"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.

 
 
   
 
Thursday, June 19, 2003
 
"The Public Burning," a novel both savvy and satirical, manic and comic and frenzied, is about the only work on the case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg that will ever be worth reading. Fiction tells the story best, because truth was absolutely meaningless to the McCarthys of that time, as it is to the Fox News of our time.

Was Julius guilty? Maybe, probably, let's say yes. Did it matter? No. He was to fry. His wife, too, was to be murdered by the American government, though the most she was ever accused of doing was taking dictation. "The Public Burning" ends with Richard Nixon getting raped by a pseudo-character named Uncle Sam, a rite of passage that he stumbles into after falling in love with Ethel. What a fine way to end a book about us all getting fucked in the ass.

The Sun's readers -- all twelve of them -- get the anal treatment from SethandIra today. An editorial called "The Rosenbergs Without Tears" is a sad attempt, once again, for the putrid pair to remind themselves that, yes, they won the Cold War. With both hands tied behind their backs. On their knees. With a little help from W, who was busy keeping the cocaine safe from the Russians.

"There are doubts that [Julius's] wife, Ethel, was guilty of the charges of which she was convicted. Some believe that her execution — opposed by J. Edgar Hoover — was intended to pressure Julius into disclosing members of the wider cell federal authorities were sure surrounded Julius," write the Master Historians (historian, really, this piece has Seth's stink).

Oh wait. "We are happy to leave all that to the historians," the idiotorial follows, showcasing SethandIra's moral retardation. I guess it is too much trouble to ask that they account for the fact that at least one innocent person was executed, on their way to arguing for more widespread execution.

"America is once again engaged in a vast, twilight struggle against an enemy that is trying to acquire atomic weapons through stealth, that is establishing cells on American soil, and that is trying to impose an alien, illiberal, ideology on the world. It is a time when the Rosenberg case has much to teach," is how this little streak mark ends. Apparently Lipsky and Stoll are still trying to demonstrate their Soviet-style committment to free speech.

"They harbored no illusions about the Rosenbergs and shed no tears save for the human dimension of the tragedy," the Sunnis write of anti-Communist Jews. Human dimension? Have you gone soft? What are you talking about, their little Commie orphan kids?

Fry the towelheads, Ira! Then the Rosenbergs' legacy will shine through. Kill every last motherfucking Muslim, Seth! If the red-baiters could do it, you surely can.

Wednesday, June 18, 2003
 
James Taranto, full of equal measures of bile and fudge, continues to file hateful and imbecilic items for his "Best of the Web" [sic] site, which the Sun scavenges for content. An article in Monday's New York Times has again flummoxed the Lummox, saying that he's grateful the Gitmo inmates who attempted suicide "didn't kill themselves by flying planes into skyscrapers." Never mind that the source for the story was a group of former inmates who had been released without charges. Lummox Taranto here proves himself, with the possible exception of Adam Daifallah, the most apt pupil of the Seth Lipsky madrassa, never letting facts interfere with the demonization of towelheads.

Tuesday, June 17, 2003
 
Only days after endorsing NY senatorial candidate/male model Michael Benj., the Sun throws its support behind Rep. Jim DeMint for US Senator from South Carolina. An advertorial today notes that DeMint wore an Israeli flag pin to his lunch with the Sun. Asked by the Sun if he always wears said pin, DeMint “acknowledged he has a Clemson lapel pin that he dons in some parts of the Palmetto State.” Straightforward answer nicely dodged, sir.

But what really sets Seth’s heart a-flutter is that Rep. DeMented supports private investment of Social Security, and has “proposed eliminating the income tax and replacing it with a 9% national sales tax that would let voters see the cost of government every time they bought something.” Waxes Seth, “it’s encouraging to see a politician who is thinking big on these questions with an eye toward helping the private sector create growth.” Rep. DeMented certainly does seem to encourage private sector efforts, particularly when it comes to having them subsidize his rent in a million dollar D.C. townhouse. And if the private sector group is a shadowy group of rabid right-wing Christian conservatives who appear to have world domination as their goal, well, all the better.

Monday, June 16, 2003
 
Q: How do you make a "man" as heartless, parsimonious, and needlessly cruel as Ira Stool to care about poverty?

A: Make it Jewish poverty!

The Boy Blunder, who still believes that his byline is important enough to front-page... every... time... he... writes... about... anything... has been rudely awakened into a world he thought would never touch his kind. True, Jews as a group are generally well-known for their dedication to social service, and as such are, for the most part, more than aware that there are Jews throughout the world who are poor, hungry, and homeless, just as any other religion. But Ira always thought of these people as the Jew Pussies, not the Arik Sharon/Seth Lipsky types who snack on the limbs of Arab babies.

Ah, the awakening of a young man's heart. And who's the only person he could get to quote for this story? Merryl Tisch, whose last name has an odd ring to it.

A real reporter might, you know, go out and interview a poor Jew. No, says Ira, I might get my beautiful, beautiful hands dirty...

 

 
   
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