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  • Minnesota Public Radio details 'inappropriate behavior' allegations against Garrison Keillor

    01/23/2018 8:51:11 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 18 replies ^ | January 23, 2018
    For weeks, Garrison Keillor's initial belief that he was "fired" from Minnesota Public Radio last November for simply touching "a woman's bare back" hung in the air, tempting his biggest fans with the hope that perhaps the creator of "A Prairie Home Companion" had been wrongly accused. "In the allegations she provided to MPR, she did not allege that Garrison touched her back, but did claim that he engaged in other unwanted sexual touching," MPR president Jon McTaggart said in the letter. He later said that "the woman's attorney presented us with a 12-page letter detailing many of the alleged...
  • 'I think I have to leave the country': Garrison Keillor says he wants to 'move east' to escape…

    11/30/2017 5:54:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 94 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:13 EST, 30 November 2017 | Snejana Farberov
    Humorist and long-time radio host Garrison Keillor, of A Prairie Home Companion fame, says he might have to move out of the country after being ousted from the Minnesota Public Radio for inappropriate behavior. Keillor, the 75-year-old veteran broadcaster who is married, confirmed his firing on Wednesday, claiming that it stemmed from an incident from years earlier in which he says he accidentally touched an acquaintance’s bare back while attempting to console her. Keillor later took to Facebook, bemoaning his downfall after five decades of ‘hard work’ and lamenting that he was feeling ostracized everywhere he went. The post has...
  • Lake Gropey-Gone Days! Garrison Keillor Canned for Sexual Misconduct

    11/29/2017 12:46:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush ^ | November 29, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, there’s another one! Another one, Garrison Keillor, Prairie Home Companion, fired for alleged improper behavior by Minnesota Public Radio. “Minnesota Public Radio has confirmed it fired Garrison Keillor after he was accused of inappropriate behavior. Garrison Keillor, the former host of A Prairie Home Companion,” and he used to be loved and adored by all touchy-feely progressives. In fact, I remember when this program began in August of 1988, it was within a year or year and a half that AP or somebody went out asked Garrison Keillor, “What do you think of this Rush Limbaugh, this new...
  • Garrison Keillor on Donald Trump: We will survive this

    11/29/2017 5:39:07 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 33 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | August 11, 2017 | GARRISON KEILLOR
    So. We have a vulgar, unstable yoyo with a toxic ego and an attention deficit problem in the White House and now we can see that government by Twitter is like trying to steer a ship by firing a pistol at the waves, not really useful, but what does it all add up to? Not that much, if you ask me, which you didn’t, but I’ll say it anyway. We will survive this. He will do what damage he can, like a man burning books out of anger that he can’t read, but there will still be plenty of books...
  • Looking a little closer at Garrison Keillor's last creepy old guy dispatch from Charleston

    11/29/2017 4:03:03 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 71 replies
    Charleston City Paper ^ | Wed, Nov 29, 2017 | Sam Spence
    Garrison Keillor, who pined so dearly for a carefree world consumed by mundane everyday life that he named his fictional radio town Lake Wobegon, is the latest major media dude to be canned for reported sexual misdeeds. Minnesota Public Radio, the distributor of A Prairie Home Companion, has reportedly cut ties with Keillor, the show's creator. In light of that news, it's only appropriate to find that the last time Keillor traveled to Charleston a year ago, he recorded his adventures in perfect character for his recurring Washington Post column. Upon entering Jestine's Kitchen, Keillor fixates on the first waitress...
  • Garrison Keillor fired, says he put hand on woman's back

    11/29/2017 2:27:12 PM PST · by ColdOne · 50 replies ^ | 11/29/17 | ap/ jeff baenen
    Garrison Keillor, the former host of "A Prairie Home Companion," said Wednesday he has been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of what the network called improper behavior. Keillor told The Associated Press he was fired over "a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard." Keillor didn't detail the allegation to AP, but he told the Minneapolis Star Tribune he had put his hand on a woman's bare back when trying to console her. "I meant to pat her back after she told me about her unhappiness, and her shirt was...
  • Garrison Keillor fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of inappropriate behavior

    11/29/2017 11:29:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 59 replies
    Fox ^ | Nov. 29, 2017 | Katherine Lam, Brian Flood | Fox News
    Garrison Keillor, the former host of "A Prairie Home Companion," was fired on Wednesday by the Minnesota Public Radio after the network received an allegation of "inappropriate behavior" against the radio personality. MPR said in a statement it was “terminating its contracts with Garrison Keillor and his private media companies after recently learning of allegations of his inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him.”
  • Commentary: Donald Trump is done

