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Old 06-03-2007, 14:51   #1
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Al Franken:God Spoke 22:30 8th March

I remember Al Franken (US comedian turned political comedian turned politician) going on The Daily Show to promote this and I've been trying to track it down recently, with little luck.

BBC4 have come up trumps by screening this as part of Storyville. It's going to be shown this thursday (8th March) at 22:30.

Basically the documentary is a year (or two) in the life of Al where he gets involved in all sorts of mad capers (probably) like going to the Republican convention and having a debate with Right-wing nutjob Ann Coulter (trained monkey was unavailable evidentially)
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Old 06-03-2007, 15:16   #2
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Thanks for the heads up. I will make sure to watch this (or at least set the pvr).

I have enjoyed his last couple of books so it will be interesting to see how this goes.

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Oooh excellent, I'll have to watch this. Thanks for the heads up, camaj!
[Just the mention of that **** Coulter makes my blood boil though]
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looking forward to this

listened to his podcast and read a couple of his books, but never seen him on screen (although I seem to recollect he was briefly in Manchurian Candidate in a 'blink and miss' scene)
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Oooh excellent, I'll have to watch this. Thanks for the heads up, camaj!
No worries, I knew/hoped there'd be a few people who'd want to watch but had no idea it was on

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[Just the mention of that **** Coulter makes my blood boil though]
I know what you mean. It's unbelievable how someone can do so well out of spouting crap
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Just watched this, but found parts quite uncomfortable viewing. He seemed so vitriolic in places, and the whole sequence about gloating for a week when we win the election backfired badly when they lost it. It's almost like he's so extreme in his views that he makes the opposition look better than they are.
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We watched this last night as it was a bit odd. He is a funny guy and a good public speaker but he doesn't know how to attack people and when you go up against the republicans you have to learn to give as good as you get.

O'Reilly is a ******* tool though. He is actually worse than Coulter (if that's possible).
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Anyone know if its going to be repeated?
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