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By Margaret Lyons in News on Jan 23, 2008 12:11AM

With all the bad news out of newsrooms recently--and new Tribune owner Sam Zell not making any friends this week (unlike a few weeks ago)--we got a kick out of this email he sent to Tribune employees today:

From: Talk to Sam Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 11:03 AM Subject: Censorship, the First Amendment and the Fourth Estate

I learned on the first leg of our tour of Tribune’s business units that some of them were filtering Internet content. I do not see how a member of the Fourth Estate, dedicated to protecting the First Amendment, can censor what its own employees and partners can see. I have instructed that all content filters be removed. You are now exposed to the dangers of You Tube and Facebook. Please use your best judgment.

Let’s focus on what is important, and go for greatness.