I picked up the New York Times about an hour ago, turned to the book review, then hurled my Cheerios. The No. 1 book this week on the best-seller’s list: Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin.

For those of you who don’t know, the book—an analysis of the current administration—chronicles Barack Obama and “his team of tax cheats, petty crooks, influence peddlers and Wall Street cronies.”

For the record, I have no beef with conservative books. Obviously, I don’t love them. But if Rush and Hannity and O’Reilly wanna write, hey, go crazy. This, however, is baffling. How in the world can someone write a book analyzing a president’s first six months in office? First, writing a book actually takes research. And research takes times. Lots of time, if it’s done well. Journalistically speaking, it would be impossible for Malkin to write a detailed, well-researched, authoritative book in, oh, two months (which is probably how long she had to turn this around). I’d say the exact same thing were this written by Keith Olbermann or Bill Maher. It’s just not possible.

So what do we have? Yet another hack attack political book, contributing nothing to the discourse America needs.

Slamming Obama is fair game. But, if it’s gonna be in a book, it should at least be done well. And seriously. Too many of us in this profession work our asses off—researching, reporting, digging, etc.

This is a joke.

4 thoughts on “Oy”

  1. Who Cares? She’s as stupid as this statement. “Penny and Smoltz could easily win more games than Sabathia and Burnett.”

    Wow, that was so stupid…

    Easily win more games? They couldn’t do it hardly, they’re not even close Sabathia and Burnett alone have more wins than Penny and Smoltz combined.

    Please Retire from this thing you’re doing. I know why you;re a Red Sox Fan… They Suck, You Suck… it’s like a gay marriage. Congratulations.

  2. One has to remember when discussing these slimy conservative hit jobs that their supposedly lofty sales are almost entirely bulk sales to wealthy right-wingers, a cheat that ensures the pipeline of these idiotic tomes keeps coming, and creates the illusion that the views expressed are popular and even sane. Don’t believe the hype, as Charles D said so memorably.

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