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Free book: Propaganda: George Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter

Free book: Propaganda: George Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter exposes Coulter as the quintessential propagandist who, especially this election cycle, has escalated her employment of various propaganda techniques to foist a monumentally flawed candidate upon the American people.

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Trump has, indeed, adopted Coulter’s agenda, one which he would never pursue were he to win the election.

Heralding Trump as “Awesome” defames America’s roots and self-identity and besmirches all those who champion American exceptionalism and a constitutional Republic.

Highlights from Propaganda: George Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter can be found here. The entire book is available as a free download here.

Coulter’s Orwellian Opus

Ann Coulter seeks to impose her will on the American people by using a variety of Orwellian propaganda techniques.

Orwellian Opus

Her column, “Moonie for Cruz,” is a perfect example. In it, she employs a host of Orwellian constructs to turn reality upside-down.

With just 1,241 words, polemicist Ann Coulter provided an excellent example of Orwellian rhetoric.

Primaries vs. Caucuses

Coulter began her column contending that Trump winning primaries is better than Cruz winning caucuses, which she regards as inferior and somehow illegitimate. She neglected to point out that open primaries enabled Democrats to vote for Trump, people who will arguably vote Democrat in November.

Coulter even ludicrously claimed “that a brokered Republican convention is more likely to end with Bernie as the nominee than Cruz.” Coulter is desperate to prevent a Cruz victory,[1] truth be damned.

Big Lie

This leads to Coulter’s Big Lie: Donald Trump is the real deal and a true American patriot who will win, win, win;[2] Ted Cruz is a liar and a fraud and he cannot win. Reality is, of course, the exact opposite.[3]

Coulter claims “that Trump was the choice of a majority of Republican voters,” when, in fact, the majority of Republican voters have voted against Trump. (Coulter and Trump both need to grasp the difference between “majority” and “plurality.”)

Two Minutes Hate

In Orwell’s world, Big Brother orchestrated a daily “Two-Minutes Hate” and a periodic “Hate Week” to demonize political foes. Big Brother’s campaign was intensely emotion-laden and reason free.

Utterly ignoring the very real and indisputable cult of Trump, Coulter lambasted imaginary “Cruz cultists,” claiming they “don’t even care about plain honesty.” (Yes, Ann, honesty is “a conservative value.” Try it sometime.)[4]

Coulter blasted the apocryphal “Cruz cultists” as “guttersnipe, lying political operators like the Clintons.” Her column is replete with such ad hominem invective.[5]

Emmanuel Goldstein

Coulter’s archenemy, Emmanuel Goldstein, is a composite “Cruz cultist” which bears no resemblance to reality.

Coulter quipped, “If James Carville and Paul Begala had a baby, it would be a Cruz supporter.” Physically impossible (does Ann know anatomy?), neither progenitor is apt. Indeed, both would be far more apropos of a Trump, not a Cruz, supporter. Projection?[6]

No one has likened Cruz to either Carville or Begala. However, Cruz has been likened to Ronald Reagan.

A more factually-based quip would be something like, “If Twiggy and Miley Cyrus had a baby, it would be Ann Coulter.” After all, Coulter has been called[7]Twiggy with Tourette’s” and “the Miley Cyrus of political commentary.”

According to Coulter, “Cruz has flipped to Trump’s side on every important political issue of this campaign.” She asserts that Cruz favored “Legalizing illegal aliens” and “now is against it.” In the non-Orwellian universe, Cruz has always opposed amnesty and he courageously introduced a “poison pill” amendment to prevent legalization of illegal aliens. One of Coulter’s citations actually proves that point.

Coulter also claims Cruz opposed a wall before he was for it, but her citation does not support her conclusion. Cruz has always favored a wall.[8]

Still, Coulter lies, claiming Cruz has changed all of these positions “since being a senator – most of them he’s flipped on only in the last year.” But Cruz has not flipped. Cruz has been consistent.

2 + 2 = 5

Don’t believe your lying eyes. That’s the message from Coulter and that’s the message from Trump.

