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Step One: Listen to Rush on the radio. Step Two: grow fond of hearing him talk. Step Three: go to the library to read things. Step Four: find book denouncing his rhetoric. Step Five: turn off the radio! It worked for me.... and I never once thought of becoming a 'dittohead'. Thanks for the facts.
Its probably not fair to try to "review" this as it is 16 years old and from what I understand hasnt been updated. The things Limbaugh is quoted as saying have been printed or quoted everywhere; not much was new. So the book quickly became tiresome.
Someone needs to update this book with all the new stuff the shitbag has extruded.
I agree on the need for a second volume. But there needs to be such media analysis of ALL media. It's not just a matter of patently false claims. It's a matter of people being ill-equipped to recognize HOW they're being scammed. Playing 'dueling experts' really doesn't help much. We need to become our OWN 'experts', able to recognize that ex cathedra proclamations often conceal the true complexity and uncertainties of the evidence.For example, the recent announcements of dramatic increases in 'o...
Heck of a good read, though I must confess it set my mind onto the idea that ANY TIME a Conservative of ANY STRIPE throws out statistics...they are likely playing fast and loose with the data at best, outright fabricating and lying at worst. This may one day make it difficult to belive legitimate conservatives, but so be it. Very strong book, I want to see this one updated for the latter half of Rush's career. Love the Tom Tomorrow cartoons, especially the one with Rush fans Frank and the wife i...
It's hard to believe now, but at one time Boombagh was a real force to be reckoned with, not only among true believers, but among more mainstream media, pundits, politicians and the public. Supposedly the first Bush carried his bag while he was visiting the White House, and he was a guest on network political talk shows as an expert, and I'm not making this up, on the environment! This was one of the first volleys fired in an effort to bring him to justice, call out his lies, rabble-rousing and