Tribune Co. exec to radio staff: You can’t say these 119 words on the air

Of course, this all sounds Orwellian — an edict from Big Brother. As longtime Chicago media reporter Robert Feder noted, “You’d think the chief executive officer of a company struggling to emerge from bankruptcy … would have better things to do than pester his underlings with crazy proclamations.” But the reason Tribune Co. CEO Randy Michaels banned the words is to eliminate jargon and make radio announcers and reporters sound more down to earth. Not a bad idea. Then ag…

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