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Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right Hardcover – June 25, 2002
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"Liberals have been wrong about everything in the last half century," writes conservative pundit Ann Coulter, author of the bestselling anti-Clinton tome High Crimes and Misdemeanors. They've been especially wrong about Republicans, she writes. The bulk of Slander, in fact, is a well-documented brief dedicated to the proposition that most of the media despises anybody whose political opinions lie an inch to the right of the New York Times editorial page. This is hardly an original observation, though few have presented it with such verve. Coulter is the shock-jock of right-wing political commentary, able to dash off page after page of over-the-top but hilarious one-liners: "Liberals dispute slight reductions in the marginal tax rates as if they are trying to prevent Charles Manson from slaughtering baby seals." There's a certain amount of irony about an author who says "liberals prefer invective to engagement" also declaring, "The good part of being a Democrat is that you can commit crimes, sell out your base, bomb foreigners, and rape women, and the Democratic faithful will still think you're the greatest." But then carefully measured criticism never has been Coulter's shtick--or her appeal. Fans of Rush Limbaugh and admirers of Bernard Goldberg's Bias won't want to miss Slander. --John Miller
For those who don't know Ann Coulter, she is one of those blond, right-wing, talking heads who pop up on cable--the most outspoken one. "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity," she remarked after the terrorist attacks. She is no easier on liberals, on whom she blames, well, just about everything: "The liberal catechism includes a hatred of Christians, guns, the profit motive and political speech." Page after page of invective follows: "In radical Islam liberals finally found a religion they could respect." The diatribe (complete with footnotes when she's quoting liberals) continues through discussions of the liberal press, the "apocryphal" religious right, and liberals' inability to engage in ideas, only name-calling(!). Sometimes she makes a valid point. She's exactly right about the way the media criticizes women because of their looks. She neglects to mention, though, that this criticism is not restricted to Republican women such as Linda Tripp. Just ask Hillary Clinton. Coulter tries very hard to be incendiary, but she comes across as merely tedious. Although she claims liberals run the press, she'll no doubt turn up on many right-wing call-in shows, among other venues, so a buy a copy. Ilene Cooper
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Truth is to a leftist as garlic is to a vampire and Ann is the "Slayer" of political commentators.
They attack her personally, her looks, her motives and everything about her but one phrase that is always conspicuously missing from their whiney, wounded rants is, "Its Not True".
Judge how well Ann hits the nail on the head by the virulence of their attacks. How many books of political commentary do you see that have 35, yes THIRTY FIVE pages of footnotes?
If you are a liberal/leftist who has been starting to doubt the anti-American, destructive, disproven, ineffective, immoral policies of your party as tens of thousands have since 9/11, get this book. Peel back the veil (or turn over a rock) and see what the reality is, there is still time to do the right thing.
For example, Republican presidents deemed to be "dumb" by the liberal media stand up very well to the "bright" or unexamined liberal presidents and candidates. Or take Bob Packwood (few people would today) to learn about how a supporter of women's causes can be a "good" (read "liberal") Republican, until the truth gets out. Evidence, not slander, supports the conservative character. She makes point after point worth reading and remembering.
She does a good job of writing what many -- perhaps most or all -- conservatives wish they had said or wished they had known before this book.
Coulter adds to anicely building library of positive information and research from and about conservative people and their positions.