"... Pants on Fire: How Al Franken Lies, Smears And Deceives" by Alan Skorksi
"Skorski reveals that Franken himself regularly lies, smears, and distorts what others say and do, ultimately discrediting himself as a 'truth teller.' AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2005"Tags:
"Al Franken was a 'nobody' in the arena of political punditry before he wrote two best-selling books, Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Lies and Lying Liars Who Tell Them. Now one of the most prominent figures on the liberal Air America radio network, formed to counter the mostly conservative voice of mainstream talk radio, he consistently boasts 'I tell the truth' and 'I hold myself to an impossibly high standard when it comes to telling the truth.'
"Until now, says Alan Skorksi, Franken's continuous smears against his enemies while promoting himself as the 'ultimate truth teller' have gone unchallenged by the mainstream media. Surprisingly, even conservative or right-leaning media have not challenged the falsity of much of what he says, although Franken does not define what he believes is a lie, except to say that conservatives 'get away with it.' In contrast, Skorski defines a lie as 'intentionally telling an untruth with the purpose of trying to cover up or get away with something,' which he then accuses Franken of doing with impunity."