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Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  1,756 ratings  ·  139 reviews
Who are the victims here?

To hear liberals tell it, you’d think they do nothing but suffer at the hands of ruthless entities like the “Republican Attack Machine” and Fox News.

Really?

It’s just another instance of the Big Lie, of course. In Guilty, Ann Coulter explodes this myth to reveal that when it comes to bullying, no one outdoes the Left. For instance:

• The myth of the
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 10th 2009 by Three Rivers Press (first published 2008)
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Garbo
Jan 30, 2009 Garbo rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Extremists
The only people who read Coulter are Extremists; she fuels their political conviction. There is nothing moderate about Guilty. It doesn’t persuade, argue or take stance. It is a blatant venomous rant against the Left. It is too obvious to be humorous, too predictable to be exciting. Her research department is a handful of college conservatives running Lexis-Nexis searches for articles she can assault. Her proof of Liberal media bias consists of out of context quotes from obscure politicians and ...more
Damon Suede
Less a book than a piece of carefully calibrated propaganda for Ms. Coulter's tweets, GUILTY will find exactly the audience it is intended to, and speaks directly to their prejudices and anxieties, like all good fascism does. So you can expect middle class values ensrhined as a kind of self-congratulatory gospel of intolerance. No sense of global politics, no sense of history, and no real grasp of the imaginary statistics that might back up her (un)shocking assertions about the evils of social r ...more
Winnifred
Wow! After I heard NBC banned Ann Coulter because of this book, I just had to read it. Liberals are just SO sensitive. She has all the names, dates and stats. Ambrose Bierce said "Use emotion when the facts are against you".
Bonnie
When I picked up this book at the library (I wouldn't actually spend money on any book she writes) I was determined to read it with an objective focus, despite the hateful titles which one could judge by the cover. I just wanted to see what kind of arguments she presented. Yet I knew full well there'd be a lot of eye rolling.
Obviously I skimmed most of it but it didn't take long for me to surmise that very few people would actually take her seriously. She's there for shock value and the amuseme
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Leo Walsh
Shrill, opinionated, one-sided and poorly argued: Personal versus substantive attacks. If this book was researched like her other books, a lot to the "facts" about the "Liberal Media" are based on misleading Nexus/Lexus search results. Takes offense at the mainstream, and calls it Liberal. Bunches together all sorts of groups into an amorphous mass of undifferentiated "Liberal."

And, she is wildly inaccurate in a lot of places. Take, for instance, her scoffing at the Obama campaign's fears of the
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Bethany
I used to like Ann Coulter's stuff, especially Treason, which I think is her best book... but this one was just irrational screaming. I only made it through about a chapter and promptly returned it to the library. She does bring up some interesting points, but she does it in such an unnecessarily inflammatory way, it undermines her credibility severely. She needs a good editor to tone down the crap.
Brian
This would be my favorite of her books because she really slams the double standard and silliness of the liberal position. The classless slander and debasement of anything to do with republicans or conservatives.

She over and over again shows the complete breakdown of the liberal logic, which is a brand of insanity rather than any form of logic. She clearly explains how liberals find a victim of some supposed atrocity that the right has done and then goes to work to either ruin the supposed per
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Ger
Feb 04, 2009 Ger rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Ann, in her usual pointed way, makes a forceful case that those who claim to be victims are often the ones who have created havoc on others. There is plenty examples of liberal hypocrisy which should make any fair thinking person angry at the unfairness of it all. The main stream media is a rich target at which Ann takes deadly aim.
Scott Rhee
Why?, you may ask. Well, 1) I have never actually read an Ann Coulter book, having only heard her views as one of those conservative talking-heads on news shows as well as some of her early appearances on Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect (remember that show?), and her name seems to come up frequently in some of the books I have read recently, so I figured I would make the attempt; 2) I consider myself a liberal, and I honestly wanted to know why Coulter and fellow conservative Republicans appe ...more
Holly Procida
Here are some things about Ann Coulter

