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After five best-selling books the Harvard funnyman bases his humor on serious issues but Al Franken tickets are definitely a laughing matter.
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  Al Franken, Seriously
Franken at a rally for Rep. Morris Udall in Cambridge, Mass., in the fall of 1975 during the Democratic presidential primary campaign.
Franken is particularly keyed up because he will soon have a new forum for voicing himself on such matters: a daily three-hour talk show, the flagship program in what will be a new ''liberal'' talk radio network.
Franken is respectful and polite as he hands over his license, and as deeply relieved as any ordinary driver when the trooper lets him off with a warning a few minutes later.
www.nytimes.com /2004/03/21/magazine/21FRANKEN.html?ex=1395205200&en=5c47bbc5c11b11f2&ei=5007&partner=USERLAND   (758 words)

 Speakers Platform Speakers Bureau: Al Franken, Keynote Speaker On: Humor, Politics, Comedian, Liberal Politics
Al Franken is an Emmy Award-winning television writer and producer, New York Times bestselling author, and Grammy- winning comedian.
Franken received four Emmys for his writing on SNL and a fifth for producing.
Franken's third book, Why Not Me: The Making and Unmaking of the Franken Presidency chronicles the rise and fall of Al Franken, 43rd President, was also a New York Times bestseller.
www.speaking.com /speakers/alfranken.html   (572 words)

 Al Franken Interview | The Progressive
Al Franken dabbled in political subject matter as a writer—and performer during two lengthy stints on Saturday Night Live, as well as on his short-lived NBC sitcom, LateLine.
Franken recently spoke to The Progressive about his career evolution, the network’s past and future, and the political pros and cons of a comedy background.
Franken: Well, I mean, the pieces of that movement are things like the Center for American Progress and Media Matters, the media watchdog group, and there are other think tanks that have been there for a while, and newspapers and magazines like The Progressive and The American Prospect.
progressive.org /?q=mag_intv0905   (1566 words)

 Al Franken - dKosopedia
Al was seen at several fundraisers and rallies during the Democratic primaries in 2004, and even tackled a heckler at a Howard Dean event [1].
Franken's pride in partisanship stands in stark cotrast to his nemesis Bill O'Reilly who shills for the GOP while pretending to be unbiased and independent.
Franken is considering a run for the late Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone's seat, replacing ineffective Norm Coleman.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Al_Franken   (324 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: Al Franken: Racist (Really) by Mike Adams
Those who consider this to be Franken’s most tasteless moment have forgotten the time he made a joke about the menstrual cycle of one of Newt Gingrich’s daughters.
For example, Franken once wrote a skit for Saturday Night Live (SNL), which was supposed to feature Garrett Morris — the only fl actor on SNL at the time — doing a mock commercial for a product called “Tar brush.” The product was supposed to help darken the white shiny teeth of fl people.
The Al Franken Show also had five producers, and again, all of them were white.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=20105   (795 words)

 USATODAY.com - Franken says he's more likely than not to run for U.S. Senate in '08   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
Franken, over a bite at a Thai restaurant (he ordered tom yum goong soup with shrimp and seafood salad), also said he's happy with the direction of his new radio show, "The O'Franken Factor," despite unenthusiastic early reviews.
Franken, who first floated the idea of running for Senate last year, said he's spoken to state and party officials, political operatives, and a couple of senators, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., about it.
Franken, 52, was born in New York City and lives there now, but grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis.
www.usatoday.com /news/politicselections/state/2004-05-02-franken-senate_x.htm   (918 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: Al Franken's Lies by David Frum
Franken is surely entitled to feel that his book has succeeded beyond all expectations.
And yet, even Al Franken's keenest fans may sense that, in most of the "lies" he detects, there is (shall we say) a lack of oomph.
Franken blames right-wing media deceit for depriving liberals of the political power that is rightly theirs.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=10611   (1443 words)

 Al Franken - SourceWatch
Al Franken announced his decision on February 14, 2007, to run as a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from Minnesota in 2008.
Franken will challenge Republican incumbent Norm Coleman, "a first-term senator who is among the Democrats' top targets", the Associated Press reported January 31, 2007.
Al Franken talks about his big victory over the Fox News bullies, why Bush can be thrown out in 2004, and comedy as a political weapon," Salon, August 27, 2003.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Al_Franken   (991 words)

 The SALON Interview: Al Franken   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
l Franken, late of "Saturday Night Live," joined the ranks of bestselling authors last week when his unexpectedly popular and predictably hilarious work of political satire, "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations," hit number four on the New York Times Bestseller List.
Franken's book lampoons the full range of conservative punditry and politics, taking the piss out of everyone from Pat Buchanan to George Will.
Franken, who spent the bulk of last summer at the unenviable task of listening to Limbaugh's show "three hours a day, five days a week," probes the facts behind the expansive radio personality's outrageous accusations, sometimes marshalling statistical research and sometimes relying on data of a more anecdotal nature.
www.salon.com /07/features/franken.html   (457 words)

