McMahon: WWE has a right to make women ‘bark like a dog’

By David Edwards
Sunday, October 10, 2010 13:15 EDT
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Connecticut Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon is happy that World Wrestling Entertainment has toned down its often-risque tone, but she supports her company’s First Amendment rights in the face of criticism from women’s groups.

Speaking to ABC’s Christiane Amanpour, McMahon wouldn’t condemn an act where her husband ordered a woman to “bark like a dog.”

Asked if, as a senator, she would campaign against that sort of portrayal of women, McMahon responded, “I do believe in the First Amendment rights.”

“So you don’t think there’s anything wrong with it,” asserted Amanpour.

“Well, content providers are clearly creating scenarios from an entertainment point of view. I think you either elect to go to a movie or elect to watch a program so I’m a strong proponent of First Amendment rights. At the same time at WWE, women really are powerful women, and the programming content as I said has changed from TV-14 to TV-PG. It’s — I much prefer it today,” said McMahon.

This video is from ABC’s This Week., broadcast Oct. 10, 2010.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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