When C&L started to grow pretty quickly--there were a few times when my site went down and I thought it was under attack. It took a couple of hours for the hosting company to respond to me. (Do they ever supply phone numbers?) I was frantic. They said I exceeded my bandwidth and pulled the plug without even telling me. I screamed and they put me back up. I've moved on since, but that's why I knew Lieberman's crybaby routine about his site going down was ridiculous. The media, of course, didn't bother to investigate and printed stories like this.
[...]It's clear that Lieberman's website isn't suffering from a Denial of Service attack. But now I have the definitive answer as to why Lieberman's site went down. They are paying $15/month for hosting at a place called MyHostCamp, with a bandwidth limit of 10GB. MyHostCamp is currently down, along with all their clients. Here's the deal -- you get what you pay for. My hosting bill is now over $7K per month. A smaller site doesn't need that much bandwidth, but if you're paying $15 because your $12 million campaign is too freakin' cheap to pay for quality hosting, then don't go blaming your opponent when your shitty service goes out. read on
You can see how the "liberal media" lapped up all of Lieberman's tears and how out of touch they are with blogging in general. Joe should have hired people who knew what they were doing. I think Lieberman's camp owes an apology for smearing Ned and his supporters.
Jane Hamsher: The problem could’ve been fixed 15 hours ago if they’d bothered to simply switch their normally low-traffic site to another server when it began, but it seems to be serving their purposes. I’m frankly at a loss to explain their reluctance to accept any help from the Lamont campaign, or secure it for themselves..
Duncan: If the storyline reads that Lieberman was robbed by evil bloggers, then he can justify running as an independent almost no mater what he loses by. The lapdog media has been more than helpful in fueling this narrative for Lieberman.
Never mind that the Lieberman website crashed the last time they had huge traffic back in June. Never mind that the Lamont campaign has offered to come help fix the problem. Never mind that the Lamont website has a Google cache link to the Lieberman website, thus allowing it to receive several times more traffic than it would have otherwise. Never mind that the Lieberman website had no interactive features or tools for supporters to use anyway. Never mind that the idea that this is even a DOS attack doesn't add up. Never mind any of this, because the lapdog press cannot stop falling all over themselves to help throw Lieberman a lifeline for a few last minute sympathy votes and a justification to run even if he loses tonight.