MYTHS, LIES AND
Get Out the Shovel
Why Everything You Know Is Wrong
John Stossel (of ABC 20/20)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
JACKET COVER OF STOSSEL'S BOOK SAYS:
WOULD YOU BELIEVE THAT -
PRICE GOUGING IS GOOD FOR CONSUMERS?
PUBLIC SCHOOLS DON'T NEED MORE MONEY?
A MINIMUM WAGE HURTS POOR PEOPLE?
THERE IS NO CANCER EPIDEMIC?
Sounds crazy, right? But consumer advocate and 20/20 anchor
John stossel backs it up. He explains that much of what we hear -
and what the media say - are myths.
How much stupidity do you swallow? Do you buy bottled water
instead of drinking from the tap? Do you try to stay thin by not
eating late at night? Do you think that men are better drivers
Maybe you pay attention when a TV expert tells you what
stocks to buy and when you hear that video games cause violence.
You worry that teachers aren't paid fairly. Prepare to be
surprised and outraged as you learn how conventional wisdom is
Whether it's a myth, a lie, or just plain stupid, consumer
advocate and bestselling author John stossel is on the case.
Down-to-earth and sometimes in-your-face, he's not afraid to
shovel through a load of garbage to get to the truth!
John Stossel is the anchor for 20/20. He has received
nineteen Emmy awards and been honored five times for excellence
in consumer reporting by the National Press Club. His book GIVE
ME A BREAK was a national bestseller. A graduate of Princeton
University, Stossel live in New York City.
you can contact John and meet the people described in this book.
THE BACK JACKET COVER SAYS:
MYTHS, LIES, AND DOWNRIGHT STUPIDITY
"Proving that learning can indeed be fun, John stossel flays
conventional wisdom with startling research and straight talk.
Reading "Myths, Lies, and Downright stupidity" will immediately
make you smarter than your friends. And that's no lie."
Bill O'Reilly, anchor, Fox News channel
"If John stossel weren't such a troublemaker, he'd be considered
a national treasure. But he is an equal-opportunity offender,
sticking thorns in the side of whoever happens to deserve it at
the moment. Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity is Stossel at
his very best.: blunt, brilliant, counterintuitive - and, best of
all, brutally impatient with all the drones, yes-men, and
hustlers who try to hide the truth from us."
Stephen J. Dubner, co-author, FREAKONOMICS
MYTH OR TRUTH?
Women are terrible drivers
DDT saves lives
Global warming will destroy the Earth
We are drowning in garbage
Having kids is good for your marriage
Think twice before you answer yes! Myth, Lies, and Downright
Stupidity is a jungle gym for your mind. award-winning anchorman
John Stossel demonstrates that what we believe is often wrong.
find out what's true and what's not in this thought-provoking
follow up to GIVE ME A BREAK.
We as Christians are admonished by Jesus and the New Testament to
NOT be a part of the world, though living in the world. Yet we
are given the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes to help us have
wisdom while being in the world. There is no righteous virtue in
being a "dumb" or "brainless blockhead" of a Christian. Paul
admonished us to "prove all things and hold fast to that which is
good." There is no righteous virtue in being an "uneducated"
Christian." We are admonished to study to show ourselves approved
to God, a workman that needs not be ashamed. While Paul was no
doubt thinking about studying the Scriptures when giving this
edifying instruction, we should also be willing to study the
myths, lies, and stupidity, that is all around us in the world.
Jesus prayed to the Father that His children would not be taken
out of the world but that they would be kept from evil (John
17:15) and that they would be sanctified by the truth (verse 17).
The truth of the matter is that in the world, as in many
"religious" organizations, there is much MYTHS, LIES, and
John Stossel may not ALWAYS be 100% correct in what he tries to
reveal for us the many Myths, Lies, and Stupidity out there in
the world, but from what I have read of his research and his
facts in trying to bring us the myths, lies, and stupidity out
there, I wound say he is well up into the 90s in accuracy.
A Christian needs to work, live, and navigate, around the world
while in the flesh in the world. We as children of the heavenly
Father, need wisdom, we are admonished to get wisdom, to be wise,
circumspect, to grow in grace and knowledge. I believe part of
growing in grace and knowledge is to learn about all the MYTHS,
LIES, and STUPIDITY, that is in BOTH the SECULAR and RELIGIOUS
YES, if you want to be wise in the secular world, or if you just
simply want to know about the many MYTHS, LIES, and indeed the
DOWNRIGHT STUPIDITY, that is covered up, or presented to us as if
it was gospel truth, then you would do well to read John
Stossel's book: MYTHS, LIES, AND DOWNRIGHT STUPIDITY. Published
by Hyperon, New York.
Most large Books Stores will have it or can obtain it for you, as
I write this in 2007. Way down the road, hopefully most Public
Libraries will stock it. Hopefully also, in years to come most of
the revealed myths, lies, and stupidity, will have been corrected
by the world, but I will not hold my breath as they say. It would
seem too many in positions of power and authority (in many
various aspects of society) like to continue their myths, lies,
and downright stupidity.
Not everything Stossel says is correct - most is - but sometimes
he gets it wrong also. On his comments on "global warmimg" he
needs a shovel to dig himself out of the hole he puts himself in,
as do the scientists who have "poo-pood" (up to 2007) the truth of
the matter on global warming - Keith Hunt
Entered in this Website April 2007