posted on Jan, 29 2004 @ 10:18 AM
If it turns out that AL Franken DID become enraged over this & deliberatly attacked someone for simply disagree with him than yes, I'll admit AL did
something totally NOT COOL! But thats not Al. I know it & you know it. I feel that by me starting another post debunking this wild tale, that even the
author of the original thread agreed was wrong(all things considering the source) seems to upset you. If I am incorrect in this observation, then I
appologize to you.
I like Franken personally & feel these people who say one thing & then it turns out to be a lie need to be called on it. Like I said, a simple
misunderstanding I could totally dismiss,after all we're all only human & mistakes do happen. But the Post, which has a reputation for unfairly
reporting exagerated tellings of storys needs to be called on this. So far, no retractions or follow ups.If the Post were more fair,than I wouldn't
even waste my time. But, Drudge picked up on the story & then Newsmax put their dramtic spin onto the story & the next thing you know, Fox News
reports that "AL Franken tackled a defenseless grandmother & killed a kitten in the process of shutting up a critic".The snowball effect is already
growing & many Franken critics are spreading the tale of how Franken tackled someone as if it were truth. Not sure about anyone else, but imo, thats
very irresponsible journalism & an abuse of free speech.
Anyways,since you asked thats why I pu so much effort into the post.Thanks!