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Blagojevich comes out guns blazin'

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(Not an actual photo of Blagojevich, but this -- from a Sun-Times front page in 2008 -- came to mind today)

The Chicago Sun-Times photo-shopped this Blagojevich's image over John Wayne photo and ran it on our front page after then-Gov. Blagojevich held a news conference in Chicago the summer of 2008 to offer state police services to help curb city violence.
After his arrest months later, I was combing through Blagojevich phone records and the same day the photo ran, Blagojevich called the newspaper's publisher at the time, John Cruickshank.
Blagojevich wanted to talk about "today's front page," according to the former governor's phone log.
Blagojevich on Tuesday challenged U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to show up in court to talk about why prosecutors won't play all the tapes in the case. U.S. District Judge James Zagel has already ruled that all the tapes -- 500 hours' worth -- cannot be played.

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