 Instant Replay: The BuzzFlash Interview with Al Franken. Bill O'Reilly Gag on this One! - A BuzzFlash Interview
Franken returned to SNL for a 10-year run in 1985, during which time he created one of the SNL Hall of Fame characters, self-help guru Stuart Smalley.
FRANKEN: O'Reilly kept saying during the C-SPAN event, and he kept repeating, "All I did was mix up up a Polk and a Peabody." But that's not the whole point of the story.
FRANKEN: Well, what certainly happened during the Clinton administration was that the American Spectator and the Washington Times and the Wall Street Journal would get these things that weren't true and print them.
www.buzzflash.com /interviews/03/06/12_franken.html   (2771 words)

 Amazon.com: Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right: Books: Al Franken   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
Franken occupies a unique place in the modern political dialogue as perhaps the media's only comedy writer and performer who is also a Harvard fellow as well as a liberal political commentator.
Franken¡¦s main focus in his book is to substantiate the claims he makes in his title: to unravel the ¡§lies¡¨ and expose the ¡§lying liars who tell them¡¨.
Al Franken begins by rebutting the idea that the media is liberal (he uses facts to attack that claim).
www.amazon.com /Lies-Lying-Liars-Tell-Them/dp/0525947647   (3060 words)

 Power Line: Saturday Night Live with Al Franken
Al Franken was the attraction, and tickets ranged in price from $25 to $1,000.
Franken's speech was in large part a personal introduction of himself to a Minnesota audience.
Franken lacks the discretion of a professional politician and used this issue in particular to launch an attack on Sen. Coleman's marriage.
powerlineblog.com /archives/010717.php   (1077 words)

 Rich Lowry on Al Franken on National Review Online
Franken takes issue with my statement that in the 1990s the national test-score picture "was basically flat," citing improved performance for fourth graders between 1990 and 2000.
Franken can't paint 1992 as a cesspit of economic despair without doing the same for 1995, by which time the Clinton plan was supposed to be well on its way to changing the American economy forever.
Franken says my paraphrase of Clinton saying he needed to rake in cash after leaving office is a "non-existent statement," suggesting it must be based on a complete fabrication.
www.nationalreview.com /lowry/lowry200403180833.asp   (5608 words)

 Al Franken
Al Franken is an Emmy award-winning television writer and producer, a New York Times best-selling author, Grammy-winning comedian and the host of "The Al Franken Show," the flagship program of Air America Radio.
In 1975, Franken was part of the original writing staff that created "Saturday Night Live." Franken remained with the original show until 1980 and then returned in 1985.
Franken received four Emmys for writing and a fifth for producing.
www.workingamerica.org /badboss/franken.cfm   (560 words)

 Al Franken, Truth, and a Truth Telling Person That Tells the Truth
Al Franken Nov 19, 2003 speech at the University of Missouri-Columbia
He entertains by spreading disinformation." Al Franken The reason I chose Limbaugh is first of all, when I made the decision, it was late '94, right before the Congressional elections.
Al Franken Source:World Of Quotes If you watched Hannity and Colmes during the war, it was hilarious.
home.att.net /~howingtons/franken.html   (790 words)

 AlterNet: Q&A: Al Franken
Chief amongst those critics is comedian/political satirist Al Franken, who takes on the conservative media establishment with his fifth book "Lies And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right" (Dutton, 2003).
Franken shows how rumor or gossip is born in the dominant right-wing media culture.
Franken's best example is a recollection of the memorial service for Senator Paul Wellstone, which many say morphed from innocent ceremony into a charged political rally.
www.alternet.org /story.html?StoryID=16696   (876 words)

 "They can dish it out, but they can't take it" - Salon
Al Franken talks about his big victory over the Fox News bullies, why Bush can be thrown out in 2004, and comedy as a political weapon.
Under Franken's tender ministrations, O'Reilly was reduced to sputtering "shut up!" and demanding that the gadfly comedian and writer remove O'Reilly's "splotchy" face off the cover of Franken's upcoming book.
Franken, who created the famously insipid Stuart Smalley character during his 15-year tenure at "Saturday Night Live" and has written four books, says driving conservatives off the deep end is easy.
dir.salon.com /story/news/feature/2003/08/27/franken/index.html   (732 words)

