Monday, June 27, 2005

Al Franken wins rare radio award for his breakthrough work | Media | The truth about lies


"I really do see the serious corrupting effect Fox, talk radio and many commentators on the right have on America. A lot of people in the mainstream media think it's beneath them to debunk it. And it's not. These people need to be subjected to scorn and ridicule. Someone has got to be willing to get down in the weeds and fight them.'"

"Rush is a talented radio guy. It's just that he has no fidelity to the truth at all."

When Franken began accusing Bush of lying, it was, he recalls, "a big deal". But that's changed. "Now people are much more willing to say the government was lying, for instance, over the war."