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Crime & Punishment: Two men arrested after police heard them singing a song about their crime
Chris Powell, the political columnist/managing editor of Manchester's Journal-Inquirer, has called New Haven's policies toward undocumented immigrants "treason" and blamed issues in inner-city schools on the low "caliber of the students themselves," as the urban poor are "unproductive and troublesome and drag down everything around them." Yet Powell is in trouble for the one semi-intelligent point he's ever made. He wrote that once-again Senate candidate Linda McMahon made her fortune on "the business of violence, pornography, and general raunch," which caused said business, the WWE, to threaten the Journal-Inquirer with a libel suit. The Hartford Courant's Colin McEnroe did the pro-wrestling empire the favor of listing possible co-defendants who have also likened the WWE to porn, including McMahon's primary opponent Chris Shays, The New York Times' Gail Collins, McEnroe himself, The Daily Kos and Politico (which noted the WWE once partnered with Girls Gone Wild). Powell is finally in distinguished company.
By Nick Keppler
May 29, 2012