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  • Posted May 9, 2010

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    Definitely Iconoclasmic

    If you're already familiar with John Stossel's work from TV, you will likely know what to expect with this book, but if not, be warned: Stossel does not suffer stupidity in the culture gladly. It is perhaps startling to discover that so many of the things we have been spoon-fed by the media are flat out wrong, or at least overwrong and overworked.

    I enjoyed this book from end-to-end, and unless you are dyed-in-the-wool set in your opinions, I think you will too.

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  • Posted November 18, 2009

    Selective Use of Research??

    I was unfamiliar with Mr. Stossel when I decided to read this book. The first several areas of discussion I felt had some validity and he seemed to have adequate research to back up his contentions. However, the areas dealing with women's issues and his conclusions are so ridiculous! It appears as though Mr. Stossel picks and chooses when to use research and when not to in order to make his points, particularly when he wants to take a biased stand. I couldn't wait to get this book out of my house!

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

    Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity: A Fabulous Read

    I've oftened enjoyed Mr. Stossel's TV reports, so I was really looking forward to reading his book. I must say he didn't disappoint me. It was a fantastic read. it reminded me of a program hosted by David Horowitz called "Fight Back." I found this book to be informative and very useful; especially when contemplating so many of the "hot topics" presented to us by the news media. Here is a voice of reason and clarity crying out to us as we're innundated by this organized insanity constanly forced upon us by the news media. Mr. Stossel's book is an effective antidote to the poisons we receive on a daily basis on TV, radio, and in print.

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  • Posted July 26, 2009

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    Must read for anybody who enjoys the truth.

    John Stossel is an amazingly enlightened man. He's not afraid to step on anybody's toes in this book. It is full of fun facts to dispute the nonsense spewed as truth in this country.

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  • Posted June 25, 2009

    Excellent book

    Stossel skillfully debunks conventional wisdom using evidence-based research. It's nice to read such a concise collection of all the research we know is out there but don't have the time or energy to read ourselves. This book will challenge your thinking in a great and provocative way. Everyone should read this once.

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  • Posted June 25, 2009

    Great book

    John Stossel presents the evidence-based research that debunks many of the "common sense" myths that are broadcast routinely in the mainstream media. It's nice to know that someone actually still thinks independently and uses evidence to formulate opinions and policies. This book will challenge conventional wisdom in a way that everyone should experience. Stossel doesn't present his opinions without evidence. His points are primarily debunking myths. Everyone should read this once. You may not agree with his opinions, but it's hard to argue with the fact-based issues.

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  • Posted April 27, 2009

    very satisfied

    would recommend

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  • Posted March 24, 2009

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    Stossel is right on.

    I really enjoy everything that John Stossel puts out. From this book, his articles, and 20/20, John seems to hit the mark. This book is good except I couldn't read the book all the way through without putting it down quite a few times and try to recover from what I had just read. Many of the things that he writes about are quite irking and you have to wonder how can this happen. However I found it to be really good and I would recommend it to anybody that likes to read about current affairs.

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