Archive for October, 2010

Can You Smell What Linda McMahon’s $50 Million Is Cooking? Roll Call’s Story on Linda’s Lobbying Lie Is Buried

Published October 1st, 2010, Uncategorized

Except for a single tweet by the Hartford Courant’s Capitol Watch blog (which did not post an item on the same subject on the blog itself), there has not been, by my reckoning, a single substantial pick-up of the Roll Call report about video of Linda McMahon, in Waterbury in April, telling tea partiers that […]

Muchnick Flashback: ‘Wow, That Lloyd Grove of The Daily Beast Sure Types Fast’

Published October 1st, 2010, Uncategorized

I have nothing but sympathy for journalists who screw up — I do it myself here and there. But I have nothing but contempt for people who don’t own up to their mistakes and correct them. As noted in the previous post, Brian Lockhart of Hearst blew Lloyd Grove’s profile of Linda McMahon in The […]

Hearst Reporter Lockhart Closes the Loop on Linda McMahon’s ‘Second’ Bankruptcy

Published October 1st, 2010, Uncategorized

Brian Lockhart, the Hearst investigative reporter who today published an in-depth story on the subject, has blogged “A few loose ends from the McMahon bankruptcy story.” See http://blog.ctnews.com/politicalcapitol/2010/09/30/a-few-loose-ends-from-the-mcmahon-bankruptcy-story/ Good work here, across the board. I’m going to take the liberty of quoting at length what Lockhart has to say about the grossly irresponsible interview of […]

Rick Green (Hartford Courant) Has Best Takeout of Linda McMahon Minimum Wage Flap

Published October 1st, 2010, Uncategorized

“Linda McMahon Won’t Forget The Minimum Wage Again” http://blogs.courant.com/rick_green/2010/10/whats-interesting-about-linda.html

Linda McMahon Bankruptcy Story Gets Full Treatment in Hearst Connecticut Newspapers

Published October 1st, 2010, Uncategorized

Brian Lockhart of Hearst is the first Connecticut journalist to investigate in depth Senate candidate Linda McMahon’s oddly touted tale of having gone bankrupt in 1976. See “McMahons’ bankruptcy a murky chapter in her rags-to-riches tale,” http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/McMahons-bankruptcy-a-murky-chapter-in-her-682114.php. As I suspected and have written, the bankruptcy seems to have stemmed, at least in part, from Linda’s […]