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Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Al Franken

Narrated By: Al Franken

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: September 2003

Duration: 9 hours 53 minutes


America's funniest liberal takes on the issues, the politicians, and the pundits in one of the most anticipated books of the year. Once again, the author of Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations trains his subversive wit directly on the contemporary political scene, leaving the powers-that-be in tatters and his audience in hysterics. Al Franken thrives on being in the opposition, and now that the Republican party controls both the Oval Office and Congress, the gloves are off and the satire is fast and furious. Franken's specialty is using his targets' own words to make comedic and political points. Finding logical inconsistencies, factual errors, and doublespeak wherever he looks, Franken takes on and destroys the myth of liberal bias in the media, hoists the Bush White House on its own rhetorical petard, and punctures the mean-spirited sanctimony of such media darlings as Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, and host of post-Limbauth talk-radio gasbags. Timely, provocative, unfailingly honest, and always uproarious, Lies is sure to raise hackles and spark hilarity inside the Beltway and from sea to shining sea.


  • Judith B

    I learned so much about the tactics the GOP has been employing, in collusion with right-wing media and moguls, to lead this nation to its current sorry plight of income inequality, racial division, the War on the Poor, and much else that is disheartening. Loved listening to Al, and he does use facts and truth, which is refreshing. Anyone who is confused or even sick at heart about the nation's current state will find the answers to how it happened in this book. None of it started with Donald Trump. He's just the logical conclusion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Mikko L

    I really liike the way Al writes. This book is well writen, read, so funny and very educational. Everybody should read this book to Have better understandin on US polarized Discorse.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    This book is highly gratifying to those of us who were frustrated by what we perceived to be the lies of the George W. Bush administration and its right wing radio and TV supporters and the general silence of the mainstream media. The author refutes, with facts and citations, including recordings and writings, many of the outrageous untruths the public was told during that time, and he does it with occasional flashes of humor.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Scott T

    I really enjoyed this book. The stories are well written, well researched, well read. It was a real eye opener, although it did leave me a little depressed about the state of democracy in America. It did drag a wee bit a couple of times, but overall it's a great book and well worth your time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Valerie

    The only shame about this book is that it has such a sarcastic title, and that Al Franken is known mainly as a comedian. Now that he is running for Senate (7/08), maybe he will gain more credibility as a knowledgeable politician who happens to have a biting wit. This book, while blisteringly funny, is also very well researched and could well be a text book for journalism students at all levels (I used to be a reporter). It explains, in sometimes disturbing detail, how the right-wing media not only lie, but how the mainstream media have bought into those lies so that they become part of recent "history" that is really apocriphal. Even though I try still to be a news "junkie" (although my new career often prevents me from being as up on current events as I would like), I learned A LOT from this book, and gained a new perspective on how the right-wing media's lies have so thorougly infiltrated our collective psyche. Enjoy!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Wesley M

    This is typical fodder for the masses. Franken makes arguments that are contrary to common sense and reason.

  • Anonymous

    Others have reveiwed it better than I could hope to. I agree whole heartedly with the reviews below by Valerie and Sharon S. A must read!

  • Sharon S

    Awesome! Funny! A well researched, poignant look at how the media distorts and pollutes the airwaves with their version of the "news". Loved the delivery, very entertaining, enlightening and scary all at once.

  • Anonymous

    Forget his politics. Who cares? Nobody's going to convince anybody of anything. Franken's worst sin is that he just isn't funny. I was bored to distraction by this piece of drivel. If you want funny, try Jon Stewart's, that's laugh out loud funny! Franken comes off as the pimple faced kid in the back of the classroom who thinks that smart ass equals smart. Ho hum. What a waste of a rental.

  • Anonymous

    Al Franken is hilarious. It was very entertaining to hear this story told by it's author. This book is especially funny if you're a liberal.

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