Links and resources
Keep up with the lies

We recommend the following links and resources for "Fair and Balanced" reporting on news, American politics, and the doings of the Radical Right.

books | blogs

Some excellent books do a great job giving an overview of the challenge facing decent people in the US today. We particularly recommend the following:


Eric Alterman, What Liberal Media? The Truth About Bias and the News, (Basic Books, 2003)

David Brock, Blinded By The Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative, (Three Rivers Press, 2002)

Joe Conason, Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth, (St. Martin's Press, 2003)

David Corn, The Lies of George W. bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception (Crown, 2003)

Al Franken, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, (E P Dutton; 2003)

Jim Hightower, Thieves in High Places: They've Stolen Our Country--And Its Time to Take It Back (Viking, 2003)

Arianna Huffington, Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America, (Crown Pub., 2003).

Molly Ivins, Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America, (Random House, 2003)

Isaac Kramnick, R. Laurence Moore, The Godless Constitution: The Case Against Religious Correctness, (W. W. Norton, 1997)

Paul Krugman, The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century (W. W. Norton, 2003)


Sidney Blumenthal, The Clinton Wars, (Farrar Straus & Giroux , 2003)

Joe Conason and Gene Lyons, The Hunting of the President: The Ten Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton, (Griffin Trade Paperback, 2001)

E. J., Dionne, They Only Look Dead: Why Progressives Will Dominate the Next political Era, (Simon and Schuster, 1999)

E. J. Dionne, Why Americans Hate Politics: The Death of the Democratic Process, (Simon and Schuster, 1992)


Weblogs (blogs) are an exciting new approach to reporting, where people committed to journalism supply news the trained gibbons in the national media either ignore or suppress. For example, while the national media was concerned with the price of John Kerry's haircuts, the blogs nailed Trent Lott for his racist remarks at Strom Thurmond's birthday party, leading to his long overdue resignation as Senate Majority Leader.

The blogs we recommend focus on regular news reporting and also allow readers to send in their own comments, leading to interesting further discussions with people of many different political perspectives.

There are other good blogs, but we want to keep the list manageable. These blogs also list other good ones. Our list is alphabetical.


Brad DeLong's Semi-daily Journal:

Kevin Drum (Calpundit):

Matthew Yglesias:

Josh Marshall:

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