FAIL is a big deal.

The Reader's cover story Fail "How Daley and his crew hid their process from the public, ignored their own rules, railroaded the City Council, and screwed the taxpayers on the parking meter lease deal." has made waves..

The piece is brilliant for a short attention spanned blog reading public. But it underlies the sorry state of journalism in Chicago. An investigative piece that would have been a 15,000 word treatment pre Reader buyout got around 3,000 in our weekly of note. Despite this unnoticed point Lumpen tips her hat at the great work Ben Joravsky and Mick Dumke.

Let a million investigations bloom.