Archive for April, 2010

Linda McMahon’s ‘Media Sleeperhold’ … today at Beyond Chron

Published April 29th, 2010, Uncategorized

Connecticut’s Meg Whitman Clamps Media in Wrestling Sleeperhold I’ve been arguing in this space for months that Californians interested in upending the gubernatorial ambitions of Meg Whitman would do well to study the petri dish that is the U.S. Senate race in Connecticut. World Wrestling Entertainment mogul Linda McMahon is spending $50 million of her […]

Canvassing the Senate Candidates on the Linda McMahon Memo

Published April 28th, 2010, Uncategorized

Sent to the Linda McMahon, Rob Simmons, Peter Schiff, Richard Blumenthal, and Merrick Alpert campaigns: My blog, http://wrestlingbabylon.wordpress.com, is following up on the report earlier this month in the New London Day that Linda McMahon and her wrestling company alerted the target of a federal criminal investigation after receiving a tip about it at a […]

Linda McMahon and the Annals of Jurisprudence

Published April 27th, 2010, Uncategorized

“A former Philadelphia police officer, Rickie Durham, will spend two years in prison for alerting former NBA player and childhood friend Jerome ‘Pooh’ Richardson to a drug raid in 2005.” News story today. *** “I don’t pretend to remember to go back, to revisit all the aspects of that case.” Senate candidate Linda McMahon to […]

Linda McMahon Halts ‘Voter Bounty’; Now … What About the Tip on the Steroid Doc?

Published April 26th, 2010, Uncategorized

Congratulations to Brian Lockhart of the Stamford Advocate for his report on the $5-per-head “bounty” offered to the employees of Linda McMahon’s voter registration drive at the University of Connecticut. In response to the negative press, McMahon says that she didn’t know about the operation and is ending it. Still unexamined is a story that […]

Linda McMahon ‘Voter Bounty’ Story Is a Reminder That WWE Was Built by ‘Legal Payola’

Published April 24th, 2010, Uncategorized

While we wait to see if the Hearst Connecticut newspapers’ Sunday report on the Linda McMahon candidacy and World Wrestling Entertainment is just more hot air, Hearst’s Brian Lockhart has produced a valuable examination of the campaign’s controversial voter-registration effort among University of Connecticut students. See “Paying for voters: McMahon campaign plan draws questions,” http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Paying-for-voters-McMahon-campaign-plan-draws-460248.php#page-1. […]