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The Resource Spanking the donkey : dispatches from the dumb season, Matt Taibbi ; illustrations by David Rees

Spanking the donkey : dispatches from the dumb season, Matt Taibbi ; illustrations by David Rees

Label
Spanking the donkey : dispatches from the dumb season
Title
Spanking the donkey
Title remainder
dispatches from the dumb season
Statement of responsibility
Matt Taibbi ; illustrations by David Rees
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Working as a correspondent for the New York Press, The Nation, and Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi has close-up access to the Democratic primary for the 2004 presidential election: a seat on John Kerry's campaign plane, a face-to-face encounter with the pancake makeup of John Edwards, enough Howard Dean press conferences to memorize the good doctor's stump speech by heart, and, by way of contrast, a two-month undercover stint working for the republicans in Orlando, Florida. But the closer he gets to the candidates, the more pompous and vapid they appear."
  • "Taibbi fulfills his responsibilities as a serious campaign reporter with frequent bouts of blind panic, sad attempts to cope with drugs, and the donning of a gorilla suit; in addition, as he follows the dog-and-pony show around the country, he forgoes lavish journalists' watering holes in favor of hostels and halfway houses. Such devices allow our protagonist to register, with sharpness and mounting anxiety, the gaping canyon that divides swaths of sane working Americans from the political phonies who purport to represent them."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taibbi, Matt
Dewey number
324.973/0931
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E905
LC item number
.T35 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Taibbi, Matt
  • Taibbi, Matt
  • Presidents
  • Political campaigns
  • United States
  • Deception
  • Journalists
  • Deception
  • Journalists
  • Political campaigns
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
Spanking the donkey : dispatches from the dumb season, Matt Taibbi ; illustrations by David Rees
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Iraqt-up!: at the D.C. Rallies, a few hundred thousand go missing -- Spring/summer 2003. Cleaning the pool ; On board ; Wired, tapped ; May day, may day ; Heads of industry ; Elongate thy foe -- Dean-a-palooza: a front-runner takes to the skies -- Campaign diaries -- Fall/winter 2003-2004. The influence of reality television ; One penis, under god ; Stuffed on Thanksgiving ; Fascism is the answer ; Prickless for president ; Odd man in -- Feed the beast -- Spring/summer 2004. You say you want a tivo-lution? ; Memories of John ; I confess ; Donkey. Elephant. Chicken. ; Bin Laden speaks out ; A closer look at John Kerry's acceptance speech -- Bush like me: through the looking-glass into the other America -- Wimblehack!. Round 1: The competition begins ; Round 2: The gorm turns ; Round 3: The herd thins ; Round 4: And then there were two ; The sad end -- The next step: why the blue states are blue
Control code
ocm57452563
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 331 pages
Isbn
9781565848917
Lccn
2005041486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)57452563
Label
Spanking the donkey : dispatches from the dumb season, Matt Taibbi ; illustrations by David Rees
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Iraqt-up!: at the D.C. Rallies, a few hundred thousand go missing -- Spring/summer 2003. Cleaning the pool ; On board ; Wired, tapped ; May day, may day ; Heads of industry ; Elongate thy foe -- Dean-a-palooza: a front-runner takes to the skies -- Campaign diaries -- Fall/winter 2003-2004. The influence of reality television ; One penis, under god ; Stuffed on Thanksgiving ; Fascism is the answer ; Prickless for president ; Odd man in -- Feed the beast -- Spring/summer 2004. You say you want a tivo-lution? ; Memories of John ; I confess ; Donkey. Elephant. Chicken. ; Bin Laden speaks out ; A closer look at John Kerry's acceptance speech -- Bush like me: through the looking-glass into the other America -- Wimblehack!. Round 1: The competition begins ; Round 2: The gorm turns ; Round 3: The herd thins ; Round 4: And then there were two ; The sad end -- The next step: why the blue states are blue
Control code
ocm57452563
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 331 pages
Isbn
9781565848917
Lccn
2005041486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)57452563

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