Obama Zombies

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Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation
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AuthorJason Mattera
LanguageEnglish
PublisherThreshold Editions
Publication date
March 23, 2010
Media typePrint Hardcover
ISBN1-4391-7207-2

Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation is a book written by Jason Mattera. Published in 2010 by Simon & Schuster, the book purports to reveal methods that Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign used to organize or mislead young voters.

Content[edit]

The official summary of the book begins: "For an entire year, otherwise clear-thinking members of the most affluent, over-educated, information-drenched generation in American history fell prey to the most expensive, hi-tech, laser-focused marketing assault in presidential campaign history." According to publisher Simon & Schuster, Mattera "reveals the jaw-dropping lengths Barack Obama and his allies in Hollywood, Washington, and Academia went to in order to transform a legion of iPod-listening, MTV-watching followers into a winning coalition that threatens to become a long-lasting political realignment."[1]

Reception[edit]

Stephen Gutowski at Human Events, for which Mattera is editor, praised the book, which he said "well chronicles how liberals have taken advantage of and brain-washed" college-aged voters.[2] Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin also praised Obama Zombies.[1] To promote his book, Mattera granted interviews to various media outlets, such as The Michigan Review, a conservative student newspaper at the University of Michigan.[3] On broadcast media, Mattera was a guest on the Fox News Channel program Hannity[4] and radio programs The David Pakman Show[5][6] The Thom Hartmann Program.[7]

Media Matters for America, a progressive media watchdog group, published two articles critical of Obama Zombies: one that disputes Mattera's claim that Obama labels himself as "apologizer in chief"[8] and another claiming that Mattera used questionable sources and information to criticize the scientific opinion on climate change.[9]

Bestseller list[edit]

Obama Zombies reached #14 on The New York Times best-seller list for hardcover non-fiction, covering the week ending April 3.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Obama Zombies". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved January 22, 2011.
  2. ^ Gutowski, Stephen (March 26, 2010). "Book Review: Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation". Human Events. Retrieved January 22, 2011.
  3. ^ Nowicki, Julianne (April 20, 2010). "Obama Zombies". The Michigan Review. Retrieved January 22, 2011.
  4. ^ Hannity, Sean (March 25, 2010). "Waking Up the 'Obama Zombies'". Hannity. Fox News. Retrieved January 22, 2011.
  5. ^ Pakman, David (April 22, 2010). "Interview with Jason Mattera, Fox News Ambusher Part 1 of 2". Midweek Politics with David Pakman. YouTube. Retrieved February 19, 2011.
  6. ^ Pakman, David (April 22, 2010). "Interview with Jason Mattera, Fox News Ambusher Part 2 of 2". Midweek Politics with David Pakman. YouTube. Retrieved February 19, 2011.
  7. ^ Hartmann, Thom (March 29, 2010). "Thom defends Obama Zombies from Jason Mattera". YouTube. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
  8. ^ "They Live: Mattera's Obama Zombies reanimates old GOP falsehoods, smears". Media Matters for America. Archived from the original on April 17, 2010.
  9. ^ "In Mattera's Obama Zombies, global warming falsehoods live on". Media Matters for America. April 7, 2010. Archived from the original on April 11, 2010.
  10. ^ "Best Sellers: Hardcover Nonfiction". The New York Times. 10 April 2010. Archived from the original on 1 May 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2010.