It's always really pathetic to see how popular name-calling can be. Don't have a point? Use sarcasm. Can't make a cogent argument? Call names. Some people will eat it up. And make you a best-seller...
At the zenith of Al Frankin's appeal he was a mediocre comedian. Currently he is taking a stab at political left-wing activism as well as the current administration, and failing miserably at both. I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for the third strike so he'll be out of there. This was a perfect example of why celebrities should leave politics to the politicians instead of humiliating themselves.
While "Lies and the lying liars who tell them" stays true to its title by being full of lies and written by a liar, it is a dreadful book not worth anyone's time.
Readers who are likely to blindly believe any liberal rhetoric will love it. I advise those you who can think for themselves to steer clear!
It's like 9 hours and 51 min in the dentist's chair. This root canal failed in all respects except discomfort. The patient needs a good filling of solid gold Conservatism. Forget the archaic poultice of liberalism. Get in step with the modern way. Liberalism has failed but Doctor Rush has a pill for you. The cure is Conservatism not conservation. 3 of 3 Government branches agree - take two liberals in the evening and bash their heads together. You'll feel better in the morning.
true crime fan
I read this book years ago and had forgotten how much I loved it. It was even better listening to him narrate it-I laughed out loud more than a few times while driving and listening to it. I have always been a HUGE fan and he makes being a liberal democrat in a RED state just a little bit more bearable. I doubt that any conservatives would enjoy it however.
I've listened to this twice. It's so good. I'll listen to it again. He's ruthless with those horrible right winger liars. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!
Listened to this on an extended car ride with adult kids- enjoyed the commentary not always balanced but usually funny. We did have to stop it many times to have the discussions that it provoked.
Al can be funny, there is no doubt. The thing he can't seem to be is accurate. He can libel and insult anybody and everybody that does not agree with him with the best of the leftist nitwits. If you are a leftist who enjoys listening to funny B.S., you'll love this book. If you are kind of into things like the truth and accuracy, this one might not be for you.
I never listened to Franken on the radio or in print. I like the documentation work, and after I knew I can trust it (I verified a few items picked at random, knew some for facts, and then trusted the rest) it's very entertaining reading. One thing that I find a little irritating is the sarcastic tone of the author, sometimes. I would rather have the facts straight, without the irony. Humor is fine, but he is a bit too caustic for my taste. Although I'm pretty sure after listening that it's all warranted.