Liberal radio and TV pundit Bill Press comes to the club to talk about his new book, "The Obama Hate Machine: The Lies, Distortions, and Personal Attacks on the President-and Who Is Behind Them."
The book looks at how the extremely personal, negative, and ugly attacks on President Obama form an organized attempt to bring him down. It introduces the reader to the Koch brothers, briefly describes over 60 anti-Obama books, looks at how the media is failing by not challenging the lies of the far right, and ends with a plea for more civility in public discourse.
Mr. Press is host of the nationally syndicated radio program "The Bill Press Show." He writes a syndicated column for Tribune Media Services and is the former co-host of MSNBC's "Buchanan and Press" and CNN's "Crossfire" and "The Spin Room." "The Obama Hate Machine" is his eighth book.
A former chair of the California Democratic Party, Mr. Press served as director of the California Office of Planning and Research under Governor Jerry Brown from 1975-1979.