The Springfield Illinois State Journal-Register has clipped some of the most salacious (in this context, that’s a synonym for “fun”) audio files that the government has introduced into evidence in the trial of former Governor Rod Blagojevich.
To what end? The paper’s homepage blares:
DOWNLOAD: Blagojevich ringtones - they’re (bleepin’) free!
Alas, “bleepin’” is an apt word. Blago’s choices words have been blocked from our tender ears, perhaps making them more appropriate for public airing—like when someone calls you while standing in the checkout line.Clint Hendler is the managing editor of Mother Jones, and a former deputy editor of CJR.