Urbin Report

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Make your point and Move On...

This is a concept that Al Franken does not embrace. I refer you to this New York Post article:

Al Franken became the guest who wouldn't leave — at a talk-radio convention held in his honor.

The talk-show host (WLIB/1190 AM) was forced off the stage after his award-acceptance speech became a nearly half-hour rant against TV commentator Bill O'Reilly and the war in Iraq.

"Al, hurry up," said Michael Harrison, publisher of Talkers magazine, the convention sponsor.

"It's freedom of speech," replied Franken, referring to the Freedom of Speech Award he'd just been given by the magazine.

"It's not freedom to kill everybody's evening," Harrison shot back.

Yes Al, you have the right to talk as much as you want, but as your rating show, nobody has to listen listen to you.

HT to Ms. Malkin.