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Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right

3.41  ·  Rating details ·  2,345 ratings  ·  135 reviews
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
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 16th 2003 by Three Rivers Press (first published January 1st 2002)
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Aug 18, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2000s

Review the first: An Appeal to Those Who Take Her Seriously

This first review is specifically for those who take Ann Coulter’s ideas seriously. If you do, I really hope you’ll read this review and seriously think about the arguments I’m making.

Here’s a quote from the first paragraph of Coulter’s last chapter: “Like all propagandists, liberals create mythical enemies to justify their own viciousness and advance their agenda. There is no bogeyman that strikes greater terror in
Sep 15, 2008 rated it did not like it
The truly unfortunately thing about this book is that she does have some very interesting and valid points. Unfortunately, she makes repeated blanket statements such as:
· “Liberals are driven by Satan and lie constantly.”
· “Liberals love to lie.”
· “Liberals hate religion because politics is a religion substitute for liberals and they can't stand the competition."

This destroys all her credibility because it reduces her to just another polemic who is trying to shake things up and irritate people.
Mar 26, 2008 rated it did not like it
Coulter is the most irresponsible political writer in America. Her books are absolute trash; and in fact, I threw this book in the garbage when finished reading - something I never do. ps - regarding all the comments below from people who say the critics don't actually "read" her or "verify" her claims. I have - I do. Now re-read line one of this review. . .
Skylar Burris
Dec 23, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: politics
Oh, come on. She's funny. People take her way too seriously. On the other hand, it's not as if her books aren't extremely well documented; the idea that she doesn't back up her claims is laughable. She can certainly be far too vitriolic at times, resorting to the same emotional, name-calling style of argumentation conservatives usually claim to detest in liberals, but I confess she often makes me laugh. Unfortunately, she's a lot more fun to read than the more erudite, calmer, better reasoned co ...more
Aug 21, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I actually didn't read this book, because the font size is like 20. I think this book is intended for the visually impaired and after reading the first page I think it's also intended for the mentally challenged.
Thank you Ann Coulter for making me feel good about myself.
Jun 02, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: maschists
if you hate yourself and want to drive yourself to depression read this book. I would never advocate burning a book, but if you need to stay warm, this should be one of the first books you should use for fuel.
Apr 29, 2008 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Extremists
Poorly written schlock.
Richard Derus
Sep 29, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: scumbag

“You need to win elections, and that’s how you actually change stuff. I was working for the U.S. Senate after the 1994 election,” Coulter said. “Things were going gangbusters. … And yet, the government got shut down in the end of 1995. … It really, really hurt Republicans.”

From The Daily Caller website. As much as I loathe this bag of baboon shit called Coulter, I have to say she's completely correct in this instance, and it gives me some small measure of hope that Murrikins isn't styeeeooopud e
I made a deal with an ultra-conservative former co-worker: I would read this book if he'd read a book with a libertarian bent to it (Larry Elder's "The Ten Things You Can't Say In America"). He came back telling me he'd switched parties and would only support libertarian ideas from then on, but what I got out of Ann Coulter's "Slander" was that she's a piss-poor writer with holes in her logic large enough to drive a truck through. My favorite of her personal attacks: pointing the finger at those ...more
Jul 12, 2007 rated it did not like it
I struggled to read the forward by Rush Limbaugh, and then after reading (I swear) 2 pages of the book, I threw it across the room. It still sits directly under my tv stand where it came to rest.

let it be known that i bought it to see what all the hype was. well, turns out i wasted 14 dollars and change on a piece of rubbish. which is probably what coulter wanted me to do. bitch.
Mar 27, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: thinkers, political junkies
Shelves: culture, politics
The liberals have control of most of the media megaphones and they pretty much lie all the time about conservatives. Read Ann’s book and you will have examples aplenty. I’ve read her columns and another book of hers. This one is less polemical than her usual writing, probably because she approaches the topic with so much research and data.

Ann Coulter nails the liberal mind to the wall for all to examine. Judging from the erudite reviews by our liberal colleagues here, she was accurate about thei
Jan 18, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: politics
Another over the top book from the lovely and brilliant Ann Coulter. Why people dislike this book can't be because Ann gets her facts wrong. Ms. Coulter does brilliant research and even her hyperbole is well stated. The prose is fun to read and the book very well laid out. Each of her books is a must for anyone who actually wants to think and, perhaps, do something about modern issues rather than follow the emotional issues to the so-called correct knee-jerk social decisions.
One thing is absolu
Apr 16, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: that-crazy-woman
I read this trying to see what the big deal is about Ann, figuring she couldn't possibly be as bad as people said.
Actually she's worse.

The humor isn't that funny, mostly a lot of name calling.
she plays fast and loose with the facts, maps out a set of rules for how political discourse should be, to set us liberals straight and then breaks all her own rules or ignores them when discussing conservatives and is just generally not that strong a writer.

