Sun-Times man Mark Brown has an attack of honesty

Mark Brown’s once-in-30-years experience, aldermanic vote not a sure thing, but at the end “bad guys” won again.

Brown:

That’s admittedly an oversimplification, but also an honest assessment.

What? He’s not always honest? What an odd thing to say after 30 years. He apologizes for oversimplifying but says that’s how he feels. Honest. As if (a) sincerity covers simplifying and (b) he’s being sincere this time.

We readers are grateful. Honest.

Source: Brown: Rare drama in City Council, but final act is a letdown

Later: My note on language aside, the column itself has very good reporting of on-spot eyewitness nature, including Ald. Ed Burke never speaking from the floor but receiving visits at his desk of aldermen during the course of argument and deliberation. Clear picture there of Chicago at work.

So good work, I say, except for that needless apology for detailed reportage.

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