Taibbi's real bias, if you will, is in favor of substance and thought and against superficial b.s. of all types.
"Spanking The Donkey" is a fun and funny book, easily the best account of last year's sham presidential campaign, told in the gonzo style of a Hunter Thompson.
The book made me sad to think that the place where we may go to get our information is the one place that is totally under-informing us.
Matt Tiabbi is hilarious, smart, and I would read anything he writes. I miss him so much in Rolling Stone.Published 26 days ago by hannah
Those who don't remember history are doomed to relive it. Or something like that. If so, reading about the 2004 campaign is probably a good idea. Read morePublished 5 months ago by NyiNya
Read this book. Taibbi captures the absurdity of modern campaign politics and explains why politicians are not answerable to the public. Read morePublished 16 months ago by DG
Daringly honest, surprisingly thoughtful, charmingly humorous, Taibbi looks at the confusing world of American political culture from a point of consciousness sadly missing in main... Read morePublished on October 5, 2009 by Martha Bromberg
Matt Taibbi is great at writing as the disgusted Washington outsider, trying to examine how things work there. Read morePublished on May 13, 2009 by R. Smith
Taibbi is a journalist similar to Hunter Thompson, and the 'gonzo' style of reporting. He takes no prisoners in his approach to coverage of the ludicrous process of a presidential... Read morePublished on April 5, 2008 by Patrick A. Villano
This is a great book. A must for anyone interested in the workings of America's elections.Published on September 2, 2007 by Kindle Customer
I'm pretty liberal, so I don't object to Taibbi's politics or disappointment with the system, but I still found myself powerfully frustrated with this book. Read morePublished on April 10, 2007 by ObVusChild
There's little I can offer that hasn't been said in other reviews here. But I want to add my voice to those championing Taibbi. Read morePublished on November 4, 2006 by CB Bassity