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This Book is Being Freeped!,
This review is from: The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina (Hardcover)There are many one-star reviews here from the foaming-at-the-mouth crowd about a book they have not read. I was forwarded an email asking me to come here and freep (I hold an acct. at freerepublic)- some of these folks are the same people who wrote reviews about their favorite right-wing books and included comments FREAKING! out that the left hasn't even read, say, Ann Coulter. Sad really. Such hate and twisted hypocrisy.
Anyway--I really have read this book, and it is very well written. But then I don't consider Bush a true Republican, he is an extremist of another kind, and even people like Joe Scarborough are coming around to see this.
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Initial post: Sep 21, 2006 9:06:17 PM PDT
Patrick Henry says:
Liberals of today love being liberal first. They do not care about this country, its people or its history. I am amazed at how ignorant liberals are because they do not study history and thus they are doomed to repeat it: for example the liberals of the day sucking up to fascist Hitler and thinking they would get protection from him when in fact he got what he needed from them then took them out. One could also say that liberals are not ignorant but very evil because they know what they are doing but will act ignorant, lie whatever it takes to promote their evil agenda. John F. Kennedy would be ashamed and very saddened at what has happened to the Democratic Party of today and it makes me sick when liberals try to align themselves with him because they are the furthest thing ideologically speaking from him.
Posted on Sep 21, 2006 9:14:30 PM PDT
Hate and twisted hypocricy is also pretty accurate discription of Rich's book which I have read. It does seem that that he panders to those who already despise the President, as you obviously do, much the same way Coulter panders to those who support him. There seems little reasonable discussion about anything that goes on in the public policy arena. The most balanced analysis of any important subject is the 9/11 Commission report which distributes its criticism failry evenly handed without getting personal. Have you read it? All of it? It makes books like Frank Rich's (and Coulter's come across as little more than personal rants.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 21, 2006 9:24:31 PM PDT
Your posting is so full of generalizations it borders on absurd. Just for starters - as a moderate - I cannot imagine calling an entire ideological group "evil." As I wrote earlier, the hate (on both sides) is really sad and unproductive.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 21, 2006 9:32:42 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 22, 2006 10:02:30 PM PDT
It's too easy to go the write-him-off-he's-a-Bush-hater route. I don't "hate" anyone. I simply think Bush is a political extremist ---- I don't think he's good for the country. Why must you put words in my mouth and how does that help us/our country have a reasonable dialogue? Personally I am one of those with polarization fatigue and think it's time we all started to communicate again. Without accusations and name-calling. I don't consider "hypocrite" to be a foul name when it's a documented fact (go to freerepublic.com and see for yourself) that this book is being freeped by people who have not read it.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2006 2:06:33 PM PDT
Miri Bateman says:
Take this as constructive advice.
When you compare Frank Rich to Anne Coulter you discredit your entire argument. People just ignore everything you say. They dismiss you as just another crackpot.
Anne Coulter lies constantly and urges violence against those she disagrees with, including outright murder. Needless to say nobody can say this about Frank Rich. They might disagree with his reasoning or analysis but he does not lie and he does not threaten violence.
Posted on Oct 26, 2006 10:13:23 AM PDT
F. Poulos says:
This is the same person who likes to spend all his time going through reviews of Bill O'Reilly's book "Culture Warrior" making hateful, insulting remarks about anyone who likes the book. He is a narrow minded, mean spirited elitist who considers himself morally and intellectually superior to anyone who doesn't think like him.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2007 11:36:37 PM PDT
Boo Hoo Hoo
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2007 10:18:28 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 30, 2007 8:14:30 PM PST
F. Poulos says:
Dear Pee Hankey,
Hoo Boo Boo
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