on the Tribune Company’s dime — which in this case came to $300 a
head. Add hotels and air fare and whatnot and it all comes to a
significant piece of change dished out by acompany in bankruptcy.
Actually, against the company’s $13 billion in debts, what it comes to
isn’t significant at all. But think about the cost in terms of keepingKim Barker in place to cover Afghanistan and Pakistan a few weeks longer and the money chafes.
let’s give the company credit. In better times it would have sent a
delegation twice the size to the Gridiron Club dinner. Not only that…
It’s traditional for the company the club president works for to throw
a party the night before the dinner. An orchestra, entertainment, a
couple hundred guests. Figure a cost of about $50 a person.
Somehow this is the Internet’s fault.