Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Democrat ties to Jack Abramoff

Al Franken is never at a loss for words and charges of corruption against Republicans, particulalry those Republicans who are also of the Christian faith, when the topic of indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff comes up.

In his recent book, which isn't doing quite as well as his last, Franken took special glee in referring to Abramoff as a "hard charging Orthodox Jew." It makes people on the left feel better when a supposed religious person gets caught up in legal trouble so secularists can feel good about themselves when they get in trouble.

But I digress.

In today's New York Post, Ian Bishop writes that Democrat Congressman Charles Rangel, the ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committe, has taken more money from American Indian Tribes tied to Abramoff than almost any other Democrat in the House.

According to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, Rangels take of $36,000 from two different Indian Tribes ranks him third amongst all House Democrats.

According to the column, Rangel has no intention of returning any of the money.

Think we'll hear from Al on this?

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Liberal Media Bias?

There is a new study put out by UCLA claiming to prove that there is indeed a liberal media bias.

"But the study is flawed," so says Franken sock-puppet David Brock of Media Matters, a left wing smear site.

Below is a head line from Brock's most recent posting:

Former fellows at conservative think tanks issued flawed UCLA-led study on media's "liberal bias"


I only bring this up because it is so funny to read someone like Brock, who also consults with and advises Al Franken, talk about media bias or studies which prove such.

In Pants on Fire, I spend three chapters proving the bias including a section that quotes directly from Daniel Okrent, the former NY Times public editor who not only acknowledges liberal bias at his paper, but gives numerous examples, including his papers cheerleading role on the gay marriage issue.

In his Lying Liar book, Franken's main piece of evidence to disprove the "liberal media bias" claim is a study from the Pew Charitable Trusts which, according to Franken, showed that Al Gore (the liberal) received much more negative media coverage that George Bush (the conservative) during the 2000 election. Hence, no liberal media bias. The problem is, or shall I say THE TRUTH is, that the Pew study didn't cover the campaign, just the debate performances. And as most people remember, Bush whooped Gore in the debates, not to mention Gore's boorish behavior- sighing into his microphone when Bush was speaking, or in the 2nd debate when Gore walked over to his "space."

Franken also frequently cites the University of Maryland PIPA study which according to Franken states that Fox News misleads its viewers. In my book, Pants on Fire, I include a press release from PIPA stating explicitly that their study, (contrary to the left wing spin) in no way proves Fox News bias or misleading its viewers...

There is plenty more on this subject and without sounding like I'm trying to push my own book, it does make a great Christmas, Hannukah, or Kwanzaa gift.

Friday, December 16, 2005

David Brock: COWARD

On November 8 of this year, David Brock of Media Matters attacked me following my appearance on MSNBC's The Situation With Tucker Carlson by providing faulty and incomplete evidence to call me a liar.

For those of you who don't know, Media Matters is a group which is notorious for monitoring conservatives then posting distortions of their comments on their website.In fact, Brock is a weekly guest on Franken's radio show.

Brock posted my personal email address and within 24 hrs, I received over 150 pieces of hate email.

This past Sunday evening, I met radio talk show host Michael Medved who agreed to have me on his program to discuss my new book, Pants on Fire: How Al Franken Lies, Smears, and Deceives, provided that there is someone to defend Franken's position. Since Franken is unavailable, David Brock seemed to be the perfect person. After all, Brock feeds Franken information on a regular basis, and since Brock felt enough of an authority to smear me based on my criticism of Franken, I figured we should invite him to debate me and discuss his attacks against me.

This past week, 3 calls went into Media Matters HQ and messages were left for Brock to accept our invitation for a debate. Our calls were not returned.

This makes Brock not just a smear merchant, but a feckless coward as well. He calls people liars, posts their phone numbers and email addresses for others to harrass them, then when offered the opportunity to back his claims, he hides under his desk.

Well, I figure if Brock can post my contact information, I can post his. I urge people to contact his office and demand that he be a man and face me to not only defend Franken who claims, "I hold myself to impossibly high standards" but to defend his attacks against me.

202-756-4100
mm-tips@mediamatters.org

Monday, December 12, 2005

Al Franken's USO Tour is a travesty

As Al Franken leaves tomorrow to do what he is claiming to be his 6th USO Tour (Which it may very well be)it sickens me to no end knowing how much he has hurt them here, that he has no business attaching himself to a worthwhile organization as the USO in order to elevate himself and increase his profile and celebrity status.

I called the USO office and left a message on a young ladies voicemail explaining my displeasure with Franken being allowed to "predatorily" latch onto the USO. I received a call back, also left on my voicemail, explaining that while there are some celebrity entertainers who are opposed to this administrations Iraq policies, they leave that at home and focus stricly on entertaining our troops.



So let me be clear about why I am so upset about Franken's going abroad. I don't have a problem with celebrities opposed to this administration who then go overseas to entertain our troops. I do have a problem with a celebrity who mocks and parodies our troops, yes I said OUR TROOPS, not the administration, then going abroad as if he loves and honors our guys.

Here is a brief clip from a Franken parody on our troops from his "best of" CD.

sorry 'bout the prisoners
sorry they got raped
sorry they got tortured
sorry it got taped...

believe me when I say their apology is sincere
I'm awfully sorry for that broomstick up their rear...


So pardon me if I'm just a little miffed about Al Franken being honored as a member of the USO tour.

