Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Linda McMahon News Roundup

[posted 7/18/10 to http://wrestlingbabylon.wordpress.com]

A good one from David Collins of The Day in New London: “Just how big was Linda McMahon’s bankruptcy debt?”, http://www.theday.com/article/20100718/NWS05/307189860.

Ed Stannard of the New Haven Register interviews McMahon (including a short video) at http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2010/07/18/news/doc4c42813f63be5842752239.txt. She continues to get away with the misstatement that steroids are not performance-enhancers in pro wrestling because “You’re not expected to jump higher, throw a ball farther, run faster.” But you do gain a huge advantage if you look a certain way, so the steroid problem is much worse in wrestling than it is in legitimate sports.

Since I am not reporting on these matters as a political junkie, I will continue to direct attention to them. Linda McMahon is going through a tough patch of media right now. But in six months, absent reforms, junk entertainers will still be dropping dead at ridiculous rates, whether or not she is Connecticut’s next senator. Simply pointing out that McMahon is an empty suit won’t change things.

Irv Muchnick

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