Barber’s Defenders Spoke Too Soon

Over the last few days, we’ve seen articles cropping up on right-wing news sites claiming that people have been “fraudulently” reviewing Matt Barber’s new book, “The Right Hook: From The Ring To The Culture War” without having read it. 

Both WorldNetDaily and OneNewsNow have run these articles recently:

Reviewers are being highly critical of a book on the culture war — a book they couldn’t possibly have read yet.

The book entitled The Right Hook – From the Ring to the Culture War is authored by Matt Barber, who is well known for his analysis of the homosexual agenda. Although the book is on, it will not be available until November … “The homosexual activist blog has turned people loose doing fraudulent reviews, negative one-star reviews of my book, ostensibly to try to discourage people from buying the book and reading it,” reports Barber.

According to the author, this is taking place even though the book is one they could not have read in advance.

Well, I ordered the book from Amazon late last week … and guess what just showed up in my mail today:

One interesting thing to note is that while the publisher’s website contains a glowing blurb for Barber’s book from Mike Huckabee, the blurb from him does not appear anywhere on the book jacket itself, though it does contain blurbs from other right-wing leaders like Tom DeLay, Newt Gingrich, Joseph Farah, and Mat Staver.

Anyway, stick around for the next few days as I plow through Barber’s book and bring you all the highlights.