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October 31, 2005

Al Franken book reviewed in New York Times!

This site offers congratulations to Al Franken for getting his new book reviewed in the New York Times: "Step Aside, Talking Heads. It's Time for Bigger Fish." It's been at least a couple weeks since Air America or one of their talkers has been pimped spotlighted in that publication, and I was beginning to wonder what happened.

In other news, the NYT doesn't appear to have ever mentioned Bill O'Reilly except: a) in a negative sense in Frank Rich's column, and b) in the Top 10 Books list. Their search appears a bit wonky, so if anyone is able to find anything to the contrary, please leave a cite (name, author, date, link) in the comments.

Here's a sample of Richie Rich:

The perfect bookend to Ms. Stewart is Bill O'Reilly, another fabulously wealthy American entertainer who has burnished his humble roots to flog his product line. In his first book he wrote that he had grown up in lower middle-class Levittown, N.Y. — only to be corrected by Newsday, which reported that Mr. No Spin Zone grew up in Westbury, a middle-class suburb near Levittown. Mr. O'Reilly went ballistic over being stripped of his blue collar. He defends his original poor-mouthing by saying that his family's house was built by Levitt and that his parents lived so modestly that they had to buy used cars. It's touching, really.

Bear in mind this is from 11/23/03, almost two years ago. Here's Al Franken with the same O'Reilly smear.

Now, that's what I call sweet: Al Franken regurgitating a Frank Rich smear two years later, and as it turns out they're both lying and/or just plain wrong.

Posted in StuartSmalley at October 31, 2005 12:24 PM


Why is this website so dead?

Posted by: Jeremy at November 3, 2005 03:50 PM

By the way, I read Al Frankens book and it was really good. Oh and by the way, everything this man says is true and is backed up.

So, nice try BushBots!

Posted by: Jeremy at November 3, 2005 03:52 PM

Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.


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