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*''Why Not Me?'' (Delacorte Press, 1999) (a parody-journal kept through the fictional "Franken for President" campaign)
 
*''Why Not Me?'' (Delacorte Press, 1999) (a parody-journal kept through the fictional "Franken for President" campaign)
 
*''Oh, the Things I know! A Guide to Success, or Failing That, Happiness'' (Plume Books, 2003)
 
*''Oh, the Things I know! A Guide to Success, or Failing That, Happiness'' (Plume Books, 2003)
*''[[Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them|Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right]]'' (Dutton Books, 2003) (attempt to attack conservative commentators and [[Fox News]], particularly [[Ann Coulter]], [[Bill O'Reilly]], [[Sean Hannity]] as well as Fox News)
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*''[[Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them|Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right]]'' (Dutton Books, 2003) (an attack on and refutation of conservative commentators and the media, particularly [[Ann Coulter]], [[Bill O'Reilly]], [[Sean Hannity]] as well as Fox News)
 
*''The Truth (with jokes)'' (Dutton Books, 2005) (Franklin's view on how [[George W. Bush]] beat [[John Kerry]] in the 2004 Election with what Al Franken calls the "Fears, Smears, and Queers strategy")
 
*''The Truth (with jokes)'' (Dutton Books, 2005) (Franklin's view on how [[George W. Bush]] beat [[John Kerry]] in the 2004 Election with what Al Franken calls the "Fears, Smears, and Queers strategy")
  

Revision as of 06:14, 27 May 2008

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Al Franken is a liberal activist[1] and former radio host for the Air America network. Franken worked as a comedian writer and performer on the television program Saturday Night Live and the star and screenwriter of the motion picture Stuart Saves His Family.

Franken calls conservatives "nasty, hateful people", yet:

  • he quipped to the Harvard Crimson: "I dislike homosexuals. I was glad when that [Harvard] homosexual got killed." [2][3][4]
  • he wrote in Lying Liars that a "Methodist minister had had his head up his ass" in a dispute about the Bible[5]

His radio show was originally going to be called "The Liberal Show." Upon debut, it was known as "The O'Franken Factor," a name Franken chose to parody Bill O'Reilly and taunt him into a lawsuit, getting his show free publicity. When the lawsuit failed to materialize, the show was renamed "The Al Franken Show."

He announced that he would run for a Senate seat in Minnesota in 2008 as a Democrat. Franken's rudeness, vulgarity, and his tendency to make outrageously offensive comments have led to questions about whether or not he will alienate himself from the important undecided swing voters[6], even in a state such as Minnesota known for electing wrestling stars as governors.[7]

Books by Franken

  • I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me! (Dell Books, 1992) (in character as Stuart Smalley)
  • Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot (Delacorte Press, 1996) (a satirical book of personal attacks on Rush Limbaugh as well as other conservatives.)
  • Why Not Me? (Delacorte Press, 1999) (a parody-journal kept through the fictional "Franken for President" campaign)
  • Oh, the Things I know! A Guide to Success, or Failing That, Happiness (Plume Books, 2003)
  • Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right (Dutton Books, 2003) (an attack on and refutation of conservative commentators and the media, particularly Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity as well as Fox News)
  • The Truth (with jokes) (Dutton Books, 2005) (Franklin's view on how George W. Bush beat John Kerry in the 2004 Election with what Al Franken calls the "Fears, Smears, and Queers strategy")

References

  1. Al Franken is an activist masquerading as a 'satirist' who deliberately smears and defames people he disagrees with ... [1]
  2. http://www.gaypatriot.net/2007/01/18/al-frankens-anti-gay-past/
  3. http://lloydletta.blogspot.com/2007/01/al-franken-jokes-about-murder-of-gay.html
  4. http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=112149
  5. "Do you know what God’s punishment is for liars?" [the minister] asked me ... "God’s punishment for liars is that they believe their own lies." The minister was referring to 2 Thess 2:10-12 which says substantially that.
  6. http://www.startribune.com/587/story/1083904.html Star Tribune retrieved 6 April, 2007
  7. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001818/bio

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