This is like the NAACP allowing David Duke to perform at their functions as long as he promises to leave his "black" jokes at home.

If any of you decide to call the USO to protest, let them know about this passage from Franken's parody and ask them if this is simply disagreeing with this administration or an obsecene parody against our troops.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Al Franken is no Paul Wellstone

On today's program, Franken interviewed Jeff Blodgett, executive director of Wellstone action.

They took time to remember Paul and his legacy.

As I wrote in my book, Paul wellstone was a good man. I didn't agree with him nor would I ever have voted for him. But I did respect him because he was sincere about his beliefs.

I contrast that with Al Franken, who has some fantasy ideas about running for Pauls old seat in 2008.

When paul Wellstone spoke about support for affirmative action he meant it. Unlike Al Franken, who according to different reports, has hired less than a handful of black people out of over 100 applicants.

When paul Wellstone spoke of support for our troops, he didn't send mixed messages. Unlike Al Franken who boasts of his USO Tours then comes back home and makes fun of them on his radio show.

Paul Wellstne was an honest man who conservatives from Tony Snow to Rush Limbaugh respected.

Al Franken is a character assassin and a vicious smear merchant whom few people respect.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Franken lies....on C-Span

This morning, I caught the Franken hour on C-Span telling his audience at the Jimmy Carter library that President Bush lied us into war...lied about Iraq...

Some of this is getting old and tiresome, but as long as Al Franken is out there misleading, we have to hold him accountable.

Early in his speech he told his audience (I'm paraphrasing) "my wife isn't happy about my USO Tours. She said, you don't see Sean Hannity doing these tours. Then I said, honey, that's not fair, Sean doesn't have any talent. I said this to Sean when I interviewed him at the Democrat convention, and he said it wasn't funny...." Franken told this tired old joke on David Letterman, Conan O'Brien and now C-Span. The truth is, this exchange between Franken and Hannity never happened and I go into greater detail in my book about the REAL exchange between them.

Then Franken went into his "Bush lied" routine. Below are some, what I guess, would be Democrat lies, according to Al Franken. (Note: this compilation of quotes are from my research as well as from frankenlies.com)

PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: "We have to defend our future from these predators of the 21st century. … [T]hey will be all the more lethal if we allow them to build arsenals of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and the missiles to deliver them. We simply cannot allow that to happen. There is no more clear example of this threat than Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. His regime threatens the safety of his people, the stability of his region and the security of all the rest of us." (Remarks At The Pentagon, 2/17/98)

MADELEINE ALBRIGHT, SECRETARY OF STATE, CLINTON ADMINISTRATION: "Iraq is a long way from Ohio, but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risk that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face. And it is a threat against which we must and will stand firm. In discussing Iraq, we begin by knowing that Saddam Hussein, unlike any other leader, has used weapons of mass destruction even against his own people." (CNN’s "Showdown With Iraq: International Town Meeting," 2/18/98)

SANDY BERGER, NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, CLINTON ADMINISTRATION: "Some have suggested that we should basically turn away. We should close our eyes to this effort to create a safe haven for weapons of mass destruction. But imagine the consequences if Saddam fails to comply and we fail to act. Saddam will be emboldened believing the international community has lost its will. He will rebuild his arsenal of weapons of mass destruction, and someday, some way, I am certain, he will use that arsenal again as he has 10 times since 1983." (CNN’s "Showdown With Iraq: International Town Meeting," 2/18/98)

SEN. JOHN KERRY (D-MA): "Saddam Hussein has already used these weapons and has made it clear that he has the intent to continue to try, by virtue of his duplicity and secrecy, to continue to do so. … It is a threat with respect to the potential of terrorist activities on a global basis." (Press Conference, 2/23/98)

SEN. JOHN KERRY (D-MA): "If you don't believe ... Saddam Hussein is a threat with nuclear weapons, then you shouldn't vote for me." (Ronald Brownstein, "On Iraq, Kerry Appears Either Torn Or Shrewd," Los Angeles Times, 1/31/03)2

SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-WV): "I do believe that Iraq poses an imminent threat, but I also believe that after September 11th that question is increasingly outdated." (Congressional Record, 10/10/02)

SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-WV): "Saddam’s existing biological and chemical weapons capabilities pose real threats to America today, tomorrow. … [He] is working to develop delivery systems like missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles that could bring these deadly weapons against U.S. forces and U.S. facilities in the Middle East. He could make these weapons available to many terrorist groups, third parties, which have contact with his government. Those groups, in turn, could bring those weapons into the United States and unleash a devastating attack against our citizens. I fear that greatly." (Congressional Record, 10/10/02)

SEN. HILLARY CLINTON (D-NY): "In the four years since the inspectors, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. … It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capability to wage biological and chemical warfare and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." (Congressional Record, 10/10/02)
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REP. NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): "Saddam Hussein certainly has chemical and biological weapons. There’s no question about that." (NBC, "Meet the Press," 11/17/02)

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Al Franken's Book Sales Dropping

Looks like the Truth doesn't sell like Lies.

According to recent book scans, Al Franken's latest book, which has received tremendous publicity, has dropped in sales from 19,000+ books two weeks ago to 15,600 this past week.

Now granted some angry liberals are going to write me that his book is beating mine in sales, but then again, my publisher didn't spend over $100,000 in publicity either.

Nor did I appear on Matt Lauer, Letterman, Leno, Imus, Stewart,...