"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, November 27, 2002
 
Seth and/or Ira write touchingly of Evian Gonzales, begining today's online editorial, "Of the many we will think of this Thanksgiving, one will be the Cuban boy found this week on a boat off the coast of Florida." While I'll be otherwise occupied that day, I am presently thinking of the not wholly unrelated matter of a more unsightly specimen who was able to escape a "rickety vessel [and] managed to make it to freedom." That of course is Peggy Noonan, whom Seth and Ira assured us would serve as "contributing editor of The New York Sun and will write occasionally for the paper's op-ed page." Noonan has since gone AWOL, thankfully carried away by a magic dolphin after jumping overboard Seth and Ira's sinking ideological ship.

Happy Thanksgiving, Seth and Ira.

Tuesday, November 26, 2002
 
Adam DaiFallah continues to trumpet his now familiar monotone, rewriting the same pseudo story and patrolling the same 1/1000 sq. meter of journalistic ground Seth and Ira assigned him last week. He continues to pursue a deservedly ignored "angle" to the developing Princess Haifa story, chasing after Patton Boggs, Bill Clinton's former counsel and partial owner of Qorvis Communications, a PR agency retained by the Saudis. In an illustration of how high evidenciary standards are at the Sun, Mr. DaiFallah quotes famed Vienna Convention authority and "publisher of the online news forum Lucianne.com and radio talk show host Lucianne Goldberg, a battle-hardened veteran of the Monica controversy."

A regrettable addition to your clip file, Adam.

Monday, November 25, 2002
 
What am I thankful for? Sure, I am thankful for the incompetence of the New York Sun. But I am mainly thankful that I get to shut down for a few days---the family and I are heading to spend the holiday with my wife’s family (her first visit since she left home), and it will probably be difficult to get my hands on a computer. Brother Grady may see fit to put a little something up for you all, although he did tell me that he may be busy---he’s going to attempt to celebrate America’s Thanksgiving with a little kaka done up turkey-style.

Happy Thanksgiving, one and all!
 
Seth and Ira again construct a 14 page-high cenotaph to stupidity, this time senselessly directing (the few) readers of their (again, few) online articles thusly:
Please see BUDGET, page 4
BUDGET continued from page 1
Brad Olson and I had formerly reckoned the Sun's readership at 30, an admittedly generous figure thanks to our inclusion of the paper's editorial staff when tallying. Seems time for us to subtract a few.

 

 
   
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