"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.

Tuesday, June 08, 2004
Excuse my absence of late. I've been taking advantage of the fine weather to do some building. I've appropriated a half-acre of LFLS compound land abutting the Grady-O Shack, and am cobbling a few rooms onto my dwelling accordingly. Any of our fine readers passing through Pawnee requiring accomodation will find a hearty welcome.

Stephen Miller strikes a blow for the Sun's staff by sneaking an enjoyable, well-written piece past his half-assed editors. Sadly for Miller - and for the Sun's circulation and prospect of ever being taken seriously, two things about which SethAndIra plainly do not give a damn - his gains on his colleagues' behalf are reversed with Lipsky and Stoolie's publication of a bizarre Daniel "Crack" Pipes piece of strategizing and an offensive letter from an eBook vanity-publishing provincial jackass just a few pages later.

First Herr Professor Doktor Pipes counsels that when faced with death-crazed Islamofascist terrorist aggressors bent on senselessly slaughtering all non-Muslims - pretty much an eventuality in the delusional, scaredy cat Pipesian worldview - one could do worse than to recite "in Arabic the Shahada, the Islamic statement of faith. Or they might have recited in Arabic the first sura (chapter) of the Koran, the essential prayer of Islam called the Fatiha ('Opening')."
This was actually one of the best pieces of writing I have found on the Sun's pages, not for any scrivenerly merit (Pipes' prose is as crap as his haircut), but for the sheer delight afforded by the mental image of a sweaty Fantastic
Dan holed up in his sub-basement bunker furiously memorizing Ahadith before the towel-headed horde overtakes the battlements. (Incidentally, this fear animates the Sun and is indeed the paper's - or at least SethAndIra's - primary message. The paper's actual content is little more than surplusage.)

Next we have Dale L. Netherton, a sub-recognition melonhead from the hinterlands, trying to slime George Soros ("If George Soros would examine the back-biting, back-stabbing tactics of the Middle Easterners willing to switch alliances to win political power, he might see a reflection of himself and his Democratic cohorts." Sure, asshole, and your buddy might want to apply his moral clarity to his own recent shameful compromises.) I actually have little problem with this, but Dale L. Non-entity proves to us but apparently not himself why he is not published when he dismisses the brutality of Abu Ghraib as "a minor prison hazing." A prison, of course, is where persons convicted of crimes are held in lawful detention. The Abu Ghraib internees - many guilty only of having been living in the area where US troops staged a raid - are being held illegally, not having ever been tried or even arrested with, if I may paraphrase an man whose stupidity exceeds Netherscum's, an eye toward preserving at least the possibility of an eventual prosecution. 'Gulag' or 'concentration camp' would be better words for Abu Ghraib, and I'm certain that a Republicunt tough guy such as Dale wouldn't mind submitting himself to a bit of harmless 'hazing.'

One would think that SethAndIra, as sensitive to authoritarianism as they claim to be, would reject such offensive rubbish.

Monday, June 07, 2004
The Sunnis break the editorial silence on the passing of intelligence to the Iranians. They do this by offering up a fascinating counter-theory: Seymour Hersh did it.

Then the Iranians framed Chalabi.

Laurie Mylroie told them so. I am not making this up.

Gone way, way off the deep end, haven't we?


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