CNN's Jeanne Moos Highlights 'Liberal Hate' at Joe Lieberman

December 16th, 2009 6:54 PM

On Wednesday’s Situation Room, CNN correspondent Jeanne Moos exposed some of the left-wing rage being directed at Senator Joe Lieberman, especially on the Internet. Moos’s examples of “liberal hate” at the Connecticut politician ranged from fantasy Hanukkah gifts, such as a muzzle, to a YouTube video of a woman having her cats attack a string which stood in for the senator [Moos's full report is available here].

The correspondent’s latest light report for CNN highlighted Liberman’s “new low among liberals.” Along with the multiple examples of leftists mocking the senator on, Moos noted the strong reactions from “progressive radio hosts,” such as Mike Malloy, and attacks on liberal blogs like The Huffington Post and Daily Kos:

MOOS (voice-over): From the days of high fives (crowd cheers), Joe has hit a new low among liberals....From regular Joes on the Internet to progressive radio hosts.

MIKE MALLOY, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: Shmuck? The sour little prune. This man turns my stomach....

MOOS: Senator Lieberman hasn’t been fed to the liberal lions yet, but he’s been fed to the cats.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 1 (from Come on, you guys. This string is Joe Lieberman. Come on, go get it. Lieberman must pay!

SENATOR JOE LIEBERMAN: I can tell you that inside myself, I have not enjoyed this period of time. I’ve done what I thought was right.

Jeanne Moos, CNN Correspondent | NewsBusters.orgMOOS: Yeah right, say liberal blogs. The Huffington Post asked readers, what would you give Joe Lieberman for Hanukkah? And got suggestions like a muzzle or a horse’s head like in ‘The Godfather.’ The left-wing Daily Kos posted a poll asking which word describes Joe Lieberman and offering only the same word (a vulgar term for a donkey’s anus)- so much for multiple choice. On YouTube, Joe Lieberman’s eyes and other body parts were fried in hell (video of eggs frying).

Besides the left-wing cat lady, the videos included a baby blowing a raspberry at the senator, a mock video of Liberman as a hostage taker making demands, and a “crummy Joe Lieberman impression.”

Despite all the zany examples of “liberal rage” at Lieberman, Moos omitted that some on the left have gone so far as to target the senator’s wife in retribution for his opposition to government-run health care.