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Author:  Jim Kouri
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Date:  September 26, 2008
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'The Audacity of Deceit: Barack Obama's War on American Values' Outselling Michael Moore's and Senator Obama's Latest Books

by Jim Kouri

Despite running into a censorship blockade in several media outlets, Brad O'Leary's blockbuster new book, The Audacity of Deceit: Barack Obama's War on American Values, is enjoying success thanks to the power of talk radio.

The book's website, http://www.barackobamatest.com/, is also spreading like wildfire. The site has exploded on the electoral scene and attracted over a quarter million visitors in just two weeks.

All of this success has come despite Time Warner refusing to run paid print advertisements in the conglomerate's Money and Fortune magazines. Surprisingly, paid advertising for the book was also rejected by nearly all Catholic diocesan newspapers -- only two out of over 190 diocesan papers nationwide agreed to run ads for the book. Both Time Warner and Catholic newspapers deemed the ads "too political."

Regardless of this print media obstacle, talk radio appearances by O'Leary on stations coast-to-coast continue to propel the book and website's success.

The Audacity of Deceit recently skyrocketed past Barack Obama's and Michael Moore's latest books on Amazon.com's ranking of "election" books. And the book's controversial website, http://www.barackobamatest.com/, has truly gone viral, attracting over 100,000 visitors in the past 48 hours.

Print Ad Controversy

The print ad that Time Warner refused to run simply consisted of public polling data that highlighted the differences in opinion between the 30 percent of Americans who do not pay federal income taxes, and the 70 percent who do.

The ad that was rejected by nearly all Catholic diocesan newspapers also consisted of public polling data that highlighted what a majority of Catholics believe on various issues related to abortion, as well as Obama's well-documented positions on those same issues. Though the ad was deemed in accordance with Church teaching on abortion, only two dioceses agreed to run the ad.

"As a Catholic, I'm horrified that Catholic editors would censor an ad that simply provides public polling data on the abortion issue, follows church teaching on abortion, and shows Barack Obama's position on the issue," said Brad O'Leary. "Catholics nationwide deserve to know the truth -- they should not be kept in the dark by their diocesan newspapers."

According to a recent ATI-News/Zogby America poll, a majority of Americans (56 percent) and Catholics (54 percent) consider the refusal of Catholic papers to run the ad "censorship" as well.

Although the ads have run into censorship, there are publications that have agreed to run them.

The "taxes" ad was run by Investor's Business Daily and also appears in the current issue of Forbes magazine. Investor's also plans to publish an opinion piece written by O'Leary that reveals the stark contrast between taxpayers and non-taxpayers. The "abortion" ad that was deemed "too political" by Catholic editors is currently appearing in USA Today and The Weekly Standard.

To learn more about Barack Obama's stance on the issues, and take a five minute test to see how your views match-up with his, go to: http://www.barackobamatest.com/.

Jim Kouri
Chief of Police Magazine (Contributing Editor)

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Biography - Jim Kouri

Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for a number of organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. He writes for many police and crime magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer, Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and others. He's appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com, Booksamillion.com, and can be ordered at local bookstores. Kouri holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice and master of arts in public administration and he's a board certified protection professional.


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