Greg Gutfeld, co-host of The Five and host of The Gutfeld Show on Fox News, wrote How to be Right: The Art of Being Persuasively Correct. In this comedic version of Rules for Radicals for the mainstream right, Gutfeld breaks down how to influence the opposition politically.
Gutfeld begins his book by explaining that right-leaning arguments are falling on deaf ears:
It’s not enough to be right these days. Especially when you’re Right. And outnumbered by leftists who think you’re evil or dumb because you happen to disagree with them.
You can be lawful, patriotic, decent, reasonably hygienic, and still be laughed off the plant by media snarks, academic snots, and government shills. Primarily because you’re lawful, patriotic, decent, and reasonably hygienic.
Being right offers no protection in a world where emotions rule logic, and feelings trump fact. Bring up an unspeakable truth, perhaps in response to a casual but political conversation at work, and you will likely be condemned as rude, mean-spirited, or bigoted. The trifecta of treachery.
The world is moving away from fact-based debate and drifting into fact-free rhetoric. Whether it’s about criminal justice, gun control, or economic inequality, a fact is never safe in the face of compassionate outrage. The truth, people, could use a little help here.
Want to learn how to how to “be right?” Then buy the book here.