The Obama Hate Machine: The Lies, Distortions, and Personal Attacks on the President---and Who Is Behind Them

The Obama Hate Machine: The Lies, Distortions, and Personal Attacks on the President---and Who Is Behind Them

by Bill Press
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The Obama Hate Machine: The Lies, Distortions, and Personal Attacks on the President---and Who Is Behind Them by Bill Press

In Toxic Talk, Bill Press exposed the ways in which the extreme right-wing media has done an end run around the American voting populace by exerting a disproportionate control over open political debate. In The Obama Hate Machine, Press returns to show how the Right has taken rhetoric to slanderous new levels in attacking the nation's forty-fourth president.

But presidents have always been attacked like this, right? Wrong. As the author shows, while presidents and presidential candidates routinely have been subject to personal attacks, the outright disdain Obama's extremist opponents have for the facts has inspired an insidious brand of character assassination unique in contemporary politics.

Obama was born in Kenya . . . Obama sympathizes with Muslim terrorists . . . Obama is a communist who wants to institute death panels and touch off class warfare…The extent to which these unfounded assertions have taken hold in the American mindset shows just how ruthless, destructive, and all-powerful the right-wing machine—hijacked by extremists in the media and fueled by corporate coffers—has become. The author reveals how corporate interests such as the infamous Koch Brothers continue to steer political coverage away from fact-based dialogue into the realm of hysteria. Bill Press also observes this phenomenon is not limited to the airwaves and provides an "I Hate Obama Book Club" list, calling out the scores of anti-Obama tomes—and even some from the Left—that have helped drag politics even deeper into the mud.

In his characteristic on-the-mark arguments sure to appeal to anyone on the Left or in the Center, Press shows how the peculiar nature of Obama-hating subverts issue-driven debate and threatens not only the outcome of the 2012 election but the future of the American democratic system.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429941259
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 01/31/2012
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 364,164
File size: 336 KB

About the Author

BILL PRESS is the host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Bill Press Show. He writes a syndicated column for Tribune Media Services, and is the former cohost of MSNBC's Buchanan and Press and CNN's Crossfire and The Spin Room.


BILL PRESS is the host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Bill Press Show. He writes a syndicated column for Tribune Media Services, and is the former cohost of MSNBC’s Buchanan and Press and CNN’s Crossfire and The Spin Room.

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The Obama Hate Machine: The Lies, Distortions, and Personal Attacks on the President--and Who Is Behind Them 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Those who are interested in truth will appreciate this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bill does a good job of exposing those who are willing to make the middle class suffer for thier own political gain.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People, before you blast the book for "proofing" check your own messages for spelling and content... I admit, with pride, that I believe President Obama is the best president of my generation. He's calm, poised, and thinks before acting. I admire him very much - oh and forgot to mention, I am a conservative republican.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately the people who most need to read this book never will.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gotta say I am very intriqued about what this book contains to get the right so upset they need to lie some more. I assume they can read because they read this book, so why don't you look at the facts (there are plenty of records to disprove your misinformation). But that would shine a light on the "lie machines" and then what would you do? Accept that an African American President has done more for the U.S. in one term than the last Causasian President did in two terms? God forbid!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read and informative. The author details all of the unsupported and outrageous lies Fux noise and the rest of their drooling followers spew to cover up the fact that they are racist. I especially love all the misspellings in reviews the stupid ditto heads post. Quite revealing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Obama is the.WORST President in the history of the United States. He is taking away everything this country was built upon. Be brainwashed if you want and believe the liberal media. This is nothing more than propaganda to help push Obama's socialistic agenda. Get a CLUE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the light of 2014, this book is, well, about as accurate as World War 2 written from the perspective of 1935. To those who follow the history of the Obama regime, this is dated, self-refuting and baseless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get a brain you mindless liberal slave! Obama is evil! In fact, I think he hates us more then al quedia.
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Lol another obama radical!
jimdep More than 1 year ago
His radical associations ARE NOT LIES. Open your eyes people!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I walooking up pics of rome burning while nero the emporer fiddled and found a picture obama fiddling while the white house burned. I have not read this book but obama is quite the nut ball.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In an effort to truly weight the evidence for and against Obama, i ordered this book.I had hoped for a fair evaluation of the subject. This was the most one-sided, over stated thing i have yet read. How very very sad that Bill Press would take the time to do such a book and then make it so exaggerated and untruthful. A waste of time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ah, the year of the next election. How much did the Bama machine pay for this dull book? Every president is hated by someone for something. You don't need a book to tell you.
Big_Jim_Sports_Camper More than 1 year ago
What nerve this guy has to talk about how poor little Barry Obama gets called bad names. I have not seen any T- shirts calling for his assassination (Like there was when W was pres) I have not seen any movies where O gets assassinated (like when W was pres) Hmmm, no horrible lie filled Kitty Kelley books either. As a matter of fact, all I have ever seen is a fawning obedient media that loves to do Mr. Obama's bidding. Mr. Press is a fine example of that. What a laugh this book is. I'm sure the left will eat this up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So now its bad to write negativly of anyone now? I certainly hope there isnt any anti-conservative opinons or, dare i say it, lies, in your previous books. Hmmmmm... Wouldnt recomed at all. The info given about the book, and your previous books,sir, seem unatractive on the most basic of levels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The auther can go and not write anymore. Hes just covering up for obama.
MJS98 More than 1 year ago
Poorly written and very disjointed I caught some spelling errors as well We all know Obama enjoys vacationing ang golfing while America burns...no reason to be told this repeatedly Worthless...too bad trees died for this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book for all those stupid liberals out there who are to ignorant to actually research where everything is going and who is taking us there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author likes obama and just lies to cover up obama. Go rick santorum