Bryan G. reviewed Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them): A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right on
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I loved this book! This book is what got me hooked on Al Franken as an author. He brings the cold hard facts in a very humoruous way. As long as you are not a die-hard republican, you'll enjoy this book.
Larry C. (aldeberon) reviewed Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them): A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right on
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Easy reading and funny. And enlightening. Who could spend as much time as "Team Franken" did seeking out these liars? You might NOT want to read this if you are a fan of Bill O'Reilly, but you should! VOTE FOR FRANKEN IN WISCONSIN!!!
Al Franken, one of our 'savviest satirists' 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.
This is a bit dated, but the humor is still good. Al has achieved a lot since with his first close election to the MN Senate seat and then his re-election. Too bad he has to be such a straight arrow and refrain from using his gift for using satire to point out the fallacies for the Lying Liars who are still at it.
Morrie W. reviewed Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them): A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right on
"Lies . . ." is the TRUTH! Al Franken (now the junior Senator from Minnesota) gives a funny and objective look at the neo-cons and ultra-conservatives, including Ann Coulter, Cheney, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwel, Bush, O'Reilly and Hannity. If you can, get your republican acquaintences to read it!
Nit-picky really. Who cares that Ann Coulter confused her accaintance with him. There are some good points in the book, but focusing on some of the minute details the way this book did just seems desparate.
a funny book. Franken tells stories about meeting right wing pundits and the riduculous things that are said. He does get political and the things he says are probably true they are still difficult to read.