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  • Obama comic found while pres. exercises

    04/29/2010 6:31:04 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 791+ views
    upi ^ | April 28
    DES MOINES, Iowa, April 28 (UPI) -- Members of the media accompanying President Barack Obama to Iowa discovered a comic book featuring the commander in chief in a coffee shop. The reporters said they were waiting in a Des Moines coffee shop while Obama exercised between 7:40 a.m. and 8:25 a.m. and discovered Issue 3 of comic book "Barack the Barbarian," from Chicago-based Devil's Due Publishing, in the cafe. Obama spokesman Bill Burton joked about the comic book to reporters, USA Today reported. "When you come to Iowa you see all sorts of fun things," Burton said. "And it's nice...
  • Robin Williams ridicules Bush (at Berlin Film Fest)

    02/12/2004 6:10:42 AM PST · by veronica · 138 replies · 1,394+ views
    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter ^ | 02-12-04 | Scott Roxborough
    BERLIN (Hollywood Reporter) - The Berlin Film Festival has gotten a much-needed shot of levity when Robin Williams turned the news conference for Omar Naim's sci-fi thriller "The Final Cut" into a free-association comedy routine. Williams got the biggest laughs from the packed room of international journalists and critics on Wednesday when he started taking shots at the Bush government and its search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. "Bush is complaining about a lack of intelligence, which seems sort of redundant," Williams joked. "They say they don't know if Iraq had any WMDs -- well, all they have...

    01/26/2004 10:57:27 PM PST · by kattracks · 28 replies · 342+ views
    New York Post - Page six ^ | 1/27/04 | Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich & Chris Wilson
    <p>LEFT-wing shill Al Franken is as big a spoiled brat as any Hollywood star. As hundreds of journalists patiently waited up to three hours to catch flights out of over-packed Des Moines Airport following the Iowa Caucus, a frenzied Franken marched to the front of the line. "He threw a complete drama queen snit," says a witness. "He went up to the security check-in and kept whining, 'I can't miss my flight!' - but the security guards wouldn't even entertain it." The reporters weren't amused: "There were a lot of other players in the line and we were all shouting at him, 'Hey, we're here too!' "</p>
  • Franken's book bravely presents the truth (DOUBLE-MEGA-BARF ALERT!!)

    09/21/2003 10:00:19 AM PDT · by Lucretia Borgia · 54 replies · 345+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 9/21/03 | Deborah Locke
    Franken's book bravely presents the truth by Deborah Locke, Editorial Writer, St. Paul Pioneer PressAt least two sections of Al Franken's book ought to grab the attention of people from Minnesota. In "Lies: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them -- A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right," Franken recounts the Paul Wellstone memorial. The chapter is a good example of the way right-wing pundits aided by their media outlets will distort the facts to the American people. A more chilling theme throughout the book is the way mainstream media organizations buy into the lies and report them as...
  • Al Franken was hated on own sitcom set

    08/29/2003 11:02:13 AM PDT · by Comedylover · 91 replies · 638+ views
    Franken was impossible to work with. There was one scene in the pilot where the camera stays on Franken’s face for what seems like an hour. “What’s going on there?” I asked, when they showed me the pilot. “He made us stay on his face. I swear,” a producer told me. “He kept looking at himself and laughing and saying ‘Look how funny I am! Stay on me! Stay on me!’ We tried to stop him and he just screamed at us.”
  • Local Cartoonist Has Hand in Franken's Right-Wing Roast (Used Harvard Aide to Prank Bob Jones U)

    08/28/2003 2:59:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies · 766+ views
    Post-Gazette ^ | Tuesday, August 26, 2003 | Tony Norman
    <p>If I were to take a wild guess, I'd bet that Bill O'Reilly and his colleagues at the Fox News Channel spent the weekend, as many of us did, reading Al Franken's "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right."</p>
  • Vanity - We've Got Him! (way to deal with Al Franken?)

    08/28/2003 4:15:53 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 20 replies · 240+ views
    Vanity | 8/28/02 | Myself
    Al Franken has won in court. He is free to use the copyrighted and trademarked phrase "fair and balanced" in a commercial enterprise to sell his book under the theory that he is satirizing it. He gets to use Fox's intellectual to sell his book.
  • Caption This. Al Franken the Newsman

    08/28/2003 1:31:11 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 45 replies · 842+ views
    "You know I'm Fair and Balanced. Anyone as boring as me must be fair and balanced."
  • Judge Rejects Fox News' Request for Injunction on Franken Book

    08/22/2003 2:17:32 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 98 replies · 426+ views
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 22, 2003 | Fox News
    <p>NEW YORK — A federal judge on Friday denied Fox News Channel's request for an injunction to block humorist Al Franken's (search) new book, which uses the Fox slogan "fair and balanced."</p> <p>U.S. District Judge Denny Chin said Fox's claim was "without merit, both factually and legally."</p>
  • Franken: I Lied to Ashcroft

    08/20/2003 12:05:19 AM PDT · by kattracks · 34 replies · 375+ views ^ | 8/19/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Liberal hatchet man Al Franken has written a letter of apology to Attorney General John Ashcroft, a frequent target of the self-styled satirist, admitting that he had tried to mislead Ashcroft and trick him into confiding his pre-marriage sexual history. "In the letter, I indicated that I wanted your story for a book about abstinence-only sex education entitled 'Savin' It!' I claimed that I had already received testimonies from several conservative leaders, which I had not," he admitted, according to Fox News. "The letter was sent as part of a satirical book I'm working on, which will contain only...