Media Matters Reviews Deconstructing Obama

In the post-Tucson spirit of civility, I think it only fair to balance Jack Kerwick's positive review of Deconstructing Obama in today's AT with a somewhat less than positive one from our aggressively progressive friends at Media Matters.

Am I being overly sensitive or would the reader agree that phrases like "intellectually and morally offensive screed" and "a peek into the right-wing's dank, dark ideological sub-basement" suggest a "less than positive" review?

I will let the reader make up his or her own mind as to which review is more accurate, but I will comment on one point. Reviewer Simon Maloy notes that "my "candidates for Obama's ‘real' father include Malcolm X and Jimi Hendrix."

As to Malcolm X, I write, "Malcolm may have been the least likely candidate of any race to sire Obama."  Jimi Hendrix I nominate jokingly in what I call a "Paul-is-dead" spirit and conclude, "I can envision the mirthless Huffington headline now, ‘Whack job from Web's farthest lunatic orbit says Hendrix Obama's father!'"

My apologies to Media Matters and Simon Maloy for suggesting that the Huffington Post had anything on you guys in the mirthless department.
In the post-Tucson spirit of civility, I think it only fair to balance Jack Kerwick's positive review of Deconstructing Obama in today's AT with a somewhat less than positive one from our aggressively progressive friends at Media Matters.

Am I being overly sensitive or would the reader agree that phrases like "intellectually and morally offensive screed" and "a peek into the right-wing's dank, dark ideological sub-basement" suggest a "less than positive" review?

I will let the reader make up his or her own mind as to which review is more accurate, but I will comment on one point. Reviewer Simon Maloy notes that "my "candidates for Obama's ‘real' father include Malcolm X and Jimi Hendrix."

As to Malcolm X, I write, "Malcolm may have been the least likely candidate of any race to sire Obama."  Jimi Hendrix I nominate jokingly in what I call a "Paul-is-dead" spirit and conclude, "I can envision the mirthless Huffington headline now, ‘Whack job from Web's farthest lunatic orbit says Hendrix Obama's father!'"

My apologies to Media Matters and Simon Maloy for suggesting that the Huffington Post had anything on you guys in the mirthless department.

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