Posts Tagged "Al Franken"

Steve Kornacki explains how Bill O’Reilly sent Al Franken to the Senate

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Al Franken (1994)

Senator Al Franken, who had been with SNL as a writer and featured player on and off for most of the show’s run, had his eye on the Weekend Update desk after Kevin Nealon vacated the position in 1994. He fought hard to win the job, but Lorne Michaels and the network chose Norm Macdonald over him. Franken felt so disappointed and betrayed that he left the show at the end of the season. Al Franken has long been a politically savvy comedian (recently parlaying this into a seat in the U.S. Senate) and his current event expertise would have been put to great use on Weekend Update, as long as he focused on comedy instead of using the fake news job as a platform for his political positions, which, let’s face it, is probably what would have happened.

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Al Franken thanks progressives for getting Elizabeth Warren appointed

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Al Franken Chokes Up Today on Senate Floor Over Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell


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1997 Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher - Christine O’Donnell vs Al Franken

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 ”Our warnings are no longer speculation. Google, Verizon, ATT and Comcast are about to turn the Internet into cable TV —- where their favored websites and content will move fast, and everyone else will be left without a voice. These companies will kill the Web as an engine for free speech and equal opportunity. It is time for us all to stand up or get rolled." - Al Franken speaking Thursday evening before an FCC public hearing on “Net Neutrality,” Franken insisted that the U.S. government cannot allow companies to write the rules by which they’ll later be forced to play.

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“This is not ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Al.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to Sen. Al Franken who was presiding over the Senate & allegedly “made faces” while McConnell was speaking against the confirmation of Elena Kagan. Franken later apologized to McConnell. - realitychex 

Al Franken: Stop the Corporate Takeover of the Media

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Sen. Al Franken at Netroots Nation - Keynote Address - Las Vegas

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