Book Review - Fleeced
Book Review: Politics
Fleeced Dick Morris & Eileen McGann (authors)
2008. 337p. Harper Collins, hardcover $26.95 (USD)
Review: Ted Beagleman, (Thundermail@cox.net) First Published Feb. 1, 2009
Dick Morris, for anyone paying attention, has undergone what appears to be quite a transformation since his departure from his advisory position for the Clintons. His book, Fleeced, is a welcome expose of the dangerous precedents in domestic politics and affairs set in motion by his former employers and their ilk, and frankly is a must read for anyone seeking the truth behind the ever pervasive lib-speak.
Morris provides more insight in the first 12 pages that comprise the introduction than one can get from watching the mainstream media for a month. In fact, Morris devotes a whole chapter on how the disingenuous media furthers its own agendas rather than serve the public through investigative reporting. Anyone watching the news coverage during the elections could attest to his commentary, either by witnessing the blatant bias from MSNBC or the subtle exclusion of facts in news reports by CNN, or both from the New York Times.
But it goes much further than that. He devotes many pages to the side deals being made by the Clintons and countries that don’t hold our welfare as a top priority. If it were simply a review of past sins, it might make for a good read. But he hits critical nerves because many of the same people who sold us out under Clinton, including the Clintons, are back with a vengeance under the Obama administration, aka, Holder, Panetta, Clinton, and so on. And don’t forget the new faces. One can surmise from this book that Obama hasn’t met a criminal he didn’t like, and hey, commit the right crime and you might get appointed to office.
Morris wrote Fleeced while the campaign was still underway, and makes predictions about what would happen should Obama win. With less than a month in office, Obama and what Morris calls a bi-partisan do nothing Congress have already made some of those predictions come true. If for no other reason, every concerned citizen should read this book and use it as a thesaurus to navigate through the line of hype that we are being fed. If they don’t, then they could wake up one day in a different country and not know why. But if they do, they can still make enough noise to stop it before it’s too late.
To be fair, Morris takes aim at both sides of the aisle and exposes some ugly truths. While I was a die hard Bush / Cheney supporter, he brought to light things that made me think differently. That is the power of unbiased, factual reporting, and what makes it more believable is Morris as the source. I recommend this book highly, regardless of your political bent.