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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (175 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Schweizer Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2005 ISBN: 9780739322697
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Prominent liberals support a whole litany of policies and principles: progressive taxes, affirmative action, greater regulation of corporations, raising the inheritance tax, strict environmental regulations, children’s rights, consumer rights, and more. But do they actually live by these beliefs? Peter Schweizer decided to investigate the private lives of politicians like the Clintons, Nancy Pelosi, the Kennedys, and Ralph Nader; commentators Michael Moore, Al Franken, Noam Chomsky, and Cornel West; entertainers or philanthropists Barbra Streisand and George Soros. Using publicly-available real estate records, IRS returns, court depositions, and their own published statements, he sought to examine whether they lived by the principles they so forcefully advocate.

What he found was a long list of contradictions. Many of these proponents of organized labor had developed various methods to sidestep paying union wages or avoid employing unions altogether. They were also adept at avoiding taxes; invested heavily in corporations they had denounced; took advantage of foreign tax credits to use non-American labor overseas; espoused environmental causes while opposing those that might affect their own property rights; hid their investments in trusts to avoid paying estate tax; denounced oil companies but quietly owned them. 

Schweizer’s conclusion is simple: liberalism in the end forces its adherents to become hypocrites. They adopt one pose in public, but when it comes to what matters most in their own lives–their property, their privacy, and their children--they jettison their liberal principles and adopt conservative ones. If these ideas don’t work for the very individuals who promote them, Schweizer asks, how can they work for the country?

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Weekly Standard
  • Peter Schweizer's Do As I Say (Not As I Do) is an entertaining exposure of the hypocrisy among some prominent liberals. In a series of 11 profiles on leftist icons from Noam Chomsky and Al Franken to Hillary Clinton and Ted Kennedy, Schweizer reveals that the most vocal liberals do not practice what they preach."

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carla | 2/20/2014

    " How people can be such blatant hypocrites is amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hunter Beck | 2/10/2014

    " Truly an eye-opener. Every American needs to read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken MacMillan | 2/8/2014

    " It offers a very enlightening peak into the lives of the people profiled but not surprising at all. I recommend it for everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hailey | 1/30/2014

    " For someone as clueless as I am about politics, this book was a wonderfully enjoyable and frustrating read. I couldn't wrap my head around the dichotomy between the action and speech of some of these people. The information was presented in a very easy, understandable manner but the topic? Ugh. These people are both infuriating and baffling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elke | 12/11/2013

    " Both sides are hypocrites. Exploring both sides would have been a better book, but it was a fun rag. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 12/5/2013

    " This book was really interesting. Just goes to show that actions speak louder than words. In all fairness, though, I'd like to see the flip side of the coin demonstrating how some choice conservatives are equally hypocritical. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Estabrook | 11/3/2013

    " difficult to argue with the facts, folks... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Carraturo | 11/1/2013

    " As relevant now as when I read it six years ago. Laughed at the liberal hypocracy. Excellently researched. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 6/28/2013

    " Very interesting book... explains to the reader a myriad dozens and dozens of unknown facts about various politicians. Everyone interested in politics should read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 6/8/2013

    " Much better and more serious than I expected it to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erik | 3/25/2013

    " A look at the contradictions between the words and actions of Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, Al Franken, Ted Kennedy, etc. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bob Prophet | 3/19/2013

    " Given to me by my father; not my favorite book. Though I did appreciate the information on Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/4/2013

    " This book was awesome. The people in this book have done a lot to tear our great nation apart, and it was refreshing to have someone shed light on their absolute hypocrisy. Have someone you know who is a Michael Moore fan? Hand them this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn De | 10/29/2012

    " Very interesting side of the coin. You always hear about the conservatives messing up, so this is interesting to hear about the liberals taking a stumble. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Whetten | 8/3/2012

    " Just more confirmation of my suspicions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K | 4/23/2012

    " Michael Moore owns Halliburton stock? How the elite left has two sets of rules. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Bouchard | 4/9/2012

    " Eye opening...no- eye exploding! The best thing is, this is simply a study of some of our most colorful and visible American voices in their own words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sage Streck | 12/16/2011

    " Complete examination of the hypocrisy of many big-name liberals. Very interesting reading. It's too bad more people don't know many of the facts Schweizer uncovers here. Another must-read for any conservative! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Raymond | 11/24/2011

    " I had higher hopes for this one than were realized. Sure, the information about the massive hypocrisy amongst some of the more vocal liberals was more than useful, but it works better as a reference guide than a book, and I ended up skimming a lot of the people I didn't care much about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe Bartello | 10/26/2011

    " Some lib left icons get their just rewards in this expose of hypocrisy in politics. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meg - A Bookish Affair | 8/4/2011

    " This book was very short and covered a few people that conservatives love to hate. I liked some of the profiles but was very turned off by the way the author chose to forgive some conservatives who behaved badly. Excuses are never a good thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 5/22/2011

    " Some lib left icons get their just rewards in this expose of hypocrisy in politics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 12/31/2010

    " Eye opening...no- eye exploding! The best thing is, this is simply a study of some of our most colorful and visible American voices in their own words. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 7/9/2010

    " I had higher hopes for this one than were realized. Sure, the information about the massive hypocrisy amongst some of the more vocal liberals was more than useful, but it works better as a reference guide than a book, and I ended up skimming a lot of the people I didn't care much about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carla | 3/21/2010

    " How people can be such blatant hypocrites is amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 11/27/2009

    " This book was awesome. The people in this book have done a lot to tear our great nation apart, and it was refreshing to have someone shed light on their absolute hypocrisy. Have someone you know who is a Michael Moore fan? Hand them this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 7/26/2009

    " very interesting. Good for all to read this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 1/25/2009

    " Very interesting side of the coin. You always hear about the conservatives messing up, so this is interesting to hear about the liberals taking a stumble. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 1/12/2009

    " This book was really interesting. Just goes to show that actions speak louder than words. In all fairness, though, I'd like to see the flip side of the coin demonstrating how some choice conservatives are equally hypocritical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 6/17/2008

    " Just more confirmation of my suspicions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erik | 5/18/2008

    " A look at the contradictions between the words and actions of Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, Al Franken, Ted Kennedy, etc.


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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meg - A Bookish Affair | 5/2/2008

    " This book was very short and covered a few people that conservatives love to hate. I liked some of the profiles but was very turned off by the way the author chose to forgive some conservatives who behaved badly. Excuses are never a good thing. "

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About the Author

Peter Schweizer is the author of Extortion, Throw Them All Out, Architects of Ruin, and other books that have revealed political wrongdoing and led to congressional resignations and new ethics laws. He is the founder and director of the Government Accountability Institute, a team of investigative researchers and journalists committed to investigating and exposing crony capitalism, misuse of taxpayer monies, and other governmental corruption or malfeasance.

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned thirty-seven Earphones Awards.