Booker ups the ante on Conan

(AP) - Conan O'Brien is now banned from the entire state of New Jersey. That's Newark Mayor Cory Booker's latest facetious response to the late-night comic's mockery. The video posted Thursday on YouTube

News 12 Staff

Oct 3, 2009, 4:04 AM

Updated 5,400 days ago

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(AP) - Conan O'Brien is now banned from the entire state of New Jersey. That's Newark Mayor Cory Booker's latest facetious response to the late-night comic's mockery.
The video posted Thursday on YouTube is Booker's second public defense of New Jersey's largest city - butt of a "Tonight Show" joke last week. It comes after a two-minute segment Wednesday night by O'Brien, who pretended to laud Newark's virtues while showing images of urban neglect. A reference to its arts scene was accompanied by a graffiti-covered wall.
The exchange began last week with O'Brien joking that the city's new health care program consisted of a bus ticket out of Newark. Booker responded Tuesday with a YouTube video "banning" O'Brien from Newark Liberty International Airport.
For an interview with Mayor Booker, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.


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