The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage (Unabridged)
by Greg Gutfeld
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From the irreverent star of Fox News’s Red Eye and The Five, hilarious observations on the manufactured outrage of an oversensitive, wussified culture. Greg Gutfeld hates artificial tolerance. At the root of every single major political conflict is the annoying coddling Americans must endure of these harebrained liberal hypocrisies. In fact, most of the time liberals use the mantle of tolerance as a guise for their pathetic intolerance. And what we really need is smart intolerance, or as Gutfeld reminds us, what we used to call common sense. The Joy of Hate tackles this conundrum head on- - replacing the idiocy of open-mindness with a shrewd judgmentalism that rejects stupid ideas, notions, and people. With countless examples grabbed from the headlines, Gutfeld provides readers with the enormous tally of what pisses us all off. For example: The double standard: You can make fun of Christians, but God forbid Muslims. It's okay to call a woman any name imaginable, as long as she's a Republican. And no problem if you're a bigot, as long as you're politically correct about it. The demonizing of the Tea Party and romanticizing of the Occupy Wall Streeters. The media who are always offended (see MSNBC lineup) How critics of Obamacare or illegal immigration are somehow immediately labeled racists. The endless debate over the Ground Zero Mosque (which Gutfeld planned to open a Muslim gay bar next to). As well as pretentious music criticism, slow-moving ceiling fans, and snotty restaurant hostesses. Funny and sarcastic to the point of being mean (but in a nice way), The Joy of Hate points out the true jerks in this society and tells them all off.
Watched this guy on Fox News. Buying it soon.
nothing but rhetoric
This is nothing but rhetoric and has nothing to do with common sense. I think that political correctness is a big problem with political dialog in this country, but spewing hatred of liberals by thinly veiling it as "common sense" is no better, in fact it just makes the problem worse. Polarization of the political dialog is the main problem we face right now and if you can't see that then I don't know how you can preach common sense, honesty, truth, or clarity.
Am still enjoying it
I am about halfway through the audiobook and can't help but laugh. It is both witty and comical. I listen to and from my commute to work. Great book! Funny outlook on the different forms of "tolerance".
Only thing I don't like about it (audiobooks) is there is no easy way to go back to the last spot unless I write down the time stamp when changing music. At 7 hours long it can get confusing where I left off.