Skip to comments.Liberal Hypocrisy. "Do as I Say (Not as I Do)" Soars to Number 2 in Amazon.com !
Posted on 11/04/2005 10:12:19 AM PST by SirLinksalot
One Reporter's Opinion Liberal Hypocrisy
It is this reporter's opinion that a new book by Peter Schweizer, "Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy," does a brilliant job of exposing the blatant hypocrisy of liberals who loudly espouse principals they disregard in their own personal lives.
Schweizer writes in the November issue of NewsMax magazine: "Hypocrisy has proved to be a wonderful weapon for the liberals in their war against conservatives. Yet for all the talk about conservative hypocrisy, there has been very little investigation into the prevalence of hypocrisy on the Left."
Fellow NewsMax journalist Jim Meyers wrote, in a recent article, that among the eye-opening revelations in Schweizer's book are the following:
Filmmaker Michael Moore insists that corporations are evil and claims he doesn't invest in the stock market due to moral principals, but his IRS forms viewed by Schweizer show that he has owned shares in such corporate giants as Halliburton, Merck, Pfizer, Sunoco, Tenet Health Care, Ford, General Electric and McDonald's.
Staunch union supporter Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California and her husband received the Cesar Chavez award from the United Farm Workers union. But the $25 million Northern California vineyard she and her husband own is a non-union shop.
Pelosi has received more money from the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees union than any other member of Congress.
She and her husband own a large stake in an exclusive California hotel with more than 250 employees none of them union.
The Pelosis also are partners in a restaurant chain with 900 employees also a non-union shop.
How about Ralph Nader, who claims unions are essential to protect workers' rights but when an editor of one of his publications tried to form a union, the editor was fired.
Self-described socialist Noam Chomsky has described the Pentagon as "the most vile institution on the face of the earth" and lashed out against tax havens and trusts that benefit only the rich. But Chomsky has been paid millions of dollars by the Pentagon over the last 40 years and has used a law firm to set up his irrevocable trust to shield his assets from the IRS.
Air America radio host Al Franken calls conservatives "racists because they lack diversity and oppose affirmative action." Yet fewer than 1 percent of the people he has hired over the last 15 years have been African-American.
Ted Kennedy has fought for the estate tax and has spoken out against tax shelters, but he repeatedly benefits from an intricate web of trusts and private foundations shielding most of his family's fortune from the IRS. One such Kennedy family trust wasn't even set up in the United States but in Fiji.
Barbra Streisand talks about the necessity of unions to protect a living wage, but she prefers to do her filming and post-production work in Canada so she can pay less than American union wages.
Bill and Hillary Clinton speak in favor of the estate tax. Yet in the year 2000 Bill vetoed a bill seeking to end it. The Clintons have set up a contract trust allowing them to reduce the amount of inheritance tax their estate will pay when they die.
Billionaire George Soros says the wealthy should pay higher, more progressive tax rates, but he holds the bulk of his money in tax-free overseas accounts in Curacao, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.
"Liberals claim to support affirmative action BUT THEY DON'T PRACTICE IT! They support higher taxes but they set up complicated tax shelters TO AVOID PAYING THEM. They claim to be ardent environmentalists but abandon their cause when it impinges on THEIR OWN PROPERTY RIGHTS. Liberals preach in moral platitudes and condemn ordinary Americans for a whole host of things racism, lack of concern for the poor, polluting the environment, and greed."
But Schweizer, in his book "Do As I Say," says that when it comes to applying those standards to themselves, liberals are bound to be shockingly guilty of hypocrisy.
After two years of research into liberal hypocrisy, Schweizer says, "What I discovered was just stunning!"
Sounds like a great book!
Liberals seem to have three bottom line items:
1) The right to abortion.
2) The right to perversion.
3) The right to make some one else pay for their favorite redistribution schemes.
SHOUT IT FROM THE HOUSESTOPS, PUT IT ON YOUR BUMPER STICKER :
Michael Moore owns Halliburton!
The truth will set you free.
Unless you live in Iran that is.
YOU have a good idea there! That ought to ruffle a few feathers here in "Lil' Beruit".
Thanks for making me aware of this book.
I've known about the hypocrisy for liberals for many years now. Its what has been one of the strongest catalysts that formed me into a conservative republican.
The icing on the cake was their response to 9/11.
Reading it right now and loving it!!!
I read somewhere yesterday that Micheal Moore is threatening to sue over this book.
Micheal Moore is threatening to sue over this book.
Ultimate resort of liberals. Instead of responding with the truth, they threaten you. Makes you wonder what they would do if this were not the USA.
I say bring it on FAT MAN.
*Mikey, I hope you have a stooge reading this thread . . .*
Moore won't sue: The truth is an absolute defense to a suit for libel.
His failure to sue will underline the point of the book: that he says one thing, but does another. In other words, he's a Democratic hypocrit, or `Democrit'.
Mr. Page says he and Mr. Brin bought the plane themselves and will use it for personal travel. He says there's no plan for Google to reimburse the duo for its costs. A Google spokesman says the plane has no formal connection with the company.
Yeah right, I bet this plane finds its way onto a tax return as a deduction somewhere.
What's he worried about? None of his admirers read. They watch movies.
I didn't hear about Moore...but Al Franken is suing over the disclosure about his lack of diversity in employment. It appears that these poor libs just can't stand having someone look into their past...as they do to so many others.
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