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Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken

Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

by Al Franken

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Unabridged Edition
Running Time
9 Hrs. 51 Min.
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  4.3  Stars Based on 4 ratings


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.

Once again, the author of Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations trains his subversive wit directly on the contemporary political scene, leaving the powers-that-be in tatters and his audience in hysterics. Al Franken thrives on being in the opposition, and now that the Republican party controls both the Oval Office and Congress, the gloves are off and the satire is fast and furious.

Franken's specialty is using his targets' own words to make comedic and political points. Finding logical inconsistencies, factual errors, and doublespeak wherever he looks, Franken takes on and destroys the myth of liberal bias in the media, hoists the Bush White House on its own rhetorical petard, and punctures the mean-spirited sanctimony of such media darlings as Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, and host of post-Limbaugh talk-radio gasbags. Timely, provocative, unfailingly honest, and always uproarious, Lies is sure to raise hackles and spark hilarity inside the Beltway and from sea to shining sea.

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The Great Political Comedy Audio Book
Reviewer LOLDavid
 February 17, 2006
This is one of the most unique and funny audiobooks I’ve listened to. Al Franken has broken down the barriers of the audiobook medium to get his point across, delivering his book with all the spontaneity and diversity of an extended sketch comedy routine. His nonchalant manner of slipping in jokes into his prose is a perfect antidote to the unimaginative bullying of the Republican media elite. And he and Team Franken dissect with humor and hard facts the lies of the likes of Bill O’Reilly, Ann Coulter, and the entire Bush administration. Franken delves into many aspects of the political arena, from the environment to taxes to foreign policy, but his main focus is the media and how the right wing pundits have created their own media which has in turn leaked into the mainstream media and created the agenda to which Americans here about everyday. Franken does go on some tangents but they’re almost always funny. His confrontations with O’Reilly and Paul Wolfowitz are classic. The book is hilarious and informative and, especially in the shadow of a Bush victory, relevant.

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  • Published: 2003
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: L003932
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