I began reading Ann Coulter’s Slander about a year ago, but haven’t had the time to really finish it up and take a good look at the message that the book is sending. However, with the lazy days of summer coming to an end in the past few days, I decided why not use those lazy days to finish up this book and get it put behind me? And I’m sorta glad that I did…
Ann Coulter is filled with venom towards the left-wing extremists that are ever-present in the media, politics, and Hollywood. What I found interested about the book was the way that she cited numerous sources to back-up her claims of slander and used the actual words of the extremists to prove that they were indeed slandering Republicans. There’s nothing better than using something that is already on the public record against those who are trying to use the public record in their favor!
One thing that was especially interesting about the book was the fact that many of these “extremists” are the very people that you and I see on the news each night or read about on the Politics page of the newspaper! Coulter does an excellent job of showing examples where Republican “hate-speech” has been used to actually destroy people’s reputations while words that are much worse and much more filled with invective are used by the “left” and never questioned once.
Though I will say that Coulter is 110% right-wing and proud, it also should be noted that the vast majority of publications these days are so overly liberal that it’s nice to have a helping of the “other side” to balance out the equation.
Overall, I would suggest this book if you are interested in hearing a conservative take on how the Republicans have been displayed in the media in the past few decades as well as if you are looking to see what downright hideous things that the major media outlets have been hiding from you about the Democrats and their words.