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Conan Apologizes, Disses Newark Again.. Booker Strikes Back!


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Late night funnyman fires back at Booker. But Newark mayor unleashes counter barrage.

 

 

Conan O'Brien risked life and limb yesterday to respond to Newark Mayor Cory Booker, taunting the politician and his city once again.

 

On Tuesday, Booker officially took issue with a "Newark health-care" joke O'Brien made on "The Tonight Show" last week and banned the comedian from Newark's Liberty International Airport.

 

In Booker's video, a "Newark resident" shouted, "You gonna need some health care [Conan]! This is Newark you talkin about! You don't mess with Newark, chump!"

 

On Wednesday night, O'Brien responded to the Booker's video by saying he apologized, then noted Newark's many cultural gems, such as their "beautiful waterfront, thriving art scene, exciting regional cuisine, four-star lodging and world class live theater."

 

Of course, as he said that, photos were shown of a dingy bridge, a graffiti'd back alley, a Dunkin Donuts, some burned out cars and a peep show.

 

The late-night joker then pointed out that he could easily get to Newark by navigating the nations sewer systems because "everyone knows, all sewer pipes lead to Newark."

 

O'Brien even did a little research and found out that a small section of Newark Airport's Terminal A is actually in neighboring Elizabeth, New Jersey.

 

"So Mr. Mayor, looks like you need to brush up on your Essex County/Union County geography," Conan chided.

 

The talk-show host also officially banned Booker from Burbank's airport.

 

In the end, O'Brien invited the mayor on to his show so they could settle their differences "like gentlemen."

 

Booker told NBC New York that he thought the bit was "hilarious" and he would respond, again, sometime tomorrow.

 

This morning the mayor took to his Facebook page to post a poetic message:

 

"You may write me down in history / With your bitter, twisted lies / You may trod me in the very dirt / But still, like dust, I'll rise / You may shoot me with your words / You may cut me with your eyes / You may kill me with your hatefulness / ...But still, like air, I'll rise. - M. Angelou (Yes Conan our city will continue to rise and, by the way, after last night. . . . Its on!)"

 

 

Video from WNBC wasn't a Youtube version, and I could'nt find one like it fully, but this I found on youtube which is exactly it just missing a front part..

 

UPDATE!:

 

Just after 3 p.m. Thursday, Mayor Booker filed a video response to O'Brien's response. Now Conan is banned from all of Jersey and Newark's sister cities, too. This could go on forever....

 

 

 

Source: WNBC-4 New York

October 1, 2009

 

 

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Oh boy! This sounds more like the issue with Rosie O'Donnell and Trump before.. Man i hope everything goes well o_O!

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Cory Booker, in my opinion, has some real issues. If he doesn't know how to take a joke, then he needs to step down from his position. Bottom line.

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Cory Booker, in my opinion, has some real issues. If he doesn't know how to take a joke, then he needs to step down from his position. Bottom line.

 

Yeah its just a joke. Geez people react way to much. Now if it was a joke thats offensive, then there would be a point to get pissed..

 

Fixed source date!

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Man this mayor is STUPID , he shouldnt even be commenting on anything a talkshow host says since we all know Newark is a death zone. I mean even while the mayor was giving a press conference there was a shoot out down the block and murder and crime rates have skyrocketed. Way to go Mayor D-Bag....

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Cory Booker, in my opinion, has some real issues. If he doesn't know how to take a joke, then he needs to step down from his position. Bottom line.

 

His video is a joke. They are joking back and forth.

 

But still... Gaza>Newark.

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Cory Booker, in my opinion, has some real issues. If he doesn't know how to take a joke, then he needs to step down from his position. Bottom line.

 

The mayor IS joking right back at Conan...

 

And it's good for his city because it gives his city publicity for possible tourism from people who watch the show, of course he's willing to do it

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Hah, that's all very amusing. :cool: My girlfriend saw that mayor guy go through her checkpoint at ewr not too long ago. Apparently he is a very funny guy & always jokes w/ the people working at the airport.

 

- A

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This really needs to be settled someway and somehow. It was just a joke. The mayor is taking everything out of proportion. Doesn't he know that Conan is a comedian? Every comedian does this, if they see a weakness in some one or some place, they'll take a crack on it. Everybody knows that George Bush got cracked on when it came to his illiteracy, Bill Clinton when it came to the Monica Lewinsky incident, and even Barack Obama when it comes to hiring people to be apart of his administration but have to pull out because of tax issues! This all continues to this day, and to date, so this has to end. Period.

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This really needs to be settled someway and somehow. It was just a joke. The mayor is taking everything out of proportion. Doesn't he know that Conan is a comedian? Every comedian does this, if they see a weakness in some one or some place, they'll take a crack on it. Everybody knows that George Bush got cracked on when it came to his illiteracy, Bill Clinton when it came to the Monica Lewinsky incident, and even Barack Obama when it comes to hiring people to be apart of his administration but have to pull out because of tax issues! This all continues to this day, and to date, so this has to end. Period.

 

The whole thing is a joke. Didn't the article say that the mayor found Conan's video hilarious? If true, he must be playing along. As people have previously said, it's good publicity.

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The whole thing is a joke. Didn't the article say that the mayor found Conan's video hilarious? If true, he must be playing along. As people have previously said, it's good publicity.

 

I'll stand corrected if that's the case.

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This really needs to be settled someway and somehow. It was just a joke. The mayor is taking everything out of proportion. Doesn't he know that Conan is a comedian? Every comedian does this, if they see a weakness in some one or some place, they'll take a crack on it. Everybody knows that George Bush got cracked on when it came to his illiteracy, Bill Clinton when it came to the Monica Lewinsky incident, and even Barack Obama when it comes to hiring people to be apart of his administration but have to pull out because of tax issues! This all continues to this day, and to date, so this has to end. Period.

 

As posted above...

 

The mayor is joking also!!!

 

Or did the sly sarcastic smile he has in his video completely go over everyone's head??

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As posted above...

 

The mayor is joking also!!!

 

Or did the sly sarcastic smile he has in his video completely go over everyone's head??

 

Again, I'll stand corrected if this is the case. Great, now I'm confused, because the news is following this whole story. I don't know what to believe....:confused:

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Again, I'll stand corrected if this is the case. Great, now I'm confused, because the news is following this whole story. I don't know what to believe....:confused:

 

Then they are idiots because it is a joke. The mayor must be loving this though because it is getting his city exposure. I'm sure a few people out there are going "I wonder what Newark's like" and will actually go there now...so good work by the mayor getting his city some pub

 

Nothing to be confused about, it's exactly what I put above...just a publicity stunt...and some are buying into it hook line and sinker...

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Again, I'll stand corrected if this is the case. Great, now I'm confused, because the news is following this whole story. I don't know what to believe....:confused:

 

Then they are idiots because it is a joke. The mayor must be loving this though because it is getting his city exposure. I'm sure a few people out there are going "I wonder what Newark's like" and will actually go there now...so good work by the mayor getting his city some pub

 

Nothing to be confused about, it's exactly what I put above...just a publicity stunt...and some are buying into it hook line and sinker...

 

I heard the radio mention this subject, and they said "fake feud" at the beginning of the piece.

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It's all totally in good fun. I've been to newark a lot, i have 4 monthly nwk passes alone heh. It's actually a great city, but yes it does have some issues, but what city doesnt?

 

- A

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