    11/06/2017 11:08:49 AM PST · by upchuck · 80 replies
    Chicago Trib ^ | Oct 30, 2017 | Garrison Keillor
    When his old campaign manager was indicted Monday, Mr. Trump called me on the phone, crying like a baby, and begged me to endorse him. I said, "You're already president, Mr. President. You were elected." He said, "I'd still like your endorsement." I have a recording of the phone call. It's so sad. Donald Trump is done. He couldn't get elected dogcatcher in New York, his hometown. I was very very nice about it. Very nice. But New Yorkers love dogs and he does not. There are 14 recorded instances of him kicking small dogs, and I have documentary proof...
  • Garrison Keillor's wisdom shines through

    11/16/2016 11:36:45 AM PST · by From The Deer Stand · 74 replies
    November 16, 2016 | From The Deer Stand
    From the wisdom of Keillor: "So he won. The nation takes a deep breath. Raw ego and proud illiteracy have won out, and a severely learning-disabled man with a real character problem will be president. We are so exhausted from thinking about this election, millions of people will take up leaf-raking and garage cleaning with intense pleasure. We liberal elitists are wrecks. The Trumpers had a whale of a good time, waving their signs, jeering at the media, beating up protesters, chanting “Lock her up” — we elitists just stood and clapped. Nobody chanted “Stronger Together.” It just doesn’t chant....
  • Garrison Keillor: Done. Over. He's here. Goodbye.

    11/10/2016 12:10:49 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 141 replies
    The Washington Post News Service, Bloomberg News via San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 10, 2016 | Garrison Keillor, The Washington Post News Service, Bloomberg News
    So he won. The nation takes a deep breath. Raw ego and proud illiteracy have won out and a severely learning-disabled man with a real character problem will be president. We are so exhausted from thinking about this election, millions of people will take up leaf-raking and garage cleaning with intense pleasure. We liberal elitists are wrecks. The Trumpers had a whale of a good time, waving their signs, jeering at the media, beating up protesters, chanting "Lock her up" -- we elitists just stood and clapped. Nobody chanted "Stronger Together." It just doesn't chant.
  • Snob Alert: NPR Star Keillor's 'Surprisingly Vicious' Trump Attack

    09/06/2016 9:45:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 5, 2016 | 8:26 AM EDT | Tim Graham
    Longtime National Public Radio star Garrison Keillor just finished four decades on state-subsidized radio on A Prairie Home Companion. For almost that long, he’s been an easy example of a pretentious liberal snob, precisely the kind who seriously loathes a Donald Trump. If NPR ever wanted to wonder why they haven’t been granted a Trump interview, it’s because he knows NPR is an elite liberal sandbox for people who congratulate themselves on their marvelous taste and mental acuity. So when Keillor penned an acidulous character assassination of Trump for the Chicago Tribune, the liberals were very pleased. At, they...
  • Garrison Keillor: Praise The Lord, I've Seen The Dark (barf alert but funny)

    07/25/2016 6:45:30 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 40 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Friday, July 22, 2016 | Garrison Keillor
    A week ago I felt good about America but no more. Coyotes are running freely in the streets of our big cities, the stock market is teetering on the verge of collapse, the monetary system will soon go belly-up, China and North Korea and Iran have a knife to our throats, our schools are in chaos, politicians corrupt, the media stupefied by political correctness, and everywhere you look you hear foreign accents. We are on the edge of the abyss. At my house, we've begun fortifying the basement walls with sandbags and laying in barrels of fresh water and K-rations....
  • What Liberal Bias? Taxpayer-Funded NPR Host Garrison Keillor To Host Obama Fundraiser…

    02/20/2012 12:08:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 2/20/12 | Zip
    Still a myth. (Politico) — Well-known public radio host Garrison Keillor is hosting a fundraiser for President Obama in his home state of Minnesota. Obama campaign manager Jim Messina will be in the North Star state this week for several events, including a fundraiser at the home of Keillor, Minnesota Public Radio reports. Keillor is best known for the radio variety program A Prairie Home Companion, a show that features dispatches from the fictional Minnesota town Lake Wobegon. His show is produced by Minnesota Public Radio and airs on public radio stations across the country.
  • Garrison Keillor's St. Croix River retreat listed for sale at $1 million

