Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Al Franken's History Of Offensive Remrks

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken called President Trump “racist” over the weekend for referring to Sen. Elizabeth Warren — who claims to be part Native American — as “Pocahontas.” Left unmentioned, however, is Sen. Franken’s own history of using ugly and offensive language regarding women and minorities.

While speaking at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 1996, Franken “ridiculed [Gingrich] with a joke about his daughter’s first menstrual period,” The New York Post’s Deborah Orin reported at the time.

As a writer and comic for Saturday Night Live, Franken helped craft a racist skit advertising a fake toothpaste called “Tarbrush,” meant to darken black people’s white teeth,

 Franken is also on record making anti-gay comments.
“I just don’t like homosexuals,” he told Harvard University’s student newspaper while working for SNL. “If you ask me, they’re all homosexuals in the Pudding [a Harvard social club]. Hey, I was glad when that Pudding homosexual got killed in Philadelphia.”
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/13/al-franken-has-his-own-history-of-using-ugly-offensive-language/#ixzz4Yi4VDgN3

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