Saturday, July 30, 2005

Al Franken and Air America; defenders of the "little guy"

Now I don't know if it's just a coincidence that Al Franken took this past week off, because Rush took the week off(As I've stated before, without Rush, Franken is left having to come up with his own material) but he may want to consider taking the next week, or two, off as well.

With new revelations that Air America was the (illegal) beneficiary of close to a half million dollars of tax payer dollars earmarked for the children and the elderly, how will these champions of "the little guys" explain themselves?

How will these great humanitarians explain to their progressive and populist audience that a radio network with multi million dollar investors, and great ratings, is actually taking money from the poor and defenseless?

How will Franken and the rest of the AA gang, who repeatedly berate Republicans as captives of crony capitalism, justify taking tax payer funded money for liberal social programs, for partisan political attacks?

Stay tuned

Monday, July 18, 2005

The Author that Scares Al Franken

There are all kinds of behavioral patterns to spot a bully.
For example:
Bullies pick on people who are smaller than they are.
Bullies only attack when they think they will win.

And I'm sure you have your own observations as well.

So here's one on Al Franken.

On June 24, Franken tag teamed with Salon's Joe Conason to pummel Ed Klein, author of The Truth About Hillary.

I personally did not read the book, nor do I feel I need to.

Many critics on the right joined in the chorus of attacks on Klein. Some, maybe based on substance, yet others I fear, out of political calculation.

With Joe Conason on his side, and just enough inconsistencies in his book, Bully boy Franken felt comfortable enough that in the half hour or so of his show, he could body slam Klein and discredit him.

I saw the interview. It was not pretty.

A clear victory for Franken and Conason, and you could hear them gloating and popping the champagne corks following the interview.

As I wrote earlier, bullies only go after people they think they can beat.

So this brings me to the point of this blog;

When will big gutsy man, Al Franken, interview Candice Jackson, author of Their Lives: The Women Targeted by the Clinton Machine? Or is he afraid that this book, unlike Klein, isn't as easily refutable? Or maybe, Franken doesn't believe that presidents and their wives harassing vulnerable women is a big deal.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Majority Report joins in the slime

Many of you may not be aware of this, but Air America does have more talk show hosts than just Al Franken. And believe it or not, Franken isn't even the most vile of the group (details in my upcoming book, Pants on Fire: How Al Franken Lies, Smears, and Deceives)

Last night, as I was dial surfing, I picked up Air America's "The Majority Report" with Janeane Garofalo and Sam Seder. Now I am accustomed to the vularity that comes out of the mouth's of these two, but my friend in the car was not.

Here is what Seder had to say about Brit Hume.

Seder: He's a scumbag, and some say he's the reason his son committed suicide.

In all my years of listening to talk radio I don't think I've ever heard something as mean or vicious as that.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Right wing Propaganda Tour

For anybody who listens to Al Franken, we're all familiar with his USO Tours and his "love for our troops."

You also know how angry he gets anytime someone from the right, John Podhoretz and Rush Limbaugh just to name a few, suggest that liberals take a certain glee when "bad news" from Iraq is reported.

So you can imagine my surprise when Al Franken assailed conservative talk show hostess, Melanie Morgan(on his July 6 program), who is leading a group of other radio talkers to Iraq to report the truth about the good news that is taking place but only receiving scant coverage (at best) in this country.

Franken referred to her trip as the "propaganda tour."

Way to stand up for our guys in the military, Al!!!