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Lieberman Sells Out Democratic Party - Says They're Soft On Security

Reported by Donna - August 9, 2006 -

Yesterday the people of Connecticut voted 52% to 48% in favor of having Ned Lamont run on the Democratic ticket for U.S. Senator in November, defeating the incumbent, Joe Lieberman in the primary.

Today on Studio B with Shepard Smith we heard a little sour grapes from Joe Lieberman.

Fox had a clip of Lieberman saying that this was the wrong message that Democrats are sending. He said that this was taking the Democratic Party over the cliff on security. This was the overwhelming theme of the segment. They also had an earlier spot with Tony Snow saying that if you go against the extreme left they will come after you. (Comment: This is how Fox frames issues to fit the picture they want)

There was a brief clip of Ned Lamont who spoke about the Democratic people of Connecticut speaking out and declaring their choice of having an anti war candidate to represent them.

Comments: Fox tried to make it seem like the Democrats were soft on security by choosing Ned Lamont. The truth of the matter is that a majority of Americans do not believe in the war in Iraq and perhaps what should have been discussed was the inevitability of this vote. Lieberman is only further hurting his party by running as an Independent and expousing these ideas about the Democrats being soft on security - a Republican talking point. Maybe that's why Lieberman received more time than Lamont.