"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.

Friday, March 07, 2003
Today’s Sun editorial employs the word “shilly-shallying.” The Sun’s march towards excellence continues!

Wednesday, March 05, 2003
SmarterTimes: “The Times metro section gossip column veered toward the tasteless yesterday with an item describing Monica Lewinsky’s outfit as ‘an apparent attempt to hide the weight she’s gained.’”

Meanwhile, the New York Sun veered toward the tasteful and well-written today by publishing Jack Newfield and Errol Louis in the same edition, in an apparent attempt to hide its otherwise shitty product.

Tuesday, March 04, 2003
Today's underthought Lipsky-Stoll co-production, "A Kind of Appeasement," makes the odd and repulsive argument that America's efforts to urge Israel against taking an active part in the impending war against the people of Iraq amounts to an appeasement of "the Arab states." Helpful that by alleging appeasement, Seth and Ira identify "Arabs" as enemies, not that regular Sun readers weren't already aware of the anti-Arab bigotry common to both "journalists."

What a truly awful thing it would be if the glorious history of U.S.-Israeli military action were to come to so untimely an end.
Headline on the front page of today’s New York Sun: “Terror Boss [Khalid Shaikh Mohammed] Was In Touch With Bin Laden; ‘Proof Positive’ of Recent Contact”. We wonder how Mark “Plagiarist” Steyn will react to this news; perhaps he will keep on insisting that bin Laden is dead, and LFLS can use one of those patented “Why doesn’t the columnist read his own paper’s news stories?” comments so beloved by SmarterTimes.

Meanwhile, John “Pathologically Lying Domestic Abuser” Fund writes about a BBC television show he appeared on over the weekend. He describes a fellow panelist as “an attractive Jordanian housewife.” Ira, didn’t you used to have a big problem with this sort of thing? We’ll excuse it this time, as we assume Fund threatened to hurt you if you didn’t run the piece as is.

Monday, March 03, 2003
SmarterTimes blasts the New York Times for writing that "in light of the evidence this far," administration claims that Iraq was involved in the September 11 attacks are "wholly unproven." The Sun is correct, except in that they are completely wrong, and the Times is utterly correct. Most ridiculously, the Sun accuses the Times of being patronizing towards ordinary Americans; the closest Seth and Ira get to ordinary Americans is when their drivers pick them up in the morning. (Let's not even get started on Emmett "Man of the People" Tyrrell.)

Still, Worst Writing of the Day honors go to James Gardner, for this offal: "We are a city of somnambulists. Through the streets and avenues of our great metropolis, the citizens, many of them at least, walk as if shell-shocked, purblind, undead." Setting aside the fact that the word purblind doesn't really fit in your other descriptors, this is sub-Marlowe tough-guy romantic bullshit of the feeblest kind, and it continues for another excruciating twelve paragraphs. (Our correspondent Tim, a longtime New Yorker, writes us that "this shit wouldn't fly at the weakest Williamsburg open mic spoken word slam." Whatever this means, we will take Tim's word for it.)
Colin Miner details the arrest of Ron Jeremy in Pakistan, "which several law enforcement officials said is as significant as if they had arrested Osama Bin Laden." The event succeeds the capture of Abu Zubaydah as "biggest catch of the war on al-Qaeda so far."

Note that the two most conspicuous victories in The War Against Terror (TWAT) were won by lawful police action, which we support fully. Seth and Ira, meanwhile, are advocating "world war."

No wonder nobody reads the Sun and why everybody regards its editors as ridiculous.


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