Coulter has changed Orwell’s formulation – “whatever the Party holds to be the truth, is truth” – to “whatever Ann and The Donald hold to be truth, is truth.” With this crucial corollary, “especially if it is not.”

Coulter offered a series of alleged lies by the Cruz camp. But every alleged lie about Trump really is true! [See hyperlinks for truth!]

Coulter spent considerable time (six paragraphs) defending Trump’s irrefutable pro-abortion record, actually claiming that he is now “fully pro-life.” Coulter avers, “But to claim Trump is pro-choice today – present tense – is what’s known as a ‘lie.’”

Coulter’s whopper is obviously so!

Coulter’s Claims

Coulter devoted another four paragraphs to Trump’s desire for universal health care, claiming it isn’t what we all know it is. Trump wants to replace Obamacare with Trumpcare, but Coulter calls this an “insane lie” by “Cruz and his cult-like followers.”

Typically Orwellian, in Coulter’s world, Trump’s opponents are somehow not just wrong, but either evil or crazy. (Coulter has applied that very dichotomy – evil or crazy – to the Left for two decades!)

Coulter devoted a lengthy paragraph to defending an assault by “Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.” Coulter’s characterization of the event: “criminal battery for brushing past a female reporter.” Actually, it is misdemeanor battery for intentionally grabbing Michelle Fields’ arm and jerking her backward.[14] Coulter denies the video proof and absurdly compares it to Clinton apologists who claimed Clinton “did not commit perjury when he denied having ‘sexual relations’ with Monica Lewinsky.”

Two additional paragraphs addressed Coulter’s criticism of Trump for his Heidi Cruz retweet. Coulter affirmed her slavish devotion to Trump, despite calling him “mental.”[15] If Coulter supports a “mental” Trump, what does that say about Coulter?

Why would Coulter tell such big and small lies? Because she believes that “Trump is the only presidential candidate in my lifetime who will build a wall, deport illegals and pause the importation of Muslims.”

The problem, for those who are familiar with Trump’s views, is that Trump actually favors amnesty[16] and wants a “big, fat beautiful door right in that wall” to allow the immediate return of those illegals that he deports. In fact, Trump is the one candidate who won’t do what Coulter wants done![17]

Ann Coulter = Leni Riefenstahl

Coulter has often been accurately compared to Leni Riefenstahl,[18] the infamous Nazi film propagandist. She really is a propagandist par excellence. With her razor-sharp mind, quick wit, and extensive vocabulary, Coulter is adept at the manipulation of truth and people. (However, Coulter is sadly lacking in wisdom and honesty.)

On radio and talk shows, Coulter made the audacious claim that the Great Depression was part of “the most prosperous period in American history.”[19] No one challenged her on this. Everyone accepted her claim as true. Coulter said it, therefore 2 + 2 = 5.

For this reason[20] (and others),[21] a growing number of conservatives and Christians[22] no longer trust Coulter.[23]

Donald Trump is a libertine liberal masquerading as a conservative.[24] Coulter, who once championed constitutional and cultural conservatism, now knowingly embraces the vulgar and bullying nature of Trump’s candidacy,[25] proving that she is no better than Trump.[26]

Endnotes:

[1]               See “Birther Coulter Births More Lies” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bI.

[2]               See “Coulter Hates All GOP Candidates But Trump” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bj.

[3]               See “BrotherWatch Endorses Ted Cruz” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-dw.

[4]               See Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/never.pdf.

[5]               See “Coulter Admits Her Column Is Fraudulent” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-dT.

[6]               See Chapter 2, “The Cuckolding of Conscience,” The Beauty of Conservatism, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/beauty.pdf.

[7]               See Chapter 2: “Xenophobia: Soccer Flops and Nativism Gone Amok,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

[8]               See “Trump’s Phony Wall” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-cn.

[9]               See “Coulter’s Desperate Lies About Cruz” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-c8.

[10]             See “Coulter’s Latest RINO Would Give Democrats Victory” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8t.

