"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, May 05, 2004
 
If the Sunnis ever really knew which way the winds were blowing, they would close up shop immediately and stop charging poor vendors one penny to pass on their squeegee-rific shitrag.

But they don't. So today Luiza Savage is off on another Kerry-hunting expedition, this time acting as a mere mouthpiece for the by now long discredited efforts of John O'Neill, a Bushite hack who fronts as a veteran spokesman. To her credit (and probably against the wishes of SethAndIra), her story does include copious information debunking O'Neill, which is rather conveniently buried at the bottom of the story, after the bogus accusations.

In another effort to prove they are New York's number one provider of political press releases, Eli Lake gives another of his famous disquisitions on the late Ahmad Chalabi, this time quoting a bunch of anonymous Chalabi Cheerleaders claiming the growing discontent with the Thief is being pushed by the real evil in the world -- the United States State Department. Chalabi's aide stole cars? Well another Chalabi aide says he didn't! Brilliant work, Eli.

Meanwhile, the only real story to come out of Iraq this week -- American style torture and rape rooms -- has been strangely slighted by the Sun's opinion page. Chuckleheads.

Tuesday, May 04, 2004
 
The Sunnis just couldn't help themselves. I had expected SethAndIra to ask their boy Russ Smith to pull a Steinhardt's grandson and piss all over Ambassador Wilson's new book. I was wrong. Creepy Eli Lake instead weighs in on Wilson, obviously forgetting where it is that he's writing and how insuperable his own defects as a newsman are. How can you but not laugh aloud when someone under the Sun - that 20-page repository of painfully flimsy whimsy - inveighs against "thinly sourced speculation." Lake also derides Wilson's turn as an "investigate reporter," as if he had any ground to stand on himself. Updating Brother Brad, Lake's wrested the title from Benny Avni for "the worst article in the terrible history of the awful New York Sun."
 
Our friends over at Salon have the definitive piece on Ahmad the Thief up on their site. Well worth the day pass.

The crux: Chalabi has sold out all the neocons and is making deals with the Iranians, who appear to be in a mighty fine position after all the American money and lives dumped in Iraq have come to nothing.

I mean, if you can't trust a serial liar, an intelligence fabricator, a bank swindler, who can you trust?

Mind you, this is the man SethAndIra have declared "a hero." Choose your friends carefully.

Monday, May 03, 2004
 
Let's check in and see how new Sun writer Sara "daughter of Sun investor Michael Steinhardt" Berman is doing:

"My son peed in the Wild West playground on Central Park West and 93rd Street the other day."

On second thought, let's not.

 

 
   
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