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Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right Paperback – September 16, 2003
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news media demonize conservatives, author Ann Coulter consistently demonizes THEM.
It's a shame because Coulter often makes her case but resorts to the same tactics and language that she's criticizing. After you read it you wonder: then, what was the point?
She contends our political discourse increasingly resembles "professional wrestling," yet uses that exact style when writing about individuals and groups who she often effectively demolishes with facts. For instance, how does calling former CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite a "pious left-wing blowhard" make our political discussion more issue oriented -- even if it IS INCREDIBLY funny (which it is) and may indeed be true (I would not be a bit surprised)?
If you are a conservative Republican (I am not) you will LOVE Slander and want to gift it to like-minded friends. If you are a liberal Democrat (I am not) you will HATE Slander and not finish it. If you're an independent (like me) you may feel sad since Coulter, an attorney, at times makes her case so well. But her slash-and-burn rhetoric turns Slander into a case of the pot calling the pot a pot.
She makes many points with wit, such as on how New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was demonized by liberals until 911: "After September 11, the average New Yorker faced a risk of death or bodily harm not seen since David Dinkins was mayor...The
characterization of Giuliani as a heartless brute vanished into thin air like the blather it always was.Read more ›
Ms. Coulter documents each and every word she uses from vicious leftists, no doubt because she was fully aware that vague name calling would be employed against her, and is the only weapon leftist bigots know how to use.
This book not only brilliantly captures and presents the true nature of the vicious left and their media cohorts, but it will also completely convince you that these people are simply mean.
Five cheers (and stars) for Ann Coulter and her matchless literary style.
Well, I read it cover to cover and interestingly enough, there really wasn't anything that I found all that objectionable. I found myself disagreeing with a good bit of it while other parts made me laugh out loud. Perhaps not intentionally, there were sections that made me ponder my own paranoid illusions. I found conflict, humor, empathy and some of the zaniest postulates this side of the X-files.
Bottom line is, wether or not I agreed with any of it, I enjoyed it, which is a whole lot more that I can say for a lot of highly rated, politically correct books that I've read lately.
The book contained almost 40 pages of references alone. This was a well reasoned book with a great deal of supporting evidence. The supporting evidence is well documented and can be verified by anyone, including exactly where the sources are found, LexisNexis.
The book was amusing to read and kept you going most of the time. There were points at which it felt a bit belabored. I do not think this is so much a fault of the author, but more a result of the content. It indicates the constant repetition of the media in their treatment of conservatives, using the same old adjectives over and over.
I particularly liked the discussion of the religious right. It is absolutely hilarious to hear the media constantly talk about it as though it is an actual organization with members and leadership, etc.
To be part of the 'religious right', you need only 2 things, 1. Be an evangelical christian, 2. Be a Republican.
There is no central leadership, not Buchanan, Robertson, Falwell, or Bauer. There is no yearly dues, no organized bloc voting, no secret meetings. It is just a subset of unaffiliated people who are socially conservative and fiscally conservative.
In closing, the book was interesting, it was well documented, and it was accurate. It could have been 30 pages shorter, as the extra content was alot more of the same, which re-enforced the point of how pervasive this 'slander' is, but did make for a bit much repetition.
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You want proof that the book is accurate: read the one and two star reviews.Published 1 month ago by donstu
I'm a conservative, ok? I stand by that; I am now and always be conservative with no apologies.
So, what/who is AC? An attractive blatherer? An intriguing provocateur? Read more
Perfect, commonsense observation - just the kind that any young person, liberal, democrat or socialist with an IQ above room temperature ought read in the hope that they might come... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bradford
All Ann Coulter's books are great, I can not put them down. Of course, I'm conservative Republican.Published 8 months ago by Moya Schloegl
As always Ann tells it like it is. Backed up with all noted research.Published 8 months ago by J. Hardman