Lieberman's Hacking Story Will Continue

Via Connecticutblog, we learn that the Stamford Advocate has filed a Freedom of Information Act Request to find out more information on the Lieberman hacking lie.

This week, O'Connor and Blumethal's offices told The Advocate they have closed the investigation after finding no evidence of criminal conduct, tampering or sabotage. They did not say what had caused the problems with the Web site.

The Advocate has filed Freedom of Information requests with both offices seeking more information on the investigations.

The lack of answers has prompted outrage from many online bloggers who over the summer accused Lieberman of using the crash to smear Lamont and his supporters.

Wednesday's national Daily Kos blog's headline read: "It's official: Lieberman and Co. lied about 'hacking.'"

It's funny.  In my research into the 1960s I'm finding out just how much we newfangled progressives owe the New Left and the reformers of the time.  The Freedom of Information Act was pushed through by Ralph Nader, and Connecticut Citizen Action Group, which Nader also founded, generated the social network used to beat Lieberman in the primary.  And SEIU, which backed Lamont in the general, has leadership that came indirectly from the radical organizers of the New Left.  At the same time, NARAL, founded in the early 1970s and a direct outgrowth of the feminist movement, was on the other side.  

Anyway, that's just an aside.  What's fascinating about the Advocate is that they are clearly responding to the pressure from bloggers who are angry that the whole story isn't being told about the campaign.  We know, for instance, that Lieberman just out and out lied when he said he would try to end the war as soon as possible.  We know he called Lamont a liar for saying that a vote for Lieberman means a vote for more war, and immediately after winning reelection Lieberman called for escalation in Iraq.

The hacking story is just a symbolic little obvious lie, but we want answers.  The press isn't bothering to hold Lieberman accountable for lying to the voters of Connecticut about his position on the war; at least the Stamford Advocate is willing to investigate the hacking story.

We're not letting this go.  The Lieberman people want to let their disgraceful campaign be part of the past.  And if Lieberman had paid heed to the voters and called for an end to the war in Iraq like he promised, we might as well.  But he obviously lied, and citizens of Connecticut just didn't see through it at the time.  And so now it's time he be held to account.

Tags: Connecticut, CT-Sen, Joe Lieberman, Ned Lamont (all tags)



What can we do to pressure CT media?

Emails wont be enough. Does someone have a way of coordinating an attack on these media outlets in such a manner that they cannot ignore these issues? They would have to address these issues just to get us off their backs?

by Pravin 2006-12-24 02:59PM | 0 recs
Re: Lieberman's Hacking Story Will Continue

Just a note -- FOIA isn't just a tool for journalists.  Under FOIA, the presumption is that every government document ought to be disclosed promptly to a citizen upon request, unless the government has a specific need not to disclose.  You can learn a lot via FOIA.  Learn more here.

by Adam B 2006-12-24 07:04PM | 0 recs
Re: I still dislike Joe Lieberman......

He is still a loser. He was expelled from our Party and had to run as an Independent. I can see if he did that on his own accord, but he was forced to run as an Independent.

That's nothing to Tout! That's embarassing.


by FreedomOFSpeechFromTheDNC 2006-12-25 09:00PM | 0 recs
Re: Lieberman's Hacking Story Will Continue

Can Lieberman be recalled?  

by dkmich 2006-12-26 02:45AM | 0 recs
Re: Lieberman's Hacking Story Will Continue

Good for the corporate media.

They sometimes do their job, if they're prodded and shamed into it enough.

Anyway, to paraphrase Nixon: The people have a right to know if their Senator's a crook.

by Bush Bites 2006-12-26 03:50AM | 0 recs


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