Philipp Lenssen points out that an Amazon user named Jon Swift has a habit of reviewing books he hasn’t read. Here are a few examples:
Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract With America
by Newt Gingrich
A Contract As Good As the Paper It’s Written On
I have not actually read this book but I think a new Contract with America is a great idea. The last Contract with America promised term limits, a balanced budget and an end to “scandal and disgrace” in Congress. I hope this contract is as successful as the last one.
Right Turns: Unconventional Lesons from a Controversial Life
by Michael Medved
A lonely man
I have not actually read this book but I feel very sorry for Mr. Medved. It must be difficult being a film critic who hates films and the people who make them and I wonder if he wouldn’t have been happier in some other line of work…
Left Illusions: An Intellectual Odyssey
by David Horowitz
I have not actually read this book but the author is a former communist who suddenly changed into a conservative. I think if the McCarthy hearings taught us anything, they taught us that you can’t trust former communists even if they were communists a long time ago.
Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild
by Michelle Malkin
I have not actually read this book but I’m a little puzzled that Ms. Malkin would have written it. Although she is a woman and not white she often attacks women and believes that we should be suspicious of people who are not white, which is very open-minded of her…
Update: In an obvious bid for attention, Jon Swift (if that is his real name) has emailed me to tell me that he has a blog.
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