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Conventional Idiocy: Why the New America Is Sick of Old Politics
     

Conventional Idiocy: Why the New America Is Sick of Old Politics

by Rick Sanchez
 

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On Fox News: "Let me address the FOX News Network now by quoting somebody who used a very pithy phrase. Two words. It's all I need. 'You lie.'"

On Wall Street greed: "The same people who created the problem became the first to cash out-with our money. How can you look at that and not say it stinks? Don't piss on our legs and then try to tell us it's

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On Fox News: "Let me address the FOX News Network now by quoting somebody who used a very pithy phrase. Two words. It's all I need. 'You lie.'"

On Wall Street greed: "The same people who created the problem became the first to cash out-with our money. How can you look at that and not say it stinks? Don't piss on our legs and then try to tell us it's raining!"

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Publishers Weekly
The host of CNN's "Rick's List" goes Greatest Hits with his first book, including favorite take-downs, confrontations, stories, tweets, and even viewer emails (read on-air, poor grammar and all). Thus, Sanchez isn't interested in exploring deeper questions about the relationship between the news and its viewers, preferring to fill the space with self-aggrandizing anecdotes. While he deserves to be commended for a confrontational interview style and stubborn search for the truth, anecdotes about how "CNN world headquarters was on their feet" applauding him "on the day he took on the entire FOX News Network" are either hard to believe or just meretricious. Sanchez frequently pats himself on the back when noting interviews that "went viral" to be "discussed on the blogs for days" without delving into any potential results of his reporting. Interspersed is Sanchez's own origin story, and tales of his upbringing and hard-working, immigrant parents are touching. Readers who are sick of FOX News, Rush Limbaugh, the Tea Party, the birthers, and others who in Sanchez's view constitute this idiocy may be able to ignore the swagger and enjoy the story.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451231390
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Rick Sanchez anchors Rick’s List each weekday and is the former anchor for the 3–4 p.m. CNN Newsroom. He also serves as a contributor for CNN en Espanol. His professional honors include an Emmy® Award and an American Medical Association "Distinguished Journalist Award".

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