|By Raj Giri||June 06, 2012 | Comments|
- The feud between the Journal Inquirer and WWE continues. As noted recently, the newspaper filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against WWE, claiming that WWE violated federal election law by assisting Linda McMahon's campaign by threatening to sue them for criticizing her. The managing editor of the newspaper had written that Linda McMahon had funded her Senate campaigns through the "business of violence, pornography and general raunch."
The newspaper published results from a Qunnipiac University poll today which asked voters for their views on the WWE product and if they deemed it "pornographic." 56% of those polled said that they felt the product was not pornographic, while 10% said that it was. The rest of those polled didn't know or had no opinion.
- Michael Toner, who is a former FEC chairman hired by the Linda McMahon campaign, stated that the complaint filed by the Journal Inquirer was "frivolous" and "utterly baseless."
"The idea that an American corporation cannot seek a retraction from a newspaper for allegedly publishing libelous statements about the corporation without violating federal election laws is ludicrous," said Toner in a statement released by the McMahon campaign. "If the FEC names the McMahon campaign as a respondent in this matter, the campaign looks forward to filing a response and having the FEC promptly dismiss the complaint."
You can read more about Toner and the complaint at Journal Inquirer by clicking here.
Got a news tip or correction? Send it to us by clicking here.
Jim Ross Blogs About Stars WWE Can Bring In For WrestleMania 32, Daniel Bryan Not Getting Cleared
Daniel Bryan's Trainer Talks About Working With Shawn Michaels, His Attitude, Training Bryan, More
Most Personal WWE Grudges Of All-Time, Xavier Woods And JoJo Play Power Rangers, More
Sound Off: What Will Be The WWE Championship Match At WrestleMania 32?
William Regal Reveals His Favorite Wrestling Moment; Talks Dressing In Drag On RAW, More
The Rock On People's Choice Nomination, WWE Shop Black Friday Sale, Daniel Bryan Appearance Tonight
WWE Hall Of Famer Says He's Still Feuding With Jerry Lawler, Talks Getting Heat In Memphis, More
Backstage Talk On WWE Pushing Roman Reigns To The WWE World Heavyweight Title, Turning The Fans
Raven On Why He Recently Sued WWE, Drinking With Shane McMahon, Impressing Vince McMahon, More
WWE Legend Pulled Due To Health, The Wyatts Vs. The Dudleyz, The Undertaker Gets WWE DVD Cover
Kurt Angle Talks About His Best Friends In WWE, Brock Lesnar Demanding To Lose To Him, Best Workers
Former WWE NXT Creative Assistant Nails It In Rant About WWE's Product And Their Ratings Decline