The fourth purveyor of classified stuff

Is it not curious that three newspapers are mentioned as running the SWIFT (not swift boat) story about how we track Al Quaeda finances — NYTimes, LATimes, Wall St. Journal — but not Chi Trib, which had it page-one same day as its sister paper, LATimes?  Trib ran the LAT story, yes, filling its role as LAT-Midwest, but is it not a major daily, worthy of being mentioned, even excoriated with the others by admin-supporters? 

It’s that old third-city syndrome, yes, and non-coastal sucking of hind titty when it comes to respect, yes.  But has the Trib sunk to virtual nonentity status, with all its resources? 

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