Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel - Why Everything You Know Is Wrong

Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel - Why Everything You Know Is Wrong

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Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel - Why Everything You Know Is Wrong by John Stossel, John Stossel

Singles have a better sex life than married people, right? Do we have less free time than we used to? Is the media unbiased? Is the world too crowded? Are we drowning in garbage? Does money make people happier? John Stossel takes on these and many more misconceptions, misunderstandings, and plain old stupidity in this collection and show everyone why conventional wisdomeconomic, political, or socialis wrong.

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ISBN-13: 9781401384173
Publisher: Time Warner AudioBooks
Publication date: 05/09/2006
Edition description: Abridged
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

John Stossel has been reporting for 20/20 since 1981. Since then, he has received 19 Emmy awards, and been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club. His popular 20/20 segment "Give Me A Break" was transformed into a series of one-hour prime time specials, and GIVE ME A BREAK was a national bestseller. He also hosts ABC's John Stossel Specials reports for ABC radio, and A graduate of Princeton University, Stossel lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

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Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Cyberherbalist More than 1 year ago
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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Theolog More than 1 year ago
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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Uncommon_Sense More than 1 year ago
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.
AlfredoGarcia More than 1 year ago
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.
lizET More than 1 year ago
would recommend
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Marisco43 More than 1 year ago
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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blue_car More than 1 year ago
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!