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October 27, 2004

Daily Kos is a lot of things...

By Byron LaMasters

Liberal. Provacative. Progressive. Perhaps "far-left" or "left-wing". I'm sure Markos wouldn't have too much of a problem with any of those labels. But, the Daily Kos is not raising money for terrorists. That's the libelous campaign rhetoric in Tom DeLay's latest attack on Richard Morrison's association with Daily Kos:

"LaRouche is a con felon and all I can tell you is that Mr. Morrison has supported and campaigned with LaRouche followers and Mr. Morrison also has taken money and is working with the Daily Kos, which is an organization that raises money for fighters against the U.S. in Iraq," said DeLay.

In response, the Morrison campaign issued the following statement:

RICHARD MORRISON STATEMENT ON DELAY’S LIBELOUS CAMPAIGN RHETORIC

(Houston, October 27, 2004) Richard Morrison, Democratic candidate for
District 22 issued the following statement today.

“Tom DeLay has crossed the line many times before but this time he’s gone beyond the pale…even for Tom DeLay. In a desperate attempt to shore up his support by making outrageous claims about me he has libeled an American veteran. He claims Daily Kos is an organization that raises money for anti-American Iraqi fighters. This is a bald-faced lie. The Daily Kos is not an organization. It is a blog written by Markos Moulitsas Zuniga a veteran of the U.S. Army. Daily Kos doesn’t shy away from pointing out DeLay’s ethical and legal problems but that doesn’t make Markos a terrorist sympathizer. This is the United States of America and freedom of speech is a right that Tom DeLay can’t over ride just because he doesn’t like what you’re saying…even if he thinks he is the federal government.”


Markos made an unfortunate remark about the deaths of American contractors in Iraq this spring, but to suggest that Daily Kos is "raising money for fighters against the U.S. in Iraq" is a blatant lie. As for the Morrison / LaRouche connection, I'm just perplexed.

More at the Stakeholder, Kuff and Kos.

Posted by Byron LaMasters at October 27, 2004 10:04 PM | TrackBack


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