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All the President's Spin: George W. Bush, the Media, and the Truth Paperback – August 3, 2004
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is a continuation of this pursuit of truth regardless of party affiliation or ideology. Unlike many other Anti-Bush books, this book is not biased and has no partisan agenda. Indeed the book even goes after Kerry to let readers know what the real message is: Politicans twist and select facts to promote a cause and counter an opposing one. Unfortunately for Bush, he has inadvertently set himself up as a prime target. The book goes after the Bush lies without embellishing or exaggerating and does likewise with Kerry in so far as is possible at this point.
Personally, I hope this book helps to further promote truth in politics, to encourage partisan readers to re-elvaluate their blind loyalty and most of all, to push the general public to DEMAND better information from candidates and the general media which, as the book points out, is a guilty party in aiding and abetting through sheer laziness and profit potential thru sensationalism.
This book is an invitation to the real no spin zone and it isn't pretty. Blind partisan fanatics would do well to learn the reality behind the rhetoric which drives their blind support.
Sparing their readers from Michael Moore or Ann Coulter styled rhetoric, Ben Frtz, Bryan Keefer, and Brendan Nyhan cut to the core of what may be one of the largest threats to an informed democracy.
This is a book every Poli Sci, PR, and communications major should read!
This book is well written and quite accessible. A real page turner; each chapter left me wanting to know more. This book is essential reading.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was gratifying to come upon this book, but there is so much, in viewing and assessing the Bush administration--indeed, diabolical--that remains unmentioned by these authors. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Sam Clemens
This book laid out the facts about Bush, his administration, and the way the media has played into all of his spin and "misleading" facts. Read morePublished on June 7, 2006 by E. Foran
This book BARELY scratches the surface of the lie machine that is the Bush administration. They cause a ten car crash and say they are working on recycling scrap metals.. Read morePublished on February 3, 2006 by C. Braden
SHOULD BE READ BY ALL AMERICANS WHO STILL BELIEVE THEY LIVE IN A FREE COUNTRYPublished on August 7, 2005 by Edward D. Kenestrick
In a time when 99.9% of media criticism consists of people saying "I don't like what you are saying therefore you are wrong," Fritz and Co. Read morePublished on December 8, 2004 by TJ Walker
The authors make a decent case that Pres. Bush sometimes stretches the truth a bit. Though when push comes to shove, what he says, they admit, is generally correct. Read morePublished on November 28, 2004 by Truth
President George W. Bush employs large numbers of people to manage his public relations. Like other U.S. Read morePublished on November 12, 2004 by Bryan Carey
What an important book for people to consider in an election year.
Someone could easily assume from the cover that this is a partisan attack on George W. Read more
I picked this up on Saturday and haven't been able to put it down. It's well-researched, compelling, and a little frightening, really. Read morePublished on October 11, 2004 by Matt Garden