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Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Next stop for Al Franken: talk radio? Scratch Michael Moore and Phil Donahue, let's try again for a regularly scheduled voice from the left in the mainstream media. Check out this
AL FRANKEN: People on the left -- liberals -- don't want to hear simplistic demagoguery. They want to hear information. This is why NPR is accused of being liberal -- because liberals [LAUGHS] listen to it, [LAUGHS] and liberals listen to it because you get a BBC report about what's going on in Afghanistan. And they don't want to hear Rush Limbaugh going like [IMITATING] "There was not one iota-- of memorializing at the Wellstone memorial, my friends." [LAUGHTER]

BOB GARFIELD: Okay, so sometimes he's a little skimpy on the facts; that's true.

AL FRANKEN: Oh -- sometimes?! [BOTH SPEAK AT ONCE]

BOB GARFIELD: Are you suggesting that it - were there a liberal counterpart to Rush Limbaugh who used the same techniques, they couldn't make it because the liberal mind, by its very nature, simply will not countenance such distortions and, and sophistry and trickery?

AL FRANKEN: You put it very well. I really believe that.
From WNYC (NPR). Found at Cursor.

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