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I gave this book a better rating than it deserves because I really *wanted* to like it. I am a liberal and believe the republican noice machine needs to be stopped. But David's voice was monotone and almost put me to sleep, and I was driving. I am on the 3rd CD and am going to listen to it all the way through so that I can do some research on line. Also the book jumps around and I cannot figure out how he organized his material. Maybe the book is better with Chapter titles and such, but listening to it is rather confusing. He must like Edith Ephron, author os The News Twisters because he mentions it over and over and over again.
The information in this book is compelling. It is great to have names, organizations, dates and motives given. There is overwhelming support for his propisitions, even though it appears politically charged. Every person should know how the party(ies) manipulate the press and how the press is not really so free anymore...at least the big corporate media outlets. I don't like the extremes of either party. The book details how the extreme right in this case has used, unsavory methods at best, and at worse, unethical to manipulate you and me. One note for improvement. The author is excellent at written communication. However, his book tape voice is bland and the first 10 minutes I wondered how boring the book was going to be. Other than that, the book contains great info and insight. I wish more people on the right would read this with an open mind like I listen to the O'Rielly and Hannity books.
I am giving it a 3 for content but honestly, as an audiobook, it is really dry. I couldn't finish it. I think I would have rather read the book.
A wealth of information about the Republican PR machine. I was disappointed to find that there were no suggestions on what we can do to reverse the trend, short of some work in progress that has begun recently. Also, while there is a ton of information in this book, it was a difficult read, as the narrator (David Brock) himself has a mono-tone speaking style. Getting distracted was common, so I had to rewind selections quite often.