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September 07, 2006

Some of Al Franken's best employees have been People Of Color

What percentage of Al Franken's staff has been Of Color? A new highly-confusing and ultimately uninteresting kerfluffle indicates that - contrary to prior indications - that percentage may be slightly higher than statistically insignificant.

In November, we offered "Al Franken vs. Affirmative Action", reporting on the book "Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy" from Hoover Fellow Peter Schweizer.

Now, we offer a full and complete apology for our reactionary actions and we repudiate all such running dogs of the capitalist bourgeoisie.

As Comrade Al informs us, he has indeed hired more than 1% non-People of Pallor:
There was a "non-white" student (1) who helped research Lies and the Lying Liars. I was never executive producer of SNL, but when I served as producer for the 1985-6 season, we hired Danitra Vance, who was both a writer and a cast member and was African American (2)...

One of my researcher/producers on my Air America show is black (3). When we first started, the second researcher I hired was black (4)... Our archivist is black (5).

...For some reason, Schweizer doesn't include Sanaa Lathan (6), a cast member of my sit com Lateline, nor Lenny Garner who directed an episode of that show (7). Sanaa is now a movie star, but not because of Lateline. Schweizer doesn't include any of the skilled crew of that show or any of the other projects that I've been involved in.
Running dog Schweitzer offers this incredibly weak and not-to-be-believed response: ...When you look at these credited people does a pattern emerge? You bet. Franken tends to work with the same group of people over and over again. And it amounts to what liberals like to call "a white man's club." Because he hires the same writers, works with the same producers, over and over again, and they happen to be white, I'm supposed to be blamed for that? Funny, he doesn't cut conservatives slack for the same thing.

I got the biggest laugh out of Franken's claim that he doesn't bring up race or castigate people because they fail to be inclusive enough. I about dropped my laptop laughing over that one. I cite numerous examples in the book of him taking aim at Republicans for lacking diversity. In his book Lies and the Lying Liars, he has an entire chapter on Bob Jones University and how racist it is because... numerically it doesn't have enough minorities. Sound familiar, Al?

Posted in StuartSmalley at September 7, 2006 11:50 AM


His criticism of Bob Jones wasn't based on quotas.

It was based off the fact that up until 2000 the school banned interracial dating.

And the fact that students are banned from listening not only to secular music, but Christian music that sounds "secular".

And the fact that students aren't allowed to hang out with friends at other campuses.

But Al Franken's the bad guy now?

Posted by: Jaxebad at September 7, 2006 06:36 PM

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


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