I like this article on The Nation website so much,
I’m going to copy it in its entirety. It’s from their blog, The
Notion, so I think it is OK to do that.
Cancels Campaigning, Fox Carries On
Tue Aug 8, 4:48 PM ET
Joe Lieberman canceled his scheduled campaign events on Tuesday
afternoon, with his campaign announcing that the embattled senator
would spend the rest of primary day making get-out-the-vote calls.
Depending on one’s perspective, that’s either a sign that the senator
is confident, or a sign that he’s giving up on winning the primary.
But one thing is sure: the Fox News Channel is still campaigning for
Lieberman. An Election Day report on the neoconservative cable channel
featured an image of the neoconservative senator’s anti-war challenger
in today’s contest for Connecticut’s Democratic Senate nomination, Ned
Lamont, above the line: “HAVE THE DEMOCRATS FORGOTTEN THE LESSONS OF
The same report featured images of Lamont and Lieberman on a split
screen with an image of an Israeli tank, all above the line: A LAMONT
WIN, BAD NEWS FOR DEMOCRACY IN MIDEAST?”
Apparently, the network is delivering on Fox personality Sean Hannity’s
pledge of support from earlier this year. “If you ever want me to do
anything, for you and your re-election,” Hannity told the senator in
February, adding that, “I think we ought to have Conservatives for
Lieberman, a big fundraiser in Connecticut, and if I could ever do
that, I’d make it the biggest blowout celebration ever.”
No fund raiser? O.K., how about some TV time?
Meanwhile, there are reports that Lieberman’s website was shut down by
hackers. But right at this moment, the Connecticut Secretary
of State’s site, where the primary reports are to be posted, is not
responding. It is probably just because so many people are
trying to log on all at once. That is basically was a
denial-of-service attack does. Let’s
not jump to conclusions here.