Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Maddy Albright all wrong

Ms. Albright appeared on Hannity $ Colmes last night (and was reported in Newsmax today).

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright insisted Tuesday that Sudan never offered to round up Osama bin Laden and extradite him to the U.S. - saying President Clinton's claim to the contrary was "a misstatement."

However, according to a Washington Post Report researched by Barton Gellman after 9/11, he writes in rather lengthy detail how the Clinton administration from the president on down never treated the threat of terrorism as a top priority. (portions of the report are available in my book, Pants on Fire, pages 134-139)

This was verified by Richard Clarke, George Stephanopoulos, and others in the administration.Treasury secretary, Robert Rubin, rejected numerous requests to shut down and disrupt the banking of known Muslim groups who were funding terrorists.
Any way you look at, Bill Clinton was a disaster in combating the terror threat which we will be living with for years to come. And if you think things are bad now under a resolute George Bush, they would be ten times(or more) worse under a less resolute, UN embracing Democrat president.

Dennis Kucinnich versus John Bolton

The more I see John Bolton, the more I realize he was a brilliant appointment to be the US Ambassador to the corrupt and inept United Nations.

Yesterday, Bolton was called before some congressional panel and was grilled by the little the mouse that roared, Dennis Kucinnich. Kucinnich was outraged that after presenting evidence to Bolton that there were US marines on the ground in Iran, Bolton dismissed it.

And what was the source of the marine story? the New Yorker magazine.

So I guess the CIA lies and is unreliable in gathering intelligence, but the New Yorker is a credible source

Ted Kennedy refuses to endorse Joe Lieberman

Two nights ago, the senior senator from Massachusetts was asked by Hardball's Chris Matthews if he was going to support the re-election of his colleague, Joe Lieberman. His reply was that he respected Joe Lieberman.... but there was no endorsement and no sign that Kennedy supported his re-election.

Ironically. Lieberman is one of the saving grces of the Democrta party, one of the last bright lights in a party dominated by far leftists like Kennedy, Clinton, Dean, and Pelosi.

Just six years ago, Lieberman was called the "conscience of the senate." Frankly, that doesn't mean much, I mean if it takes a "conscience" to label Bill Clinton's behavior as inappropriate, what does it say about the rest of the senate who refused to pass judgement?

Monday, May 01, 2006

New Direction

As you can see from the blog header, I will no longer be focussed exclusively on Al Franken - a very, very indecent and bad man.

While I will continue to monitor his activities and any news pertinent to Franken, including his yet to be announced Senate bid in 2008, I will broaden this blog to include important news items of the day by bringing you my perspectives and analysis.

As always, your comments for and against are welcome as long as the profanity is kept to a minimum.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

My Letter to Joe Scarborough

Tonight, Al Franken was a guest (for the 5th time in the last 2 month's) on Scarborough Country to give his opinions on where the President Bush is going wrong.

Below is my email to Joe Scarborough:

Joe,
I'm still trying to get invited on your show to respond to Al Franken's smears against the right.

He constantly talks about how W. had a chance to unite this country after 9/11 but divided us instead. Where is his evidence for that?
We were all united? Do you remember Cynthia McKinney's letter to the Prince of Saudia Arabia?
Do you remember Patty Murray's address to high school students about why Bin Laden is so popular?
Do you remember Bill Clinton's address at Georgetown U. claiming that the Arabs have not forgotten the US history of slavery and human rights abuses?

Franken himself has sought to blame Bush for 9/11 for ignoring a PDB which according to Franken spelled out the plans for 9/11 to take place.

Joe, I hope you'll give me a chance to be on your program,

Alan Skorski
Author of Pants on Fire: How Al Franken Lies, Smears, and Deceives

Franken's numbers are in....

As Posted on the Drudge Report: I highlighted Franken's numbers because he's always bragging about how well he's doing and how Air America is growing and growing and...

In my book, I noted that as of last spring 2005, Franken had an average of 61,400 per quarter hour, but look at his numbers now, since he's been "growing" and the publication of his book, The Truth.

NYC, JAN-MAR, 2006
RADIO AUDIENCE AVG QTR HOUR
12+ LISTENERS

LIMBAUGH 141,700
HANNITY 118,200
GAMBLING 108,400
CURTIS/KUBY 101,500
IMUS 94,100
LEVIN 80,700
JOY BROWNE 69,500
O'REILLY 64,200
SAVAGE 62,900
BATCHELOR 43,300
INGRAHAM 37,500
FRANKEN 35,600
RANDI RHODES 27,900
LIONEL 27,100

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Air America Contiues to Grow

.... to the bottom of the heap that is.

As was recently reported on the Drudge Report:

The just released radio Winter Book [Jan-Mar 2006] from ARBITRON shows AIR AMERICA in New York City losing more than a third of its audience -- in the past year!

