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This article on Huffington Post makes me laugh:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

Basically the WWE is censoring itself to help out their old boss, Linda McMahon (R. CT) in her second bid for the U.S. Senate:

Clips from racy WWE segments have served as piercing ammunition for political attack ads against McMahon in the past. During her failed Senate run in 2010, her opponents took particular advantage of a show that featured a scantily clad woman being called a "bitch," before being told to bark like a dog and take her clothes off. In another, McMahon's own daughter entered the ring to chants of "slut." At the time, McMahon downplayed these controversial episodes as symptoms of the show being like a "soap opera" and maintained that the company, which she left in 2009, had toned down its content in recent years.
Now here's the part that will really make you laugh.  This statement from WWE Senior Vice President for Marketing and Communication Brian Flinn:
In a statement from the WWE, Senior Vice President for Marketing and Communication Brian Flinn admitted that politics played a part in their decision, but he claimed the move is ultimately about preserving the "current family-friendly brand of entertainment."

"Some of this footage has been misused in political environments without any context or explanation as to when it was produced," he said. "This damages the corporate reputation of our company. WWE is well within its rights to protect its intellectual property for fair use."

McMahon's opponent, progressive champ, Congressman Chris Murphy (D. CT) can see past the bull shit and knows the WWE doesn't care about it's brand.  It cares more about helping McMahon win in November:
"This is what Linda McMahon doesn’t want Connecticut voters to see: the sum total of her business experience comes from selling explicit sex and violence to children while laying off 10 percent of her workforce and taking multimillion dollar paydays funded by Connecticut taxpayers," Murphy campaign spokesman Ben Marter said, according to the Associated Press. "But spending millions of dollars on a political image make-over isn’t going to fool Connecticut families, and Linda McMahon can’t hide from her miserable record of promoting the abusive, demeaning, and degrading treatment of women."
Murphy knows McMahon's record at the WWE is a hot campaign issue:

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/...

Murphy's campaign goes for the jugular:

Murphy's campaign said McMahon laid off 10 percent of her work force in 2009 and then received about $10 million in tax credits designed to create jobs.
"Since day one, McMahon has been running on her record as a 'job creator,' but the truth is that McMahon is a job killer," Murphy spokeswoman Taylor Lavender said in a statement. - Norwich Bulletin, 9/12/12
The Murphy campaign also released a new ad hitting McMahon's record as a "job creator" pretty hard:

http://www.youtube.com/...

The ad says it well: CEO Linda McMahon is not on people of Connecticut's side and she won;t be as Senator.  Lets take this seat back from that back stabber Joe Lieberman and prevent another self-serving CEO to have another voice in Washington.  Chris Murphy is a true voice for the middle class and God knows we need more of them in D.C.  McMahon is funding her own campaign so lets help Murphy get to the Senate:


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Originally posted to pdc on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 02:49 PM PDT.

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