[11]             See “Coulter Admits Trump is a Fraud” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-cf.

[12]             See “Will Ann Coulter Apologize to Michelle Fields?” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-di.

[13]             See “Ann Coulter Was Gang Raped!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-dp.

[14]             See “Will Ann Coulter Apologize to Michelle Fields?” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-di.

[15]             See “Coulter Goes Mental Over Her ‘Mental’ Candidate” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-d8.

[16]             See “Trump’s Phony Wall” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-cn.

[17]             See “Coulter Logic (she wants candidate who won’t pursue her agenda)” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-dQ.

[18]             See “Ann Coulter = Leni Riefenstahl” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-5w.

[19]             See “Ignorant Ideologue” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-br.

[20]             See Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

[21]             See Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[22]             See “Ann Coulter’s Growing Irrelevancy” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8Y.

[23]             See Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/never.pdf.

[24]             See “How to Talk to a Bully (if you must)” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bY.

[25]             See “Bully Boy Trump” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-cv.

[26]             See “No Better Than Trump!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-dW.

Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter

For almost two decades, Ann Coulter has proven herself untrustworthy.[1] From betraying her own client[2] and scamming voters,[3] to using lies and employing elimination rhetoric,[4] Coulter has shown herself to be unscrupulous – all in the pursuit of self-promotion and self-glory.[5]

A new book – Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter – delves into the various ways in which Coulter promotes herself and her worldview, and it examines why so many people can come to believe her distortions and lies, even when confronted with a wealth of irrefutable evidence.

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That Coulter retains any credibility at all – despite her pathological prevarication, her eager employment of elimination rhetoric, and her enmity to all who do not fit into her scheme of life – is perhaps the mystery of the ages. Propaganda endeavors to explain the seemingly inexplicable.

In a startling manner, Coulter audaciously adopted Orwell’s iconic 1984[6] as a blueprint for her own career. What totalitarian governments and dictators do on a national and international level, Coulter does on a somewhat smaller scale. Ever ideological, always self-promoting, Coulter uses the tactics and techniques, the verbiage and the principles, of 1984 to pursue her own agenda. Where that agenda collides with conservative principles or Christian values, those interests become subservient to her own.

If George Orwell is the Father of Big Brother, then he is the cherished uncle of Ann Coulter. Coulter certainly seems more at home with 1984 then she does with either the Bible or the Constitution.

Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter is structured in a simple fashion.

Chapter One compares and contrasts Coulter with Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl.

Chapter Two provides a humorous review of a fictitious Ann Coulter book, Delusional, in which all of the quotations contained therein are from Coulter, demonstrating the schizophrenia of Coulter’s own self-identity.

Chapter Three examines Coulter’s first distinctly Orwellian book, Slander, and its incorporation of many Orwellian propaganda techniques. It further looks at Coulter’s own addiction to addictive thinking and its implication in her work.

With Chapter Four, we see the pervasiveness of Orwellian thinking as it is exhibited in Coulter’s third book, Treason, which is steeped in the thought processes of 1984. This chapter explores the many and varied Orwellian techniques and constructs employed by Coulter in Treason.

Chapter Five looks at Coulter’s first compilation of essays, How to Talk to a Liberal (if you must), which is an instruction book – or, How To manual – for conservatives.

A series of case studies then fleshes out the reality of Coulter’s utilization of propaganda and its political and cultural impact.

An Epilog renders hope possible in the life and work of Coulter.

An Appendix critiques an (almost) perfect piece of propaganda by Coulter.

Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter is available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

Endnotes:

[1]       See Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age, 2013, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/never.pdf.

[2]       See “Case Study #1: Oh, Paula (Jones)! Ann Coulter’s Betrayal,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[3]       See “Case Study #3: Coulter for Congress: Only Scoundrels Need Apply,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[4]       See “Appendix 1: Sampling of Coulter’s Elimination Rhetoric,” The Gospel According to Ann Coulter, 2012, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.

[5]       See Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[6]       The full text of Orwell’s 1984 is available at http://www.george-orwell.org/1984/0.html.