Al Franken Acknowledges Air America going Bankrupt?
There is a saying in Hebrew, “silence is like an admission.” In our Justice system, we have something called “taking the fifth.” And while pleading the fifth does not convict someone in a court of law, it is very telling in the court of public opinion.
Air America talk show host Al Franken has spent a great deal of time since the networks inception over a year ago, playing so-called “gotcha” audio clips of his favorite targets like Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly. The way it works is, he plays a clip and then tells his audience why it's a lie. Great fun for everybody.
On his September 28 program, together with weekly guest David Brock of Media Matters, an organization which claims to monitor and expose right wing misiniformation,
He spent roughly 13.5 minutes going over nine alleged O'Reilly falsehoods from an earlier O'Reilly and Radio Factor.
Not one of them, not one second, dealt with O'Reilly's September 27 Television show in which the # 1 rated cable news star, Bill O'Reilly, interviewed conservative pundit Michelle Malkin and radio industry expert, Brian Maloney. During the ENTIRE segment on The Factor the focus was on how Air America is mismanaged and that they are on the verge of bankruptcy.
One would think that if Franken and Brock are going to spend close to fourteen minutes “debunking” O'Reilly's claims that the Bush administration is spending more on poverty programs than his predecessor Bill Clinton, or that Independents swung the re-election for George Bush in 2004, Franken would spend at least that much time defending the integrity of the network which employs him.