Archive for November 27th, 2010

Connecticut Columnist Sketches How Linda McMahon Killed State Republican Party, But Ignores Next Step: Government Investigations of WWE

The always sharp Chris Powell of the Manchester Journal Inquirer talks some sense about the lunacy of a second Linda McMahon run for the Senate. See “Amid  Republican ruins, McMahon plans encore,” http://www.journalinquirer.com/articles/2010/11/27/chris_powell/doc4cefcbf26d364482659680.txt.

Right on, brother Chris. Unfortunately, Powell – like everyone else at the media throttle in Connecticut – has not gone on to report that there is a government antidote to McMahonism even if there isn’t a political one. The state’s Labor Department is investigating World Wrestling Entertainment for independent contractor abuse, and Senator-elect Richard Blumenthal has at least hinted that he will work to restart investigations of pro wrestling’s occupational health and safety record at the federal level.

More media coverage of all this is on tap for next week. But as far as I know, none is slated in a Connecticut newspaper.

Irv Muchnick


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