Bill Ayers calls Barack Obama ‘family friend’

Confirming what was reported here on Global Labor during the presidential campaign, former Weather Underground leader Bill Ayers and President elect Barack Obama have a closer relationship than previously understood, the Chicago Tribune is reporting today. 
Obama and Ayers are “family friends” according to Ayers himself, the Chicago Tribune said.  Ayers made the admission in a new edition of Fugitive Days, his memoir of his days as a terrorist in the Weather group which the Tribune obtained.
It would appear that, indeed, Ayers laid low during the campaign to avoid being a albatross for Obama.
What will the New York Times say now?

Bill Ayers calls Barack Obama ‘family friend,’