Saturday, August 19, 2006

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.


Anonymous TomInTib said...

That transcript sounded like some elementary school punk

and I will say it again

and again

and again

2:40 PM  
Anonymous pooja said...

And through it all Lamont remains patient, calm, and steadfast.

when MSM try to throw remarks at him to get a stir. He replies with a thoughtfully construed statement. He really makes Lieberman and the Repugs look like a circus. You don't become a self-made millionare of a company without having a head on your shoulders. I am actually really proud of the way real Americans can act in the face of politicians.

2:40 PM  
Anonymous MadMaddie said...

I agree.... I think that most Americans are getting sick of the bully stick....

2:41 PM  
Anonymous EstimatedProphet said...

Does Imus live in CT?
Does he have a reason to have an opinion on this? Do the CT senators represent him? I'd bet not, so he needs to shut the fuck up. This isn't his business.

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Kickoutthejams23 said...

Well he does.
He lives in Westport. I think his comment is idiotic but an idiotic comment from a radio talk show host is as surprising as (Put favorite old saying here). And I certainly wouldn't restrict comments to the CT Senate race to only registered CT voters. I mean let's be honest if it wasn't for people outside of CT there would be no Lamont candidacy at all.

2:41 PM  
Anonymous otohara said...

I Sent e-mail to MSNBC but what good will it do?

For a former major drug, alcoholic loser, it's amazing to me he gets so much attention, but that's our media. Former criminals and losers rule the air waves.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Catchawave said...

His very unfunny racist sidekick, Bernie (?) kept repeating that Lamont looked like the Jon Benet "killer". Imus said he wouldn't let any democrats on his show that won't support "his friend" Joe Lieberman. I say, let the dems boycott Imus !

2:43 PM  
Anonymous cry baby said...

I heard C. Matthews on Imus the other morning.
He (Matthews) said that Imus got Clinton elected. Imus didn't argue the point...he must think he is God or something. Matthews was just kissing his ass!

2:44 PM  
Anonymous eleny said...

This could backfire really big
The people of CT ought to be getting pretty pissed at the national media by now. I hope the Repukes get a big does of Yankee backlash.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous MrSlayer said...

What can you expect from a no talent hack?
Imus is a pimple on the ass of the radio world.

2:44 PM  

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