Archive for October 22nd, 2010

Planned Parenthood Becomes the ACORN Bogeyman of Linda McMahon’s Dying Campaign

Ben Smith of Politico.com got a leaked memo showing that Richard Blumenthal operatives were working with Planned Parenthood on gathering dirt about – shocker! – misogynistic programming content at Linda McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment.

Bully for Brother Ben. I think the Blumenthal people involved in this effort should be spanked – not for coordination of a political campaign but for third-degree tomfoolery. This is their idea of a substantive issue, especially at this stage of things?

Naturally, Tom Dudchik’s Connecticut Capitol Report jumped all over the Politico item, as did Kevin “Don’t Call Linda McMahon My Mouthpiece” Rennie.

Meanwhile, so far as I can tell, neither Politico, Capitol Report, nor any other major third-party site has given any play whatsoever to the new Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee attack ad on McMahon highlighting her role in obstruction of the federal criminal investigation against wrestling ring doctor and steroid connection George Zahorian.

For those of you interested in more than the “soap opera,” check out “New Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Ad Targets Linda McMahon’s Obstruction of Justice,” https://wrestlingbabylon.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/new-democratic-senatorial-campaign-committee-ad-targets-linda-mcmahons-obstruction-of-justice/, and “Another Linda McMahon Obstruction of Justice Story Being Blacked Out,” https://wrestlingbabylon.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/another-linda-mcmahon-obstruction-of-justice-story-being-blacked-out/.

 

Irv Muchnick

Another Linda McMahon Obstruction-of-Justice Story Being Blacked Out

“Text of New York Post on 1995 Witness-Tampering Investigation of McMahons’ Lawyer’s Husband,” https://wrestlingbabylon.wordpress.com/2010/04/15/text-of-new-york-post-on-1995-witness-tampering-investigation-of-mcmahons-lawyers-husband/

New Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Ad Targets Linda McMahon’s Obstruction of Justice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kfaEJYg8uA

New London Day‘s facsimile of Linda McMahon’s December 1, 1989, memo ordering another wrestling executive to tip off steroid-dealing ringside doctor George Zahorian that he was under federal investigation: http://www.theday.com/assets/pdf/NL7163449.PDF

My most recent of many posts on this subject: “In Pennsylvania, Wrestling Deregulation Is Tied Up With Another Small Piece of Linda McMahon Baggage: Obstruction of Justice,” https://wrestlingbabylon.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/in-pennsylvania-wrestling-deregulation-is-tied-up-with-another-small-piece-of-linda-mcmahon-baggage-obstruction-of-justice/

 

Irv Muchnick

Rick Santorum Talks to The Philadelphia Inquirer About Lobbying for Linda McMahon’s WWE in the 1980s

“Conn. Senate race a real body slam — with ties to Pa.”

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/front_page/20101022_Conn__Senate_race_a_real_body_slam_-_with_ties_to_Pa_.html

For further background, see yesterday’s post on this blog:

“In Pennsylvania, Wrestling Deregulation Is Tied Up With Another Small Piece of Linda McMahon Baggage: Obstruction of Justice”

https://wrestlingbabylon.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/in-pennsylvania-wrestling-deregulation-is-tied-up-with-another-small-piece-of-linda-mcmahon-baggage-obstruction-of-justice/


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