On HBO the other day, Bill Maher said conservative authors had a racket going whereby they publish the same book over and over again and yet continue to prosper. “Maybe [conservatives] can only vote once every two years, but they can buy the same book, every three weeks. The exact same book. Over. And over. And over again. I don’t know why being a Republican means needing to have your faith recharged five times a day like Dick Cheney’s heart.”
Over at the Media Research Center, Tim Graham counters that Maher charges a lot for people to come to his comedy shows.
This is really not the point. Maher is actually on to something for a change. How any conservative is not horrified by the intellectual level of the forgettable tomes issuing from the movement’s official voices is beyond me. We have watched it degenerate from Richard Weaver to Bill O’Reilly. This doesn’t alarm the Media Research Center?
And yes, how many times does one need to read a book by Dick Morris, which will focus on trivial examples of “waste and abuse” but never ask a single fundamental question? How many books about “the Democrats” can a person possibly read? Are Sean Hannity’s books really all that different from each other?