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Righteous Indignation by Andrew Breitbart
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Jul 26, 11

Read from July 12 to 26, 2011

This autobiography of sorts helps to explain Andrew Breitbart's reasons for going to war with the majority of the mainstream media. This is not a book that is likely to change many people's minds and encourage them to agree with him politically. His intention was more to convince those who already do agree with him to join in the fight. As such, opinions of this book will probably depend a lot on the political opinions of the reader.

The book centers around what he calls the Democrat-Media Complex and its role in controlling the narrative of political battles. He provides several examples and personal experiences of how certain significant news stories have been promoted or killed based on ideology, and shows how the new media can play a role in covering stories that the mainstream media shows no interest in (for example, the role of Matt Drudge in the Monica Lewinsky story). He has gotten involved on the opposite side and doesn't pretend to be objective but also wants the rest of the media to either be as objective as they claim to be or to stop pretending they are.

I actually really enjoyed the book (at least in most parts), but it's not exactly going to go down as a classic. He does provide a different perspective on media bias than you'll get from a Bernard Goldberg. He also provides insights about the importance of pop culture and the media, and how if conservatives don't develop a presence in those arenas they will always be fighting an uphill political battle. If you're interested in these topics, give the book a read.
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