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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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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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