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Comments

Soylent Red

Is it just me, or does Lieberman in this picture bear a striking resemblance to Ted Danson?

topsecretk9

Lamont's campaign manager Tom Swan condemned this, calling it very offensive and said he requested that it be removed. He also said that while blogger Jane Hamsher is a supporter, she is not on the campaign pay-roll.

Interestingly enough, I don't think they would HAVE to pay Jane Hamsher...she has taken this campaign on as personal pro bono effort. She is everywhere the campaign is and posting inside campaign info, I guess they got what they didn't pay for but have supported nonetheless.

SteveMG

So Joe Lieberman, as a young man, literally - and I do mean literally* - risks his life and goes to Mississippi in the 1960s to help black Americans achieve a bit of justice and four decades later this is what he gets.

From a couple of snooks with computers who have done nothing in their lives compared to Lieberman.

Trash.

*James E. Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman.

SMG

Sue

Hmmm...

If we as a people run from controversial imagery, we will never stop running. Better to unearth and deal with the unpleasant than to live in fear.

...wasn't that what was argued when the subject was Danish cartoons? Any chance these people posted the Danish cartoons?

Sue

This is the party of 'free thinkers' people. In fact, I read an article that said the democrats had no catchy phrases like the republicans do. Their constitutes are required to think. I must admit, I really laughed when I read that article. You are not allowed to think. You are only allowed to toe the line...one drawn by the far left, or so it would seem.

PeterUK

"...wasn't that what was argued when the subject was Danish cartoons? Any chance these people posted the Danish cartoons?"

But Sue! Thank would have been racist!

jjm

Jane Hamsher is Carl Rove in drag. He has just outed himself. This is all part of the VRWC.

Sue

Well, the link is working anyway. It should say Ms. Hamsher has apologized. Sort of...

Sue

I guess someone is reviewing comments over there. Mine didn't make it through the censors, or so it would seem. ::grin::

topsecretk9

Do not miss this bit by Stephen Spruiell (check the background link too) on FireDog's "shoot first, fact-check later" mode of blogging. The left-o-sphere has been stinking up the blog-o-sphere in general. Not a good prospect in my opinion.

Neo

I hope they put up glass walls around this mud pit.

topsecretk9

Sue

Before I read your link, I am going to guess she relies excuses herself because she didn't create said graphic. I'm going to see if I am right.

Sue

One of my favorite comments over there...

Jane, I don’t expect any of the Malkin’s of the world to try to take you on.Much easier to rant to themselves.

How nice and tidy they keep it. I wonder if they know there censors are keepking those of us in Malkin's world out of their world? ::grin::

Rick Ballard

"Jane Hamsher is Carl Rove in drag."

Whoa. We're talking Cleo like stupid to the bone here - not Karl like at all. Suggesting bringing in antisemitic racebaiters to cure the problem - that's a little idea that RSS might come up with. Getting some good pics of Jesse and Al on either side of Thurston Howell III a few days ahead of the election - what a stunningly brilliant concept.

topsecretk9

Op nope, It's Liberaman and Michelle Malkin's fault she used the graphic!

The woman has no self-control and no business in political campaigning, she's not capable of acknowledging her own mistakes. She has blown it for Lamont.

Sue

Just for Leo...I'll acknowledge I know the difference between there, their and they're. ::grin:: I don't always use it correctly when typing fast, but I do know the difference.

topsecretk9

Darkblack, the image provider has a history of suppling Hamsher with her post images

2 links...Darkblack- commenting and leaving his newest "Rape Gurney Joe" image Hamsher ultimately used AND the url to the image

http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:KjtcxDu91MMJ:www.firedoglake.com/2006/07/09/head-on-collision/+Darkblack+firedoglake&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=1


http://static.flickr.com/59/186099980_6c4c396446.jpg

clarice

R/S/S/ strikes again. *whistle* This is a job for Soylent.

syn

Since the Hollywood Left supports Lamont, is this what Clooney meant when he majestically spoke at the Oscars how Tinsel Town is the guiding light for Liberalism's way?

Identity politics suck.

maryrose

hAMSHER'S BLOG; A NEW LOW FOR THE lEFT. tHIS ONE IS GOING TO BITE THEM ON THE -SS.
Go Lieberman -defeat these despicable human beings and their hoity-toity candidate named Ned. Just call yourself Theodore for God's sakes and stop going by your cute rich boy nickname. It's called Karma-live itlearn it love it. Lamont going down either in the primary or soon thereafter.

