On Imus, Two Comparisons Between Lamont And Man Who Confessed To Killing JonBenet Ramsey
How badly do some people want Joe Lieberman to win? Bad enough to compare Lamont with John Mark Karr, the man who reportedly admitted to killing 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey.
It's just the latest in an increasingly ugly effort to make sure that Lamont doesn't win.
As JABBS has documented, Lieberman's "friends" in the media launched an all-out war against Lamont before he defeated Lieberman in Connecticut's Democratic Senate primary. Now that there's a rematch -- Lieberman is running as an independent -- the stakes have risen, and so have the insults.
The latest, and crudest, support for Lieberman came from morning show Imus In The Morning -- simulcast on MSNBC. On Thursday and Friday, the folks at Imus suggested that Karr "looks like Ned Lamont."
On Thursday, executive producer Bernard McGuirk said:
McGUIRK: He looks like Ned Lamont, actually. Is that who you want representing you, Connecticut?
The following day, host Don Imus repeated the thought in conversation with Hardball host Chris Matthews:
MATTHEWS (speaking about Karr): (T)he new guy, I said last night, he reminds me of Tony Perkins in Psycho. I mean, I don't know. I don't know what happened.
IMUS: It reminds -- we thought it was Ned Lamont, the guy running against Lieberman. ...
MATTHEWS: But he's a strange -- I'm looking at him now -- strangest-looking guy.
IMUS: We thought it was Ned Lamont.
MATTHEWS: Well, yeah, you made that point.
IMUS: I'm trying to make it again, Chris. You want to help us here? Chris, we're supporting Lieberman, if you did not know that.
MATTHEWS: I have noticed that trend here.
The crude comments from the Imus gang -- seemingly an attempt to be funny -- follow off-the-cuff comments from Fox News Channel correspondent David Bass, who said an “unruly” female passenger on an airplane flight was "probably not an al Qaeda affiliate, probably not a terrorist, could just be a Ned Lamont supporter."
Meanwhile, occasional Fox News and MSNBC pundit Ann Coulter tried to link Lamont with a distant relative she claims was a "Stalinist." She and other conservatives seem to forget that Lamont's father, Ted, is a lifelong Republican who served in the Nixon Administration.
Remember, folks, these pundits are paid by "news" channels, regardless of how much crap they spew.