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Democracy In The Age Of Dubya

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Al Franken employs his trademark wit in a discussion of American democracy under George W. Bush. Read the full description.

Franken_small Award-winning political satirist and best-selling author Al Franken employs his trademark wit in a discussion of American democracy under George W. Bush. Drawing from his forthcoming book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, he challenges the myth of a liberal press and takes the Right to task using their own words against them. What role do entertainers play in politics and does political satire address topics the news media won't?

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Award-winning political satirist and best-selling author Al Franken employs his trademark wit in a discussion of American democracy under George W. Bush. Drawing from his forthcoming book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, he challenges the myth of a liberal press and takes the Right to task using their own words against them. What role do entertainers play in politics and does political satire address topics the news media won't?

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Review of Democracy In The Age Of Dubya

Predisposed to finding Al Franken right-on hilarious, this reviewer is utterly biased. Funny, pointed, angry, astute words. Let him rip, he rips. Great stuff. Confession: wrote this review in the first three minutes, but only in order to sit back and happily listen. sl

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Best-selling author and political satirist Al Franken speaks at Cambridge
Forum's on "Democracy in the Age
of Dubya,". Program was recorded on Monday, September 29th before a live audience in Harvard Square, Cambridge. This forum wasproduced as part of Minnesota Public Radio's 2003 Public Radio Collaboration on "Whose Democracy Is It?"
Drawing from his forthcoming book, "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell
Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right" (Dutton, October 2003),
Franken employs his trademark wit and insight in a discussion of the state
of American democracy under the administration of George W. Bush. He
debunks the myth of a liberal bias in the media and takes aim at the
conservative organizations and individuals who perpetuate it. Does
political satire address topics that traditional media does not? What role
do entertainers and satirists play in the politica...
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