    11/04/2011 5:45:49 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 23 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-4-11 | Andy Rathbun
    For about $1 million, you can get a taste of Lake Wobegon on the St. Croix River. Garrison Keillor has put his 11.5-acre riverfront property in Pierce County, Wis., up for sale. Complete with 460 feet of shoreline and clay tennis courts, the two-parcel property features four dwellings: a nearly 1,900-square-foot log home, a log guest home, a studio and a detached office. "It's in the woods - it feels like a hamlet," said Joyce Peterson, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Burnet. The office, which, Peterson called "a writer's cottage," was where Keillor wrote the novel "Wobegon Boy," she said....
  • Garrison Keillor says retirement looms in 2013

    03/17/2011 5:33:07 PM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 39 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | Mar. 17, 2011 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS – Garrison Keillor plans to keep spinning tales of Lake Wobegon's Norwegian bachelor farmers for at least a couple more years, but the host and creator of public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" is dropping more hints that his retirement may be on the horizon.
  • Keillor to host Mondale at Fitzgerald Theater

    11/09/2010 5:42:22 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 20 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-9-10 | ap
    Two Minnesota icons will share the stage when humorist and author Garrison Keillor welcomes former Vice President Walter Mondale to the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. Mondale will discuss his new memoir, "The Good Fight: A Life in Liberal Politics." The book follows Mondale's career from Minnesota attorney general to U.S. senator to vice president under Jimmy Carter. Keillor is an avowed Democrat. The host of public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" endorsed Barack Obama for president in 2008 and wrote the 2004 book, "Homegrown Democrat." The conversation will be held Nov. 22, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are on...
  • Keillor: Bachmann is 'embarrassing' to Minnesota

    09/30/2010 8:01:25 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 135 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-30-10 | ap
    Humorist Garrison Keillor says Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is embarrassing to Minnesota. Keillor made the comment about the tea party favorite in a fundraising appeal for Bachmann's Democratic rival, state Sen. Tarryl Clark. The "Prairie Home Companion" host says, "it's embarrassing to me and a great many Minnesotans" that Bachmann represents the state in Washington. He accuses her of "grandstanding and giving interviews on Fox News" instead of representing her constituents. Keillor promises that Clark will never embarrass Minnesota. Keillor is a frequent donor to Democratic candidates and causes. Federal donor records show he has given Clark $4,800 since last...
  • Pro-Abort Garrison Keillor to Deliver Catholic Teachers Assoc. Keynote Address

    03/02/2010 3:05:05 PM PST · by rhema · 22 replies · 750+ views
    LifeSite News ^ | March 1, 2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    The National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) has invited Garrison Keillor, a pro-abortion, pro-gay "marriage" Episcopalian, as a keynote speaker at the group's annual convention. Keillor, well-known as a humorist and host of A Prairie Home Companion, has repeatedly published his pro-abortion, pro-same-sex "marriage" views - and has labeled pro-life, pro-family, and anti-pornography activists "shrieking ninnies and pompous blowhards." On the issue of abortion, Keillor has been quoted as saying it should be decided "case by case," and that disabled embryonic children should be destroyed. "The use of abortion as birth control is one thing, the use of it to end...
  • Note to Tea Partyers: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

    01/20/2010 10:36:31 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 117 replies · 3,329+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 19,2010 | Garrison Keillor
    The tea partiers are enjoying their day in the sun, but coffee is the beverage preferred by most Americans, and we don't have time to gang up and holler and wave our arms -- we prefer to sit quietly with coffee in hand and read a reliable newspaper and try to figure out what's going on in the world. Great heaps of dead bodies are moved by front-loaders and dumped, uncounted, unidentified, into open pits in a stricken country while people feast and walk treadmills on enormous cruise ships sailing a hundred miles off the coast en route to the...
  • Musings, random and otherwise

    12/28/2009 6:51:33 AM PST · by rhema · 6 replies · 565+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Dec. 28, 2009 | Jeff Jacoby
    Jewish songwriters have created some of the most enduringly popular songs of the season — Irving Berlin's "White Christmas," of course, but also "The Christmas Song," "Silver Bells," and "I'll Be Home For Christmas," among others. Some people might view that as a heartening, only-in-America expression of interfaith goodwill and warmth. But not Garrison Keillor: "All those lousy holiday songs by Jewish guys that trash up the malls every year, Rudolph and the chestnuts and the rest of that dreck," he fumed in a recent column for the Baltimore Sun. "Christmas is a Christian holiday — if you're not in...