In the earlier post about the NYT, Lamont and Lewinksy, I wrote: “Who cares? It’s not as if Lamont is touring Connecticut talking about berets and cigars.”
To which a TPM reader replies:
No. You’re missing this pretty badly (as did Drum). Lamont has been talking about this all spring and summer.
And this is a reporter doing a good job.
Lamont is being asked about it repeatedly because L’affair Lewinsky has long been a standard part of Lamont’s attack on Lieberman.
And since the Lamont camp has basically been repeatedly making a false charge, I don’t blame a reporter for wanting to pin the candidate down on the precise basis of the attacks.
If L’affair Lewinsky has been a standard Lamont attack on Lieberman, then I would be wrong to say the NYT was ginning up news on this. So, have berets and cigars been a part of the Lamont repertoire (I mean that figuratively, folks)? Shoot me the links, and I’ll eat some crow.
Late update: However, as a number of readers have pointed, the NYT‘s characterization of the email that Lamont sent Lieberman way back when does seem a tad misleading. You be the judge.