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

Ben Smith of 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,”, and “Another Linda McMahon Obstruction of Justice Story Being Blacked Out,”


Irv Muchnick


2 Responses to “Planned Parenthood Becomes the ACORN Bogeyman of Linda McMahon’s Dying Campaign”

  1. 1 JR October 22, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    hardly likely to make any real difference to the outcome I should imagine, does Blumenthal no favours but is of no great advantage to McMahon either, she hardly cuts a sympathetic figure as the victim of an intended smear campaign

  2. 2 JR October 23, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Honestly Blumenthal’s camp could have saved themselves any aggro simply by doing a search through Youtube. Instances such as Trish Stratus being ordered to strip to her underwear and bark like a dog in Vince’s leering presence, and Amy ‘Lita’ Dumas’ treatment after revelations of her affair with Edge, notably her humiliating onscreen sendoff by Cryme Tyme in 2006 spring to mind. Or how about in the past year, when fans witnessed Mickie James being reduced to tears on camera after being repeatedly taunted for supposedly being overweight, and wrestling widow Vickie Guerrero being mocked and insulted on numerous occasions over her looks and weight, including an alleged ex-boyfriend commenting how he found her physically repulsive and that she made him feel nauseous. The last two are strongly indicative of WWE’s attitudes toward females who do not confirm to their ideals of how women should look.

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