Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants

Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants

The Looting of the News in A Time of Terror

Book - 2004
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They are coddled and well-groomed. They chase after the latest scandal and then run around in crazy circles, using the TV studio as their show ring and wee-wee pad. There is no controversy they cant trivialize, no issue they cant vulgarize. They obey their political masters and betray the trust of the audience with every bark. Theyre the attack poodles-a new breed of celebrity pundit. Wisecracking and impassioned, Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants laces into an all-star cast of blowhard egotists who pound our eardrums and insult our intelligence: Bill OReilly, Joe Scarborough, Peggy Noonan, Dennis Miller, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson. But it also delves below the surface squall of infotainment to show how attack poodles function as pets of the Republican party, guard dogs for George Bush, and tail-waggers for war. In the iconoclastic spirit of Michael Moores Stupid White Men, Al Frankens Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, and Molly Ivins Bushwhacked, Attack Poodles makes serious fun of the pack mentality that has taken over politics and the press in this country and urges us to rip off our blindfolds before its too late.
Publisher: New York : Miramax Books, 2004
ISBN: 9781401352127
Branch Call Number: 320.23 Wolcott
Characteristics: xii, 313 p. ; 22 cm


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