First, "Lamont Criticizes Lieberman’s 1998 Rebuke of Clinton Over Affair"
Lieberman responds predictably: "Lieberman Defends 1998 Rebuke of Clinton"
And now the knife is twisted, the dagger plunged, with "Lieberman Points Out a Turnabout by Lamont"!
Groan. Digby complaints are that (1) our press corps focuses on this, rather than Lamont's new education proposal or his views on Iraq, health care, or whatever; and (2) Lamont's letter is hardly the 'gotcha' the Times is claiming.
Right twice, but... c'mon, Lamont is running with the big dogs now. The press is superficial and looking for quick headlines and the sun rises in the east - deal with it.
Lamont should have sat down to dinner with seven Times reporters armed with scripted talking points - education reform, health care, Iraq, repeat until they are bored to tears. And if they are bored to tears, so what? Let them cry, and don't spoil the soup. These reporters are not his friends, this is not a dinner party, and Lamont has no obligation to entertain and amuse these people.
Folks can whine about the attitude of the Times for all eternity; Lamont ought to upgrade his own message management, starting yesterday.
I blame the victim - somebody read to him a few posts from the Somerby archives.