Lamont Supporter Runs Racist Ad Against Lieberman

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    The Dems have now ran a racist ad against Sen Joe Lieberman. On the Huffington Post, a liberal blogger ran a doctored photo of Joe Lieberman in blackface.

    Remember, this is the same Joe Lieberman the Dems wanted as Vice President in 2000.

    The liberal media has ignored this story. I wonder what the coverage would be if a Republican would have done this to a Dem

    http://newsbusters.org/node/6730
    Hartford Headline Spins Blackface Photo for Lamont
    Posted by Mark Finkelstein on August 3, 2006 - 08:33.
    You're a Connecticut resident, a good citizen but not a political junkie. You scan the Hartford Courant - the state's largest paper - this morning and see the following headline:

    'Lamont Spokesman: Blog Photo Offensive'

    Quick: which campaign did something wrong, and which is rightly outraged? Based on the headline, you could certainly be forgiven for assuming that Lamont was the injured party.

    As it turns out, the facts are just the opposite.

    As detailed here, Jane Hamsher, a self-described 'progressive blogger' very closely tied to the campaign of Ned Lamont, yesterday wrote a column at Huffington Post containing a doctored photo of Joe Lieberman in blackface. The photo quickly made the rounds of the internet and was yanked a few hours later.

    But this was the first day of coverage of the event by the Connecticut newspapers. You would have thought the headline would have been along the lines of the one in the Washington Post: Lieberman Assails Lamont Over Supporter's Blog Post. Yet the Hartford Courant's headline is virtually the diametric opposite. To be sure, the facts emerge in the body of the article, but even there the lead focuses on Lamont's condemnation of the photo rather than the offense to Lieberman.

    A pro-Lamont current at the Courant?

    By the way, for whatever reason, Hamsher has blackface on the brain. Her blog item of September 13th, 2005 contains yet another blackface photo. Hat tip to NewsBusters poster Caring White Guy.

    Watching the first half-hour of the morning news shows on the broadcast networks today yielded no mention of the incident. Think Today/GMA/Early Show might have found time for coverage if it were a campaign insider supporting a conservative Republican, rather than liberal Dem Lamont, who had, er, tarred an opponent with a fabricated blackface photo?

    Update - more on Lamont/Hamsher connection [from Outside the Beltway]: "Dan Balz points out in today’s WaPo, 'She is not on the campaign staff but has actively promoted Lamont’s candidacy and helped raise money for him through her blog.' Later in the piece, Lieberman spokesman Dan Gerstein notes that, 'She travels with him, she’s raised money for them and has become the primary mouthpiece for him in the blogosphere.' But even that substantially downplays Hamsher’s role in the campaign. She has, for example, produced a television commercial for Lamont. That featured Lamont. Tom Maguire has the details. View it on Flickr (via Malkin)."
     
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    I think id like to know more about why this picture was racist. its nots really clear.
     
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    Blackface is not racist?
     
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    Here ya go:

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    And Lamont did nothing to help himself today. Lots of links and more pics/documents:

    http://michellemalkin.com/archives/005661.htm

     
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    And the kos kids are putting their spin on Lieberman. Of course, Lamont has no idea of the kids, Daily Kos, or blogs. I swear, the whacked libs just don't know how prejudiced they are at the core:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/8/3/171136/0778

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    The day the Dems put Howie Dean in charge, the Dems handed the car keys over to the kook left.

    I do not agree with Lieberman on many issues, but he is right on Iraq. The kook left is willing to toss out 30 years of service over one issue

    If Lieberman loses, what does this say about the Democrat party and Bill Clinton (who has stood by Lieberman)
     
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    Don't you guys know? Democrats freed the slaves so they can make fun of them all they want. :soul:
     
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    Remember this classic from Howie Dean while talking to black Dems........

    "Do you think Republicans could get the many number of blacks in a room this size? Only if they brought in the hotel staff!"
     
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    Where is the liberals' rage at this?

    Mel Gibson says "fucking Jew" and their knickers are in a knot. Someone portrays Joe Lieberman on a liberal website, which is not only racist but anti-semitic (since he's Jewish). Seems like a double standard.

    Isn't it seem odd that a bunch of conservatives are upset over how a liberal is being treated?

    Except for the fact that Senator Lieberaman, while liberal, is also a supporter of the war, is deeply religious and, in my opinion, follows his principals rather than the party line. While I don't agree with the man, I do have a lot of respect for him, he seems to be a decent man.

    Maybe that's the difference? To the conservative, it's the principal of the matter, to the liberal, it depends on who it is....
     
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    Exactly---whatever scenario serves thier agenda better is the one they will defend. Zero principles except to self serve.
     

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