Tuesday, October 26, 2004


Should Al Franken be Afraid?

By now, everyone should know about Bill O'Reilly and his naughty fantasies. If not, I strongly urge you to take a look at The Smoking Gun's entry about it, which has the legal affadavit filed by Andrea Mackris.

Now, loofahs and the issue of sexual harassment aside, I found something interesting that no one seems to really be mentioning. Allegedly, along with some steamy Carribbean-style sex, O'Reilly wants to see some payback on Al Franken. According to O'Reilly, Franken is about to be "finished" and will be made "sorry he ever took FOX NEWS CHANNEL on".

He won't be acting alone either. Apparently, Roger Ailes--the Fox News President and evil scheme mastermind according to O'Reilly--will "go after you" if you cross Fox News. O'Reilly speaks about Franken's fate like this: "one day he's going to get a knock on his door and life as he's known it will change forever. That day will happen, trust me."

Now, that doesn't sound very nice.
Maybe Billy Boy has only been watching too many mobster movies and shoot-em ups for his own good, but I would strongly suggest Mr. Franken establish a good Neighberhood Watch program on his street. After all, Roger Ailes is a wanted man. Unfortunately, I was unable to turn up a rap sheet on the internet for Ailes. I was hoping for some previous convictions of assault with a deadly weapon, or maybe a few manslaughter charges, but no luck. So if you turn up any dirt on Ailes, let me know. You better let Al Franken know, too.

It shouldn't matter what he looked like, but it does. Growing up, I thought Jesus was the fair skinned, blond haired, blue eyed guy in the movies and icons. When I got older, I mentioned to my dad that Jesus probably was black or middle eastern looking. He looked at me quizzically.

After a second of thought, he agreed, but I could tell it bothered him to think of his saviour as being anything other than white. It sadly illustrates the minority self-hatred in the US at the time (I think it's less prevalent now) because we're Asian!
Whoops. As you can probably tell, the previous comment goes to the Jesus post.

But the Al Franken/O'Reilly thing cracks me up. It illustrates O'Reilly's psychosis. The affidavit includes a statement that O'Reilly had a mercurial personality, and that makes sense if you ever watch him in interviews and then watch him on his show. It's like Jekyll and Hyde.
Well that's an interesting comment, because I think a lot of people really would be affected if we were to find out conclusively that Jesus had been black for instance. For some reason I didn't really think about that when I posted the link, so thanks for commenting on that...

What would happen, do you think, in the heart's of people who are--quite frankly--racist? Would the Trent Lott's and Strom Thurmond's of the world renounce Christianity?
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