Version: Abridged
Author: Ann Coulter
Narrator: Ann Coulter
Genres: Politics, History, American Politics
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Published In: August 2002
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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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.

Reviews (18)

Her voice is like nails on a chalkboard

Written by S. Lasky on November 8th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 1/5

She is a plagiarist and at times out right liar, and the book is still awful. She thought Canada fought with America in Vietnam, refers to a preschool class learning sex ed when her own foot notes lead you to a study about a college class learning about sex ed. Get ready for a lot of false information. Irresponsible Publishing!


Written by Anonymous on May 26th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I love Ann Coulter. So my review is biased. I loved it, but it is a lot like her other books. It's great to be conservative.


Written by Alma Medina from Pemberton, NJ on September 3rd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

some info. was okay to know but i only went as far as the second disk because it talk to much info

Pointing Out Media Bias

Written by Jason in Alaska on July 9th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This book has been the best one on media bias since I listened to Bernard Goldberg's Bias. Unlike most books narrated by the author, I thought that Ann did a great job of narration. It seemed as though I were in a lecture hall listening to a professor laying out her arguments. If you are a leftist, you won't like the book and write it off as right-wing propaganda. I can accept that...I won't read Michael Moore for the reciprocal reason. If you consider yourself middle of the road or to the right, you will enjoy the thoughtful, intelligent way Ann lays out her arguments.

A Misuse of Intelligence

Written by Michael Herb on April 27th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Anne Coulter's world view: If you disagree with me you're a liberal, all liberals are bad, all evil in the world can be traced back to liberals.


Written by Anonymous from San Francisco, CA on March 2nd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

If you enjoy authors like Bill O'Reilly, then this is worth reading.

OK, not great

Written by Anonymous from Greenville, SC on February 6th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

not sure what I expected but this title didn't do much for me. Seemed to say the same thing over and over.


Written by Evan Evans on April 2nd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Wow! this book is great. Coulter uses words like a two edged sword to cut thru the pervasive spin that we are exposed to daily in the media today. What a hoot!


Written by Anonymous on December 6th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Very good book. This book is not as good as Treason, but it is a close second.


Written by Ron Oney on November 7th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Ann Coulter's wonderful prose brought to life by the author. I think my own vocabulary was raised up a few notches by listening to her. I just couldn't get out of my car when listening to her well thought out arguments on today's political landscape and why liberals have it all wrong. Nice to be able to hear some like kinded people in the media! Thanks Ann!

Author Details

Author Details

Coulter, Ann

"Ann Coulter is the author of three books, all New York Times best sellers -- 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). Her next book will be released this fall.

Coulter is the legal correspondent for Human Events and writes a popular syndicated column for Universal Press Syndicate. She is a frequent guest on many TV shows, including Hannity and Colmes, Wolf Blitzer Reports, At Large With Geraldo Rivera, Scarborough Country, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, The O'Reilly Factor, Good Morning America and has been profiled in numerous publications, including TV Guide, the Guardian (UK), the New York Observer, National Journal, Harper's Bazaar, and Elle magazine, among others. She was named one of the top 100 Public Intellectuals by federal judge Richard Posner in 2001.

Coulter clerked for the Honorable Pasco Bowman II of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and was an attorney in the Department of Justice Honors Program for outstanding law school graduates.

After practicing law in private practice in New York City, Coulter worked for the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she handled crime and immigration issues for Senator Spencer Abraham of Michigan. From there, she became a litigator with the Center For Individual Rights in Washington, DC, a public interest law firm dedicated to the defense of individual rights with particular emphasis on freedom of speech, civil rights, and the free exercise of religion.

A Connecticut native, Coulter graduated with honors from Cornell University School of Arts & Sciences, and received her J.D. from University of Michigan Law School, where she was an editor of The Michigan Law Review."