Al Franken

Media Matters Silent on Al Franken Groping Charge

The cat has the Media Matters tongue, apparently.

The news comes in from Los Angeles KABC anchor Leeann Tweeden that while on a USO tour in December of 2006 with then-comedian and now-Senator Al Franken “kissed and groped” her without her consent.  Among other things Tweeden says that Franken wrote a kiss into their act and demanded they rehearse. After protesting she finally, reluctantly, agreed. Then, she says:

“He repeated that actors really need to rehearse everything and that we must practice the kiss. I said ‘OK’ so he would stop badgering me. We did the line leading up to the kiss and then he came at me, put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth.

I immediately pushed him away with both of my hands against his chest and told him if he ever did that to me again I wouldn’t be so nice about it the next time.”

And then there was this. She writes:

“But he didn’t stop there.

The tour wrapped and on Christmas Eve we began the 36-hour trip home to L.A. After 2 weeks of grueling travel and performing I was exhausted. When our C-17 cargo plane took off from Afghanistan I immediately fell asleep, even though I was still wearing my flak vest and Kevlar helmet.

It wasn’t until I was back in the US and looking through the CD of photos we were given by the photographer that I saw this one:

Al Franken
Al Franken

Big news for a an organization that insists it is here to monitor the media, right?

Wrong. Not only has Media Matters repeatedly defended Bill and Hillary Clinton from repeated accusations of his sexual assaults and her enabling and covering up of same, they have tried to defend Senator Bob Mendendez from charges that he had a taste for underage prostitues when out of the country.  Now comes the Media Matters silence about Al Franken.

That sound you hear is what’s left of the Media Matters credibility being flushed down the drain.