• Slander

  • Liberal Lies About the American Right
  • By: Ann Coulter
  • Narrated by: Ann Coulter
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-06-02
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.7 (410 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"The immutable fact of politics in America is this: liberals hate conservatives." Ann Coulter, whose examination of the Clinton impeachment was a major national best seller, now takes on an even tougher issue. At a time when Democrats and Republicans should be overwhelmingly congenial, American political debate has become increasingly hostile, overly personal, and insufferably trivial. Whether conducted in Congress or on the political talk shows, played out at dinners or cocktail parties, politics is a nasty sport. At the risk of giving away the ending: It's all liberals' fault. Cultlike in their behavior, vicious in their attacks on Republicans, and in almost complete control of mainstream national media, the left has been merciless in portraying all conservatives as dumb, racist, power hungry, homophobic, and downright scary. This despite the many Republican accomplishments of the last few decades, as well as the Bush administration's expert handling of the country's affairs in the wake of the worst attacks on American soil and of the war that followed.
With incisive reasoning and meticulous research, Ann Coulter examines the events and personalities that have shaped modern political discourse. She demonstrates how the media, especially, are biased - and usually wrongheaded - and have done all in their power to obfuscate the issues and the people behind them, bending over backward to villainize and belittle the right, while rarely missing an opportunity to praise the left.
Refreshingly honest and unerringly timely, Slander continues where Bernard Goldberg's number one best selling Bias left off.
Listen to Ann Coulter on C-SPAN's Booknotes (8/11/02).
©2002 Ann Coulter (P)2002 Random House Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Ann Coulter is a pundit extraordinaire." (Rush Limbaugh)
"The conservative movement has found its diva." (Bill Maher)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Adam on 02-02-04

Incredible how lefties just won't accept the truth

I am actually aghast at the fact that those who have negatively reviewed this tome have failed to see what she is talking about. The author provides clear, concise examples of overt bias in the media from the enablers, cheerleaders, and mouthpieces of the left, and backs up every claim she makes with some hard, verifiable evidence. Perhaps a well-reasoned response to these books, Treason and Slander, would be beneficial if someone feels that they could respond with a defensible position. However, I think that would be extremely difficult (read: impossible) because it extremely difficult to refute the evidence in this book. Most damning is the Alger Hiss information, in my opinion. Incredible the lengths that some would go to in order to protect their poster-child.

One response to a negative review that I had read before purchasing these books (Slander & Treason; bought them together) about the author's use of Lexus-Nexus searches as evidence. It is necessary to use that when the topic you are researching is the media. Since one of the points of these books is that a blatant, left-leaning bias exists in the media and that it enables the Democrat party, she had to use examples from the media. One cannot write with research from Harvard and Yale regarding the media in this case because no supporting viewpoint could be published from such a place.

My review stands as a stellar performance in both books. I recommend them together; what a pair!

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 01-10-03

Liberals Should Listen to the Book

Being in the camp that voted for Gore in 2000, listening to <U>Slander</U> is difficult. I have listened to the media and allowed them to shape if not invent my opinions about Gore and Bush, as well as, to a larger degree, Democrats and Republicans. I really didn't have any other view of Gore or Bush prior to listening to <U>Slander</U>.

I am not a NY liberal, a group that Ann Coulter repeatedly attacks in this book, along with anything having to do with the NY Times. Though she berates NY liberals and the Times more than is necessary, <U>Slander</U> is a very good book that exposes many illusions about Al Gore and George Bush that I had come to believe during the 2000 election campaign. If you were a Gore supporter before the debates, didn't you think he would wipe the floor with Bush? Weren't you surprised and angry (at Gore) when he didn't? <U>Slander</U> details the educational records of both candidates and, if you hadn't done your own homework like I didn't, clearly shows why, due to media influence, you may have been duped into expecting the smarter(?) Gore to defeat the dumber(?) Bush.

I also was interested by Coulter's views on Reagan and need to revisit his presidency after hearing her views on him. Being fresh out of high school and having been raised by blue colar, union democrats, Reagan was never going to be my friend.

I can't agree with her brief attack on John McCain, the Republican I would have voted for if that party had seen fit to back him. In my opinion, campaign finance reform is a good issue and McCain was a terrific Presidential candidate.

Ann Coulter displays her formidible intellect and not a little humor in this book which I actually recommend more for liberals than conservatives. For conservatives, its really just another choir preach but for liberals, <U>Slander</U> makes for a terrific self-examination, if you can stand it, which is much needed in the wake of the 2000 election debacle and to prepare for 2004.

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