BumperStickerist

Jane Hamsher, Untrammelled

I think Tom owes Ms. Coulter some sort of apology.

Gary Maxwell

Wow for all the hubbub about Romney using the word "tarbaby" to describe the Big Dig, you would think this would get really big coverage. Somehow though, I am thinking it will not. Pity.

clarice

Somehow, I think you're right, Gary.

topsecretk9

I just had a funny thought. In light of Firedogs embarrassing posts about Lieberman and the "Wal Mart" Pac money that HE DID return, and now Lmaont and Hamsher doing the damage control distancing dance, I wonder if Lamont should announce he is returning all of Hamsher's campaign donations, like Liberman did with Wal Mart? HAH!

lurker

The conservative bloggers are increasing the awareness of this disgusting photo. I wouldn't be surprised if Fox News picks up on it.

Strange that the news from ME is fairly quiet this evening.

lurker

Sweetness and Light just reported that Cindy Sheehan is blaming Al-Maliki for breaking her fast.

Right.

Dr. Weevil

I have to ask: is the title of this post ("Beyond the Pale") a pun, or is the ambiguity of the last word just a happy coincidence? By the way, whenever I think of Jane Hamsher's site, which is not often, I can't help thinking the name should be 'LiarDogFake'.

lurker

Or 'RacistDogFake'?

Jim in Chicago

Speaking of the Left in all it's frothing lunatic splendor the comments to this post by Marty Peretz are priceless.

(I know you taught Algore at Hahvahd and all that Marty, but come home, you're true home is the center right not those lunatics.)

maryrose

Joe Lieberman has done more for Connecticut during his time in the Senate than Lamont can ever even hope to do. A man of honor and trust or a grasping manipulative millionaire... Come on voters in Connecticut...you know who the right choice is here. Someone who fought for civil rights or someone who made millions on the backs of those less fortunate. Wake up and smell the coffee.

topsecretk9

Maybe campaigns will start paying her to STAY AWAY from them, Hamsher is a Liability.


Sue

Wow. Did y'all know Joe helped George steal the 2000 election? I certainly hadn't heard that before. But a commenter at FDL is making that claim. Poor Joe. That's what he gets for standing his ground on something he feels passionate about.

Sue

They either deleted my comment before I saw it, or didn't allow it through. And leave up one calling Joe a ni##er. Go figure.

pdq332

...“blackface” has long symbolized African-American acquiescence to racial oppression. If you understand the symbolism, you appreciate that Steve’s imagery is making a statement in opposition to racism.

Does that mean Jesse Jackson should campaign for Lamont wearing blackface?

(To all other commenters here: I'm sorry. If you were offended by my offensive use of an offensive symbol for my own ends which I judge to be non-offensive, then you're obviously not smart enough to understand what I was trying to accomplish, and I'll make sure I type more slowly next time. Please take this as an apology no atter what the semantics suggest. Now where did I leave that bong?)


Sue

Wow, the mods must be under seige tonight, usually we don’t see that crap at all. Keep up the good work.

I knew it. What I didn't know was if they knew it. I guess this answers that...

::grin::

pdq332

...“blackface” has long symbolized African-American acquiescence to racial oppression. If you understand the symbolism, you appreciate that Steve’s imagery is making a statement in opposition to racism.

Does that mean Jesse Jackson should campaign for Lamont wearing blackface?

(To all other commenters here: I'm sorry. If you were offended by my offensive use of an offensive symbol for my own ends which I judge to be non-offensive, then you're obviously not smart enough to understand what I was trying to accomplish, and I'll make sure I type more slowly next time. Please take this as an apology no atter what the semantics suggest. Now where did I leave that bong?)


topsecretk9

Oops, TM had that link...I noticed this though


"It's extremely offensive," Lieberman said. "I have been the target of the 'blogs' on a lot of really offensive stuff, stuff I consider lies and smears, but this picture of me with Bill Clinton and me having my face blackened is offensive to people of all races and colors and just doesn't belong."

We don't know the motivation for this offensive blog and have been unable to contact Hamsher, but the photo was removed at approximately 4:00 p.m., judging by the comments made by others on the blog.

Where's Jane? Another TownHouse directive to STARVE the story of OXYGEN!

topsecretk9

They either deleted my comment before I saw it, or didn't allow it through. And leave up one calling Joe a ni##er. Go figure.

