At first glance, “Brainless” looks like a book I could have enjoyed writing. If only I could find somebody that would actually pay my expenses to write a book (Hey, unlike Ms. Coulter, I would have facts to back things up… and research costs money). However, when Joe Maguire wrote the book, he certainly didn’t think it was going to cost him his day job at Reuters. As a matter of fact, he even got “conditional approval” to write the book from his bosses. But now that the book is done Reuters has decided to fire him over the book.
Now, I am not one to often go and buy a book soon after it comes out. Why? Honestly, I don’t know. But I suspect it has to do with me being cheap and waiting for it to go on sale, or to pick up a copy on eBay’s Half.com.
However, this one I think I need to go and get now. I will review it when I am done, and see if it lives up to my anticipations (the “Lies” part). The Lunacy part is just obvious. I mean if you just go over to Joe’s Blog and read her quotes, it becomes quickly clear how far “out there” she is. (In case you don’t feel like clicking over, I will share my “favorite”)
“I think [women] should be armed but should not [be allowed to] vote.”
— Ann Coulter on Politically Incorrect, 2/26/01
Of course if you had followed my suggestions in the past and stopped over at Sweet Jesus I Hate Bill O’Reilly, you are now thinking, as I am, that the second book in the series, “Brainless: The Lies and Lunacy of Bill O’Reilly” practically writes itself. Oh wait, I forgot… that would probably be considered plaguirism, since Bill put his own lunacy in print with his pathetic “Culture Warrior.”