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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User Review  - RosemerrySong - LibraryThing

Thoroughly researched and fact-checked and written in Al Franken's trademark comedic style, Franken presents a humorous, in-depth look at recent events and makes the happenings on Capitol Hill clear even to newcomers to the political scene. Highly recommended. Read full review

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

I agree with Franken's points, but he doesn't make them very well. I'm not sure we need more vitrolic rhetoric in today's political debate. 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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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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