Don't tell me Sue, Hamsher DELETED your comment? Has ANY conservative EVER been able to comment on Ms. "WAPO don't dare delete comments" blog?

This Seixon take down of Hamsher's policy of editing and deleting comments is hilarious.


Sue

I think I've figured out why I can't be a progressive liberal. I don't know enough cuss words. ::grin::

Sue

Top,

Okay. I won't tell you. But it happened. ::grin:: Whoever moderates her board has Scary beat all to hell...

Rick Ballard

"Did y'all know Joe helped George steal the 2000 election?"

A reference to Lieberman's refusal to join the attempt to disenfranchise servicemen by disallowing the counting of absentee ballots. One reason, among many, that Algore isn't mentioned as a potential future contender.

Sue

Rick,

Ahhh...I didn't make that connection. I also didn't realize that not wanting to disenfranchise servicemen was somehow a scheme to help Bush steal the election. Silly me...

Soylent Red

Sweetness and Light just reported that Cindy Sheehan is blaming Al-Maliki for breaking her fast.

Heh. The world's first hunger strike where you actually get to eat periodically.

At least Bobby Sands had the courage to drop dead for his convictions. We should all get so lucky with Mother Sheehan.

One more example of liberals being all paint job and no engine.

R/S/S/ strikes again. *whistle* This is a job for Soylent.

The Bald Man chuckled softly...

topsecretk9

I'm chuckling over Hamshers weak attempt to pivot this as adversaries trying to paint it as something it's not...Isn't that the premise of every single post at FireDogLame on Leiberman? Evidence today is their very embarrassing posting on the Wal Mart Pac money?


Hamsher needs to let go of what she THINKS are winning tactics, campaigns in the future need to strike a Forrest Gump pose and run, faw, faw away!

Rick Ballard

TS,

I think she could do a fantastic job for the Klobuchar campaign in MN. I really hope she isn't put off by Lamont's coming loss in CT and that she immediately turns to give Amy a real helping hand up north. She would be an invaluable asset.

clarice

"Then on to help Cantwell'"R/S/S/ whispered to Hamsher over the cell phone he'd filched from Armstrong."Rahm is a jerk who doesn't have a clue. You and Mowlett's Ass, on the other hand, are going to bring this party to its rightful place."

topsecretk9

Luscious comment

Mickey says:
August 2nd, 2006 at 7:47 pm
That picture was a mistake. I’m sorry it happened to you, Jane. In medicine, we call it therapeutic zeal - wanting to help so badly you overdo it and end up making an error. It’s the reason for the Hippocratic Oath, “Do no harm.”

Fortunately this one didn’t hurt anything very much. It just gave Michelle Malkin something to crow about - always annoying. But no one who is serious about life reads her anyway.

Oh, and it was troll bait of the first magnitude…

Over zeal, wanting to do too much! Trying too hard.

Love the "troll" bait, are Firedoggers even ALLOWED to experience "trolling"? They're so "protected". Talk about cacooning.

Tom Maguire

I left this comment there

Was it just a couple of weekends ago that the NY Times Book Review tackled "Black Like You: Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture"? An excerpt:

Still, John Strausbaugh argues in the persuasive, provocative "Black Like You," blackface continues to hold an especially vilified place in American culture. "The swastika, the 'N-word' and blackface, because of their special historical significance, are the ne plus ultra of hate speech," he writes.

IMHO, if the only critics of that graphic are "Drudge, Malkin, the usuall Wingnut suspects", that may reveal more about the left than the right.

Not to overlook some of the commenters here, of course.

Oh, re this:

I don’t expect any of the Malkin’s of the world to try to take you on. Much easier to rant to themselves.

I have been advised by folks whose comments have been bounced that the comment moderation process will keep you all safe and sound here. But that is only a rumor I am passing along - I have no way to verify it.

Christopher Fotos

Interestingly enough, I don't think they would HAVE to pay Jane Hamsher...she has taken this campaign on as personal pro bono effort. She is everywhere the campaign is and posting inside campaign info, I guess they got what they didn't pay for but have supported nonetheless.

Y'all remember that July 4 piece from the New Haven Independent:

For now Hamsher has an extended-stay motel room in Meriden. She's hoping to rent a farmhouse in Guilford through the primary; a bunch of her West Coast buddies want to stay with her and the poodles to witness and blog history themselves.

