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Just Get Off Yer Butt and Ask…


Irresponsible, lazy reporting pisses me off.  Atilla the Hen and Gerstein have been pimping their bogus DoS attack story on anyone with a steno pad — with no proof, with no substantiation other than a computer hosting company who says their incoming traffic exceeded their bandwidth (well, duh, it was the day before the election…planning, anyone?!?), and with nothing other than a lot of hot air and finger pointing.

MSNBC has been salivating about the story for the last hour (go Tweety and Noron…way to underreport…).  The NYTimes had a bit by a computer reporter yesterday evening.  But there is one thing I have yet to see from any of them…

A statement from the Lamont campaign.  Why?  Because as far as I know, they didn’t bother to ask for one.  Well, I did — and look what I found on the Lamont website, already issued and out there for the reading.  Here’s the official response:

If Senator Lieberman’s website was indeed hacked, we had absolutely no part in it, denounce the action, and urge whoever is responsible cease and desist immediately. It is our sincerest wish that everyone planning to vote for Ned Lamont or Joe Lieberman does so today.

Tim Tagaris, Internet Communications Director, Ned Lamont for U.S. Senate

Yo, media wankers.  Stop being patsies, do your freaking jobs and report on real stories instead of pimping out the Lieberman smarm message of the day.  Good lord, do we bloggers have to do everything?  Sheesh. 

Next time someone calls me an angry blogger, I’m going to point to this example of hack journalism.  How many reporters can you count in the above photo of Ned leaving his polling place this morning — and you are telling me that not one of them bothered to ask him what his position was on this "burning" issue from the latest Lieberman smear job?  Pa.the.tic.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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