It's Getting Ugly Out There: The Frauds, Bunglers, Liars, and Losers Who Are Hurting America

It's Getting Ugly Out There: The Frauds, Bunglers, Liars, and Losers Who Are Hurting America

by Jack Cafferty
     
 

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Very little of my backstory qualifies as Hallmark Card material, but it may help you to make sense of the way I see and interpret what's going on around me. -Jack Cafferty For the millions who watch the "Cafferty File" on CNN's The Situation Room, Jack Cafferty stands for common sense-the much-needed voice of reason who skewers right-wing nut jobs and liberal eggheads

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Very little of my backstory qualifies as Hallmark Card material, but it may help you to make sense of the way I see and interpret what's going on around me. -Jack Cafferty For the millions who watch the "Cafferty File" on CNN's The Situation Room, Jack Cafferty stands for common sense-the much-needed voice of reason who skewers right-wing nut jobs and liberal eggheads alike. For years, he's voiced the views, hopes, and fears of the average American in inimitable style. Now, in It's Getting Ugly Out There, he brings that level-headed wisdom to bear on the most critical issues facing us today-and explains why Americans must take our country back from those who are harming it. "It's been a target-rich seven years for someone like me who enjoys pushing people's buttons and sticking pins in things that need pricking, from rich and fatuous celebrities offering foreign policy analysis to the latest lying Beltway blowhard impaling himself on his sword of pomposity. . . . Anyone familiar with my daily 'Cafferty File' segments on CNN's The Situation Room knows I'm not exactly what you'd call the mainstream media's poster boy for feel-good news and commentary. In your face is more like it." "I'm no shrink, but I have the sense Bush has carried an angry chip on his shoulder much of his pampered life, seething just beneath the good-old-boy surface." "The bottom line is that our government no longer works for us. The government works for the lobbyists who have had a big hand in influencing (if not helping to draft) legislation favoring not the average American citizen but instead big business: health insurance, pharmaceutical and oil companies, and defense contractors, among others. These are the guys who can make the kinds of political contributions that are needed to finance today's multi-million-dollar political campaigns."

Editorial Reviews

As a news anchor and commentator, Jack Cafferty has been a popular TV figure for decades, but he really hit his personal stride when he joined CNN's The Situation Room in late 2005. Its daily "Cafferty Files" regularly draws an audience of 2 million fans eager to hear the host's straight-from-the-shoulder and apparently uncensored remarks on everything from inept government to the stagnation of the two-party system. In It's Getting Ugly Out There, he speaks his mind on targets left, right, and just plain greedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118039250
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/16/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,108,432
File size:
349 KB

Meet the Author

Jack Cafferty is a CNN host and commentator who appears regularly on the network's popular news program The Situation Room, where his "Cafferty File" segments are seen by two million viewers every afternoon. Six "Cafferty File" segments air each weekday.

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