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Chronicle makes lemonade from Ed Lee’s lemons—with pinch of Brown sugar

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Meanwhile, down at the hype factory: Now the mayor on whose watch the 49ers will flee the city for the South Bay is a political hero for . . . helping deliver Super Bowl 2016 to Santa Clara? So says the Chronicle’s Matier & Ross, whose lede today declares: “Thanks to the NFL owners, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee just got a big boost for his re-election.” Not only that, the Chron runs a Mercury News photo picked up by AP (above) of a fist-pumping Chronicle columnist Willie Brown and grinning Lee under the headline: “Ed Lee re-election given boost with bowl.”


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