Archive for July, 2010

Syllabus for Further Reading on Politico’s Story About Linda McMahon and the WWE Pedophile Scandal

Published July 30th, 2010, Uncategorized

Ben Smith and Maggie Haberman of Politico.com are the first journalists to take aboveground the story of Linda McMahon’s  management of the pedophile scandal at her World Wrestling Entertainment (then called the World Wrestling Federation) in the early 1990s. See “Linda McMahon’s world of wrestling,” http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0710/40476.html. Politico left out significant swaths of the known old […]

Newspaper Endorsement Scorecard: One More for Rob Simmons, One for Linda McMahon

Published July 30th, 2010, Uncategorized

Newspaper editorial endorsements seem to me a lot like book blurbs: ancient rituals whose translation into results is now more dubious than ever. Everyone does it because we haven’t come up with any better ideas, but you figure it can’t hurt. If book blurbs meant anything, then my first book, Wrestling Babylon, would be a […]

Small Correction on Missy Hyatt Statement

Published July 29th, 2010, Uncategorized

I understand that I was mistaken in saying that Missy Hyatt’s statement about the Dawn Marie/Wrestlers Rescue situation was posted by her at a forum called Captured Beauty. I am deleting that reference from an earlier post. I saw the statement via a link with traffic to this blog. The statement is authentic, but someone […]

Commentator Suggests Linda McMahon Has Her Opponents’ Number: $50 Million

Published July 29th, 2010, Uncategorized

It would be foolish not to process the commentary by Ben Davol at NBCConnecticut.com, “A Senate Race Like No Other” (http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/politics/Commentary-A-Senate-Race-Like-No-Other-99545579.html). Here’s the money quote: The reality of all this is that the next Senator from Connecticut will be Mrs. McMahon. The Blumenthal campaign and others will bash away at Mrs. McMahon’s business the WWE. […]

Hartford Courant Endorses Linda McMahon’s Opponent in Republican Primary

Published July 29th, 2010, Uncategorized

With leaps of logic that make wrestling storylines seem downright Cartesian by comparison, the Hartford Courant has published a reluctant endorsement of reluctant candidate Rob Simmons over Linda McMahon for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. See http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/editorials/hc-ed-primary-senate-gop-0729-20100729,0,5803723.story. Bully for Rob Simmons. Softening the blow, the Courant calls McMahon a “hard-nosed, engaging entertainment tycoon […]