Slander: Liberal Lies about the American Right

Slander: Liberal Lies about the American Right

by Ann Coulter
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Slander: Liberal Lies about the American Right by Ann Coulter

The hottest and most controversial book of the year! Find out who really controls the media in America.

“[Ann Coulter] is never in doubt. And that, along with her bright writing, sense of irony and outrage, and her relish at finally hitting back at political opponents (especially in the media) is what makes Slander such refreshing and provocative reading.”
Los Angeles Times

“[Ann Coulter] is a fluent polemicist with a gift for Menckenesque invective . . . and she can harness such language to subtle, syllogistic argument.”
Washington Post Book World

“The most popular nonfiction book in America.”—New York Times

“The real value of Slander . . . is not in the jokes or devastating exposés of liberal politicians and their allies, but the serious and scholarly study of just how entrenched the media prejudice is against anyone whose politics are even faintly conservative.”
New York Sun

“Written with a great deal of passion . . . the real source of its strength—and its usefulness—was its painstaking marshalling of evidence . . . More important than [High Crimes and Misdemeanors] because it addresses a much broader issue, and one of lasting significance.”—National Review


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400053452
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/16/2003
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 596,627
File size: 395 KB

About the Author

Ann Coulter is an attorney and legal affairs correspondent. Her first book, High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton, was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in New York and Washington, D.C.


