In a recent blog on his site, TNA star Eric Bischoff speaks his mind on Linda McMahon, dirt being spread during the campaign, and the WWE’s fight against being dragged into the political mud. Here are some excerpts from his blog, you can click on the link above for more:
“Good for Vince!
I don’t blame him for wanting to use his platform to activate WWE fans and speak out against some of the mainstream media b.s. that has been flung at Linda McMahon and the WWE.
Linda’s opponent and his surrogate campaign staffers over at MSNBC, have used their “news” format to trash a woman who has raised a family, overcome financial challenges, and helped build a billion dollar industry that is weathering the financial bon-fire that her challengers predecessor, Chris Dodd provided the lighter fluid for with his role in the disastrous bail-out debacle.
Why is it that the mainstream media are so afraid of Linda McMahon? Perhaps the same reason that they are afraid of Meg Whitman in California?
Maybe the fact that an intelligent, compassionate, and probably most frightening: successful, businesswoman who is not part of the tax and spend liberal machine is just too much for them to bear.
Can you just imagine the angst among the media elite if republicans elected not one, but two Fortune 500 type women to high political positions and they actually accomplished something their predecessors could not? It would mean republicans are actually more progressive (in the truest definition of the word) than the democrats who have adopted “Progressive” in lieu of “Liberal” this election cycle as most people now connect Liberal with Taxes.
While clearly I cannot vote for Linda McMahon, I wish her the best in the weeks to come. The State of Connecticut and the Country desperately needs more people who understand business and less lawyers.”
For those that don’t know what the “Stand Up For WWE” campaign is that Eric is referring to, here is the official WWE release:
World Wrestling Entertainment(R) is calling on WWE fans worldwide to “Stand Up For WWE” in a new viral campaign launched today on WWE.com and social networking websites, including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. WWE invites fans to voice their support for the company because it has come under unfair and biased attack from certain politicians and media outlets. WWE will correct factual inaccuracies that have been reported about the company during this election season.
Videos will feature Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman and CEO, along with several WWE Superstars discussing various topics including WWE’s PG content, treatment of WWE’s full-time employees and its performers, and WWE’s Talent Health and Wellness Program. In addition, the videos will highlight WWE’s longstanding commitment to give back to communities through literacy programs, support of the military and their families, the annual “Tribute To The Troops” holiday special and the company’s more than 25 year relationship with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
“The nearly 600 full-time WWE employees, as well as its 140 Superstars, all work for one reason — to put smiles on people’s faces,” said Vince McMahon, Chairman and CEO, WWE. “The inaccurate media reports about our company are not only an injustice but an insult to our millions of fans worldwide.”