Fleeced

The first book to criticize Barack Obama, hit the Amazon list at #1 on its release date last Tuesday and has held on to the number 2 or 3 spot since, occasionally going back up to #1. It has one of the longest subtitles on record:

Fleeced: How Barack Obama, Media Mockery of Terrorist Threats, Liberals Who Want to Kill Talk Radio, the Do-Nothing Congress, Companies … Are Scamming Us … and What to Do About It by Dick Morris

In the original subtitle, Clinton, not Obama was the focus of ire. In fact, only the last phrase of the original subtitle remains in the new one. As recently as 6/17, the Publishers Weekly “On Sale Next Week” column listed it as:

Fleeced: How Washington Insiders, Foreign Lobbyists, Subprime Lenders, Credit Card Companies, Iraq Reconstruction Contractors, and Clinton Cronies Are Picking Our Pockets…AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

Morris appeared on the Today Show on the release date. His appearance on Fox News, was described in a 6/28 NY Times piece about cable news viewership:

During the interview the screen flashed continuously with dire warnings set off in quotation marks — “Obama would take this country to the far left”; “Obama would open the door to illegal immigrants”; “Obama would lower penalties for dangerous drug criminals”; “Obama’s tax plan ‘might trigger a stock market crash’ “ — apparently distilled from Mr. Morris’s book

New York magazine’s “Intel” blog recently interviewed the author. Despite the subtitle change, Morris evidently still has a bone to pick his former employres. The piece is titled, “Dick Morris is Still Mad at the Clintons

The book is shown as being on order in all the libraries I checked, with heavy reserves building in some.

Fleeced: How Barack Obama, Media Mockery of Terrorist Threats, Liberals Who Want to Kill Talk Radio, the Do-Nothing Congress, Companies … Are Scamming Us … and What to Do About It

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

  • Hardcover: $26,95
  • Publisher: Harper (June 24, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0061547751
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061547751

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