Journalinquirer.com is featuring an article noting that the company has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against WWE stating the company “violated federal election law when it assisted her campaign by threatening to sue the Journal Inquirer for criticizing her.” WWE maintains the threat was done to protect its good name according to Brian Flinn.
“WWE acted solely and specifically to defend its business and corporate reputation from the reckless and false statement that WWE is in the business of pornography. This is not about politics or Linda McMahon’s campaign. Further, it is clear to any reasonable person that Mr. Powell was referencing WWE in his column on May 21. In fact, WWE itself makes a living by exercising those rights. However, that does not give anyone the right to hide behind the First Amendment to recklessly disregard the facts. While everyone is entitled to an opinion, it is ruthless and in some cases unlawful to disparage a company and its 700 employees with blatant disregard for the truth and damaging misrepresentations. WWE is not and has never been in the business of pornography. Hopefully this will set the record straight once and for all.”