Among all listeners 12+, it was a race to the bottom for AIR AMERICA and WLIB as mid-days went from a 1.6 share during winter 2005 to a 1.0 share winter 2006.

During PM drive, host Randi Rhodes plunged to 27,900 listeners every quarter hour, finishing 25th place in her time slot, down from 60,900 listeners every quarter hour in the fall.

David Brock Smear merchant get's it wrong on Tony Snow

Not much of a shocker on the headline since it could apply to just about everybody Brock attacks, but it is particularly offensive when it is done to Tony Snow considering the number of high profile liberals including former Clinton spinster Lanny Davis, who had nothing but high praise for Tony's appointment.

Below is a "posting" from Brock on his group's site about the appointment of Tony Snow:

President and CEO David Brock on New White House press secretary Tony Snow

April 26, 2006 (Washington, DC) -- David Brock, President and CEO of Media Matters for America, released the following statement in response to the formal announcement that outgoing White House press secretary Scott McClellan will be replaced by syndicated columnist and Fox News host Tony Snow:

"Tony Snow and the Bush White House seem like a match made in heaven: Snow and his colleagues at Fox News have been among the most effective spokespeople for the Bush administration. But given Snow's long history of making false and misleading claims, his hiring will do little to change the perception that the White House is more interested in stonewalling and deception than in getting the facts out.



According to numerous news reports, the liberal Center for American Progress think tank - a group that has supported Brock's organization financially - has circulated numerous past comments of Snow criticizing Bush administration policy. So where does Brock get his information that Snow is guilty of spinning for the administration while at Fox News?

Here are just a few examples of Tony's criticizing this administration:

Snow called the president "something of an embarrassment," a leader who has "lost control of the federal budget," the architect of a "listless domestic policy" and a man who has "a habit of singing from the political correctness hymnal."

The answer is simple. Brock is just a small time, run of the mill smear merchant.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Al Franken a Plagiarist?

.... Sure seems so. In my book, chapter 24, I make the case that in Franken's "Lying Liar" book his chapter attacking Fox News was almost verbatim from a report put out by the ultra-liberal media watchdog group, FAIR, 2 years earlier. No where in his book does Franken cite FAIR as his source. In other words, he passed it off as his own research.

Ironically, no liberal who attacked me or my book ever challenged my plagiarism charge against Franken

Yesterday, Newsbusters.org, a division of The Media Research Center, posted this interesting story on their blog:

http://newsbusters.org/node/4745

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Sean Hannity versus Alice Baldwin

I've been reading and hearing the transcripts of the Hannity/Baldwin fight or shall I say, "bitch-slap" for the last few days now.

I keep hearing Alice's defenders say that he was "set up" or "ambushed" and that's why he reacted the way he did and stormed off the set of Brian Whitman's radio show.

The real story here is how Baldwin, like so many of his arrogant elitist Hollywood contemporaries, truly believe that there is no one on this earth who is smarter than they are and that anybody who criticizes them is an ignoramous or has the intellect of a "construction worker."

I was invited to do an interview with an Air America affilaite out of san Diego this past January after I accused Franken of using his USO tours as a publicty stunt and that he shows contempt for them with his skits and parodies mocking them on his radio program.

At first, the hosts were criticizing me and trying to bait me. I responded politely and respectfully. What was supposed to be just a 25 minute interview turned into a 1 hour segment and they ended up liking me (as much as a liberal can like a conservative). There was no nasty name calling (except from some callers) or ad hominem attacks like Baldwin did to Hannity.

A few weeks ago actor Richard Belzer appeared on Bill Maher's Friday night HBO program and declared that because he reads 20 newspapers (yea right)a day, and the troops are just a bunch of 19 and 20 year olds who couldn't find other employment (maybe they ought to try construction) he was better informed to talk about what is really happening in Iraq than the troops were.

Baldwin, Belcher, Clooney.... they are all the same - arrogant, pompous jerks who think they know more than they really do.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Al Franken the plagiarist visits Comedy Channel

Last night, liberal funny man Al Franken appeared on the Colbert Report. It was a very funny segment, due in large part to Colbert.

Franken was asked why he hates Bill O'Reilly. Among the litany of reasons, Franken stated that O'Reilly was a hypocrite. Well, if being a hypocrite is a good and mature reason to "hate" somebody, I sure hope Franken doesn't read, Do As I Say, where he might come across the vast examples of hypocrisy from buddy Michael Moore, best buds the Clinton's, and if he looks in the mirror, his own hypocrisy.

When asked why Democrats are better for America than Republicans, he stated that Dems's weren't corrupt. He's right - just ask Al Gore and he'll tell you that there is no controlling legal authority.

The truth is, Franken is a liar, a fraud, a hypocrite, and as I illustrate in lengthy detail in my book, Pants on Fire in chapter 24, Al Franken is also a plagiarist.

I don't think O'Reilly is a plagiarist