"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.

 
 
   
 
Tuesday, September 10, 2002
 
Rachel Donadio, recumbent on her "perfect couch," puts down her Proust and picks up a copy of McSweeney's. Here's the link. Now here are some highlights: "Mr. Eggers said, answering readers’ questions on the McSweeney’s website", "Mr. Eggers told The New Yorker in a interview published on its website last month" , "On Amazon UK, Picador is still listed as publishing the forthcoming novel", "Mr. Eggers said on his Web site", "Mr. Eggers said, answering readers’ questions on his website", and "Michael Cader," who may or may not be related to the Sun bagman sharing the surname. Ms. Donadio's own Internet Tendency, we see, is quite formidable.

But the Sun, as Seth Lipsky tells us, is all about priority coverage of the city. Satisfying that metric, Ms. Donadio placed the requisite call to an area Barns & Noble. Oh, and she noted that Dave Eggers makes "girls with glasses" swoon out in Carroll Gardens. One wonders where she lives.

Sunday, September 08, 2002
 
It should come as little surprise that Seth Lipsky and Ira Stoll are running Lummox Taranto's "Best of the Web Today" [sic] feature in their newspaper [sic]. After all, Taranto rides his anti-Muslim hobby horse with as much vigor as Ira Stoll rides his racist stereotype that doesn't hold up to prolonged scrutiny hobby horse. However, one can only flog said hobby horse so much, and enthusiasm shades into something else rather quickly. Sources that Taranto and his fellow constituents of the Internet hive mind are furiously trying to discredit are plain-spoken about what that something else is. As if the New York Sun needed further discrediting.

 

 
   
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