"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, February 05, 2004
 
Just to add to what Bro. Robinson reported, yet another Dear Reader reports on the burgeoning Jennifer 8 Lee/Anna Zero Schneider-Mayerson war, alerting us to a second front which has opened. . .
 
Via a Trusted Friend I see that even lazy propagandist Jonah Goldberg is unimpressed with the Sun's trite offerings. He does a pretty good takedown of ASM's recent piece on Jennifer 8. Lee. Although admitting that he doesn't "know Jennifer 8 Lee except by her biline," by which I assume he means "byline," Goldberg seems to think the puff piece is No Big News -- thus he has been introduced to the Sun's journalistic standard.

A letter posted by a reader (Jonah swears it's not fake) confirms what many already know about the Sun -- it's just a big Harvard circle-jerk.
 
The New York Sun, February 4, 2004:

"The state commission that regulates lobbying is accusing the state attorney general, Eliot Spitzer, of 'bad faith' for refusing to join in the commission's witch hunt against hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons. Mr. Simmons helped organize a public rally at City Hall in support of repealing the state's tough Rockefeller-era drug laws. . . . we certainly fail to see where the state lobbying commission has any business investigating [Simmons'] exercise of his First Amendment rights to free speech and to petition the government for redress of grievances."

Really? Organizing and being involved in a rally constitutes the exercise of one’s “First Amendment rights to free speech and to petition the government for redress of grievances”?

Fascinating.

Wednesday, February 04, 2004
 
My prediction was wrong. The Sun has apparently decided to whistle past the graveyard of their ideology, not taking up the disgrace their Team B-ism has been shown to be. Still waiting for the self-inflating howls of righteous indignation. Waiting because it will be fun; once the Sunnis take up the RNC's position that Bush was hoodwinked by the CIA, we at LFLS will be having a field day sifting through the archives.

Meanwhile -- Senate Ricin: Tragedy or Farce?

The latest incident of bio-terrorism to strike our country merits a muted below-the-fold AP dispatch in today's Sun, concerned as they are with the security of the homeland. This is presumably because all available information right now points to disgruntled truckers, rather than Middle Eastern males, as the culprits. Truckers, no bother. But if it were the Arabs -- well, Ira will tell you how difficult it is to fathom their ingrained homicidal intentions.

But via Tapped we see that CQ has an interesting bit out about how Bush's budget -- praised by the see-no-fiscal-discipline Sun like it was praised virtually nowhere else except the White House press room -- contains no funds to help secure our postal service against bioterror threats. Some budget.

Monday, February 02, 2004
 
No real shock here that the RNC's preferred talking points for the weekend -- that Resident Shrub was somehow misserved by a CIA that provided him with fairly accurate information -- do not find their way into the pathetic Sun.

The Sunnis are way too deep in this to try to sell that Republi-con snake oil to the six people who read their "newspaper." We are watching the legs get cut out from under the Team B-ism that animates the SethAndIranian worldview and the Richard Perles of the world they make apologies for.

Having repeatedly claimed that the CIA, in league with the State Department and the Democratic Party, is an active agent in the Islamofascist takeover of the United States of America, it would be the height of chutzpah for the Sunnis to raise their arms in mock frustration and declare the president was sold a phony bill of goods. Welcome to the Responsibility Era, in which everything that goes wrong is someone else's responsibility.

Anyway, Ira still believes that "the weapons" will be found. You know, in Syria or something.

That said, look for the "Bush was hoodwinked" argument to appear in tomorrow's Sun.

 

 
   
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