Joe Scarborough Drops the Ball
I rarely criticize conservatives in public, especially those whom I like, but on tonight's Scarborough Country, my buddy, Joe, my favorite non-Fox cable host, dropped the ball.
He interviewed Al Franken to discuss the recent and continuous attacks against our troops from the left, most recently from an LA Times columnist who actually had the guts and honesty to come right out and say he doesn't support our troops.
Scarborough heaped compliment after compliment after praise on Franken for doing his part, visa vi his USO Tours, to support our troops overseas.
Joe went on to say that after all his research he couldn't find any examples of Franken ever disparaging our troops.
I'm not sure just how hard Joe researched so I'm going to help everybody out.
These examples come from my book, Pants on Fire: How Al Franken Lies, Smears, and Deceives
Page 184 from a parody song titled, Sorry, Here is one verse:
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…
another skit with Franken interviewing an Air America correspondent from Gitmo, reading the confession of a Taliban prisoner whose confessions are coerced via torture, including burning and having his head submerged in water
Franken spent 2 days, April 28-29 2005, remembering the anniversary of Abu Ghraib but no time remembering the anniversaries of the fall of Saddam's Statue in Baghdad or the capture of Hussein.
March 17, 2005 Franken does a skit mocking as (un)newsworthy a Wall Street Journal headline that “50 million people in Afghanistan and Iraq were enjoying freedom.” In the skit, Franken interviews a fictional BBC correspondent reading the Wall Street Journal headline with machine gun fire, bombs, and minefields blowing up in the background.
Franken has embraced and supported the film Fahrenheit 9/11 which portrayed our troops as heavy metal rock n roll killers.
In the summer of 2005 Franken dismissed conservative talk show host Melanie Morgan's upcoming trip to Iraq to report "the truth from our troops" as sheer propaganda
Franken has done stories about military recruiters preying on drug addicts, high school dropouts and other vulnerable youngsters as if it was common practice.
Al Franken is no friend of the military. He is a cunning opportunist who knows how to play the media. It is sad, that now, even some conservatives have fallen for his ploys.