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Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot (edition 1999)

by Al Franken

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Title:Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot
Authors:Al Franken
Info:Dell (1999), Edition: twentieth, Paperback, 336 pages
Collections:Political Science, Your library

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Not being American, I had no idea who Al Franken was when I bought "Rush Limbaugh is a big fat idiot" at a small second hand bookshop in a town in southern Oregon during a US road trip twenty years ago. I did know who Rush Limbaugh was as it was very difficult to avoid the man on radio or television.

Watching Limbaugh one noted that he was a big man who certainly had a large ego. I didn’t agree with some things he said but I don’t think Limbaugh is an idiot. Anyway, Franken gets stuck into Limbaugh and other conservative figures and gets the odd laugh on the way as some of his claims stick while others do not. And I could do without the fictional interludes in “Rush Limbaugh …” as well. Still, the book sufficiently killed time on the train ride to San Francisco. ( )
  MiaCulpa | Jun 28, 2017 |
Pretty funny and especially for the left wingers out there, spot on. Franken spends a lot of time attacking Limbaugh and other Conservatives for their idiotic positions. The problem is that with Trump as President, nothing has changed.

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  annbury | Jun 22, 2017 |
Having read "Liars" and "Truth" first, I left this one for a rainy day. Franken doesn't disappoint. He is quite funny and while less rigorous in his dismantling of his targets than in his later books, he is nonetheless still dead-on.

My favorite parts of any of his works are where he quotes the fool he is exposing, then wraps the quote in the context of the truth (which is verifiable). Intelligent readers will come to the conclusions he reaches, whether in satire (as in this book), comedy ("Lies"), or somber dismay ("Truth"). ( )
  Razinha | May 23, 2017 |
Hilarious. Sad but true observations. Still hilarious! ( )
  ndpmcIntosh | Mar 21, 2016 |
I don't agree with everything he says, but Franken is funny. ( )
  Oodles | Feb 16, 2016 |
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Rush Limbaugh claims his talent is on loan. With this book, Franken demonstrates that he owns. The frankly Democratic author's shtick reminds us how much of a free ride conservatives have gotten in the mainstream media. For instance, he really drives home the weirdness of the conservatives' preachiness about "family values" in light of Newt Gingrich's and Bob Dole's first marriages, and Rush Limbaugh's first, second and third marriages. And he has great fun with Rush's and Newt's miraculous draft deferments in a chapter where he imagines all of the great conservative "chicken-hawks" out on a Vietnam war patrol under the leadership of Ollie North.

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Al Franken targets the rantings of right wing politicians and the media hacks who support them, starting with his favourite, Rush Limbaugh.

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