This made me laugh:
The bitter Democratic Senate primary in Connecticut erupted in fresh controversy Wednesday over a doctored photo of Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) in blackface that was posted by a blogger who has been an influential promoter of challenger Ned Lamont.
Lieberman angrily demanded that Lamont denounce the action and sever all ties with Jane Hamsher, the founder of the Web log Firedoglake, who posted the photo on another blog, HuffingtonPost.com. She travels with the campaign along with other bloggers. She is not on the campaign staff but has actively promoted Lamont’s candidacy and helped raise money for him through her blog.
The photo, showing former president Bill Clinton in dark glasses and Lieberman in blackface, appeared early Wednesday, accompanied by a dispatch attacking Lieberman, his supporters and some news organizations. There was no mention of the photo in the dispatch, and the photo later was removed. But the two campaigns heatedly traded charges as the day progressed.
I think we are now to the point where activists on either side of the political aisle can be an impediment to campaigns. While many of you support whatever vicious attacks you launch against the political enemy, the mainstream of the country doesn’t really look at the grenade-chuckers in both parties very favorably. It is not surprising that Jane is the center of thiscontroversy, as I have noted before (amidst being shout down, her entire schtick is that she is a ‘fighting Dem’ who has built her entire audience around making inflammatory comments.
On a side note, I wonder why the party that worked so hard to move towards racial equality now has so many residents that jump on the chance to do overt race-baiting every chance they get. This is, to my knowledge, the second or third time liberal bloggers have been involved in a “black face” controversy involving an election.
BTW- Do I get special bonus points for writing this whole post without using the phrase the “Jane Hamsher’s of the left.”