Ed Driscoll

Defining Infamy Down

The Media Research Center notes:

Twice on Tuesday, CBS News correspondent Trish Regan labeled as “infamous” the embrace, derided as “The Kiss” by supporters of Connecticut Senate hopeful Ned Lamont, between President George W. Bush and incumbent Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman in the well of the House after Bush’s 2005 State of the Union address. Regan didn’t attribute the characterization to Lieberman’s opponents. She stated it as fact. On the Early Show she explained over brief video of the event: “Ned Lamont has used this now infamous kiss to his advantage on campaign buttons and television ads, suggesting Lieberman is just too cozy with the President.” Then on the CBS Evening News, Regan asserted over the same video: “His campaign has used images like this now infamous kiss.”

The primary definition of infamous, according to Merriam-Webster is “having a reputation of the worst kind : notoriously evil”. Is there anyone who’s not a political junky (in other words, someone who doesn’t read a blog like this) and lives in one of 49 states not called Connecticut who’s either aware of this moment, or thinks it’s “notoriously evil”?