Lies (and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them)

Lies (and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them)

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Al Franken, one of America's 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 exposes them all for what they are: liars. Lying, lying, liars.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 27mm | 332g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, facsims., ports.
  • 0141017805
  • 9780141017808
  • 729,269

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Praise for Al Franken "Funny, angry, and intelligent." "[Franken] picks the scabs off every logistical inconsistency, factual error, or act of mailce he can find in contemporary conservatism... A very funny book." "Knowledgeable and funny... [A] tough-minded look at politicians and the press." "A laugh-out-loud funny book... [Franken] fights fire with facts... his points are swiftly and deftly made, and his sense of humor about the current carnival of political grotesques is badly needed." Al Franken, "one of our savviest satirists"* takes on the issues, the politicians, and the pundits in one of the most anticipated books of the year. "In the kicking, spitting spirit of current all-star political discourse, Al Franken gives as good as he gets." 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")
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About Al Franken

Famous in the US as a political satirist and sought-after speaker, Al Franken is the bestselling author of five books. He is currently a Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government where he enlisted the help of his students to research this book, affectionately known as 'Team Franken'. He lives with his family in New York City.
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