Persona Non Grata

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SCENE: A recording studio. Mitch BERG is recording a voice-over for a video about Minnesota politics.

BERG: Democrat activist and former candidate Lindsey Port, whose allegations of sexual harassment against Al Franken led to his political demise…

PRODUCER: (breaks in) Er, let’s cut there.

BERG: Is everything OK?

PRODUCER: Yeah – but Port didn’t actually file charges against Franken. Franken was never alleged to have harassed her.

BERG: Ah. So – do it again?

PRODUCER: Yep. Take two!

BERG: Lindsey Port, whose condemnation of Al Franken led to his resignation..

PRODUCER: Er, cut.

BERG: OK, what’s up?

PRODUCER: Port didn’t condemn Franken. She never even mentioned him.

BERG: OK, so what happened?

PRODUCER: Democrats think the fact that she talked about sexual harassment at all helped lead to Franken’s resignation.

BERG: Really?


BERG: That’s just crazy.

PRODUCER: I know, right?

BERG: Minnesota Democrats, right?

PRODUCER: Yepper. Take three?

BERG: Lindsey Port was attacked by Minnesota Democrats for standing for something they claimed to believe in…

PRODUCER: Perfect. That’s a wrap.