This book is just a huge slab of unintentional i
Jun 11, 2011 rated it did not like it
basic problem with this text, assuming that the allegations are true (i.e., that there are such things as 'liberal lies,' whatever those might be), is that the plaintiff ('the American Right,' what that happens to be) is not defamable, as the plaintiff's reputation could not possibly get worse at this point.
Stephanie Goldsmith
Aug 14, 2007 rated it really liked it
Funny....very witty, almost cruel insight to Conservatism vs. Liberalism
Feb 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: politics
A VERY informative book. Well documented and thoroughly researched. All the other Goodreads reviews I read for this book (and I didn't read them all) attacked her intelligence, her ideas, and her writing ability, but I didn't see anyone quoting anything from the book to support these claims or prove her wrong on any of the issues. Yes, she does unfairly group all liberals together in terms of their ideology, and obviously not all liberals are as narrow-minded as she suggests. On the other hand, ...more
Jan 17, 2008 added it
Recommends it for: People not smart enough to think for themselves.
Shelves: non-fiction
She's an insane evil witch!!!!!!. I like to think of my self as open minded and willing to listen to points of view that I don't agree with,but I felt like I needed to take a shower after reading her book to wash the smell away. Being bombastic and intelligently putting one's ideas foward are two different things. This concept seems to be beyond Ms. Coulter's grasp.She manages to do exactly what she accuses the left of doing, namely painting the other with a broad brush. In MS. Coulter's eyes un ...more
Tarin Allen
Nov 05, 2007 rated it did not like it
See my review of Bill O'Reilly's book. My reaction to this one was even more ferocious. I just don't get it. And I think I'm through trying to understand the other side. I just end up feeling sickened by the total lack of regard for anyone who dares to be even a little different!
Sep 13, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Very well documented and a fascinating read.
Mar 12, 2008 rated it did not like it
Ann Coulter is a great book seller. Not a great writer. Or a great author. But a book seller. It's her schtick. Give it a One Star. With the rest of her writing.
Feb 05, 2009 rated it really liked it
Great book, exposes the hard left for the same things they accuse the right of. Coulter is right on in this one.
Ivonne Rovira
Jun 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
The danger, of course, of naming a book Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right, as Ann Coulter has done, is that you're inviting people to check out your own accuracy. And, unfortunately, in Coulter's case, that was a big mistake.

That's why The Weekly Standard, right wing but with integrity, panned the book.

Let's start with the very title. Coulter named it "Slander," but, of course, what she means when speaking about the media, whether print or electronic, is "libel." Sloppy? Just a prev
Jun 14, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: junk, thrown-aside
I didn't try too hard, but spent half an hour trying to give it a chance.
Very jumpy and not a little bit slanderous itself, it exemplifies a technique my mom would distill to "the pot calling the kettle black."

This book is like rabble rousing, but not cogent enough to really get excited about or even follow. If you're already on the team, then it suffices as sound bites suitable for fist pumping and a rousing "Amen, motherfuckers!" after each phrase.

Since you couldn't convince anyone with this k
Sep 22, 2008 added it
no, i didnt forget to put a star - doesn't deserve one.
Sep 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Ann Coulter is notoriously caustic, but I think people get so wrapped up in hating her that they forget she really is highly-educated and obsessed with research. Every assertion she makes in this giant thesis is backed by a footnote and often Web addresses, making it easy to see primary sources. I admit I already thought of the MSM as biased before reading Slander, but I was floored by the extent of the deliberate fact-twisting that has been going on for years at some of the most respected media ...more
Nancy Zorn
Jan 26, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed
What did I think? Torture. Sheer torture. A conservative "friend" lent it to me. I thought it would be good for me to read it. You know, "good" as in "read all sides" kind of good. Ann Coulter blathers on about how liberals are unable to sustain an argument without resorting to name calling. She then proceeds to do everything she accusses the nasty liberals of doing. Basically hundreds of pages of the pot calling the kettle black. I should have stopped and returned the book but NO. I read the wh ...more
Jul 30, 2008 rated it did not like it
This book is totally up your ally if you are a Cspan addict, and know the names, voting record, political career, personal lives, favorite color, favorite meal, etc. of every senator and/or their affiliates/advisors. It reminds me why I don't follow politics much- it is a full time job just to keep up on the names, let alone the scandals and debates going on in Congress. Yikes. It did, however, have a rather humorous air about it. So really, if you are a political junkie, and a hard-core Republi ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
Sep 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
Early Ann, if you were hacked off by her later books you will be by this one to. Funny, insightful and of course "in your face".
This book is well-researched, fun, and entertaining, but I don't know if it's a serious book.

Coulter begins by stating that American political debate sucks, and it's all the liberals' fault. Libs call names and accuse their opponents of being Nazis. Libs have done this for so long, they've forgotten how to argue ideas. Until the emergence of talk radio and the Internet, the libs rarely had to argue for their positions, because the media and intellectual elite did it for them. Few conservative v
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Slander by Ann Coulter is a novel based on various political themes from the author ’s conservative perspective. Ann Coulter is a commentator, author, and lawyer who has been involved in politics for the majority of her life. Slander focuses on main themes such as, who controls the media in America, religion, abortion, and the different tactics that Democrats use to ‘attack’ the conservative viewpoint. Having never read anything by this author before, it was easy for me to see that Coulter falls ...more
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