lieb-9.jpeg The media had a field day with Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) this week because of his controversial stance on the national health care reform bill.

As reported on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday, Howard Kurtz showed clips of TV correspondents commentating on so much “hate” for Lieberman. He also elicited metaphors and names for the senator from print guests that included The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza and The Weekly Standard’s Matthew Continetti.

Fox News’s Bret Baier: “The one man who is the focus of so much hate from the left…”

CNN’s Anderson Cooper: “Is he really the most hated man in Washington tonight?”

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann: “He has become a senatorial prostitute.”

Lizza: “He became a pinata … because of the way that the left views Lieberman as a turncoat and someone that represents a liberal state, a blue state, and they should be able to vote with the rest of the Democratic Caucus on this issue.”

Continetti: “…He’s been public enemy number one for the left for some time.”

And finally, we visit Wonkette’s degenerate comment section: “Miserable old prune”; “Senator Droopy Dawg”; “A–hole” and “That f-ker.”