Archive for February, 2010

How to Handle Linda McMahon’s Handlers

Published February 26th, 2010, Uncategorized

Joseph Cole of the Valley Independent Sentinel (a community newspaper in the lower Naugatuck Valley) has a valuable account of Linda McMahon’s appearance last night at the meeting of the Seymour Republican Town Committee.  See http://valley.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/linda_mcmahon_makes_her_case_in_seymour/. The reporter describes how inquiries from the lone journalist covering the event (presumably Cole himself) were “shut down by […]

‘If Linda McMahon Is P.T. Barnum’ … today at Beyond Chron

Published February 26th, 2010, Uncategorized

I’ve spent months hammering at the glossed-over business record of Linda McMahon, the Meg Whitman of Connecticut. McMahon, wife of World Wrestling Entertainment kingpin Vince McMahon, is the former CEO of WWE who is running strong for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat Chris Dodd is vacating. The McMahons are spending up to […]

Muchnick Interview Likely To Air 3:30 p.m. Friday on ESPN Radio/Bakersfield

Published February 25th, 2010, Uncategorized

Irvin Muchnick’s taped interview with Corey Costello on Home Turf on ESPN Radio, 1230 AM in Bakersfield, California (and http://espnbakersfield.com), is expected to be broadcast at 3:30 p.m. Pacific time on Friday, February 26.

‘Hearst Readies McMahon Steroids Story’

Published February 25th, 2010, Uncategorized

That’s the main headline — in capital letters — at Capitol Report, http://ctcapitolreport.com. Capitol Report, in turn, links to a Sunday newspaper promo of the story in the Connecticut Post. Should be a good read. Irv Muchnick

WWE, TV-PG, and TV-14

Published February 25th, 2010, Uncategorized

Quite frankly (as Vince McMahon is so fond of prefacing his oily monologues), I had no intention of making whatever is risqué or questionable about World Wrestling Federation television content a centerpiece of my critique of Linda McMahon’s Senate candidacy. And I still don’t. The story here is that people are dying by the bushel, […]