Skip to comments.Al Franken's Mental Disorder Given a Pass by Media?
Posted on 01/24/2008 6:58:46 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
"Comedian" Al Franken is running for the U.S. Senate seat from Minnesota, this the media is happy to report. But, for some unexplainable reason, the media isn't so interested in reporting Franken's odd behavior. It seems that an ungovernable rage is always just under the surface with Franken, a rage that has several times broken free and resulted in assault and other violent or antisocial behavior. Why the media doesn't highlight this man's unstable behavior can only mean that they are lending him as much cover as they can to assist his campaign.
His unprofessional and intemperate language is well-known, of course. He has titled books by childishly calling people "big fat liars" and he has utilized his uncivil tongue as a talk-show, shocker. It all makes for a rather angry, uncivil fellow, but if that were all there were to it, one might at least be able to excuse it as mere bravado utilized to make some cash. Still, there is an always lurking anger that is detectable in his ranting. There is just something unstable about the man.
The most egregious example of Franken's crazy behavior happened during the 2004 election cycle as Franken attended a Howard Dean rally in Exeter, New Hampshire. A heckler was giving Howard Dean a spot of trouble and Franken strangely thought that he'd act the part of Hulk Hogan and bodyslammed the heckler to the ground. In any normal world this would have been called assault and someone who acted like this would not only be hauled away by the police but serious aficionados of politics would shun him afterward. Democrats, however, loved it... and that says quite a bit about them, doesn't it?
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Clever and incisive editorial from the alternative media.
So how does his behavior differ from other leftists?
Maybe Franken’s is more flagrant than that of most of his co-horts.
I think they’re waiting (and hoping for) a complete Technicolor melt-down.
I know I am!
oh we need a video of the body slam
The media will portray him as a compassionate Frankenstein.
He needs to stand in line behind Rosie, Joy Behar, Roseanne Barr, and Olbermann for a lobotomy. They’re all nuts.
Ummmm....that’s assuming the drive-by media isn’t
1. afflicted with a mental disorder themselves...
2. would somehow be able to recognize a mental disease if they didn’t have one...
3. would report it even if they weren’t nuts, and somehow knew nuts when they saw it.
He is taken seriously in Minnesota.
Absolutely loved that character. In fact, ran into Franken at the GOP convention in 2004 and told him I thought Stuart Smalley was one of the funniest characters in TV history. Surprisingly enough, he was very gracious about it. He should have stayed in the role.
“In your gut you know he’s nuts.”
no Republican will have the stones to turn that one around on them. Too bad.
Sad thing is if Sen Coleman tries to talk about this *he* will be made into the bad guy.
Meanwhile at the top of the ticket we might get a candidate who prides himself on working with the Dems, being collegial, ending the partisanship and all that garbage. Pretty sad.
Mental disorder? More like, mental defect.
Maybe by all the leftists in the Cities, but in the suburbs people think he is nuts! This Minnesotan isn’t voting for Franken EVER!
In your gut you know hes nuts.
Ah, someone who remembers the 1964 Goldwater slogan (In your heart you know he’s right.) and the Dem response!
The thing is...Goldwater was right!