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"This isn’t a story about black people - it’s a story about the Left’s agenda to patronize blacks and lie to everyone else."

For decades, the Left has been putting on a play with themselves as heroes in an ongoing civil rights move­ment - which they were mostly absent from at the time. Long after pervasive racial discrimination ended, they kept pretending America was being run by the Klan and that liberals were black America’s only protectors.

It took the O. J. Simpson verdict - the race-based acquittal of a spectacularly guilty black celebrity as blacks across America erupted in cheers - to shut down the white guilt bank.

But now, fewer than two decades later, our "postracial" president has returned us to the pre-O.J. era of nonstop racial posturing. A half-black, half-white Democrat, not descended from American slaves, has brought racial unrest back with a whoop.

The Obama candidacy allowed liberals to engage in self-righteousness about race and get a hard-core Leftie in the White House at the same time. In 2008, we were told the only way for the nation to move past race was to elect him as president. And 53 percent of voters fell for it.

Now, Ann Coulter fearlessly explains the real his­tory of race relations in this country, including how white liberals twist that history to spring the guilty, accuse the innocent, and engender racial hatreds, all in order to win politically. You’ll learn, for instance, how:

  • A U.S. congressman and a New York mayor con­spired to protect cop killers who ambushed four police officers in the Rev. Louis Farrakhan’s mosque.
  • The entire Democratic elite, up to the Carter White House, coddled a black cult in San Francisco as hun­dreds of the cult members marched to their deaths in Guyana.
  • New York City became a maelstrom of racial hatred, with black neighborhoods abandoned to crimi­nals who were ferociously defended by a press that assessed guilt on the basis of race.
  • Preposterous hoax hate crimes were always believed, never questioned. And when they turned out to be frauds, the stories would simply disappear from the news.
  • Liberals quickly switched the focus of civil rights laws from the heirs of slavery and Jim Crow to white feminists, illegal immigrants, and gays.
  • Subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz was surprisingly popular in black neighborhoods, despite hysterical denunciations of him by The New York Times.
  • Liberals slander Republicans by endlessly repeating a bizarro-world history in which Democrats defended black America and Republicans appealed to segregationists. The truth has always been exactly the opposite.

Going where few authors would dare, Coulter explores the racial demagoguery that has mugged America since the early 70s. She shines the light of truth on cases ranging from Tawana Brawley; Lemrick Nelson; and Howard Beach, New York; to the LA riots and the Duke lacrosse scandal. And she shows how the 2012 Obama campaign is going to inspire the greatest racial guilt mongering of all time.

©2012 Ann Coulter (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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I'm Fully Converted to the Right.

After reading Coulter's book, I'm pretty much ashamed I was ever apart of the Liberal Party. I'm proud of being a black American and I'll never look at the media in same light again.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Politically Devisive but Factual

I'm not as interested in the politics of race relations as I am in the social impacts, but often the two are inseparable in regards to this subject. So I found this book informative and interesting. Ann Coulter is, of course, a Fox News anchor and an obvious Republican, and quite a bit of this book was aimed toward slinging insults at the Democratic party. Fair enough in this case, although she does skip over some of the Republican transgressions in this area. However, I knew this would be the format of the book when I bought it, so I can't complain. Besides, by and large, I do agree with her that the vast majority of harm in the area has been done by left leaning liberals.

Being a media personality herself, Ann does concentrate quite a bit on the media's role in agitating racial "problems" that didn't exist until the media declared it was a problem and whipped up sentiment to that effect. She brings up a plethora of legal cases, weighing the real evidence and court findings against the liberal media's coverage and "community" reaction based on media coverage. Much of this was new information for me, and I enjoyed her insight. She was also surprisingly funny at times, and that was a bonus.

My problem with this book is simply that it will probably not be enjoyed by those with liberal/Democrat political leanings, and they are the very ones who need to be made aware that pandering does no one any good, least of all those who are being pandered to. In that respect, she will be, by and large, preaching to the choir with this book, since most of her readers will be prepared to believe (or already know) her subject matter. She is so antagonistic toward liberal Democrats that I can't see any of them sitting through this book with an open mind.

If the subject of racial demagoguery interests you, and you want to hear the facts from a somewhat less politically motivated writer, I would suggest reading Thomas Sowell's brilliant book "Black Rednecks and White Liberals" which takes the history of the problem back further and goes into more depth. It doesn't concentrate quite so much on media involvement and more on the historical and social aspects leading up to more current events. Mr. Sowell also has the added credibility of being a black man from Harlem and a world renowned economist. Ms Coulter does reference this book a few times, as the material is very similar in nature.

