Lies: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jul 27, 2004 - Political Science - 448 pages
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Al Franken, one of our “savviest satirists” (People), has been studying the rhetoric of the Right. He has listened to their cries of “slander,” “bias,” and even “treason.” He has examined the Bush administration’s policies of squandering our surplus, ravaging the environment, and alienating the rest of the world. He’s even watched Fox News. A lot.

And, in this fair and balanced report, Al bravely and candidly exposes them all for what they are: liars. Lying, lying liars. Al destroys the liberal media bias myth by doing what his targets seem incapable of: getting his facts straight. Using the Right’s own words against them, he takes on the pundits, the politicians, and the issues, in the most talked about book of the year.

Timely, provocative, unfailingly honest, and always funny, Lies sticks it to the most right-wing administration in memory, and to the right-wing media hacks who do its bidding.


  

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Review: Lies & the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair & Balanced Look at the Right

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Readable, light, and humorous, this book indicts Right Wing news programming and personalities for being biased and dishonest. Sometimes petty and hyperbolic, Franken's silliness undermines much of his message, which is a shame because he seems to have done thorough research here. Read full review

Review: Lies & the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair & Balanced Look at the Right

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Al Franken cracks me up. And he gives me amunition against my Republican boyfriend. Read full review

Contents

A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR
INTRODUCTION
1Hummus
Nutcase
3You Know Who I Dont Like? Ann Coulter
4Liberals Who Hate America
5Loving America the Al Franken Way
6I BitchSlap Bernie Goldberg
24Paul Gigot Is Unable to Defend an Incredibly Stupid Wall Street Journal Editorial
A Case Study in RightWing Lies
26I Attend the White House Correspondents Dinner and Annoy Karl Rove Richard Perle Paul Wolfowitz and the Entire Fox News Team
27The Lying Years
28Bush Cant Lose with Clintons Military
Episode One
30Fun with Racism
31Im a Bad Liar

How It Disproved the Hypothetical Liberal Media Paradigm Matrix
A Lesson Learned
9Five GetRichQuick Tips the Wall Street Fat Cats Dont Want You to Know
10Chapter for American Bookby Kharap Juta
11Im Funnier than Kharap Juta
12The Chapter on FoxThey Distort We DerideorWe Retort They Have LiedorThey Purport We DecryorThey Are Short1 We Have Plied2orSmorty ...
Lying Splotchy Bully
14Hannity and Colmes
15The BlameAmericasExPresidentFirst Crowd
16Operation Ignore
17Our National Dialogue on Terrorism
18Humor in Uniform
19Who Created the Tone?
20Did the Tone Change?
21Why Did Anyone Think It Would Change?
22I Grow Discouraged About the Tone
23Im Prudenized
32Thank God for Jerry Falwell
33Abstinence Heroes
34Abstinence Heroes II
35By Far the Vast Majority of My Tax Cuts Go to Those at the Bottom
A OneAct Play
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38I Challenge Rich Lowry to a Fight
The Bush Environmental Record
40I Meet Former First Lady Barbara Bush and It Doesnt Go Well
41My Personal Search for Weapons of Mass Destruction
42The No Child Left Behind Standardized Test
43What Is a Lie?
SOURCES AND NOTES
MEET TEAMFRANKEN
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ENDNOTES
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Emmy Award–winning television writer and producer, Grammy-winning comedian, and host of The Al Franken Show on Air America Radio, Al Franken is the author of five books, including the number one New York Times bestsellers Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them): A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right and Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations. He is the only comedian to have performed at Abu Ghraib, as far as we know.

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