Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System

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  • Rasmussen, Schoen lie early in new tea party book

    Blog ››› ››› KARL FRISCH

    It doesn't take long to spot a lie in the new tea party book by Scott Rasmussen and Doug Schoen -- Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System.

    The lie comes in the form of an attack on a column I wrote in April 2009 which was based on a report released by Media Matters the same week.

    On page four in the book's introduction, the authors write (highlighting added):

    For something to be "patently false" it must actually be false and not demonstrably true. Unfortunately for Rasmussen and Schoen, the later happens to be the case.

    Let's look at this piece-by-piece, shall we?