And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them
Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452285217, 448pp.
Publication Date: July 27, 2004
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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.
"This book is laugh-out-loud funny." —The Washington Post
"Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right rings with the moral clarity of an angel’s trumpet... Although Franken is a self-proclaimed liberal, his work differs in that it presents well-substantiated arguments and damning examples of false accusations that conservatives have effectively used against Democrats... sharp analysis and humor." —Associated Press
"A typically unabashed blend of razor-witted denunciation and old-fashioned gumshoe detective work directed at right-wing crazies both in and out of government... [An] exquisitely irritating new book." —The Independent, London
"[A] heady mixture of scathing humor and righteous indignation." —The Onion