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Blogger Profile: Julianna Forlano

Julianna Forlano is the creator, host, and producer of the acclaimed political news parody ABSURDITY TODAY! on DirectTV and Dish Network’s FSTV. It is part of The Young Turks Online Network and is also aired on WBAI radio in New York City and on The Progressive Voices Radio Network. (Archives: www.AbsurdityToday.com). Ms. Forlano is a popular guest commentator and can be found on some of today's favorite TV and radio programs including Current TV's Viewpoint with John Fugelsang, Huffpost Live, Progressive Voices Radio, Revolution Boston Radio Network and more.

As a speaker and performer, Ms. Forlano has a reputation for consistently delivering intelligent, socially relevant, insightful and funny commentary on stage and on air. Her list of notable performances includes being the featured speaker and humorist at Barack Obama’s Official Inaugural Ball as well as appearing in NYC at the Friar’s Club, The Daily Show and Friends Show, Netroots Nation Conferences, and The 92nd Street Y Tribeca. She is contributing writer for CrooksandLiars.com, and her writing can also be seen in the Chicago Sun Times, in the book Letters to President Obama and in other outlets.

Ms. Forlano holds a BA in Philosophy from Colgate University and MSW from New York University. A licensed psychotherapist, Ms. Forlano has served as a life coach for private clients for over 10 years. She also teaches Media Studies courses including Media Ethics, Broadcast Journalism, and Comedy Scriptwriting in the Department of Television & Radio at Brooklyn College. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Julianna Forlano's Blogs

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Julianna Forlano

Absurdity Today!

February 17th, 2014

Funny! Comcast Screws Up: Tells The Truth About Time Warner Merger. (Absurdity Today; Episode 50)

Comcast's bid to acquire Time Warner Cable, if allowed to occur, would be the 10th largest corporate merger in American history. The company is seeking approval from the FCC and the Department of Justice, who are charged with making sure the giant corporations aren't breaking any anti-trust laws. But they ... continue reading

Julianna Forlano

Absurdity Today!

January 25th, 2014

Verizon v. FCC just crushed democracy, justice, AND cat videos in one swoop.

Did Verizon v. The FCC just end democracy, justice, AND cat videos in one swoop? Absurdity Today uses its trademark humor to expose the sordid backstory behind the fall of net neutrality. continue reading

Julianna Forlano

Absurdity Today!

December 13th, 2013

THE COAL INDUSTRY: A BAD SANTA Leaving Lumps of Coal in Your Lung And Nothing In Your Stocking. Absurdity Today Ep. 47

The Coal Industry is going to great lengths to screw its formers miners, upon whose labor their fortune and success was built, out of their Black Lung disability benefits. This comes from a report done by The Center for Public Integrity called Breathless and Burdened, a yearlong investigation examining how ... continue reading

Julianna Forlano

Absurdity Today!

November 1st, 2013

NY’s Public Universities Working Hard to Pre-Crush Dissent.

In a move likely to sharply curtail free speech and free assembly, administrators at The City University of New York (CUNY) are developing what they call a “Policy on Expressive Activity” to set severe limitations on who, how and where free speech and assembly rights can be exercised.  The proposed ... continue reading

Julianna Forlano

Absurdity Today!

August 14th, 2013

Have You Heard The "Good" News About Monsanto? Absurdity Today with Julianna Forlano, Episode 44

Finally, some 'good' news about Monsanto, followed up with some actual good news, and a tip for how to deal with all the bad news. Brought you to by Absurdity Today, the independent news parody series hosted by political satirist Julianna Forlano. continue reading

Julianna Forlano

Absurdity Today!

August 7th, 2013

Are Democrats ANTI Science Too, Now? Or Is This One Just ANTI Common Sense? Absurdity Today Ep 43

Weiner's fundamental misunderstandings, mind control and the reason Nazi war criminals are staying in the US are all covered in this week's Absurdity Today, the independent news parody series hosted by political satirist Julianna Forlano. Not to shabby for a comedy show... continue reading

Julianna Forlano

Absurdity Today!

August 5th, 2013

He saw something. He said something. And THIS is What Happened! Absurdity Today Ep 42

He saw something. He said something. Absurdity Today takes on the surveillance state. continue reading

Julianna Forlano

Absurdity Today!

July 27th, 2013

Congratulations! Pennsylvania is officially the NEW Texas... Absurdity Today with Julianna Forlano; Ep 40

Texas and Pennsylvania: both have been exploited by the oil and gas industry and both have regions so steeped in religious zealotry you may want remove that Darwin fish from the back of your sedan before driving through. In this week’s Absurdity Today, the indie news parody, Julianna Forlano helps ... continue reading

Julianna Forlano

Absurdity Today!

June 19th, 2013

Got Scandal Fatigue? Welcome To Absurdity Today

Scandal Fatigue: n. A condition whereupon suffers "can't F'ing BELIEVE these partisan, government and/or corporate media pricks are crying victim to actions they themselves have been guilty of for the last 40 years and FLOODING the airwaves with this crap when there are REAL scandals out there to cover and ... continue reading

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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

Apr 18th
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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... www.theonion.com President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! --...

Apr 17th
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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
8:27 PM
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
10:13 PM
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
5:41 PM
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
4:48 PM
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
5:56 PM
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
2:24 PM
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
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