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Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

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ISBN-10: 0525947647

ISBN-13: 9780525947646

Edition: 2003

Authors: Al Franken

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Al Franken, "one of our savviest satirists" (People), takes on the issues, the politicians, and the pundits in one of the most anticipated books of the year. For the first time since his own classic Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiotand Other Observations, Al Franken trains his subversive wit directly on the contemporary political scene. Now, the "master of political humor" (Washington Times) destroys the myth of liberal bias in the media, and exposes how the Right shamelessly tries to deceive the rest of us. No one is spared as Al uses the Right's own words against them. Not the Bush administration and their rhetorical hypocrisy. Not Ann Coulter and her specious screeds. Not the new…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/21/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.496

Al Franken was born in 1951 and grew up in Minnesota. He got his start in show business in high school, when he began performing stand-up comedy. He attended Harvard University, but his comic talent went unrecognized by the school's famous Harvard Lampoon, which rejected him. Undaunted, Franken continued to do stand-up with a friend from high school, Tom Davis. Franken and Davis became celebrities when Lorne Michaels discovered their act and hired them for his new show, Saturday Night Live. In addition to doing the stand-up, Franken wrote many funny skits, including Chevy Chase's famous Gerald Ford bits, and created memorable characters like Stuart Smalley. Franken's ability to write comedy…    

A Note from the Author
Introduction
Hummus
Ann Coulter: Nutcase
You Know Who I Donit Like? Ann Coulter
Liberals Who Hate America
Loving America the Al Franken Way
I Bitch-Slap Bernie Goldberg
The 2000 Presidential Election: How It Disproved the Hypothetical Liberal Media Paradigm Matrix
Conclusion: A Lesson Learned
Five Get-Rich-Quick Tips the Wall Street Fat Cats Donit Want You to Know
Chapter for American Book by Kharap Juta
Iim Funnier than Kharap Juta
The Chapter on Fox
Bill OiReilly: Lying, Splotchy Bully
Hannity and Colmes
The Blame-Americais-Ex-President-First Crowd
Operation Ignore
Our National Dialogue on Terrorism
Humor in Uniform
Who Created the Tone?
Did the Tone Change?
Why Did Anyone Think It Would Change?
I Grow Discouraged About the Tone
Iim Prudenized
Paul Gigot Is Unable to Defend an Incredibly Stupid Wall Street Journal Editorial
This Was Not a Memorial to Paul Wellstonei: A Case Study in Right-Wing Lies
I Attend the White House Correspondents Dinner and Annoy Karl Rove, Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, and the Entire Fox News Team
The Lying Years
Bush Canit Lose With Clintonis Military
Operation Chickenhawk: Episode One
Fun with Racism
Iim a Bad Liar
Thank God for Jerry Falwell
Abstinence Heroes
Abstinence Heroes II
By Far the Vast Majority of My Tax Cuts Go to Those at the Bottomi
The Waitress and the Lawyer: A One-Act Play
The Gospel of Supply Side Jesus
I Challenge Rich Lowry to a Fight
Vast Lagoons of Pig Feces: The Bush Environmental Record
I Meet Former First Lady Barbara Bush and It Doesnit Go Well
My Personal Search for Weapons of Mass Destruction
The No Child Left Behind Standardized Test
What Is a Lie?
Sources and Notes
Meet TeamFranken
Acknowledgments
Endnotes