Tribune Co. Thinks It’s Still April Fools


On the heels of Sam Zell‘s April Fools’ Day joke last week comes a press release we can’t figure out. We just received an email from a Tribune Company address with a subject line “Press Release: Tribune Co. Names President of Interactive.” Innocuous enough for sure.

Imagine our surprise when we opened the attached pdf and the title of the release was “Surely you can’t be serious? Marc Chase — President of Tribune Interactive!” Further down, it reads “Tribune Broadcasting’s Randy Michaels‘ past finally caught up with him when Marc Chase obviously blackmailed his way into a position he is not remotely qualified to hold. Insiders are irate. Chase is a fraud.” Awesome.

There’s even Chase’s fake resume, which includes positions as eBay President of Buying Crap and Executive Vice President of Finding Crap Anywhere at Google.

Anyone know what the deal is? Email us.

After the jump, the full release in all its glory.