Or not.

richard mcenroe

SteveMG — Oh, come on, dude, Charlton Heston marched to give blacks the vote, so it OBVIOUSLY is no longer a "progressive" credential anymore, if indeed it ever was.* Lieberman's just passing.

*Unless you're talking about, y'know, black felons in Florida or something...

topsecretk9

So TM, it seems you can't even comment on FireDog world. See?

topsecretk9

the poodles to witness and blog history themselves.

Chris the irony in this is well, (OK I've used up all good adjectives)...um...delectible?

Pete

I don't know what is the correct way to say this, but Jane/firedoglake's coverage of the CT senate race has always struck me as obsessive. There are far better blogs on the left than FDL.

sam

08/02/06 Reuters: 15 insurgents and 3 policeman killed in fighting near Madaen

08/02/06 AP: Motar rounds kill three

08/02/06 AJC: Vets' return fraught with psychological hurdles

08/02/06 Reuters: Sectarianism, crime tainting Iraq police

08/02/06 AP: Medic Faces Court - Martial in Killing

08/02/06 AFP: Iraq president to move against Kurdish rebels

08/02/06 AP: Attacks rise in troubled western Iraq, top Marine commander says

08/02/06 Centcom; MARINE DIES IN ALANBAR AUG 2.

08/02/06 Centcom: SOLDIER DIES IN AL ANBAR AUG 2.

08/02/06 Reuters: Eleven bodies pulled from the Tigris

08/02/06 Reuters: Two bodies found in Qamishli

08/02/06 UPI: Three reporters killed in Iraq in 2 days

08/02/06 AP: Bombs, mortars kill 12 on soccer field

08/02/06 AP: Firm pays $4M to settle Iraq fraud

08/02/06 Reuters: Thousands of Shi'ites march in Baghdad in support
of militias

08/02/06 Reuters: Sectarianism, crime tainting Iraq police

08/02/06 AP: Haditha evidence implicates Marines

08/02/06 Reuters: Police station attacked in Tal Afar

08/02/06 Reuters: Roadside bomb kills three, wounds 4 in Hawija


08/02/06 Reuters: Gunmen kill employee of a human rights group in Diwaniya

08/02/06 Reuters: Roadside bomb wounds 2 Iraqi soldiers in Diwaniya

08/02/06 Reuters: Handcuffed body found in Kirkuk

08/02/06 AP: Two traffic police colonels killed by drive-by shooting in Khalis

08/02/06 Reuters: Roadside bomb kills policemen in Mosul

08/02/06 AP: Bomb hidden in garbage bag kills kills three, wounds eight

08/02/06 AP: Iraq vows to handle security this year

08/02/06 WaPo: Sergeant accused in Iraq deaths sues lawmaker

08/02/06 WaPo: Rebuilding Iraq an unfinished job

08/02/06 AP: Soldier says comrades threatened to kill him if he told anyone about the shooting deaths.

08/02/06 DoD Identifies Marine Casualty Pfc. Jason Hanson, 21

ed

Hmmmm.

Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

So. Let me get this straight. Lamont thinks he'll score points by campaigning with these two. Even though Jesse Jackson's semi-famous for his "Hymietown" reference to New York City. And Al Sharpton who has vilified jews for decades.

Lamont.

I wonder if he's the guy Red Foxx, of "Sanford & Sons" fame, was talking about when he kept on saying "You dummy!".

topsecretk9

I thought I read Jesse said this current kerfluffle was "low-level sutff", so much for the "OUTRAGE"

topsecretk9

Oh and I am still hung up on that even TM's comment is held up TWONHOUSE OXYGEN HOLDING land, can anyone point me to TM's comment available on FireDogworld? Sam?...Sam you enjoy posting freedom here, can you help with our inability to EVER comment at FireDogLake?

topsecretk9

Oh...they solved the problem by closing comments, how utterly BRAVE and SO WAPO comment thread of Jane !


I DEMAND TO SEE THE UN-POSTED UNEDITED COMMENTS!

boy she bloginked this quite a bit, sure Jay Rosen has a perfectly reasonable justification/i>!!

/sarcasm off

richard mcenroe

TS9 — What is Sam's point with the casualty listings. Does he think we are unaware of Iraq casualties? Is he trying to rub out noses in what he imagines is our moral culpability? Or is he just cheering?

topsecretk9

Rich

Yes and Yes.


