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Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them): A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right by Al Franken


Al Franken, "one in all our savviest satirists" (other folks), takes at the problems, the politicians, and the pundits in some of the important expected guides of the 12 months.

For the primary time as a result of the fact his personal eleganceic Rush Limbaugh is a big fat idiot and different Observations, Al Franken trains his subversive wit immediately at the up to the moment political scene. Now, the "clutch of political humor" (Washington circumstances) destroys the parable of liberal bias in the media, and exposes how the proper disgracemuch lessly tries to mislead the remainder of us.

no one is spared as Al makes use of the propercff0478#39;s personal phrases towards them. no longer the Bush control and their rhetorical hypocrisy. no longer Ann Coulter and her specious screeds. no longer the modern era of be in contact-radio hosts, and not bill Ocff0478#39;Reilly, Roger Ailes, and all the Fox community. this is the guide Al Franken lovers have been having a look ahead to (and his foes have been dreading). well timed, provocative, unfailingly honest, and always humorous, Lies is certain to develop into some of the discussed guide of political humor in 2003 and past.
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Editorial overview

Having prior to now dissected the true inaccuracies of a unmarried bellicose be in contact show host in Rush Limbaugh is a big fat idiot, Al Franken takes his fight to a larger foe: Preactualntificationent George W. Bush, the Bush management, Ann Coulter, bill O’Reilly, and rankings of different conservatives whom, he says, are enjoying free with the main points. Itcff0478#39;s numerous lovers to cover, as evidentificationenced by the use of the 43 chapters in Lies and the lying Liars Who inform Them, however the results are regularly pleasing and insightful. Franken occupies a novel place in the modern political discussion as in all probability the mediacff0478#39;s most simple comedy author and performer who may be a Harvard fellow in addition to a liberal political commentator. This distinctive and vaguely lonely place lends a captivating quixotic high quality to adventures comparable to a anxious encounter with the Fox knowledge personnel on the nationwide Press club, a problem to fisticuffs with nationwide overview Editor wealthy Lowry, and an oddly candy admissions seek advice from to extremely-conservative Bob Jones university (with a tender research assistant posing as his son whilst Frankencff0478#39;s actual-existencetastes son refmakes use of to take part in the charade). much much less helpful are comedian guide dramatizations of "provide actual Jesus" and a fictitious Vietnam fight story that comes with the numerous righties who, Franken intimates, improperly avoided provider. And Frankencff0478#39;s criticisms of conservative be in contact show hosts Sean Hannity, O’Reilly, and columnist Coulter, even as admirable in their conactualration to element, fail to shed such a lot new gentle on people who have built careers on large arguments and relentless self-aggrandizement. but Franken is at his very best, and such a lot compellingly readable, whilst he agains off the wackiness and the private grudges and writes approximately extra private issues such as the political circus surrounding the memorial provider of the overdue Senator Paul Wellstone. but even at these extra essential subjects, Frankencff0478#39;s wit continues to be provide and, in fact, grows sharper. In a time whilst such a lot political discourse consists of rage and shouting, itcff0478#39;s fresh that Al Franken is able to shout in a witty approach. --John Moe

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author: Al Frankenwriter: DuttonBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 368

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