"I don't believe in journalists having 'responsibility.'"
-Seth Lipsky, October 16, 2003

Seth Lipsky and Ira Stoll demanded on August 20, 2003, that Washington "finish the war" against "the Arabs."

Seth Lipsky and Ira Stoll assembled their staff for a Champagne toast to mass death on the commencement of hostilities against Iraq. Stoll called it "my war." CNN maintains a running update here of Americans killed in Ira's war.

On February 6, 2003, Seth Lipsky and Ira Stoll wrote, in all seriousness, of a pending anti-war demonstration that the "the New York City police could do worse, in the end, than to allow the protest and send two witnesses along for each participant, with an eye toward preserving at least the possibility of an eventual treason prosecution."

The June 9, 1995 Wall Street Journal quoted an SEC complaint against New York Sun backer Bruce Kovner as saying Kovner had "altered and destroyed" subpoenaed evidence. We wish you'd do the same to the daily print run of your God-awful newspaper, Bruce.

Also, Professor G. Harlan Reynolds alleged on August 27, 2002 - when the Sun was several months in publication - that Seth Lipsky and Ira Stoll had not yet paid him for a piece authored for their inaugural issue.

 
 
   
 
Saturday, August 24, 2002
 
When "Mr. Avlom" [sic, web editor] writes "Outside of lower Manhattan, the Rockaways represent the greatest opportunity for the Bloomberg Administration to shape the face of New York for future generations. A safe, middle-class, privately developed seaside community at the Rockaways with daily fast ferry service to lower and midtown Manhattan would revolutionize life in New York." We have a hard time believing he means anything other than, "I want to be able to drive my car to Five Towns without being confronted by people I wish would just go away, i.e., poor people."

Wednesday, August 21, 2002
 
Seth and Ira vent immoderately today, forgetting all about the proper tone an editorial is to take if it is to be taken seriously. They comment on the seizure of the Iraqi embassy, an act perpetrated by "freedom fighters," using the phrase three times in their 500-word piece. They run through at least a bushel's worth of scare quotes and discoursing on the educational attainments of the "freedom fighters" before invoking America's "revolutionary ideals" in a sickening call to arms. Another successful deployment of Lipsky and Stoll's one-size-fits-all editorial: no matter the incident under consideration, draw the conclusion that Iraq needs to be bombed thoroughly. One wonders how often he uses the words "freedom fighters" and "Ahmad Chalabi" in his pillow talk to his wife. When taking in some dim sum, does he address the waiter as a "Red Chinaman?" Does he ever tire of re-writing the same editorial?

Monday, August 19, 2002
 
A pair of online stinkers in today's New York Sun, that large, noisome pile of dog shit Seth "Propecia Cretaure" Lipsky and Normal Guy Ira Stoll insist on trying to foist upon us as a major metropolitan daily. First, Ben "Magellan" Smith tells us "Sharpton Nurses Fantasy Of Debating George Bush", much like Stoll Nurses Fantasy Of Being Taken Seriously. The second poses a question similar to one asked a few months back by a tepid commentator. We're working on answering a companion question, "Who Is Bruce Kovner?"

 

 
   
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