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John Ziegler
  • Sarah Palin's Book Is the Sarah Palin's Book We've Been Waiting For

    John Ziegler — the right-wing documentarian guy who made How Obama Got Elected and Media Malpractice — has read Sarah Palin's new book and [SPOILER ALERT] he loved it!

    I was simply blown away by Going Rogue on almost every level. For many reasons, this is by far the best book and greatest literary achievement by a political figure in my lifetime.

    What's the opposite of the opposite of hyperbole? Oh, yeah. Awesomeness!

    Among other things, we discover that Sarah Palin has a ridiculously good memory…

    As impressive as the details of the storytelling are, the real strength of Going Rogue is its brutal honesty…

    Going Rogue is actually several books in one. It is a compelling biography, a gripping campaign tell-all, an expose on the sad state of our news media, a substantive outline of a political philosophy and even a comprehensive refutation of juicy tabloid rumors…

    I believe that if this book is the success that it could and should be, there will be a groundswell among the Republican base demanding that she run. I strongly believe that if every Republican primary voter reads this book, Sarah Palin will win the 2012 nomination in a landslide, whether she wants it or not.

    Sarah Palin/Sarah Palin's Book '12!

    Tags: Books, John Ziegler, Sarah Palin
  • John Ziegler, Sarah Palin and "Media Malpractice"

    After watching that "Blamey Whinehouse" Daily Show clip, it got me thinking about conservative documentarian John Ziegler — author of the upcoming film "Media Malpractice" for which those clips were filmed — and I remembered this interview I saw on MSNBC's third-string show, 1600*, the other day…

    You know what, everytime you see this guy on television and you start to feel your blood pressure rise, just think about this…

    How do you think he feels everytime he hears the phrase "President-elect Barack Obama."

    * To be fair, I don't think it's all that hard to walk all over David Shuster.

    Tags: John Ziegler, Movies, MSNBC, Sarah Palin, The Daily Show
  • If You Voted for Barack Obama, You Might Be Stupid

    If I'm kinda late getting this up, it's only because I've been pretty much laughing non-stop and unable to type anything since I first read it earlier this afternoon.

    Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight was invited to interview John Ziegler, former radio talk show host and current man behind the ingenius website (or something), which — through the amazing powers of selective polling (via John Zogby, of course), fairy dust and black bile — makes a undeniable case for the argument that all Barack Obama voters are stupid, uninformed, mentally disabled and 7/12ths black.

    I digress.

    You have to read the interview. No, you have to. This is not a request or a suggestion. You're not allowed not to. Even if you don't care about (or agree with) Ziegler's findings, his manner during the phone interview is spectacular in the scope of its unbridled anger and amazement that anyone could possibly disagree with his one-sided polling techniques.

    For what it's worth, I'd imagine that there were a slightly higher percentage of uninformed Obama voters than McCain voters. Which is not at all to say the same thing as there being more uninformed Obama voters than McCain voters. I'd guess that Obama pulled in more uninformed and informed voters over all.

    And I say this for two reasons, with the first being admittedly very cynical:

    1) I think that all elections are largely won by the guy who manages to pull in more stupid people than the other guy. Let's face it, those are the people who decide elections. That's why television ads tend to work. Because they're aimed directly at the stupid people.

    2) Obama recieved a lot more first-time voters. Of course first time voters are gonna be less-well-informed than longtime voters.

    Unfortunately, Ziegler did not administer his poll to a single McCain voter, so we have no way of how they would have faired under the same conditions.

    To quote Ziegler's own closing argument: "Go fuck yourself."

    Tags: Barack Obama, John McCain, John Ziegler, Nate Silver