Lies: And the Lying Liars who Tell Them : a Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

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Penguin, 2004 - Humor - 421 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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You will be amazed at all of the facts he points out and brings to life. There is no arguing the facts he sheds light to either. Plus he does it in his very funny and unique comedic way that it makes it so extremly enjoyable to read that you want everyone else to read it once your done. Read full review

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This is one heck of a book. I recommend you buy 2 or 3 copies because youre going to want to share it with your friends before youre even done with it. Youll laugh out loud alright Franken is ... Read full review

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Contents

Hummus
1
Nutcase
5
You Know Who I Dont Like? Ann Coulter
17
Addendum to Ann Coulter Chapter
21
Liberals Who Hate America
25
Loving America the Al Franken Way
28
BitchSlap Bernie Goldberg
32
How It Disproved the Hypothetical Liberal Media Paradigm Matrix
41
Our National Dialogue on Terrorism
132
Humor in Uniform
133
Who Created the Tone?
141
the Tone Change?
151
Why Did Anyone Think It Would Change?
152
Grow Discouraged About the Tone
161
Paul Gigot Is Unable to Defend an Incredibly
179
The Lying Years
226

A Lesson Learned
55
Five GetRichQuick Tips the Wall Street Fat Cats Dont Want You to Know
56
Chapter for American Book by Kharap Juta
60
Im Funnier Than Kharap Juta
61
The Chapter on Fox
62
Lying Splotchy Bully
69
Addendum to OReilly Chapter
87
Hannity and coimes
93
The BlameAmericasExPresidentFirst Crowd
112
Operation Ignore
124
Episode One
235
Fun with Racism
261
Thank God for Jerry Falwell
286
Abstinence Heroes
292
A OneAct Play
313
The Bush
337
My Personal Search for Weapons of Mass
351
The No Child Left Behind Standardized Test
358
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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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