Sam, apparently lives it's life through blogs and is unaware blogs are just PART of the information gateway. Therefore Sam, looks bubblisitc and dumb at the same time, but autistic too.

topsecretk9

WOW, JANE does the very thing she over-freaked on the WAPO for = remember worst crime to humanity?, she (or a minion) deleted a photo AFTER Malkin linked to it....scroll down to

Here it is. And here's Hamsher directing Lamont via Flickr:

When you click on the flickr link?

You get

"Ooops, this has been "DELETED"


WOW, WAPO did it because the comments were profanity laced, Hamsher led the lynch mob. Hamsher does this sort of "DELETE" THING with no comment ALOT, sans the profanity, high on the Oh Shit I blew it...H Y P O C R I T E anyone? Worse hypocrite anyone?


I am sure "pluk" has a "good" defense.

Kevin Hayden

You noted The comments section at that Huffington Post make it clear that most readers found the graphic to be offensive and inappropriate.

Your post was made a bit before 5:36 pm, likely around 5:00 pm. Yet you also stated:
Lots of reax at Memeorandum but guess what? I only see righties that posted criticism of this weird use of blackface. Well, maybe we can have a little fun - back during the Debbie Frish debacle when various righties were moaning about the near-total silence of the left...

Jane's article appeared at The Huffington Post around 10:30 am, Eastern time. From Memeorandum, I learned which bloggers responded first:

Michelle Malkin- 11:36 am
Ace of Spades- 12:17 pm
Silflay Hraka- 12:35 pm
American Street- 12:35 pm
Booman Tribune- 12:36 pm
LGF- 9:40 am, PACIFIC time

So lefty bloggers were two of the first five to respond, critically. Of the 18 blogs who wrote about it between Hamsher's post and apology - a 6-1/2 hour period - four were lefties.

I can't account for why you 'only see righties' when you peer at Memeorandum, but the fact is that Jane drew criticism from both sides. I happened to catch it on my lunch break and posted then. Within such a short space of time, it's kind of silly to make hay about adequate response. Many people work. Many people don't read HuffPo regularly, nor Memeorandum.

I get irritated about the whole notion that, in a nation where 100 million voted in the last Presidential election with around a 52-48 split,that each of us bloggers must somehow be aware of what's being said or written about roughly 50 million others voting like we did, and we then must dissent at once, or we're tacitly in agreement with the loonies (be they left or right).

The Deb Frisch debacle was just another example of that rather silly posturing. Whether the posture originates from the left or the right, its implication is false, to anyone utilizing common sense.

I'm certain that I've made remarks in my life that offended people. I'm sure I've told ethnic jokes, sexist jokes, nationalist jokes, and others. I'm certain that almost everyone has or has had unfair biases. I'm sure we all make errors in judgment.

Congressional reps, senators and presidents impact the lives of millions and their decisions have occasionally caused the deaths of tens of thousands. That's why they deserve and get constant scrutiny.

I don't presume pundits like Malkin speak for most Republicans, nor would I suggest that Hamsher speaks regularly for me.

Let's maintain a bit more perspective, eh? And let's keep the principal focus on those who are or aim to be elective officials. They're supposed to be the public's servants. Us bloggers occasionally earn justified criticism. But when we overinflate the impacts on real lives caused by bloggers, I fear we trivialize the discourse and sideline the oversight of the truly powerful, whose errors can destroy or benefit many lives.

Kevin Hayden

Speaking of blogger errors, I failed to close italics properly in that last comment. I presume that's proof of my moonbattery.

Kevin Hayden

Nope, guess it was topsecretk9's comment that threw all the comments off. Hopefully, I corrected it herein.

topsecretk9

--Speaking of blogger errors, I failed to close italics properly in that last comment. I presume that's proof of my moonbattery.

Posted by: Kevin Hayden | August 03, 2006 at 12:22 AM--

Paranoid much? Heard of Larwyn?

Yes, it was me that left the thread open to to italics, we at JOM are pretty forgiving of that, and TYPO's too!

MAYBEY instead of you deep irritation of "right" bloggers NOT IGNORING a MONSTROUSLY HUGE BAD BLUNDER on the part of a LEFTIST blogger WHO WANTS to be NOTICED, spend a little quality time not only condemning, but CHANGING THE DISCOURSE, or rather cleaning your own house.

