by Scoobie Davis
Christ, America Needs Mike Royko
It's been almost ten years since Chicago columnist Mike Royko died. Americans are much poorer for not having him around anymore. This is a guy who wrote with wit but also heart and balls. In 1984, when Rupert Murdoch bought the Chicago Sun-Times--the paper Royko wrote for--Royko didn't hesitate to tell the media mogul to get stuffed, saying that "no self-respecting fish would be wrapped in a Murdoch paper."
I thought of Royko when I heard that the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation was giving Fox News chief Roger Ailes a First Amendment Leadership Award.