“Mr. Press charges Rush Limbaugh and other conservative radio talk-show hosts with employing ugly rhetoric, dirty tactics and outright lies to build their audiences and advance their political agendas. In the process, he argues, the radio talkers have coarsened the political debate and diminished opportunities for bipartisanship.” —The Wall Street Journal
“For far too long, conservatives were the only voices heard on talk radio. But no longer. Now there's a whole community of strong and dynamic progressive voices on the airwaves. As Bill Press shows, progressive radio is alive, well, and growing!” —Congressman James E. Clyburn, House Majority Whip
“Good for Bill Press! Finally, somebody exposes that gang of right-wing talk show hosts for the hate-mongers they are. If you want to know how much damage Rush Limbaugh and his clones have done to free speech, read this book!” —Ed Schultz, host of The Ed Schultz Show
“I poke fun at the ‘right-wing world' on my own radio show every day. But Bill Press shows us that the world of right-wing talk is not only stupid, it's dangerous. I dare Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity to read this book. If they ever did, they would immediately resign in shame!” —Stephanie Miller, host of The Stephanie Miller Show
“Finally, a bare knuckled challenge to those bullies on talk radio who invent their own truths. Bill Press is a progressive breath of fresh air.” —Senator Byron Dorgan
“For too long, talk radio was the exclusive playhouse of right-wing extremists. No longer. Now, we see them exposed for what Bill Press rightly calls them, toxic talkers. We also see the promise, from a progressive perspective, of more and more strong truth-tellers.” —Senator Bernie Sanders
“Bill Press writes the way he talks: with wit, spiritual conviction and political passion.” —Lydia Howell, Pulse of the Twin Cities, on HOW THE REPUBLICANS STOLE RELIGION
“Impassioned, entertaining and sure to please . . . thoughtfully reminds readers how and why religion and government need to be protected from each other in order to flourish.” —Publishers Weekly on HOW THE REPUBLICANS STOLE RELIGION
“This thoughtful look at religion and politics in America will interest even those who may not agree with its premises.” —Booklist on HOW THE REPUBLICANS STOLE RELIGION
“The movement toward a theocratic America has a new obstacle: Bill Press's articulate defense of real religious freedom.” —The Rev. Barry Lynn, Executive Director, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, on HOW THE REPUBLICANS STOLE RELIGION
“God bless Bill Press. This former seminarian and former California Democratic Party chair has the courage, theological training, and moral clarity needed to point out both the deep spiritual values of the left and the hypocrisy of some on the far right. Hallelujah, Brother Bill!” —Paul Begala, Cohost, CNN's The Situation Room, on HOW THE REPUBLICANS STOLE RELIGION
“A witty exploration.” —The Tampa Tribune on SPIN THIS!
“Fascinating.” —U.S. News & World Report on SPIN THIS!