WWE and McMahon Campaign: Together Forever?

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WWE\’s interest in the senate campaign of its former boss, Linda McMahon, continues. The company felt compelled to put this statement out about Chris Murphy\’s campaign buying ads during its RAW programming.

It is apparent that the same people who have consistently denigrated and mischaracterized WWE and our family-friendly entertainment for political gain have officially changed their point of view about our content. For the second week in a row, Mr. Murphy’s campaign continues to run advertising in our programming with his new ad airing yesterday at 10:30 p.m. on USA during Monday Night Raw. While the past political rhetoric has been unjust, it pleases us to know that Mr. Murphy recognizes that WWE’s TV programming is a highly effective way to reach families and voters in Connecticut.

Do they look at all their advertisers with this kind of scrutiny?

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10 thoughts on “WWE and McMahon Campaign: Together Forever?

  1. RedRover

    Find it interesting that the company WWE will talk about the candidates and the senate campaign, however Linda as a senate candidate won’t talk about the company…she needs to go away! As a Republican, she makes me sick, she can’t buy my vote. She’s about to destroy the Republincan party in CT for years to come.

  2. Marcus

    This is about HIPOCRISY, Rick. WWE’s other “advertisers” aren’t attacking WWE’s product and fans while buying ads in WWE’s programming to speak to the very same audience that they find disgusting and trashy. Whether you agree with WWE’s position or not, that’s what their issue clearly is. Your headline is juvenile and avoids discussing the issue.

  3. Marcus

    Maybe you’ll post my comment this time–second time I’ve posted and it mysteriously disappears… Rick, this is about Murphy’s HIPOCRACY. He trashes this product, the WWE and its fans yet reaches out to those same people for a vote. WWE’s other advertisers probably don’t trash the company and its fans then expect to sell something on their programming. How arrogant is that? Aside from the real issue of this matter (HIPOCRACY) which you not-so-cleverly avoid, your headline is juvenile and this post lacks any substance. If you have an accusation to make, just make it and back it up with facts, Rick.

  4. AndersonScooper

    HYPOCRISY

    And if you bought shares of WWE when it IPO’ed in 1999, today your investment would be worth 50% less!

    If McMahon is such a hot-shot businesswoman, why has WWE’s stock gone down, down, down?

    1. Marcus

      Anderson: That point has nothing to do with this post. However, if you took a look at Wall Street in general, you would find a very similar situation in many companies. I suppose we are now blaming Linda McMahon for the downfall of Wall Street and the economy?

  5. JWilliam421

    So let me get this straight, Rick: a publicly traded company is attacked, the facts are stretched and the company has no right to defend itself? The Democrats attack but then buy ad space and you do not see the hypocrisy? Let me point out other hypocritical issues:

    -Murphy claims McMahon outsourced jobs because toys are made in China. If Murphy and the Democrats knew anything, they would know virually all toys are made overseas.(http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/retail/2007-10-04-toy-fear_N.htm)

    -Murphy acccepts campaign contributions from companies like GE, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase–all have a record of outsourcing jobs and this is even documented in the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/obama-jobs-council-outsourcing_n_1666443.html)

    The media seems to always gloss over these facts and never hold Democratic candidates accountable for their statements. However, the media feels it is okay to attack Linda McMahon and WWE every chance it gets. I for one am not falling for biased media attacks.

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