1. She's a not a very nice person (at least her "writing" voice is nasty, she may be perfectly lovely in person)
2. She's a hypocrite (she "whines" more than any liberal I've ever met)

But on the other hand

3. She is brilliant
4. She is funny

I read her stuff because it gets me thinking, I always have a visceral reaction and would love to meet this woman in person and argue with her.To be fair and opened minded there are plenty of things I agree with her about a
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Lisa
Jan 20, 2009 Lisa rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone should at least take a look at this book--it has some interesting ideas.
Ann Coulter researches every possible case where liberals play the victims in order to advance themselves in some way. There are some interesting ideas in this book, and as always, Coulter's research is vast. In some of the chapters, like the first one, I started to get restless with all of the cases where liberals rescued or attempted to rescue victims. I wondered why we needed so many examples. I guess Coulter decided that if she didn't just pack each chapter with a million examples, her point ...more
Lynn
so sorry, but i must admit to a guilty pleasure. i love to read ann. she is witty and brilliant in her assessments of the people and times we live with and in. while one may not always agree with her analyses, she always tells it as she sees it. great fun to get a different perspective on the current culture. she knows it too. folks should just learn to take her statements and enjoy her refreshingly candid pronouncements and go with the flow. she is the conservative response to bill maher who ma ...more
Jennifer
I read this because I think occasionally you should read opinions other than your own, even if they are really annoying. Her book is well-written, but she certainly seems to extend several of her arguments well beyond actual facts. Her whole take on single mothers is ridiculous.
Annie
Ann Coulter writes like she speaks which is entertaining in the spoken word but frustrating to read.
Bojan Tunguz
Many people, and not just liberal, see red when the name of Ann Coulter is brought up. This has very little to do with the design of her book covers, and everything to do with the perception of her being unduly confrontational and mean-spirited. And yet many of her critics when pressed are seldom able to come up with any particular statement of hers that is outrageous, but rather relay and hearsay and other secondary sources. Granted, she does make many outlandish statements, but they are made a ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
Okay...going out on a limb here. Some will read this and be very......disillusioned to say the least. Please think before you block me, okay?

I like Ms. Coulter. She is admittedly a bomb thrower and agitator, but there is the proverbial "method to her maddness". This book in particular lays out the absurdity of our political and media world.

Okay some of you won't find this an enjoyable read, but some will love it.
Stephen
An insulting, shrink-wrapped skull. Her treatment of the 9-11 widows was sickening -- she essentially told them to shut up and go enjoy their money while she takes center stage on the cable shows (and rakes in $20k per speaking appearance). What a waste of a law school education.
Patrick
I have only one problem with Ann Coulter, and that is that she writes books to settle scores. Unlike Inigo Montoya, who observed in "The Princess Bride" that "there's not a lot of money in revenge," Coulter has built a lucrative career on using her razor-sharp wit and impressive research to skewer progressives at every turn. She can be mordantly funny, but because -- in public, at least -- she has no "off" switch, she can also be mean. Those traits make her book writing maddeningly inconsistent. ...more
Varmint
the book has been out a few days now. so we can begin to see ratings from people who've actually read it. this is an indictment of the media, pure and simple. coulter acts as prosecutor, judge and executioner. she goes about it like a chess player, anticipating counter arguments, and then the counters for the counters. three or four moves ahead.

so far all the media attention has focused on two or three "mean" comments about single motherhood. well, it's really an entire chapter. and since no on
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Katie
This book was AMAZING! Ann Coulter speaks the uncomfortable truths that many of us want to ignore. She seemlessly blends the serious nature of the topics with her "Coultertarian" humor that made me feel at some points like I was laughing at a funeral. It was the comic relief that helped Coulter transcend the issues and bring to light those things in our society that, unless controlled at the root, will eventually lead to our demise.

