It's been a fun couple of days, what with getting attacked on my blog because some bloggers thought I was somebody else, and having David Brock look into my past, what more could an author ask for.
I appeared on The Situation with Tucker Carlson this past Monday night to promote my new upcoming book, Pants on Fire:How Al Franken Lies, Smears, and Deceives (WND Books)
Well Brock being Brock, sprung into action. His opening salvo against me was about how much money I raised in my congressional run back in 2002. Somehow my campaign is a joke but Howard Dean who raised more money than G-d, still managed to lose, is someone to be taken seriously.
Then Brock got to the good stuff.
For example, he criticized me for saying that information about min. wage earners, and how Franken smeared Rush on this subject, was in my book but that I didn't provide any information on the show. What Brock doesn't tell his subscribers is that Carlson gave me one minute to wrap things up, making it impossible to elaborate.
Then I spent the rest of the day arguing with Brockanoids who said that Brock exposed me, and they cited the numbers from The Bureau of Labor Statistics to back up their point. For example, Brock wrote,"Also, the BLS data clearly demonstrate that the vast majority of minimum wage earners are 20 and older -- refuting Skorski's claim that Franken "made up" the data." The problem with that of course, is that there is no age bracket or category for "people over 20." Never mind that Brock is reading from the wrong column on the BLS site. A portion of the narrative from the BLS reads as follows:
2.9 million Americans (out of 72.9 million who are paid by the hour) earn minimum wage or less.
With that being the case, it's very hard to understand where Al Franken came up with 60.1% of minimum wage earners in America are adults (a category which doesn't exist in the BLS study)
On the whole Peabody/Polk award issue, since Brock is not privy to my countless email exchanges with Franken on this matter, it is impossible for him to know what I was basing my accusations against Franken on.
Making the rest of his attack moot, and all of his supporters who emailed me such lovely emails having once again been duped by Brock