Archive for September, 2010

Background on Roll Call Expose of Linda McMahon’s Lie About Lobbying

Published September 30th, 2010, Uncategorized

FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THIS BLOG: “Did Linda McMahon’s WWE Do No Federal Lobbying in 2009 — Or Just Not Report Any?“, January 19, 2010 — http://wrestlingbabylon.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/did-linda-mcmahon%E2%80%99s-wwe-do-no-federal-lobbying-in-2009-%E2%80%93-or-just-not-report-any/ “K&L Gates: We Did No Washington Lobbying on Behalf of WWE in 2009,” January 20, 2010 — http://wrestlingbabylon.wordpress.com/2010/01/20/kl-gates-we-did-no-washington-lobbying-on-behalf-of-wwe-in-2009/ “No WWE Lobbying? Why, Rick Santorum Handled the Account!”, April […]

‘Worse Than Minimum-Wage-Gate’: Linda McMahon Lied About Lobbying $$$

Published September 30th, 2010, Uncategorized

Roll Call just broke a huge new story on video of Linda McMahon telling a gathering of tea party supporters in Waterbury in April: “I have not spent lobbying dollars in Washington.” The Roll Call report notes that disclosure records show that World Wrestling Entertainment, the company McMahon headed, spent at least $680,000 in Washington […]

Reviewing Today’s Developments: Linda McMahon Is Uninformed and Lame on the Minimum Wage, and She Calls WWE ‘A Small Business’

Published September 30th, 2010, Uncategorized

Nothing is inevitable – not one of the many deaths of wrestlers employed by Linda McMahon; nor her misspeaking on the Connecticut Senate campaign trail in a way that would get everyone’s attention. But today was the day the latter finally happened. A few hours ago I was chatting with a respected journalist on the […]

LINDA McMAHON: ‘WWE IS A SMALL BUSINESS’

Published September 30th, 2010, Uncategorized

McMahon makes the remark around the 5:45 mark of this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8owAU19j2Vk Also in this news conference is the full exchange in which McMahon discusses her position on the minimum wage. Earlier links today at this blog report on and have the transcript of that portion. Irv Muchnick

Linda McMahon ‘Minimum Wage’ Transcript Proves She Said What She Meant and She Meant What She Said

Published September 30th, 2010, Uncategorized

Ted Mann of the New London Day has posted the full transcript of Linda McMahon’s original remarks about the minimum wage at a news conference. The link is  http://www.theday.com/article/20100930/INTERACT010403/100939962. When asked by Mann, “… Would you argue for reducing the minimum wage now?”, McMahon said: “We have got minimum wages in states, we have got […]