Regardless of your feelings, this book will get your blood flow
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Andrew
Coulter is at her best when she writes like this. She argues her point clearly and aggressively, backing it up with lots of citations and facts. I can see why liberals would dislike her. She not only opposes what they stand for, but she is willing to call them on their beliefs and highlights that which they would prefer to keep hidden. Her chapter on single parents was particularly enlightening. Given the media's strong liberal leaning, it is good that there are voices like Coulter's to present ...more
Lacey
I finished it this morning on the metro! I absolutely love Ann Coulter! I highly recommend her. She's ballsy on a whole new level. If you get the chance, look up her interview with the View's Joy Behar about waterboarding and you'll see what I mean.

Joy: You're for waterboarding, how about we waterboard you?!
Ann Coulter: You're for abortion, would you like to be aborted? I have an idea, let's abort the terrorists then we're all happy.

Bah ha ha ha! She's awesome. In her past books I thought she wa
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Rebecca
Wow.

Okay, so let's get this out of the way first. There is very little middle ground with Ann Coulter. You either love her and probably have little bad to say about this book, or you hate her and have nothing good to say about this. So, spare me the comments of SHE'S SO EVIL AND SO BAD AND I TOTALLY DON'T RESPECT YOU AS A PERSON NOW BECAUSE YOU'VE READ HER YOU CRAZY RIGHT-WING BITCH.

That said, let's move on.

My theory is that, for any portion of the political spectrum, there are two types of opin
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James
It's good be be a victim in America, argues Ann Coulter. Using a variety of media sources, polls, etc., Coulter shows that liberals have carefully created special classes that they claim to be victims of whites, capitalism, the wealthy, males, or any other politically unpopular class, race, philosophy, etc. (Coulter emphasizes that what she is talking about is above and beyond the real racism or prejudice that rational people acknowledge has actually happened.) However, in the process of trying ...more
Nancy
It’s comforting to believe in absolutes, especially when you yourself are a subscriber to that which is absolutely superior, whether it is your clan, religion, ethnicity, or nationality. Ann Coulter’s absolutes are (her interpretation of) the U.S. Republican Party and Conservative social ideology, which she assumes as inseparable from each other.

The problem with claiming absolutes and black-and-whites in a realm that is full of relatives and in-betweens is that your logic will inevitably falter
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Johnrh
She's smart, very smart. She's good looking. She has a supremely acerbic, acidic, wryly humorous wit. She's in love with herself I suspect. I know I am. In love with myself that is, or very very fond of at least. A healthy dose of egoism along with a pinch, dash, or splash of egotism might do us all a bit of good. My motto (one of many) the last few years is that I'm contributing to my fellow man by taking care of myself, at my own expense and not someone else's. Rational self-interest. But I di ...more
Nate
I realize this author has burned a lot of bridges with people by not speaking in tones deemed appropriate by the media, but I found the examples and arguements she raised in this book very telling of the left's tactics in our evolving democracy.

I have been involved in several political campaigns and organizations over the year's and the idea of being forced to apologize for not wanting a bigger government, higher taxes, and more people assessed based on where they or their parents are from rathe
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Jadewik
Originally, I was trying to keep my review of this book politically neutral. However, after some unrelated comments in poor taste were made to my review, I've decided to remove the neutrality. Any future negative comments to my review will be removed.

In this book, Coulter points out the inconsistencies in how Republicans are treated in the media and in public, how the Democrats cry foul at every little infraction, and how the standard for good Democratic politicians are set so low in comparison
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Ann
As always, Ann Coulter makes her points by using fully researched facts and examples ...her main point in this book being that liberals are hypocrites that constantly "cry foul" in order to create diversionary smoke screens for their own underhanded schemes that are designed to clutter the truth and advance their hard left, socialist/marxist agenda. They create as many phony "victims" as possible with the resultant tug at the sympathies of those who don't have the facts ... thus succeeding to pe ...more
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