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Al Franken’s press policy

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Sen. Al Franken clawed his way into office in the most high-profile of ways, eking out a victory over incumbent Norm Coleman in a recount covered closely by the national media. Since then, he has disappeared. This is by design: The senator claims to “focus” on home-state media outlets, often to the exclusion of organizations that reach a wider audience.

The upshot? Franken is now practicing the politics of division, at least vis-a-vis the media. 

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