Shut up & sing : how elites from Hollywood, politics, and the UN are subverting America

by Ingraham, Laura.

Format: Print Book 2003
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Feisty radio sensation Laura Ingraham is tired of the Hollywood Left--and she has all the answers in this pugnacious, funny, and devastating critique of the liberals who hate America
Who are the elites?
When it all started to go South
The elite agenda
Shut up and entertain us
God, you're fired: the elite's war on religion
Flower power, take a shower
Bordering on insanity
Busting the greed creed
Ivory tower goes red
In Kofi we trust?
Europe vs. the cowboys
We the people.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "To the author of this vociferous but ill-supported right wing screed, membership in the elite is not an objective position of wealth, power or influence. It is, instead, a "general outlook"-one, Ingraham says, that sneers at religion, morality, patriotism, President Bush, guns, suburbs, SUVs, tax cuts and everything else that "We the People" hold dear. Ingraham goes on to apply anti-elitist invective with a broad brush. Most abused of these "elites" are anti-war protesters ("moral morons"), academics ("snotty, sanctimonious dolts"), secularists ("recoil like vampires at the sight of a cross"), internationalists ("want to murder America"), the French ("perfidious") and entertainers ("shut up and sing"). She also takes swipes at "business elites" who move offshore to evade taxes, stock market scams, media consolidation, and the Wall Street Journal's pro-immigration stance. But her anti-elitism boils down to haphazard political bias: Hollywood liberals like Susan Sarandon are in the elite, while Hollywood conservatives like Arnold Schwarzenegger aren't; more murkily, while the Democratic Party is the elite's "natural home," lefty Ralph Nader is not in the elite and Republican stalwart John McCain is. Ingraham's tone of class resentment ("[t]hey think we're stupid" is a refrain) relies on the old demagogue's trick of conflating disagreement with her brand of conservative, nativist populism with snobbish contempt for the silent majority. Ingraham (The Hillary Trap) has legions of fans, but as she consigns more and more people-Democrats, moderate Republicans, libertarians, pro-choicers-to the "elite" camp, the voice of this self-identified everywoman starts to sound rather lonely. (Sept.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information."

Additional Information
Subjects Elite (Social sciences) -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government.
United States -- In mass media.
United States -- Social conditions.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :Regnery Publishing, Inc.,2003
Other Titles How elites from Hollywood, politics, and the UN are subverting America
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description vii, 360 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
ISBN 0895261014 (alk. paper)
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