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Toxic Talk: How the Radical Right Has Poisoned America's Airwaves
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Toxic Talk: How the Radical Right Has Poisoned America's Airwaves

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by Bill Press
 

ISBN-10: 031260629X

ISBN-13: 9780312606299

Pub. Date: 05/25/2010

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Talk radio has done an end run around the voting public. With the far right controlling the five major syndicates, conservatives have a disproportionate voice in the medium—even in liberal markets such as New York, Boston, and San Francisco. Writing with his characteristic and incisive wit, Bill Press exposes the destructive power of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck,

Overview

Talk radio has done an end run around the voting public. With the far right controlling the five major syndicates, conservatives have a disproportionate voice in the medium—even in liberal markets such as New York, Boston, and San Francisco. Writing with his characteristic and incisive wit, Bill Press exposes the destructive power of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, and the other polarizing figures of talk radio who dominate 90 percent of the political airwaves today while spewing partisan lies and propaganda. Toxic Talk fires a timely cannon blast at the right-wing media machine and how it subverts American democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312606299
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
05/25/2010
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.62(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Power of Talk 3

1 Rush Limbaugh: The Big Fat Liar 19

2 Glenn Beck: The Big Crybaby 54

3 Sean Hannity: Party Hack 75

4 The Savage Michael Savage 113

5 Toxic TV 141

6 Minor League Talk Radio 180

7 Homegrown Toxic Talkers 211

8 How Right-Wing Talk Works 235

9 Progressives Fight Back! 256

Conclusion: America's Town Meeting 280

Afterword 285

Acknowledgments 289

Index 295

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Toxic Talk: How the Radical Right Has Poisoned America's Airwaves 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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peter57 More than 1 year ago
Poor organization, poor logic, po....ooor grammer he has used every trite cliché possible on conservative talk. Because the book is warmed over griping I think it does more to help the conservative movement than enlighten the masses. Is Bill Press a closet conservative planted by the Tea Party movement?????