Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Sean Hannity versus Alice Baldwin

I've been reading and hearing the transcripts of the Hannity/Baldwin fight or shall I say, "bitch-slap" for the last few days now.

I keep hearing Alice's defenders say that he was "set up" or "ambushed" and that's why he reacted the way he did and stormed off the set of Brian Whitman's radio show.

The real story here is how Baldwin, like so many of his arrogant elitist Hollywood contemporaries, truly believe that there is no one on this earth who is smarter than they are and that anybody who criticizes them is an ignoramous or has the intellect of a "construction worker."

I was invited to do an interview with an Air America affilaite out of san Diego this past January after I accused Franken of using his USO tours as a publicty stunt and that he shows contempt for them with his skits and parodies mocking them on his radio program.

At first, the hosts were criticizing me and trying to bait me. I responded politely and respectfully. What was supposed to be just a 25 minute interview turned into a 1 hour segment and they ended up liking me (as much as a liberal can like a conservative). There was no nasty name calling (except from some callers) or ad hominem attacks like Baldwin did to Hannity.

A few weeks ago actor Richard Belzer appeared on Bill Maher's Friday night HBO program and declared that because he reads 20 newspapers (yea right)a day, and the troops are just a bunch of 19 and 20 year olds who couldn't find other employment (maybe they ought to try construction) he was better informed to talk about what is really happening in Iraq than the troops were.

Baldwin, Belcher, Clooney.... they are all the same - arrogant, pompous jerks who think they know more than they really do.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Al Franken the plagiarist visits Comedy Channel

Last night, liberal funny man Al Franken appeared on the Colbert Report. It was a very funny segment, due in large part to Colbert.

Franken was asked why he hates Bill O'Reilly. Among the litany of reasons, Franken stated that O'Reilly was a hypocrite. Well, if being a hypocrite is a good and mature reason to "hate" somebody, I sure hope Franken doesn't read, Do As I Say, where he might come across the vast examples of hypocrisy from buddy Michael Moore, best buds the Clinton's, and if he looks in the mirror, his own hypocrisy.

When asked why Democrats are better for America than Republicans, he stated that Dems's weren't corrupt. He's right - just ask Al Gore and he'll tell you that there is no controlling legal authority.

The truth is, Franken is a liar, a fraud, a hypocrite, and as I illustrate in lengthy detail in my book, Pants on Fire in chapter 24, Al Franken is also a plagiarist.

I don't think O'Reilly is a plagiarist

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Air America's Future?

There have been no less than a half dozen columns today, and O'Reilly's Talking Points Memo dealing with the news that Air America could lose it's satellite here in New York by the spring.

The little mean guy in me says "good, you got what you deserved," but that would be shadenfreud (I'm sure I'm spelling it wrong). The truth is, Air America, Franken and the rest just never had a clue. They don't understand what successful talk radio is all about. They don't understand respect for other people's views or opinions. Worst of all, they believe that anybody who doesn't think the way they do is either stupid or evil.

Do they really think that all they need to do to keep a captive audience is attack O'Reilly, Hannity, Limbaugh, Fox News,... Is that the depth and intellect of their audience? Do their listeners tune in every day just to hear these people call Bill O'Reilly nasty names?

Air America is a business, a failed busines at that, but businesses come and go. What is really sad is that these people remain clueless about the average American radio listener.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Who is the real impostor?

Bruce Bartlett, a former advisor in the Reagan White House and economist has written a new blockbuster book titled:

Impostor : How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy

What is so disappointing to me is the way he has carried on in the publicity of his book. He claims that he is trying to send a wakeup call to the Republican Party, that we run the risk of losing the White House or congress or both unless we get control of the reckless spending, a spending Bartlett contends, breaks from the great traditions of Ronald Reagan.

I, for one, do not disagree with Bartlett's contention, spending is out of control and we are going to be in big trouble, both as a party and a nation, unless we stop it now.

But what is the real reason behind Bartlett's expose? If he is truly concerned about the economy and Republican Party as he states, aren't there better ways then calling our president an "impostor?" If the "Reagan legacy" is so important to Bartlett, isn't his book a violation of Reagan's 11th commandment?

Maybe I'm wrong and the president does need a public spanking to recognize that his fiscal policies are a disaster.

But what I find completely unacceptable and may reveal Bartlett's true colors was his guest appearance today on Al Franken's radio program. Franken is not just some critic of the president who is interested in fixing our economy. Franken is someone who feeds and feasts off of bad news so the Democrats can get back into power - then we'll really see uncontrolled spending that will make President Bush look like a miser.

Criticism and debates are always healthy and I encourage it. But for Bartlett to appear on Franken's show is the equivalent of Al Gore telling an Arab audience in Saudia Arabia, no less, how badly America treats Arabs, or Jimmy Carter telling America's other enemies that President Bush has been a disaster for our country - Rhetoric that the late President Reagan would never have tolerated. And yet Bartlett, in his hypocrisy, dares invoke the Reagan legacy to publicize his book.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

O'Reilly's advice to Senator Norm Coleman

Last night, O'Reilly interviewed Senator Norm Coleman to discuss the port situation and a new bill that Coleman will be introducing. Before the interview ended, O'Reilly reminded Coleman that Franken is planning to challenge him for his seat in 2008 and to be careful because "Franken will smear you... he'll do anything..."

In the introduction of my book, I wrote that one of the reasons for exposing Franken as a fraud was important because he is seriously considering a run for the United States Senate and voters in Minnesota deserved to know the truth about Al Franken. When he first talked about running, many people questioned whether this was just a publicity stunt. With the creation of his new PAC, Midwest Values PAC, and headlining Democrat fundraising events, more people are beginning to see that Franken is serious about running and the last thing America needs is a smear merchant and character assassin in the US Senate.