Slander

Slander

Liberal Lies About the American Right

Book - 2002
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"The immutable fact of politics in America is this: liberals hate conservatives." Ann Coulter, whose examination of the Clinton impeachment was a major national bestseller and earned widespread praise, now takes on an even tougher issue. At a time when Democrats and Republicans should be overwhelmingly congenial, American political debate has become increasingly hostile, overly personal, and insufferably trivial. Whether conducted in Congress or on the political talk shows, played out at dinners or cocktail parties, politics is a nasty sport. At the risk of giving away the ending: It's all liberals' fault. Cultlike in their behavior, vicious in their attacks on Republicans, and in almost complete control of mainstream national media, the left has been merciless in portraying all conservatives as dumb, racist, power hungry, homophobic, and downright scary. This despite the many Republican accomplishments of the last few decades, as well as the Bush administration's expert handling of the country's affairs in the wake of the worst attacks on American soil and of the war that followed. With incisive reasoning and meticulous research, Ann Coulter examines the events and personalities that have shaped modern political discourse--the bickering, backstabbing, and name-calling that have made cultural mountains out of partisan molehills. She demonstrates how the media, especially, are biased--and usually wrongheaded--and have done all in their power to obfuscate the issues and the people behind them, bending over backward to villainize and belittle the right, while rarely missing an opportunity to praise the left. Perhaps if conservatives had had total control over every major means of news dissemination for a quarter century, they would have forgotten how to debate, too, and would just call liberals stupid and mean. But that's an alternative universe. In this universe, the public square is wall-to-wall liberal propaganda. Refreshingly honest and unerringly timely, Slander continues where Bernard Goldberg's number one bestselling Bias left off. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Crown, c2002
ISBN: 9781400046614
1400046610
Branch Call Number: JC574.2.U6 C68 2002
Characteristics: 256 p. ; 25 cm

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rswcove
Mar 31, 2016

Even if I agreed with Coulter, this would be a horrible book. We can leave my politics aside, I hope. There are much much better conservative authors out there, and much better conservative pundits turned authors out there. Coulter quite simply can't write a coherent sentence, let alone a coherent paragraph. She can't hold a topic long enough to make a coherent point, can't sustain a train of though long enough to examine an idea properly. Her strategy consists of name calling.

Conservatives and Liberals alike should avoid her work, if for no other reason than to avoid radiation damage to their own language capabilities as a result of being exposed to her babble.

EuSei Mar 19, 2016

Although this is also not about Miss Coulter's book, it has an interesting perspective on the idea that Conservatives have "low IQ": " It is not logical or rational for someone to believe that the same political system that devastated the people of Russia, Argentina, the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, Cambodia, and Venezuela would somehow create happiness and joy in the United States" (http://lubbockonline.com/interact/blog-post/may/2012-01-27/liberals-claim-conservatives-are-mentally-deficient#.Vu1dX-IrKM8). Now this is a very enlightening series of studies that exposes how massively Liberal the field of psychology is: "New Study Indicates Existence of Eight Conservative Social Psychologists" (http://heterodoxacademy.org/2016/01/07/new-study-finds-conservative-social-psychologists/). And this, from the SPSP, asserts that "emotions have a greater influence on leftists' positions than on rightists' positions, even though the experimental manipulations affected levels of emotion similarly for all participants." I always believed it and this confirms that leftists are guided by emotions, not facts. Now, read Miss Coulter's book, check her sources of information, and arrive to YOUR own conclusions. (I was curious about Miss Stephanie Pappas so I checked her background; she has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Now these are the kinds of qualifications you expect to find in a Senior Writer for a Science magazine, right?)

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naturalist
Oct 14, 2014

“Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice” Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer | January 26, 2012 10:29am ET . . . http://www.livescience.com/18132-intelligence-social-conservatism-racism.html . . .

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