 Harvard Gazette: Al Franken is Class Day speaker
Political satirist and comedian Al Franken will share his wit and wisdom with this year's outgoing seniors as the 2002 Class Day speaker, the Harvard College Class of 2002 Senior Class Committee announced Tuesday (April 16).
Franken, a member of the class of 1973, is a former writer on "Saturday Night Live" and creator of the show's New Age cable TV host Stuart Smalley, among other characters.
Franken, whose work as a writer, producer, and comedian has won him both Emmy and Grammy awards, has been on campus several times recently.
www.hno.harvard.edu /gazette/2002/04.11/99-franken.html   (204 words)

 » Al Franken What a Dumbass!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
Franken has now added his name to the countless others who occupy the liberal hate machine.
Franken is fine when he is dishing out the dirt to the likes of Bill O’Reilly or Rush Limbaurgh.
Franken is a comedian and should stick to what he is good at.
dumbass.com /daily/category/al-franken   (496 words)

 Al Franken And The 'Lying Liars' - CBS News
Franken is just back from covering the Democratic convention in Boston, and said he is very pleased by the way it went, praising the speaches of former President Bill Clinton, Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama, and presidential candidate John Kerry.
Franken says his show is doing especially well in New York City and Portland, Ore., where he regularly beats his nemesis, radio host Bill O'Reilly, and is giving Rush Limbaugh a run for his money.
Franken’s audience is only a fraction of the nearly 12 million weekly listeners drawn by his conservative counterpart Sean Hannity.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2004/05/07/earlyshow/main616307.shtml   (1276 words)

 Comedian or politician? “It’s complicated” with Al Franken | The Mac Weekly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
Franken maintained staunch support for all Democrats, citing evidence that came off as suspect at first and turned out to be completely wrong by the time the interview was published.
That is, until the end, when the music cuts, Franken drops his grin for a second and we witness him announce to an audience of a few hundred people that he’s considering a 2008 Senate run against Minnesota’s Norm Coleman.
But if Al Franken is going to save America, it’s also fair to ask for help, or at least directions, in making the grey zone between politics and entertainment he’s mapped out for himself more defined for potential supporters in the voting population.
www.themacweekly.com /articles/20061013/10778   (1178 words)

 Al Franken News - Topix
Al Franken is usually described as a polarizing figure, hero to liberals and anti-Christ to conservatives, but I have always felt fairly indifferent about...
WASHINGTON Al Franken, who hopes to challenge Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., next year, says he delivered a stern message to friend Tom Hanks at a fundraiser in Los Angeles last month.
Franken, a former 'Saturday Night Live' star who hopes to take on GOP Sen. Norm Coleman next year, raised the maximum $4,600 from actors such as Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jason Alexander and Larry David, according to a campaign finance report filed Friday.
www.topix.net /who/al-franken   (830 words)

 CNN.com - Fox News loses attempt to block satirist's book - Aug. 22, 2003
Responding to a comment by Franken that he intended the cover to be a joke, she told the judge that she thought the cover's message was "ambiguous," and called it "a deadly serious cover, and it's using the trademark of Fox News to sell itself."
Although Franken has appeared as a guest on Fox News Channel at least 10 times in the past five years, according to Fox, he is not affiliated with the network, which, in court papers, called his commentary "not good enough to be endorsed by Fox News."
Franken's attorneys said, trademark or not, the phrase "fair and balanced" is as old as journalism itself, is a principle taught in journalism classes and is "common vocabulary of the news media dating back well before Fox even existed."
www.cnn.com /2003/LAW/08/22/fox.franken   (882 words)

 Documenting Al Franken
Franken is on when he muses about conservatives who, knowing his liberal bent, still ask for his autograph: "In this country, celebrity trumps ideology." True, and the longer Franken is on, the truer it seems--though not in the way he intends it.
Franken's boisterous partisan energy seems mixed with a noticeable and faintly sad need to be close to important people, big political figures--to pull them into his spotlight and to sidle into theirs.
Franken hides histrionically in the coat check, demonstrating for the camera how well-known and well-reviled he is with this crowd.
www.weeklystandard.com /Content/Public/Articles/000/000/012/783dssip.asp   (638 words)

 Amazon.com: The Truth (with jokes): Books: Al Franken   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
Nearly a year after the presidential election of 2004, Al Franken is still checking facts, exposing lies, and trying to clear the record as he sees it.
Franken is George W. Bush's worst nightmare: a savvy liberal political satirist and Harvard fellow with a massive readership.
Al Franken shows the Pharisees at work, voicing Christian fundamentalism at home, while practicing `exploitation' fundamentalism at large; or fighting for a balanced budget when in opposition and voting for `a series of increasing unaffordable tax cuts for the rich', when in office.
www.amazon.com /Truth-jokes-Al-Franken/dp/0525949062   (2153 words)

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