August 12th, 2006

Lamont Campaign Reaches Out to Journalist Snubbed By Lieberman

Maybe Iraq wasn't the only reason Sen. Joe Lieberman went down in flames during Tuesday's Democratic Primary in Connecticut, losing to political neophyte Ned Lamont (left).

While Lieberman's support of the George Bush's failed Iraq policy was the most compelling reason why Connecticut voters turned on the three-term incumbent, perhaps there were some underlying reasons as well - such as a lack of responsiveness.

As noted by GamePolitics in June, San Jose Mercury-News columnist Mike Antonucci expressed deep frustration with both Lieberman and Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY).

Neither senator responded to Nooch's repeated requests for comment on their video game politicking. Clinton and Lieberman, of course, are co-sponsors of the Family Entertainment Protection Act (FEPA), along with Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN).

Blogging yesterday, Antonucci remarked that he had reached out to Lamont following Tuesday's Connecticut primary, seeking the would-be senator's position on First Amendment issues and how they relate to video games and other forms of media.
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Spurned by E3, Small GameCo's Look to CES Organizer

In the wake of E3's untimely demise, perhaps game journalists will have someplace to go next May, after all.

A press release received by GamePolitics from the Consumer Electronics Association indicates that CEA, which operates the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), has already begun to "solicit gaming industry feedback and explore the viability of a West Coast event in late spring 2007 focused on the gaming and entertainment marketplace."

CES is not without history in gaming circles. Until E3 was created in 1994, CES was the largest gaming show in the United States. CEA notes with pride that the Xbox and PlayStation consoles were "launched or previewed" at CES.
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