Of course if you had the courage to do so you will be labeled a LAP DOG OF Bush, so it's much easier to crab at conservative blog for pointing out uncomfortable realities about your side.

Or...you know, just get a massage and tell yourself your post mattered.


(BTW - will you post a comment at FDL for me? she deletes mine, unlike TM-- He lets you post LONG and multiple comments)

Jane

>But when we overinflate the impacts on real lives caused by bloggers, I fear we trivialize the discourse and sideline the oversight of the truly powerful, whose errors can destroy or benefit many lives.

The problem is, that is the discourse from the left, particularly regarding Joe Lieberman. And as much as it should be trivilized, people like Jane Hamsher and Kos make sure its not.

It also highlights what "leadership" if chosen by Kos and Hamsher would look like.

Terrye

What is sam's point? That the news media is obsessed with death in Iraq. Strange isn't it that Saddam managed to starve, murder, torture, rape, disappear and in general terrorize millions of people without this kind of attention from the media. For instance, if there was a newsbreak or headline out there that referred to the 13,000 children found in a mass grave being put in that mass grave I missed it. Nope, for the intrepid media it was just not worth mentioning at the time.

noah

BOT (best of thread): "LiarDogFake" by Dr. Weevil. (You get a toaster...just send me $39.95 to cover S&H)

The last time I went to FDL (several months ago) even I was offended by the language. Today I notice Ms. Hamsher was on her best verbal behavior.

Patton

Will Ned Lamont be able to shake off the Jane Hamsher TAR BABY??

lurker

Nope, we'll see how successful their voter turnouts are.

MayBee

TS- BTW - will you post a comment at FDL for me? she deletes mine

You are smearing Jane Hamsher! Your posts don't get deleted- or at least they wouldn't if you would post positive things about Jane. Is that so hard? :-)

PeterUK

Apologies are simply not enough to exculpate Jane Hamsher's egregious racism,after extensive racial awareness training,she must retire from public life,don sack cloth and ashes,to devote the rest of her life ministering to the poor.

Bob

PeterUK... get real! That stuff is only for the "little people". People of her stature are given way more latitude when it comes to racism. How else could the Democrats exist!

PeterUK

Bob,
Henry II was as big as you could get in those days, he paid penanance,and that was just for offing an Archbishop!On your Knees Hamsher!

Bob

Ok PeteUK... that works for me!

rogera

Conservatives need to start supporting Hamsher more fully--keep her actively involved in electoral politics--You would think that Hamsher is the love child of Mary Matalin and Karl Rove--just like genital herpes, she is the gift that keeps on giving.

And as the estimable Rick Ballard points out ("stunningly brilliant," ineed): Bringing "hymietown" jackson and al Crown Heights sharpton together is the way to take care of Hamsher's egregiousnous--thats going to lock up the Jewish vote in Ct all right.

You really can't make this stuff up!!! This is starting to sound like some of the dark and stormy night threads--except its true!

Daniel DiRito

Read a satirical critique of the battle being waged amongst Democrats in the Lieberman v. Lamont Senate race coined "The Hatfield's & McCoy's"...here:

www.thoughttheater.com

Mary in LA

"Sam" forgot the "p" in his name. :-P

Tyler Hudson

Jane Hamsher is disliked in Hollywood. Her ex-husband, with whom she produced Natural Born Killers, was punched in the face at a Hollywood eatery by Quentin Tarantino. Hamsher is the quintessential bitch. I am not even sure what kind of credentials she has to be injecting herself in politics like this other than her experience smoking the penises of Murray Waas, Dan Froomkin, and Markos "respect my authorit-ay" Moukakaka. Hamsher has made many enemies at Paramount Studios and Fox studios for her cutthroat unethical shenanigans and she must feel she can apply those tactics to politcs. She is really no different than the people she excoriates like Kate O'Beirne or whatever her name is. If you recall, Hamsher, who is producing a documentary on the meth epidemic, launched a campaign on her insane blog, to have readers post negative reviews on Kate's latest book. I don't know what Jane thinks she does for the progressive movement but she does not represent the movement and neither does Markaka. Both of them are limousine progressives who dine at Spago and wax poetic about the Beverly Hills-ization of the netroots and the progressive movement. Hamsher and her fat, ugly redheaded friend, Christy Hard-on Smith, are simply the president of the lefty blogs' popularity club. That's it.

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