Archive for May, 2010

Linda McMahon Takes a Stroll Down Schadenfreude Lane

Published May 18th, 2010, Uncategorized

Maybe it’s because she wanted to be a French teacher, and schadenfreude is a German word. Or maybe it’s because she doesn’t have enough experience in politics, or otherwise lacks the basic maturity, to know that it is bad form to derive pleasure from the misfortunes of others. World Wrestling Entertainment, where Linda McMahon made […]

Quality and Quantity of Linda McMahon’s WWE Job-Creation Machine Come Under Scrutiny

Published May 17th, 2010, Uncategorized

In the old Woody Allen joke, an elderly lady complains about the culinary offerings at a Catskills resort: “The food – terrible! And the portions – so small!” That’s what I was thinking when I read the excellent story in today’s Waterbury Republican-American about the outsourcing of the manufacturing of World Wrestling Entertainment licensed merchandise. […]

Muchnick Book Bonus: ‘In Bed With the WWF – Sex and Scandal in Pro Wrestling’

Published May 15th, 2010, Uncategorized

With the Connecticut Republican Party state convention less than a week away, World Wrestling Entertainment mogul Linda McMahon is leading in the polls for the nomination in the general election this fall to succeed retiring Democratic Senator Chris Dodd. This blog has been filling in some of the record of McMahon’s experience running WWE in […]

Connecticut Newspaper Columnist on What’s Different and What’s the Same About Linda McMahon

Published May 15th, 2010, Uncategorized

Highly recommended reading: “Nothing’s different about buying an election” Chris Powell, Manchester Journal Inquirer http://www.journalinquirer.com/articles/2010/05/15/chris_powell/doc4bed598a55650171354821.txt

WWE and General Counsel ‘Have Parted Ways Amicably’

Published May 13th, 2010, Uncategorized

World Wrestling Entertainment has broken its silence on the sexual harassment case of Jared Barties, the company’s executive vice president and general counsel. Bartie “was not terminated by WWE,” WWE said in a statement to Corporate Counsel. “Jared Bartie and WWE have parted ways amicably. James Langham is acting general counsel for WWE.” See “World […]