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PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT: END OF DISCUSSION
  BY MARY KATHARINE HAM AND GUY BENSON

February 20th, 2015

 

 

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FOX NEWS AND TOWNHALL MEDIA DUO DEBUT A DYNAMIC, UNAPOLOGETIC NEW BOOK

EXPLORING HOW THE LEFT EXPLOITS ISSUES AND FEIGNS OUTRAGE TO SILENCE THEIR POLITICAL OPPONENTS

TO BE PUBLISHED ON JUNE 9, 2015 BY CROWN FORUM

 

New York, NY (February 23, 2015)END OF DISCUSSION: How the Left’s Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun) by Mary Katharine Ham and Guy Benson will be on sale nationwide on June 9, 2015, from Crown Forum, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group. The book, Ham & Benson’s first, will be issued simultaneously in hardcover, digital, and audio formats. The title and publication date were announced by Tina Constable, Senior Vice President and Publisher, Crown Forum.

Fox News contributors and writers Mary Katharine Ham and Guy Benson rank among the most recognizable and influential young conservatives in American media today. Ham serves as Contributing Editor to HotAir.com; Benson is Political Editor at Townhall.com. Close friends for nearly a decade, the pair has collaborated on numerous projects—co-authoring political analyses, co-hosting radio shows, and speaking jointly to live audiences across the country. Their first book, END OF DISCUSSION explores the ripple effect of the outrage industry—the media frenzy orchestrated by the Left that is designed to shut down debate—and offers insightful advice to conservatives and freedom-loving Americans on how they should (and should not) fight back against this strategic effort that makes America less free, less feisty, and less fun.

With fresh reporting and occasionally tongue-in-cheek analysis, END OF DISCUSSION takes a critical look at the dysfunction of the National conversation, whereby opposing viewpoints on hot-button issues like gay marriage, federal government policies, and women’s issues are labeled racist, sexist, and evil. The “Outrage Circus”—a network of well-trained operatives, nonprofit groups, liberal leaders, P.R. firms, universities, politicians, and “thought leaders”—exists to fuel public discord over your association with the “wrong” fried chicken joints, internet browsers, breast cancer charities, pasta, children’s toys, Halloween costumes, TV shows, schools, even comedians’ jokes. The unavoidable by-product is a hypersensitive citizenry—a country where reasoned, open debate is stymied, creating a culture in which good people are reluctant to engage in the discussion for fear that they’ll be negatively labeled. The ringmasters that stand at the ready to manufacture and amplify outrage over anything (and sometimes, nothing) are winning the war to silence the opposition by creating self-censorship among the American people. END OF DISCUSSION is a timely handbook for readers to help them cut through all of the noise and find their voices again.

For more information, please visit: www.endofdiscussion.com

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