"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.

Wednesday, October 02, 2002
Tuesday, in a major accomplishment, the New York Sun managed to spell JP Avlon's name correctly; even more importantly, Avlon managed in his column to work up praise for New York gubernatorial candidate Tom Golisano. See, unfortunately, on Monday a column ran noting that Golisano's company, Paychex, has been damaged in the recent stock market unpleasantnesses.That isn't especially unfortunate in and of itself; however, it ran directly opposite a full-page Golisano for governor ad (at least the second such in two weeks). Lucky for Seth and Ira, JP rode to the rescue, lauding Golisano's plan to use lottery money to fund scholarships for B students. Way to save the Golisano cash cow, JP! Remind Uncle Brucie to give you a raise!

We have of late been noticing the byline of an oddly monikered individual called Beagan Wilcox in the pages of the Sun. Come, let us meet young Beagan on his (?) journey to becoming "an average American worker" (this of course is an unfair, out-of-context quote; Beagan could not have known he (?) would end up at a distinctly sub-average place of employment), and say farewell to those lazy Augusts. . . .


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