"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, July 14, 2004
 
Man, I do love Alicia Colon. . .

“The tax cuts have worked their magic, and yet we still hear the most idiotic
remarks from celebrities bemoaning tax cuts for the rich. The most ridiculous
statement I've heard has to be what Ben Affleck ranted at the Kerry fund-raiser
last week. He actually said, ‘Thanks to Bush's tax cuts, I saved a million and a
half dollars. Does anyone think that's fair?’

“Well, yes, Ed. It's your money and Mr. Bush gave it back to you so now you
have the freedom to do whatever you want with it.”

The tax cuts working their magic aside (though they did make the surplus disappear), I only ask: who the hell is Ed?????

Tuesday, July 13, 2004
 
The tomStoolery continues in our absence, I see. Today SethAndIra get pissy with a New Yorker writer who despaired the seizure of power by an unelected extremist who went on to drag large segments of the world into a disastrous war. The nerve of the cunt! As any right-thinking Sunni will tell you - repeatedly, at length, and in shockingly bad prose - there is no need to fear semi-literate, war-mongering fundamentalists...so long as they are based at Washington. Our enemies are elsewhere. And though in moments of false clarity they may appear marginalized, restricted to caves and mud huts half a world away without means to effectively communicate (cryptic biannual mule-smuggled audiotapes of poor quality aside) and organize anything beyond the continuation of their squalid lives, they are in fact able to kill us at whim. And those enemies are emboldened by single expressions by Columbia profs of solidarity with the people of Palestine, every successful class action claim against a corporate malefactor, and every last enjoyable piece of sports writing in a New York daily. Hence the need for the Sun.
 
Pia Catton hits the approved GOP plan of attack in today’s Sun, calling John Kerry-John Edwards “the first, and perhaps the only, metrosexual presidential candidates.” Get it? They’re faggots! Our only complaint is that Pia (married to Jay Nordlinger, Sun classical music critic) forgot to mention that Republicans would never, ever, do anything that could be considered even the slightest bit gay. Not in SethAndIra’s party! Right, Pia?

 

 
   
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