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Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2007

    Politics for thinkers.

    While reading this book, I realized something. For the first time in years, I was proud to be a Democrat. I¿ve never regretted my political choice, but it had been a long time since I felt this good about it. Joe Conason rebuts ten major conservative myths with solid facts and excellent writing. Some of you may have read my earlier review of ¿Conservative Comebacks to Liberal Lies¿ The format of ¿Big Lies¿ is similar to that, but this book does a much better job, going in-depth on each myth, why it¿s so prevalent, and why it¿s dead-wrong. Mr. Conason obviously did a lot of research for this book, providing twenty pages of references in support of his points. His research is the cause of my one complaint with the book, however, since he does make some statements without any supporting documents. This is a little annoying, since he obviously understands the importance of backing up his words with evidence. This should be required reading for every Democrat in the country, and is highly recommended for thinking Republicans, too, even if you don¿t agree with most of what he says. A great read.

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  • Posted January 6, 2009

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    Agree with Politics for Thinkers

    I concur with the review below. Basically, Conason does a really good job of debunking myths about liberalism....but occasionally he'll try to make a point by saying that something is so obvious, it would be redundant to cite examples. I'm a cynic - I need examples!! But when he does provide examples (which is most of the time, mind you), it is very well researched and written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2006

    half truth

    while each title either way is half truth to prove a point, this book follows in that genre. a quote or sentence does not explore all the options and therefore misleads. for once I would like to see a book written that tries to show both points and let the reader decide instead of pushing to the right or left

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    Posted December 18, 2008

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