Ann Coulter did a good job of reading her own material, though not perfect, although I think that the few (very few) faults I found in her performance would not have been an issue with better editing.

Overall, a very good book, but if you don't already lean toward conservatism, it probably isn't for you.



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Eyeopening and frank look at race relations

I rather enjoyed the book. It shows how the left media manipulates the people into a self-loathing state and perpetuates a false image of minorities and caucasians in typecasted rolls of "the oppressed victims" and "the oppressive perpetrators" respectively.

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Thank you for not being afraid to tell the truth

Thank you for not being afraid to tell the truth.

Racial discrimination is not eliminated by replacing it with discrimination against another group. It also is not improved by treating any group like they are incapable.

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It is good!

I would recommend reading this AND Black Rednecks and White Liberals by Thomas So well.

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Painful, didn't make it past chapter 3

Would you try another book from Ann Coulter and/or Ann Coulter?

No

What could Ann Coulter have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Less repetition

How could the performance have been better?

N\A

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Mugged?

Chapter 2

Any additional comments?

After Chapter 2 the entire book seems to be case after case of black Americans getting away with murder, not something I want to listen to for hours on end.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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An Uncomfortable History of Democrat Coruption

Ann Coulter lays bare the "liberal's" history of using race to gain power. This is an uncomfortable history our nation has yet to come to grips with. How could it when nearly all the means of telling the story are in the hands of those who would see a loss of power of these things were widely known.

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Ann knows how to deliver

Where does Mugged rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Mugged ranks in the top half of all the audiobooks I've listened to so far.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Ann's delivery and voice really make this audiobook come alive.

Have you listened to any of Ann Coulter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I've heard Ann narrate other books. She's in fine form here.

Any additional comments?

I wish Ann would narrate all of her books. A listener can get Ann's true meanings by listening to the original author's inflections and intonations. Third party narrators usually can't accomplish this feat, but some do come close.

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  • Scott
  • Houston, Tx, United States
  • 07-29-13

Racism in the north

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would, but only if your friend loves New York

What did you like best about this story?

Being reminded of what the race hustlers have been doing for such a long time

Would you be willing to try another one of Ann Coulter’s performances?

Yes

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No, but the entire book made me angry

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  • AM
  • CA
  • 06-15-13

Interesting and scathing

Well, it's Ann Coulter. Her voice is strident, her tone scathing, and this book becomes an endurance test to see if you can get to the end before you gouge out your ears. The overall theme is that liberal politicians have used racial issues to bolster their political positions without regard to actual social outcomes of their policies. She cites multiple historical examples as well as statistical evidence in her argumentation, some of which is interesting and some of which is hard to sit through (for example, she breaks out which "Goldwater states" supported which presidential candidates over the last 40 years). This book is interesting if you're conservative and probably intolerable if you're liberal.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • biscuitfiend
  • 06-05-17

Eye opening

Anne Coulter has a refreshingly honest explanation for our society. well researched, well presented arguments.

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  • Terje
  • 08-13-13

"The rest of the Story", what the Media left out.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book give you great Insight to what media leaves out, and what parts of the story it wants you to focus on. The Media edits out what does not fit the Liberal agenda.

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  • Morgan
  • 08-02-17

A book full of Coulter's own racial demagoguery

What would have made Mugged better?

Coulter jumps too quickly between factoids without establishing the validity of statements. Far too much hypocrisy and double standards. Not enough time spent justifying ideology with far too much focus on revisionist and cherry picked interpretations of landmark cases involving liberals and black people. Spends far too little time addressing feminism or gay marriage equality or explaining why these are not to be considered civil rights issues. Constant redefinition of terminology in a completely self serving manner for example; racism = what liberals do to blacks, demagoguery = something only liberals are capable of, Celtics = backwards and the cultural source of black people's problems, Civil Rights = furthering the interests of black people, Obama = ultra liberal. Uses every possible opportunity to resort to insult when more focus on ideological debate would be more productive.

How could the performance have been better?

Ann Coulter has a grinding sounding voice and should have left the reading of her own text to a professional reader.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Mugged?

Many of the chapters mid way through the book dwell on historical election results or cherry picked statements regarding perceived liberal interpretations of said events, not really relevant or interesting to modern political or ideological discourse.

Any additional comments?

Mugged only helps to reinforce what the political certain already know about their opposition, a partisan polemic that will have little to offer the open minded or centrist reader. An interesting insight into the mental gymnastics and blatant hypocrisy required to sustain alt-right political thinking.