Archive for August, 2010

Pedophile Accuser’s 1993 Complaint Against Linda McMahon’s Wrestling Company

Published August 2nd, 2010, Uncategorized

I have uploaded an extremely crude copy of Tom Cole’s May 6, 1993, complaint in New York Supreme Court in Oneida County against World Wrestling Federation, Titan Sports, Inc. d/b/a Titan Sports Enterprises, Terry Garvin, Mel Phillips, and Pat Patterson. The poor copy of the file, viewable at, is caused by various conversions of […]

Politico Writer Touts Fuzzy WWE Pedophile Scandal Story As ‘Being Promoted by Both Linda McMahon and Dems’

Published August 2nd, 2010, Uncategorized

On Twitter, Shira Toeplitz, a staff writer for, has posted a link to the Linda McMahon company pedophile scandal story last Friday by Politico’s Ben Smith and Maggie Haberman. Toeplitz tweets, “Interesting: both @linda4senate and Dems promoting this story about her WWE tenure.” It’s the old “we must be doing something right if both […]

Another Connecticut Newspaper Editorial: ‘When People Die, It’s Not Just a Soap Opera’

Published August 2nd, 2010, Uncategorized

The editorial pages of Connecticut newspapers continue to move in the direction of talking loudly and clearly about Linda McMahon’s accountability for systematic death in her pro wrestling industry. It’s a theme their news pages communicate, if at all, only out of the sides of their mouths. Yesterday’s Norwich Bulletin editorialized that the McMahon Senate […]

Politico Is Latest Media Outlet to Bury the Lead of Its Own Linda McMahon Scandal Story

Published August 1st, 2010, Uncategorized

Seems pretty basic to me: Tom Cole, the highest-profile accuser in the 1990s pedophile scandal at the McMahon family’s pro wrestling company, flips his story yet again in the pressure cooker of Linda McMahon’s $50 million U.S. Senate campaign. But in “mainstream” political journalism, I’ve been learning all season, nothing is basic. Nine times out […]