Friday, August 04, 2006

UPDATE: Steamed Cheeseburgergate

Lamontblog has some more reports:

Ned attempts to talk with a 90-year-old WWII veteran pilot from Virginia who wanted to discuss his opposition to the Iraq war. The Lieberman kids scream accusations about Ned's patriotism, spewing right-wing bile accusing him of not caring about our troops, and questioning whether he would (not verbatim) "let our citizens die again," assumedly a reference to 9/11.

One reporter goes up and tries to ask some of these kids whether they are volunteers or paid staffers for the Lieberman campaign. The kid screams in response, "Let me see your credentials!" The reporter produces said credentials. The kid replies "those are fake." None of the 15-20 Lieberman kids there would admit to being paid staffers. Nor would they tell the reporters their names, or any other personal information.
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The reporters were, to a person, understandably horrified at the spectacle.


The campaign blog has pictures. Here. And here. Click to enlarge.

Tim asks this, but let me amplify it: Why can't I read about this in the newspaper this morning? Reporters were there; one got a bloody nose. So where are the stories?

Or did I just miss them in my rush to get ready for work? If anyone finds stories about this anywhere, post them in the comments...

12 comments:

matt said...

Is it journalistic favoritism, or simply that the Lamont campaign didn't insist on the negative story like the Lieberman campaign did with the "vicious blogger" storyline?

My sense is that they have a strong bias... towards keeping the race close, no matter what. If it were Lieberman up 5, they'd run the bloody nose photo.

Anonymous said...

Is this how a civil war starts?
How does non-violence fit into two political campaigns that advocate the use of extreme military force against defenseless populations, i.e. Israel and Lebanon?

CTRevolution said...

Haha, I heard about this from someone who was there. Lieberman needs to stop trying to run a smear campaign(trying to one up Malloy I guess), and this thuggery is proof. It's really pretty embarrassing that his campaign would do something like that. He should actually try defending what he believes. The Lieberman campaign has run a joke of a campaign and I don't see an end to it.

Anonymous said...

The Meriden Record Journal covers the disruption (PDF) by the Lieberyouth, though not the pushing, shoving, and bloody nose. Hat tip to LamontBlog.

Anonymous said...

According to Time...

Swan said Lamont has no plans to sell either the Halliburton or the Wal-Mart stock. "At this time he is not looking to getting into directly managing or investing any of his funds," Swan said, "If he is fortunate enough to be elected, Mr. Lamont realizes that there are a variety of investing decisions that he will have to make," including, "How to deal with [his investments] in the most ethical manner..."

Unreal!!! Haliburton? Wal-Mart? Here's a guy who led the charge for campaign Finance reform yet he is working for a guy that's buying an election!!! I can't believe you people can't see through this. I hate to use the word hypocrite but this is about as close as it comes!!!

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:20,

The Time article also says:
He said the account is designed to track the S+P 500 index, and that Goldman Sachs makes the investment decisions for the account.

So again, Lamont has no role in the investment decisions. He is not choosing individual equities. And not surprisingly, he's focused on winning an election next Tuesday, not reshuffling his investments. In any case, choosing to track a broad index fund shows that he's smart about investing.

Anonymous said...

Ned you two faced woos

Wal-mart stock???? Haliburton?? That is SO against the movement, and prob 80% of your supporters...

What other surprises are lucking?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20060803-112200-4787r.htm

Anonymous said...

Yet, Lieberman returns a check and it is somehow a big deal? Please don't tell me that this wouldn't have been an issue if it were the other way around?

He certainly could have told his broker to take them out but he chose not to. For someone who has made the decision to finance his own campaign, this should be scrutinized.

Anonymous said...

So, it is a professional lobbyist from Washington that was leading the attack on Ned at the steamed cheseburger joint (Hat Tip: aldon at MyDD)

Way to show who your true supporters are Joe.

Anonymous said...

who cares....you stinky liberals have to cry and whine about something or your day is ruined.

SO What you whine about something that happened at a Restaurant with a bunch of kids Get over it.

You Lamont people have been doing much worse.....attacking people on blogs, driving that stupid lame float around and the list goes on and on.

So just get over yourselves already you whiny liberals......

Love, Im voting for the right candidate who isnt Anti America..like Left Said Ned is

Gabe said...

Anon 4:57 - no one has done anything worse than what you did to the English language in your post...

Anonymous said...

The reporter who was heckled was Kenneth Cain. See his full report in GQ here:

http://men.style.com/gq/features/landing?id=content_5003