The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

24 September 2006

Tucker Carlson, Al Franken, MSNBC, Janeane Garofalo


Venezuela? Never Heard Of The Place!

A couple of our old friends are busy keeping us entertained this weekend:

In one of his most bizarre interviews ever, Al Franken struggles to come up with answers to MSNBC host Tucker Carlson's most basic questions, including thoughts on Hugo Chavez's now- infamous unhinged visit to the US.

Only after extensive hand- holding during an oppressively lengthy segment did Al's mind begin to thaw. This guy's either very tired or just doesn't feel the need to take MSNBC seriously. It's the very definition of "phoning it in".

Take a look for yourself:

Note that Al isn't listed as an Air America Radio host at the bottom of the screen (what you do see, in red, was added by the YouTube uploader). When asked about the network, Franken sure didn't make a convincing case for its continuing operation.

Meanwhile, ex- Air America host Janeane Garofalo gives GQ a doozy for their October issue: does she actually find Bill O'Reilly attractive?

(via TVNewser)

Janeane Garofalo shares this recollection: "Literally one moment before you go on, he comes and says hello, and it's like 'Oh, my God,' because he's six feet five, and I find that to be a turn-on -- my boyfriend at the time was six four.

So unfortunately, the first time I met Bill O'Reilly, it was an attractive thing. I guess I assumed he was a short guy, because he's so pugnacious. He still has the Napoleon complex while being six five -- that's what kind of an a--hole he is."

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God / Al: David A Lunde


  • Yes, but Franken doesn't speak for the average left-of-center voter any more than O'Reilly and Savage speak for the right, so, ultimately, who cares? He's just another personality (who I personally don't care for), but he appears to have something of a following, so I'll let his fans and critics dissect his persona....I'd rather push strong patriots like Rhodes, Seder, and Malloy, who DO speak for me.

    As for Garofalo...who HASN'T been physically attracted to someone they turn out to despise? Duh....

    Maybe that's what happened in the White House with Jeff Gannon...

    By Blogger hashfanatic, at 24 September, 2006 16:22  

  • Maybe Al could call up Savage and get a deal on a case of Rockstar energy drink.

    By Blogger Lonewatchman, at 24 September, 2006 19:59  

  • I don't blame Franken for not taking Carlson seriously. Carlson obviously fellated or brown nosed to get his job, he is a certifiable HACK.

    Who cares who Garaffalo is attracted to. Who cares about Garaffalo, period. She is a supporting actress, with minimial political knowledge. She dragged Sedar down. Best move EVER on A.A was dumoping Garaffalo

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 24 September, 2006 23:44  

  • Tucker really has been reaching out to AAR hosts recently. he's had on at least 5 different hosts in the last 2 or 3 weeks. it just seems odd to me that those are the people he chooses to have on his show all the time. not there's anything wrong with it in my opinion - i prefer the AAR hosts to Tucker any day, but why he consistently chooses AAR hosts just seems odd for a conservative.

    By Blogger hardcore conservative genious, at 25 September, 2006 12:37  

  • It also explains a bit what an asshole Garawfulo is.

    By Blogger Seriouslyunserious, at 25 September, 2006 17:18  

  • "Tucker really has been reaching out to AAR hosts recently. he's had on at least 5 different hosts in the last 2 or 3 weeks. it just seems odd to me that those are the people he chooses to have on his show all the time."

    He probably chooses them for to a couple reasons:
    1.) The AAR hosts unwittingly give the audience something to laugh about. Tucker should add Olby to his list of entertaining buffoons.
    2.) It also is wonderful fodder for the radio talk shows.

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 26 September, 2006 10:14  

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