Thursday, April 27, 2006

My Letter to Joe Scarborough

Tonight, Al Franken was a guest (for the 5th time in the last 2 month's) on Scarborough Country to give his opinions on where the President Bush is going wrong.

Below is my email to Joe Scarborough:

Joe,
I'm still trying to get invited on your show to respond to Al Franken's smears against the right.

He constantly talks about how W. had a chance to unite this country after 9/11 but divided us instead. Where is his evidence for that?
We were all united? Do you remember Cynthia McKinney's letter to the Prince of Saudia Arabia?
Do you remember Patty Murray's address to high school students about why Bin Laden is so popular?
Do you remember Bill Clinton's address at Georgetown U. claiming that the Arabs have not forgotten the US history of slavery and human rights abuses?

Franken himself has sought to blame Bush for 9/11 for ignoring a PDB which according to Franken spelled out the plans for 9/11 to take place.

Joe, I hope you'll give me a chance to be on your program,

Alan Skorski
Author of Pants on Fire: How Al Franken Lies, Smears, and Deceives

Franken's numbers are in....

As Posted on the Drudge Report: I highlighted Franken's numbers because he's always bragging about how well he's doing and how Air America is growing and growing and...

In my book, I noted that as of last spring 2005, Franken had an average of 61,400 per quarter hour, but look at his numbers now, since he's been "growing" and the publication of his book, The Truth.

NYC, JAN-MAR, 2006
RADIO AUDIENCE AVG QTR HOUR
12+ LISTENERS

LIMBAUGH 141,700
HANNITY 118,200
GAMBLING 108,400
CURTIS/KUBY 101,500
IMUS 94,100
LEVIN 80,700
JOY BROWNE 69,500
O'REILLY 64,200
SAVAGE 62,900
BATCHELOR 43,300
INGRAHAM 37,500
FRANKEN 35,600
RANDI RHODES 27,900
LIONEL 27,100

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Air America Contiues to Grow

.... to the bottom of the heap that is.

As was recently reported on the Drudge Report:

The just released radio Winter Book [Jan-Mar 2006] from ARBITRON shows AIR AMERICA in New York City losing more than a third of its audience -- in the past year!

Among all listeners 12+, it was a race to the bottom for AIR AMERICA and WLIB as mid-days went from a 1.6 share during winter 2005 to a 1.0 share winter 2006.

During PM drive, host Randi Rhodes plunged to 27,900 listeners every quarter hour, finishing 25th place in her time slot, down from 60,900 listeners every quarter hour in the fall.

David Brock Smear merchant get's it wrong on Tony Snow

Not much of a shocker on the headline since it could apply to just about everybody Brock attacks, but it is particularly offensive when it is done to Tony Snow considering the number of high profile liberals including former Clinton spinster Lanny Davis, who had nothing but high praise for Tony's appointment.

Below is a "posting" from Brock on his group's site about the appointment of Tony Snow:

President and CEO David Brock on New White House press secretary Tony Snow

April 26, 2006 (Washington, DC) -- David Brock, President and CEO of Media Matters for America, released the following statement in response to the formal announcement that outgoing White House press secretary Scott McClellan will be replaced by syndicated columnist and Fox News host Tony Snow:

"Tony Snow and the Bush White House seem like a match made in heaven: Snow and his colleagues at Fox News have been among the most effective spokespeople for the Bush administration. But given Snow's long history of making false and misleading claims, his hiring will do little to change the perception that the White House is more interested in stonewalling and deception than in getting the facts out.



According to numerous news reports, the liberal Center for American Progress think tank - a group that has supported Brock's organization financially - has circulated numerous past comments of Snow criticizing Bush administration policy. So where does Brock get his information that Snow is guilty of spinning for the administration while at Fox News?

Here are just a few examples of Tony's criticizing this administration:

Snow called the president "something of an embarrassment," a leader who has "lost control of the federal budget," the architect of a "listless domestic policy" and a man who has "a habit of singing from the political correctness hymnal."

The answer is simple. Brock is just a small time, run of the mill smear merchant.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Al Franken a Plagiarist?

.... Sure seems so. In my book, chapter 24, I make the case that in Franken's "Lying Liar" book his chapter attacking Fox News was almost verbatim from a report put out by the ultra-liberal media watchdog group, FAIR, 2 years earlier. No where in his book does Franken cite FAIR as his source. In other words, he passed it off as his own research.

Ironically, no liberal who attacked me or my book ever challenged my plagiarism charge against Franken

Yesterday, Newsbusters.org, a division of The Media Research Center, posted this interesting story on their blog:

http://newsbusters.org/node/4745