Fleeced: How Barack Obama, Media Mockery of Terrorist Threats, Liberals Who Want To Kill Talk Radio, The Do-Nothing Congress, Companies That Help Iran, And Washington Lobbyists For Foreign Governments Are Scamming Us...And What To Do About It
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Book ISBN: 9780061547751
Author(s): Dick Morris
Document type: Trade Cloth
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Nutcase frothing at the mouth
Just one example:
"Killing talk radio" is actually reviving the Fairness Doctrine where the media were required to allow alternate points of view. Ronald Reagan killed this doctrine, allowing guys like Rush Limbaugh to spew their distortions and right wing propaganda nonstop for three hours every day of the week, with no one to challenge them. Is allowing alternate points of view a bad thing?
Funny how the media is supposedly controlled by the liberals, but it is the conservatives who are so afraid of having alternate points of view. Don't waste your time on this trash.
S. Frederick (Amazon.com)
The Fleecing of America Continues
Dick Morris & Eileen McGann's investigative study of the corrupt political & big business shenanigans that occur on a daily basis in this country is right on the money; ironically, the condition has only gotten worse since the book was first published.
The economic carnage continues in ObamaNation, and the trend isn't our friend. The liberal press seems to be protecting this charismatic all-talk-no-action Chief Executive, and that goes for the pompous & ineffective CEOs of corporate America, as well. The honeymoon's over; Obama's approval rating sinks to new lows every day. It's almost a 50-50 split now, between those with common sense and the irrational supporters of this self-serving & dangerously socialistic administration.
I think most of us have known for a long time that politicians simply can't be trusted. The obvious corruption that's unfolding with Obama & his band of cronies is becoming more apparent each passing day. The pendulum appears to be swinging back in the direction of a more centrist point of view; the latest fiasco with the proposed Health Care Plan has clearly struck a nerve with the taxpayers of this country, who have begun protesting the ineptitude and dishonesty of the administration; and Congress, in general.
Americans have put up with a horrible economy, and a glaring lack of real leadership out of the White House for a long time. Clearly, as Morris & McGann have documented---we're tired of getting fleeced!
Larry Underwood (Amazon.com)
The book is bad enough, nut the audiobook...shudder
As other reviewers have said, Dick chose to make this book another partisan polemical, with the obligatory occasionally thrown in lines to try to seem unbiased, instead of offering any solutions. Unfortunately, they also use one of the audiobook narrators I hate most, Johnny Heller. Maybe I'm the only one who feels this way, but his vocal affectations makes me want to dig my brain out through my ears. Johnny Heller and Howard Dully lower my quality of life.
Arielle Norman (Amazon.com)
Triangulation in a New Key
Dick Morris, the original triangulator, for once uses his immense skills and finely tuned political mind for a good cause. Although, still a mercenary effort, and the book has a heavy rightwing tilt, Morris is nevertheless at his triangulating best, as he exposes governmental and private shenanigans on all sides of the political divide.
He is not just prescient in having predicted the massive bank failures and the calamity of the stock market, but dead on, and also gives us the reasons why. Except for James Galbraith book on the same subject (The Predator State), I have not seen anything quite as clear and as understandable as this book.
We all know that we are being fleeced by the corporate elite, and their lackies, the lobbyists, both domestic and foreign, (who have wrapped our weak-kneed politicians all of whom spell their middle names the same way : W-H-O-R-E, around their little fingers), but Morris breaks it all down for us here.
Love him or hate him, like Patrick Buchannan, Morris is a force to be reckoned with. Both have twisted but brilliant minds. And even though there is not much new here, through the force of his personality alone, Morris makes it not just interesting, but seem urgent, an imperative for Americans on all sides of the political spectrum to stop sitting on our arses and get busy pushing back from this juggernaut that is stealing all our rights and democratic freedoms. Three stars.
Herbert L Calhoun (Amazon.com)
Things that make you go hmmm...
Dick Morris and Eileen Mcgann could definitely have selected a more productive and neutral subtitle for this book. :) It is not a bash-fest by any means (both primary political parties are victims to the criticism of the authors, but it is not the focus or intent), but rather, enlightening the reader with the "behind the scenes footage", if you will, of familiar political and economical topics.
The information that the authors put forth into this book are not details that the media provides us, and therefore it makes it a worthwhile read (albeit slightly boring, and excessively redundant). I found most of the information revealed in each chapter to be quite startling, and frankly, prompted my imagination to solidify its doubt of those who so-call represent us. You will be led to wonder, "How on Earth can human beings, specifically public servants, sabotage what they were sworn in to protect?" One term can summarize the concept surrounding this entire book: self-interest. And not the combined interest of the country that they may represent, mind you - but their own personal interest(s). It is the lining of their individual wallets and the progression of their status in society. The greed, lack of ethics (and that's putting it mildly), and egotistical thirst for power, has and will continue to adversely affect the well-being of "The People". I can't say that they've succeeded at our expense, because after all, we have chosen to support what these villains decide and dictate (remember that ballot we cast in each election cycle?). That is what keeps the wheels turning. When one prospers on negativity and nobody says a word or does anything to prevent or counteract it (and if they do, they are quickly appeased, ignored, or ridiculed - or worse, the feedback is to give praise), the pack widens.
Government, corporations, and certain organizations have become so large and so intertwined within the individual lives of Americans, that it is losing touch with the ideals that this country was built upon. Morris and Mcgann go into depth as to when, how, and why they have been able to succeed in their expeditions. You'll still be left with unanswered questions, but that is just a prompt to continue with your own research in this newly, revealed knowledge.
One of the things that could be taken as irritating, is that the book goes from speculations of what could occur under an Obama presidency, to actual facts that were currently occurring/had occurred at the time this book was published. That was kind of a mish-mesh of focus for a non-fiction that I felt would have been better off solely hammering down on facts. I wouldn't say that the entire book is a useful tool, but there are chapters that provide to be very valuable in your arsenal of skepticism towards government. Politics has always remained true to its stereotype of corruption and dirty-play, but in recent times, it has multiplied into this massive entity, distributing an eventual poisonous leak into our lives. Morris and Mcgann do underline this thought quite effectively.
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