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Mass Amnesia

by: tparty

Mon Jan 08, 2007 at 08:40:55 AM EST

Adding to the list of Connecticut reporters who seem to have lost the oxygen supply to the parts of their brains that covered the election last year, Brian Lockhart of the Stamford Advocate today leads off with an article titled "Lieberman won't back down" from the drastic escalation of the Iraq war that, evidently, he had been calling for all campaign long:

Lieberman said yesterday his support of the war lost him August's primary to Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont, who called for withdrawing U.S. forces in the campaign. But it did not cost him the November election, Lieberman said.

"I didn't change my position, and I'm grateful I was able to win the election with broad 'tri-partisan' support," he said, referring to the many Republican and unaffiliated voters who returned him to office. "There should not be any shock about the position I'm taking now."


LIEBERMAN: Well, Tom and Joanne, Ned has got me confused again. But I'll tell you one thing he is wrong about. The situation in Iraq is a lot better, different than it was a year ago....

So I am confident that the situation is improving enough on the ground that by the end of this year, we will begin to draw down significant numbers of American troops, and by the end of the next year more than half of the troops who are there now will be home.

Obviously, in addition to losing brain cells, Connecticut reporters have also lost their access to Google.

Luckily, Reid and Pelosi are completely ignoring His Irrelevancy, as Iraq will now be a significant part of the "first 100 hours."

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"it's a new day" school of journalism (4.00 / 1)
If they didn't ignore the past, they'd have to admit their complicity in shaping it.

Stenography Journalism (0.00 / 0)
Basically what Lieberman said was written down verbatim with no background or context. What Lamont said was ignored and given Lieberman's slant of what Ned said or was reputed to have said.

Again, Connecticut journalists by and large shamed themselves in 2006.

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Joe is an Independent (0.00 / 0)
Independents aren't accountable for anything they say.

Or anything they are reported to have said.

Or will say.

I wish I knew about this (0.00 / 0)
...before I spoke to him today.  Lockheart called me for a quote about the Krayeske situation.  I basically told him it's worrisome that people can be targeted for arrest because of their opinions. 

Hopefully he didn't fuck up the quote and it appears in tomorrow's Advocate.

Connecticut Bob

Congrats... (0.00 / 0)
...on being picked up by Atrios at Eschaton.  Brian Lockhart has made it to the big time!  (Well, all publicity is good publicity, right?)

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