Archive for April, 2010

Dear Glenn Thrush of Politico.com: Did Linda McMahon Campaign Plant Your Story on Her Steroid-Doc Memo?

Published April 30th, 2010, Uncategorized

As the following email text to Glenn Thrush of Politico.com — sent earlier today — was being posted, he had not replied to me. Mr. Thrush: Below are links to posts on my blog – one today, the other a couple of weeks ago: http://wrestlingbabylon.wordpress.com/2010/04/30/is-linda-mcmahon-just-like-ronald-reagan-or-fatty-arbuckle/ http://wrestlingbabylon.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/did-linda-mcmahon-obstruct-justice-2nd-in-a-series-%E2%80%93-%E2%80%98the-day%E2%80%99-after/ My unflattering opinion of the depth of your coverage […]

Who Will Be the First to Resolve the Conflicts in Linda McMahon’s Spin of Her Steroid-Doc Memo?

Published April 30th, 2010, Uncategorized

While Joseph Pulitizer and William Randolph Hearst spin in their graves, a third full week has passed without a single mainstream media outlet pushing forward by even one centimeter the story behind Linda McMahon’s 1989 memo directing an aide to tip the target of a federal criminal investigation. When the governor of New York State […]

Is Linda McMahon Just Like Ronald Reagan — Or Fatty Arbuckle?

Published April 30th, 2010, Uncategorized

Glenn Thrush of Politico.com is the latest to recycle the cliche that Linda McMahon’s background in World Wrestling Entertainment is analogous to Ronald Reagan’s in Hollywood. See “McMahon: WWE just like the Gipper’s ‘acting,’” http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/0410/McMahon_WWE_just_like_the_Gippers_acting.html. On this blog, I have argued that the analogy is flawed — that the McMahon family, unlike Reagan, are bosses, […]

Hartford Courant’s Rick Green: There’s No Media Blackout on Linda McMahon Prosecutor Tip

Published April 29th, 2010, Uncategorized

Hartford Courant columnist/blogger Rick Green wrote, in part of an interesting email exchange with me, “I’m not sure whether I completely buy the media blackout argument” with respect to in-depth Connecticut newspaper coverage of the story of Linda McMahon’s 1989 memo revealing that her wrestling company got an advance tip — allegedly from a federal […]

Tied for the Most Important Post in the History of My Blogs

Published April 29th, 2010, Uncategorized

My other son, Jacob Schneider, has co-authored a long and brilliant profile of Lee Bollinger, the president of Columbia University, for The Eye, the magazine of the Columbia Daily Spectator. And his mother, his brother Nate, his sisters Mara and Lia, and I are very proud of Jake, too. Read and enjoy: Finding Bollinger Eight […]