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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:02 PM
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Authors Paint Bush as Liar in Flurry of New Books
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bookstore display tables give the distinct impression there is a lot of lying going on in America these days, with President Bush (news - web sites) and his top advisers portrayed as the main culprits.

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"Anything that was seen as anti-American was almost impossible to sell and I think the publishers' feelings were reflecting the marketplace, that people were not going to buy," Kleinman said.


But that has changed. Industry publications and best-seller lists show that some anti-Bush books are now selling well as the former Texas governor prepares to run for a second term in November 2004 and 10 Democrats vie for the challenger's mantle.

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One Publishers Weekly reviewer remarked that "liberals are fighting back" against liberal-bashing from right-wing commentators on TV, radio, online and in print.

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http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=572&e=1...
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styersc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:06 PM
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1. It's about time...
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 01:07 PM by styersc
One Publishers Weekly reviewer remarked that "liberals are fighting back" against liberal-bashing from right-wing commentators on TV, radio, online and in print.

We have finally joined the fray. For years we said nothing because their accusations were so ridiculous that we let them slide on through and build a consituency. We have our work ahead of us but fortunately Bush is laying the groundwork for our success.
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Red_Storm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:37 PM
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13. and long overdue.......
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E_Zapata Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:07 PM
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2. Rate the article! And they gave him a DEMOTION!
"the former texas governor....."

That's BAD (for bush). He doesn't even rate as being referred to as the incumbent president.

Ah, the subtle nuances of language. Gotta love it.
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Evil_Dewers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:11 PM
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3. LOL @ "the former Texas governor"
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:27 PM
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6. I say we call the pResident.....
Governor Bush! It's the last office he held legitimately!

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Fozzledick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:51 PM
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9. I believe the technically proper term for Bush* is 'tyrant'
Not so much just in the current modern usage as a brutal dictator (although that's true enough), but more in the original classical Greek meaning as a ruler who pretends to legitimacy after seizing power by force or fraud.
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:14 PM
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4. Did anyone know O'Reilly has a new book out?
WHO'S LOOKING OUT FOR YOU? by Bill O'Reilly. (Broadway, $24.95.) The host of "The O'Reilly Factor" attacks those individuals and institutions that he believes have let down the American people.

Awfully quiet release. First week anywhere on the NY Times bestseller list, and it's #1. Pushed Al's book out of #1 after 6 weeks in that spot. Bulk sales? No dagger, though...

NY Times Bestseller List
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GinaMaria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:34 PM
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14. Did you know FAIR has a new book on O'Reilly?
NEW FAIR BOOK:
The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly

October 3, 2003

FAIR is pleased to announce the release of "The Oh Really? Factor:
Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly." Written by FAIR's Peter
Hart, the book sets the record straight on the errors and inconsistencies
on the most-watched program on cable news.

You can get this essential book for FREE-- if you sign up for a two-year
subscription to Extra!, FAIR's bimonthly magazine, and receive the book at
no extra cost. The two-year subscription special is available for $40
(U.S. orders only) at:

https://www.merchantamerica.com/fair/index.php?ba=produ...
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:05 PM
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15. Hint: Whoever's Looking Out For You . . .
. . . it sure as hell isn't Swill O'Really.
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Ernesto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:07 PM
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16. Just incase you feel like a barf
O'Reilly will be on NPR's "Fresh Air" tomorrow to push his book. Terry Gross indicated that she wants to disscuss the "Franken factor" with the liar.
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:26 PM
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5. It's another example of how "traditional political wisdom"
about what flies and what doesn't fly is simply a pile of steaming hawk crap.
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:45 PM
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7. Anti-Bush policy books sell.
and that's just good business.
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:51 PM
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8. Hats off to Reuters!
For using the phrase "prepares to run for a second term," instead of saying "re-election."

AT LAST, a (somewhat) major media source got it right!

:bounce:
dbt
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indigo11153 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:05 PM
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10. Anti-Bush is not anti-American
Earth to media: War is not peace! The truth is not partisan and saying it is not unpatriotic. BTW, it's 2003 not 1984.
:freak:

Isn't it?
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Fozzledick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:15 PM
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12. You got it!
As far as I'm concerned Bush is anti-American, so anti-Bush is pro-American!
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young_at_heart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:13 PM
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11. Anti-Bush is showing your patriotistm!
This is how the patriots must have felt about the English way back when. At the age of 64 I'm ready to start marching to get rid of these disgusting people!
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