Heres a quote from the first paragraph of Coulters last chapter: Like all propagandists, liberals create mythical enemies to justify their own viciousness and advance their agenda. To give you an idea of how this quote sounds to a liberal, heres the same quote with just the quotes political direction changed: "Like all propagandists, conservatives create mythical enemies to justify their own viciousness and advance their agenda. Ann Coulter assumes the following things: (1) Her readers arent going to notice she pulls all of her quotes about the liberal media from the same five newspapers and the same two news stations all the time. (2) Her audience wont notice that she is doing the exact same thing throughout this book that she is accusing liberals of doing: glossing over all of the facts that dont fit in with her narrow and paranoid view of the media, and (3) she intentionally takes sources out of context in a way that no one who really wanted to debate would. Lets look at that last one real quickly, because I dont want it to appear that Im saying all of this just because Im some angry liberal. actually, before we even get , lets talk about the word liberal real quick, because it has multiple meanings. This next one is just a lame attempt at argument on Coulters part: on page 15, she uses a LexisNexis search to see how many times the New York Times (a liberal publication) uses the terms far right wing (109 times) and far left wing (18 times). Secondly, it brings up the question of whether this term is used as condescendingly as Coulter would like us to believe: she even refers to the American right in her books title, although she avoids the word far. I felt the need to address a review to you (those who think theyre in agreement with Coulter) because I dont want anyone to think Im some angry liberal calling conservatives stupid. If you pay attention to the way Coulter uses quotes, youll realize her books are sound and fury signifying almost nothing. But, not everyone knows that her bestselling books are written under very specific conditions: on Saturday nights (Sunday mornings) after extensive partying (i.e. sitting at martini bars and arguing about whether liberals are stupid assholes or merely ignorant fuckmuffins). Thats why Random House is releasing this all-new version of her classic original: Slander: Liberal Lies about the American Right, the Sober Edition. (page 2, no sources cited.) Now, here is the same paragraph, from the sober edition: Liberals chief positions include caring for our planet, restrictions on the actions of businesses, restrictions on the kind of weapons people can carry, preserving womens right to choose whether to have a baby or not, and preserving religious freedom in our country. And now, the same section, this time from the sober version: I, Ann Coulter, am a liberal.
Unfortunately, she makes repeated blanket statements such as: Liberals are driven by Satan and lie constantly. Instead, I found myself trying to debate a book that was filled with blanket statements, quotes used out of context and repeated namecalling.
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.
I was working for the U.S. Senate after the 1994 election, Coulter said.
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.
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 Lies About the American Right (June 2002); and High Crimes and Misdemeanors:The Case Against Bill Clinton (August 1998).