Review: Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity–Get Out the Shovel — Why Everything You Know is Wrong (Hardcover)

2 Star, Misinformation & Propaganda

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Long Dribbles of Goose Poop,

June 16, 2006
John Stossel
In comparison to David Sirota’s Hostile Takeover: How Big Money and Corruption Conquered Our Government–And How We Take It Back which discusses the serious issues of taxes, wages, jobs, debt, pensions, health care, prescription drugs, energy, unikons, and legal rights, and for each provides well-footnoted myths, lies, and half-truths, concluding with several proposed and very sensible solutions for each, this book is a long string of pieces of goose poop.

It is just chock full of trivial stuff from the supermarket to the home to the government, and frankly, most of this is unadultarated crap. Example: his discussion of school vouchers addresses the “myth” that vouchers won’t help troubled children, while ignoring the fact that at $1000 voucher won’t buy anything unless you are already paying the $15,000 for a private school, in which case it is a couple of really nice dinners for the rich mom and dad–in other words, one more hand-out for the rich.

This book is what you get when Bill O’Reilly, who endorses it, goes completely senile and starts drooling old memories. Yuck. Not worth the money, and worse, not worth the time.

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