by Scoobie Davis
Franken's Book Lies Is Great But Dude, Where's My Plug?
I finally had a chance to read Al Franken's Lies last night. It is a great book. Franken skewers mendacious right luminaries such as the Usurper In Chief, Ann Coulter, Roger Ailes, Bernard Goldberg, Christopher Ruddy, Barbara Bush, Sun Myung Moon, Newt Gingrich, Rich Lowry, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Wes Pruden, Richard Mellon Scaife, and the dim bulbs at the Wall Street Journal's editorial page such as Peggy Noonan the Dolphin-queen. It is informative and witty. There's a wickedly funny cartoon in the book about a character named Supply Side Jesus.
My only complaint is personal. In his demolishing of Coulter, Franken mentioned how Coulter had lied about what Frank Rich had written in a New York Times column. I was the first one to catch it. To his credit, Franken cited Spinsanity which had cited me in their criticism of Coulter's misrepresentation of Rich's column, but a plug would have been nice.