Mariotti Issues Limp Denial, Hasn’t ‘Finalized’ Deal

In response to my report last night on Jay Mariotti joining the CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Ted Cox of Chicagoland’s DAILY HERALD has this wonderfully inappropriate, hyperbolic headline:

Chicago Daily Herald Airs Mariotti Tribune Pathetic Denials

(The commenters on the story aren’t buying the FLAT-OUT!!! denials, either)

If you were to read the headline, and not Jay Mariotti’s accompanying comments in Cox’s piece, you would think there’s FLAT-OUT!!! no way Mariotti will be joining the Trib staff when his non-compete with the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES expires.

One problem though, Mariotti did not deny to Cox that he will be joining the Tribune.

Not even close.

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