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Slander: Liberal Lies about the American Right 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 181 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received this book for Christmas and finished it in four days. I was laughing out loud at her incredible, biting wit and sarcasm, an understandable response to the maddening idiocy she exposes and handily debunks. I was confused for a while as to who her intended audience was - it by no means attempts to appeal to or persuade liberals, which I had assumed was the purpose of the book. I believe the aim was more to educate and embolden Conservatives so as to better equip them to go on offense. With this in mind, it's easier to read and enjoy the book for what it is instead of being constantly shocked at her unwillingness to give every point a 'PC' qualifier: 'While not EVERY liberal despises 'organized religion'...' Of particular value is her exposure of many false assumptions and premises used by the liberal media that are so repeated, they are treated as fact, even by Conservatives. For example, she points to constant media updates on the actions of the non-existent 'religious right' as though it were an official, organized movement with 'members,' while conspicuously never discussing the 'atheist left.' Note to those who claim Coulter doesn't back-up her points: ARE YOU INSANE? Agree or disagree with her, it is simple fact that a full 35 pages of notes meticulously document each and every quote and fact she uses throughout the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ann Coulter's book 'Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right' is right on. Not only does Coulter provide foot-notes which give her book credibility, but it does NOT read like a boring 'Works Cited' sheet. Instead the insipid comments of the left are sprinkled throughout Ms. Coulter's often hilarious and true commentary. I could not put this book down. I have always believed there was a liberal bias in the media, but I was never aware of how much there was. You'll be surprised!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ann's writing style takes getting used to. Hard to read her point of view which is much like her on-air talking points. Chop-chop, hard to follow. I agree with many of her themes, it's just hard to read instead of listen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i am myself moderate, but i do get tired of the extreme left making crazy propoganda, that is just childish and petty, and no one calling them out on it. At least Ann has the stones to throw it right back. Even though she might exaggerate she comes no where near what the extreme left does on a daily basis. She's the balance to an uneven equation, because for every action there is and equal and opposite reaction.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book puts into writing the liberal bias of the media. No one can argue now. She uses facts, quotes, and examples to make her point. How can you argue with that? This book is an awesome read for anyone looking for the truth!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ann Coulter's, second New York Time's best seller, 'Slander' is an important tool in defeating any liberal in a debate. After reading just three chapters into 'Slander, I was able to crush my 1960's through back neighbor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She looks like she is insane... probably because she is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No one is paying me, so relax. Really....there, there. The only "dirty liberals" are the ones who are speaking slander. Now that is dirty. Slander is wrong and from what I've heard from the main stream media in the past several years - they're all in need of a delousing.
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Read this a few years ago, well written, entertaining , provocative and even more true today fhan when it was written
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I am a staunch conservative, but I could not finish this book. I didn't even get halfway through. Mrs Coulter's arguments are well reasoned, but the vicious attack verbiage on the liberals detract from her arguments. She should leave the personal attacks to the liberals who cannot debate without them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the best-selling book 'Slander', Ann Coulter writes a highly-developed plot involving the conspiracy of the New York Times to corrupt the balanced, unbiased media for the explicit purpose of furthering the horrific gay agenda. Her grasp of the real-world issues, while somewhat tenuous at best, has been known to draw in the most conservative readers, and her dramatic use of footnotes merely serves to heighten the illusion that Rupert Murdock has, in fact, been kidnapped and brain-probed to spout liberal bias everywhere he goes. Coulter doesn't shy away from what is commonly regarded as 'politically correct', and goes to great lengths to prove that no matter who she's talking to, she can always find someone to offend. A brilliant work of satire from the master of deception -- comparable to Jon Stewart's 'America' in sheer hilarity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ann Coulter masterfully describes and proves (to any reasonable analyst) that the main stream media is filled with blatantly biased liberal liars. The liberals only used ad hominem slander against conservatives before the book and all they do now is use the same logical fallacy against her after the book. Be very cautious of her caustic style and sharp sense of humor. If you don't pay attention, you'll miss something, guarenteed. Great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Welcome to the world of liberal media. Oh, my goodness, she twisted it to make it look like conservatives are actually caring people. How unfair, that's reserved for only the left! Get a life! It's a great book and more and more people are starting to realize what is going on in our media today. Change is coming and she has done a great job of pointing out why it needs to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I beg anyone who reads this book and believes it to read it again and stop and look up every endnote as it comes up, she took everything out of context and spun it into propaganda.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading Slander, I viewed most of the media in an entirely different light, or perhaps for what it is, liberal, and full of lies. It's ashame that Coulter's critics can only argue the semantics of 'footnotes' and 'endnotes', such as Al Franken, or like one reviewer, critique her hair instead of dissproving her factually based defense of conservatives. The problem is, they can't. Instead they resort to the same mudslinging which was the major theme of her book. They are actually doing her much more of a credit than a disservice, by further proving her point.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's really funny - I just read the review by 'A reviewer, a criminal defense lawyer in Texas', which was left on October 31, 2003. I find it ironic that he commends Ann on her 'footnotes', of which the book contains NONE. Please read Al Franken's 'Lies', especially the chapter on 'how to lie with footnotes', where he mentions that she has 837 (I believe, if not - the number is close enough) ENDnotes, not FOOTnotes; as well as showing a number of misrepresentations of her sources, misinterpretations of quotes and 'just making 'stuff' up' (direct quote from the book uses a different word, but it looks like I'm not allowed to use the language). a very sad book indeed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Coulter has asserted that liberals fail in debate, that they resort to insults. I think she may have a point. Read the reviews of those who gave the book one star.
Guest More than 1 year ago
She does a geat job of documenting the media's bias, who they are, where they came from, how they idealogically police their ranks,and what their agenda is. I remember most of the media incidents she documents myself, but seeing them brought together and taken as a whole really makes the point that we are under a constant barrage of leftist propaganda in the form of 'objective news'. She makes a very strong case that this propaganda isn't just an innocent result of the journalists' own views sloppily leaking into their stories. It comes from an intentional desire to drive American politics. Her detailed rundown of the media's part in the 2000 election debacle and also their steadfast labors in favor of abortion are clear evidence of that. Well worth the effort of reading this book is the rundown on the academic acheivements of a long list of liberal critics who routinely call their enemies 'stupid'. This alone puts a whole new light on what is really happening when liberals call conservatives names. As Coulter shows, they do it not because it's true, but because it's about the only thing they have to offer, and with the media in their hands, they are so used to getting away with it that it is second nature. As an atheist I don't agree with her that religion is our best defense against the liberals. I think truth and logic work fine and she has done a lot of good work toward that end. She's clearly right about the left's hatred of religion and persecution of it, but I think she's wrong when she characterizes the 'Religious Right' as something that a. doesn't exist, b. has no power, c. wouldn't push it's own agenda on others if it could. She does show that there is no such single entity or organization and that the surest way to media favor is to attack them. That doesn't mean there are no such people and that they wouldn't push their religion-based views on the rest of us if they could. Coulter spices up the book with lots of colorful language and stinging rebukes of liberals. It makes if fun to read, but also creates the impression that she is just as hateful toward liberals as she complains of them being toward conservatives. As a commentator she does deserve more leeway in this area than the supposedly 'objective news' people who have routinely shown their disgust with anything conservative for so long. After reading the book you'll find most of the negative reviews about it kind of funny, since they demonstrate liberal attitudes and tactics that are right out of the book.