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Give Me a Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media

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  • Posted December 6, 2010

    Reommended

    John Stossel is an advocate who will open your eyes to government fraud waste and abuse. This book is a must read.

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  • Posted November 10, 2008

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    As a long time viewer of Mr. Stossel"s, I wanted to read his book. I like his expose style. However he is does not fully inform readers, e.g. the hot coffee at McDonalds case. Looking into the case reveals that McDonald's refused to go to court forced mediation, have settled 700 times for the same hot coffee, reexamine their standards for their coffee (served at 195-205 degrees F.) or inspect the machine in question. I disagree that the economy and market take care of themselves at all times. And that government agencies are unnecessary. They are usually ineffective, but there was a time that labor was exploited (e.g. wages, child labor, long hours, harassment...). A time when "chicken soup" didn't have to be chicken. It could be rat, dog, cat or anything! There was no regulation or enforcement. I like his views on government staying out of peoples lives. Jabs at Ralph Nader are enlightening. Unique in his journalism, Stossel tackles the ridiculous yet legitimacy our country has to offer - the Americans with Disabilities Act, asbestos scares, the war on drugs, assisted suicide and many more. It seems Bill O' Reilly endorses this book. I never thought I would read such a book. Worth checking out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2005

    Very Good Book

    I had reservations about Stossel before I read this book. After reading this book, I found that his arguments make common sense. This book is for everybody regardless of whether you are conservative or liberal. His book is simple to read and very enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2004

    Stossel has great points but needs help with writing

    Mr. Stossel stresses several good points throughout his book but it is hard to keep track of all of his points with back and forth writing. I was not pleased with this style but everything else was very good.

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