Tuesday, January 27, 2004


Budding radio talk show host Al Franken practiced his own brand of "non-guested confrontation" yesterday by body slamming a heckler who had tried to shout down Governor Howard Dean:
The tussle left Franken's trademark thick-rim glasses broken, but he said he was not injured.

Franken - who seemed in a state of shock and out of breath after the incident - was helped back to his feet by several people who watched the tussle. Police arrived soon after.
(via I Want Media)

Al Franken later explained that he was merely trying to protect the right of people to speak freely by exercising his constitutional right to assault.

UPDATE: The Manchester Union Leader now reports Al Franken was elbowed by the protester first, knocking his glasses off. The article quotes the manager of the Palace Theatre (who was also elbowed by the protester): "I never met Al Franken before. He is now my new hero."

But who cares who really started it? Fight! Fight! Fight!


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