald-to-ui-board-20130117,0,4597873.story">the University of Illinois board of trustees</a>.<br />* Would you like to be on an Illinois board or commission? You can <a href="http://appointments.illinois.gov/bcForm.cfm">nominate yourself online</a>. Good luck.</p><p><strong>HOTEL WRIGLEY.&nbsp;</strong>The Cubs&#39; owners say they are close to a deal to put <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-0118-wrigley-redevelop--20130118,0,1547549.story">a hotel across the street from Wrigley Field</a> -- now site of a McDonald&#39;s (which would also be be part of a new development). But there&#39;s a big &quot;if&quot;: The plan hinges on public money to help upgrade Wrigley Field.</p><p><strong>&#39;SIMPERING CRAP SHOULD BE ELIMINATED FROM THE SPORTS PAGES.&#39; </strong><em>Deadspin</em>&#39;s editor-in-chief tells <a href="http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/201012/deadspins-editor-in-chief-explains-editing-reporting-behind-manti-teo-story/">the story behind the story of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te&#39;o&#39;s nonexistent dead girlfriend</a> (or is it &quot;dead nonexistent girlfriend&quot;?) and offers his take on the state of sports journalism.<br />* Media critic Jack Shafer&#39;s prescription for becoming a better journalist: &quot;Doubt what you read, doubt what you hear -- and when you feel your heart beating, tear it out and <a href="http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/01/17/manti-teo-and-the-press-get-blitzed/">stomp on it until it stops</a>.&quot;<br />* <em>Chicago Tribune</em> standards editor: After &quot;embarrassing&quot; chapter, &quot;<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/tribnation/chi-manti-teo-girlfriend-mystery-notre-dame-and-corrections-20130117,0,5889226.story">we will do what we do after every error</a>: Admit our mistake, learn from it, do some soul-searching and move forward.&quot;<br />* <em>Washington Post</em> <a href="http://www.thewrap.com/media/column-post/washington-post-reporter-admits-plagiarism-apologizes-73561">suspends bureau chief for plagiarism</a>.</p><p><strong>LANCE ARMSTRONG TELLS ...</strong> Oh, who really cares now that we have Te&#39;o? Here&#39;s a roundup of <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/lance-armstrong-oprah-night-jokes-183707465.html">late-night show Armstrong jokes</a>. Here&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theonion.com/articles/lance-armstrong-admits-to-using-performanceenhanci,30912/"><em>The Onion&#39;s take</em></a>. And here&#39;s <a href="http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2013/01/oprah-inteview-gifs/61133/">an animated GIF history of confessions to Oprah Winfrey</a>.</p><p><strong><a href="http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/17/biden-getting-an-autobiography-from-the-onion-whether-he-wants-it-or-not/" target="_blank"><img alt="Onion's Biden book" src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/01/17/arts/bidencover/bidencover-articleInline.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 231px; float: right;" /></a>JOE BIDEN&#39;S AUTOBIOGRAPHY. NOT.</strong> <em>The Onion</em>&#39;s <a href="http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/17/biden-getting-an-autobiography-from-the-onion-whether-he-wants-it-or-not/">written one for him</a>. Compare and contrast to <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Promises-Keep-Politics-Joe-Biden/dp/0812976215">the real thing</a>.</p><p><strong>YOUR NEWS QUIZ IS READY. </strong>Study up first by reviewing <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson">this blog&#39;s postings over the last week</a>. The guy who created the thing got only 90 percent. (What is Te&#39;o&#39;s nonexistent dead girlfriend&#39;s name again?) Then, <strong>it&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/wbez-meyerson-news-quiz-no-2">your turn</a></strong>. P.S. 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