Fox News’ Coordinated Attempt To Discredit Al Franken

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Media, Minnesota, Video

Listen, I thought they should have done a revote in Minnesota, and I said as much on this blog. But nearly every single court decision went Al Franken’s way, and that’s just how it went down. Norm Coleman lost.

And when I watch the following inanity, I genuinely wonder if the folks at Fox News simply don’t care anymore about being anything but a mouthpiece for the RNC.

By the way, I count more than twice as many notable Republican politicians who were former celebrities than Dems. Actors include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Fred Thompson, Ronald Reagan and Sonny Bono. Sports stars include Tom Osborne, Steve Largent, Jack Kemp and Jim Bunning. Can you name anybody on the Dem side except for Bill Bradley, John Glenn and now Al Franken? I can’t think of anybody else who was genuinely well known other than those folks, but feel free to add others in the comments section.

But hey, whatever. It’s Fox.

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4 Responses to “Fox News’ Coordinated Attempt To Discredit Al Franken”

  1. Steve Says:

    I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s coordinated, since it is news. But they’re showing themselves as the face of the RNC with their absurd talking points. Franken was voted in. That’s our system of government. Is that “crazy”? Will denying it do anything? Fox News has an audience, and they know how to talk to it, everyone knows that, how you actually feel about that depends on your political affiliation and sometimes intelligence.

  2. Chris Says:

    Everyone knows faux has an agenda, and isn’t even remotely coy about pushing it.

  3. Jacob Says:


    I don’t think Fox News is news- it’s commentary. Every one of the hosts will say they are “commentators”. Problem is they’ve been told how to comment on certain things in order for Dems to sound evil and Repubs to sound like saviors (or at least not as bad as Dems). That isn’t news; that is spin.

  4. Justin Gardner - Political Pulse - Franken To Follow Hillary Clinton Route To Credibility? - True/Slant Says:

    [...] the protracted court battle and his status as a celebrity. In fact, Fox News has already started a coordinated attack to discredit him. That’s not surprising, and I don’t think he should engage them, but Franken is a very [...]

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