Lies: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

By Al Franken

Hearken to Al Franken as interviewed by Dan Susskind of Another Perspective on!

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Al Franken, one in all our “savviest satirists” (People), has been learning the rhetoric of the appropriate. He has listened to their cries of “slander,” “bias,” or even “treason.” He has tested the Bush administration’s guidelines of squandering our surplus, ravaging the surroundings, and alienating the remainder of the world. He’s even watched Fox News. A lot.

And, during this reasonable and balanced document, Al bravely and candidly exposes all of them for what they're: liars. Lying, mendacity liars. Al destroys the liberal media bias delusion by way of doing what his ambitions look incapable of: getting his proof instantly. utilizing the Right’s personal phrases opposed to them, he is taking at the pundits, the politicians, and the problems, within the so much stated booklet of the year.

Timely, provocative, unfailingly sincere, and continuously humorous, Lies sticks it to the main right-wing management in reminiscence, and to the right-wing media hacks who do its bidding.

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In case you ponder a person who isn’t drawn to the safety of the yankee humans, you're thinking that of Senator Max Cleland wheeling his merry approach throughout the marble halls of the Capitol. you spot, Max left 3 of his limbs in Vietnam. A VC grenade blew them off. Cleland is a struggle hero. Conservative Georgians first elected him to the Senate in 1996 at the foundation of his unquestionable integrity and selfless loyalty to his state. And but he misplaced his bid for reelection in 2002 mostly due to assaults on his patriotism. Cleland’s opponent, Saxby Chambliss, was once now not a struggle hero. He acquired out of Vietnam due to a nasty knee. Cleland hasn't ever had a foul knee. prior to the battle, he had strong ones. in a while, he might by no means need to fear approximately his knees for the remainder of his existence. Chambliss ran one of many nice assault advertisements of the 2002 cycle, one who warmed even Karl Rove’s icy center. It featured pictures of Osama bin encumbered, Saddam Hussein, and . . . Max Cleland. The advert savaged Cleland’s votes opposed to the “President’s important place of birth protection efforts. ” The tag line: “Max Cleland says he has the braveness to steer. however the list proves Max Cleland is simply deceptive. ” To recap quick. Cleland loses 3 limbs in Vietnam. Cleland authors division of native land protection laws. Bush blocks it. Bush proposes politicized model of comparable laws to catch Democrats. Cleland stands on precept and votes opposed to it. Bush 164 Al Franken says senators “not ” in safety of yankee humans. Chambliss compares Cleland to Osama and Saddam and assaults Cleland’s braveness. Chambliss wins. Republicans take Senate. Bush credit victory to alter in tone. I develop discouraged. 23 I’m Prudenized each on occasion, it’s a good suggestion to contemplate Korea. and never simply on Korea Day. We fought a struggle there and misplaced thirty-three thousand courageous american citizens. Fifty years later, we nonetheless have thirtyseven thousand troops deployed at the Korean peninsula, which would offer you an inkling of ways lengthy shall we be occupying Iraq. Oh, and North Korea has nuclear guns and has threatened to show Seoul into “a Sea of fireside. ” nonetheless, let’s take into accout a number of the issues Korea has given us. Sanyo, for instance. additionally, the Reverend sunlight Myung Moon’s Unification Church. The Reverend Moon has proclaimed himself “the Savior, Messiah, and King of Kings of all humanity. ” Frankly, I don’t imagine he’s any of these issues. however the parents over on the Washington occasions do. they believe he's the incarnation of Himself, and accept as true with him whilst he says, “I will overcome and subjugate the area. ” finally, he’s their boss. That’s why, given that 1982, staff of the days were pressured to marry different occasions staff in mass weddings carried out through the Reverend Moon. this can, for instance, Moon paired off the boys within the subscription division with the ladies in classifieds and married them at the Times’s five-color printing flooring. 1 So it’s most likely no shock that the days has not just mirrored Moon’s worldview (e. g. , “I am the King of it”), yet doctored tales concerning South Korea and people facing the reverend’s legal convictions for tax evasions.

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