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Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America

3.58  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,001 Ratings  ·  148 Reviews
“Liberals seem to have hit upon a reverse Christ story as their belief system. He suffered and died for our sins; liberals make the rest of us suffer for sins we didn’t commit.”

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 anothe
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ebook, 229 pages
Published January 6th 2009 by Crown Forum (first published 2008)
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Garbo
Jan 30, 2009 Garbo rated it did not like it  ·  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
Apr 07, 2011 Damon Suede rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 14, 2009 Winnifred rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 29, 2011 Bonnie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 16, 2009 Leo Walsh rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Ger
Feb 04, 2009 Ger rated it really liked it  ·  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.
Brian
Jan 17, 2011 Brian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics
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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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 Foley (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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Jennifer
Feb 23, 2009 Jennifer rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Lisa
Jan 20, 2009 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  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
Mar 19, 2009 Lynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Mike (the Paladin)
Sep 25, 2009 Mike (the Paladin) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: political
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.
Annie
Jan 21, 2009 Annie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ann Coulter writes like she speaks which is entertaining in the spoken word but frustrating to read.
Bojan Tunguz
May 18, 2011 Bojan Tunguz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
John
Jun 17, 2015 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics
A masterful polemic, GUILTY covers a lot of familiar ground, but does so in a way that feels fresh and invigorating. Sure, everyone is familiar with liberal bias in the media, but never have I seen the topic covered in such an engaging, definitive, and irrefutable manner (and in just a handful of chapters, too!).
The American Left has created a national narrative in which members of the Left forever play the role of victims and martyrs, while those on the Right are always cast as bullies and aggr
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Stephen
Oct 14, 2009 Stephen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Katie
Jun 19, 2009 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
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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Mike
Jul 15, 2015 Mike rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
One knows exactly what they're reading when they open a book written by Ann Coulter. She's a firebrand no doubt. I've found her entertaining for quite some time. I've also found that most people who excoriate her haven't actually read her books or truly considered her perspective. Sure, she's highly opinionated and at times way too extreme. I don't particularly agree with her extreme views in many cases, but I always finish one of her books surprisingly intellectually rewarded. You won't read an ...more
James
Jul 21, 2011 James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: political
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
Varmint
Jan 14, 2009 Varmint rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Andrew
Aug 11, 2009 Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jupiter's Fury
Ann Coulter is admittedly one of my guilty pleasures. There are many conservative writers and thinkers out there who pen great treatises, and who you read when you want to wrestle with your values and the reasons for what you believe. Ann is the conservative author you read when you want to unabashedly revel in your own ideology and have some much needed laughs at the left.

That's not to say her books are pure fluff. A lot of research goes into her arguments, and you always come away learning so
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Angie Tonkery
I like Ann Coulter, really I do. And I embrace many of her views on the current state of politics and the media machine in this country. However, every time I read something she wrote, I walk away bleak and quite certain that the United States is headed down a path from which we can never return. Which is entirely possible. However, Coulter's willingness to crucify ANYONE with determined viciousness is the cause of my fatalistic attitude. And besides, how can I take someone seriously who has nas ...more
Lacey
Nov 17, 2009 Lacey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 18, 2009 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-to-buy
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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Nancy
May 13, 2013 Nancy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Ann Coulter is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers — Guilty: Liberal Victims and Their Assault on America (January 2009);If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans (October, 2007); Godless: The Church of Liberalism (June 2006); How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)(October, 2004); Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism (June 2003); Slander: Liberal ...more
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