Thursday, December 21, 2006

Lieberman falsely accused bloggers of hacking his site

Remember when Lieberman's website went down right before he lost the primary to Lamont? Lieberman accused the Lamont campaign and/or bloggers of hacking his site? Well, the FBI and State Attorney General have concluded that the Lieberman campaign's accusations are completely groundless.

What happened was that they had a cheap host and the pre-primary traffic spike (easily predictable) exceeded the allocated bandwidth. So of course the site went down. Ironically, the Lamont campaign offered to help get it back up, IIRC.

Lefty reactions summarized here. Basically, the Lieberman campaign got numerous MSM outlets to take the accusations seriously, when bloggers had already debunked the accusations very quickly. Let's see if Lieberman apologizes...

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