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Saturday, July 02, 2016

The first review of "Trump the Press"

Good, bad, or indifferent, I promised myself to post the first Amazon review of "Trump the Press: Don Surber's take on how the pundits blew the 2016 Republican race."

Here it is:

From Paul S. Damus, MD:
Just Published and Already Great.
I do not believe any book like this has ever existed in the literature of politics or its history, certainly not of the press per se. It is written with an easy style, deceptive in its seeming simplicity and innocent humor, devoid as it is of the sneering hostility common to its protagonists, the pundit press, that renders it hard to put down as a book, all the more admirable in its message that truth is more than a match for the arrogance of the false prophet unfairly ordained. Surber has mined and quoted, without truncating in the least, the extensive column footage of political "experts" predicting the fall and humiliation of Donald Trump, often for years prior to his nomination bid. Whether you love, fear, or hate Trump, there is much to learn and even enjoy for all sides in this smoothly written and often delightful little book. The Chapter "Peak Trump" is worth the price of the book by itself and someday it will be considered a required classic for the educated journalist or connoisseur of political satire. The press itself and its monolithic motivation to rule popular opinion is examined in some detail, not in a polemic by the author, but by the press itself in its own indelible words.
Surber is a blogger now but was the political analyst of a small town newspaper for decades. He correctly called several National elections, missed others. He has the humility that gives power to his views, never blatant, always informative, always surprising. This book is a masterpiece.

Thanks, Paul.

Now for the rest of my readers, I will post your reviews as well. Also, please mark Doctor Damus's review as helpful because it is.


"Trump the Press: Don Surber's take on how the pundits blew the 2016 Republican race" is now on sale. Please purchase "Trump the Press" through Create Space, as I get a larger royalty. It is a subsidiary of Amazon.

The book also is on Amazon.

Regardless of how you purchase this must reading for Trump supporters and media critics alike. Please post a book review on the Amazon site. That helps attract other readers.

They have begun work on the Kindle edition.


  1. As much as I like the review, I'm going to tell you straight out its not me.

  2. Big D, your followers already know how good your stuff is. My copy's arriving tomorrow so I know what I'll be doing with my Monday!

  3. As they say in Australia Good on ya mate.