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American Hoax: Undercover in the USA (Sort Of) / Charles Firth

by Charles Firth

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Charles Firth invented five commentators, basing their opinions on top hits on Google, and set out as an experiment to see if they could make it in US public debate. One of them got a lazy, plagiarised, largely nonsensical article attacking Cindy Sheehan published, and others had moderate success in being taken seriously in Internet conversation. It's a disturbing and intelligent book, but undermined by the author's apparent commitment to his comedian identity. I'd like to see Firth come out a little from behind his relentlessly Chaserian persona. ( )
  shawjonathan | Oct 31, 2007 |
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"From a press conference with Donald Rumsfeld espousing the virtues of merchandising toy helicopters to Pakistani earthquake victims, to posing undercover as working class hero Darryl Summers at a Hooters contest in Americas wild west, Firth then takes you on his greatest scoop to a toilet next to a nuclear refinery in Iran."--Publisher.… (more)

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