WWE Threatens to Sue Journal Inquirer's Managing Editor

World Wrestling Entertainment claims its product is family entertainment, not "pornography" or "raunch."

Hugh McQuaid had an interesting piece Friday on CTNewsJunkie.com about World Wrestling Entertainment threatening to sue the Journal Inquirer's managing editor, Chris Powell, over comments he made in a Monday editorial that characterized U.S. Senate Candidate Linda McMahon as having amassed her fortune from "the business of violence, pornography, and general raunch."

Powell brushed off the threat and accompanying request for a retraction, but McMahon's campaign took aim at Democratic candidate Susan Bysiewicz for using much the same language in an appearance on NPR.

What do you think about the WWE's entertainment offerings? Tell us in the comments.

Scott Aiken May 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM
This boils down to a newspaper editor's opinion that is protected by the 1st amendment. If Ms. McMahon is so proud to be a business woman, then why not let the record of her business and how she ran it stand for itself against these remarks? If Ms. McMahon can't handle criticism, maybe she shouldn't be in politics.
Janine Flood May 26, 2012 at 02:05 PM
The WWE obviously does not understand what the word "EDITORIAL" means. This doesn't surprise me. They also don't know what real acting is. Oh no, am I going to get sued now?
Susan Plese May 27, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Good for your Mr. Powell. Those who threaten to sue don't understand that she is a public figure and what you have said is fair comment and criticism. And you are correct. Keep it coming. Linda McMahon is the last person I would want representing me.


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