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Help Me Fight The "Slandering" of Ann Coulter's New Book, "Treason" on Amazon
Today | Paul Klenk

Posted on 06/26/2003 10:20:38 PM PDT by paulklenk

As many of you know, Ann Coulter's new book "Treason" has jumped to number 2 on Amazon's Best Seller list.

However, those who hate Coulter and what she stands for are attacking her book, by using the "recommendations" feature at Amazon. "Mein Kampf" and "Big Lies: Right Wing Propaganda" are the only two choices being offered as recommendations. Of course, this is a nasty bit of slander against Ann.

Here is a link to Treason's page at Amazon.

There are two things you can do to help quash this effort:

1. Recommend another book. If we all start off by recommending the same book, it has a good chance of showing up. Feel free to recommend your own, too, but don't fail to recommend OUR choice: USE THE FOLLOWING ISBN NUMBER to make sure we are recommending the same item: 1400046610, which is Ann's book Slander. If you can come up with a better title, post the title and the ISBN number here so the rest of us can follow suit.

2. Let Amazon know that the other recommedations are inappropriate. Under the book recommendations, there is a link which says "Let us know if any of these recommendations are inappropriate." Follow that link and click "no" next the appropriate title, starting with "Mein Kampf."

Freep away in mass quantities, folks, and make me proud. You may run into some technical difficulties along the way. If you do, report back here and let's see if we can't share the solutions as well.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Culture/Society; Free Republic
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; treason
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1 posted on 06/26/2003 10:20:38 PM PDT by paulklenk
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To: firebrand; StarFan; Dutchy; stanz; RaceBannon; Cacique; Clemenza; rmlew; NYC GOP Chick; ...
ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my infrequent ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

2 posted on 06/26/2003 10:21:56 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: cookcounty; Dimensio; DAnconia55; vismaior; JohnHuang2; MJY1288; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; ...
Ping to all those up late tonight. Get to work on this, folks, and post a reply when you have done so...

Muchas,

Gracias
3 posted on 06/26/2003 10:25:17 PM PDT by paulklenk
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To: nutmeg
Thank you, nutmeg! Buck buck!
4 posted on 06/26/2003 10:25:41 PM PDT by paulklenk
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To: paulklenk
WHY?

The best anecdote is purchase power.

Buy the book. Or don't buy the book.

Ann Coulter, I'm sure gives a Sh!t about who is writing about her on Amazon.


If it was effecting her sales adversely her publishing company would be ghost writing good reviews on her behalf on the site.

5 posted on 06/26/2003 10:29:10 PM PDT by Happygal
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To: paulklenk
Uh, don't people around here encourage the same actions when a liberal book is the subject?
6 posted on 06/26/2003 10:30:28 PM PDT by halfdome
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To: Happygal
Good point; but you won't be making Ann feel better, you'll be making ME feel better.

Thanks for playing.
7 posted on 06/26/2003 10:31:33 PM PDT by paulklenk
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To: paulklenk
Done!

BTW, did everyone notice that Amazon has reduced the price of Hitlery's fiction? It's now 40% off, not 30% as it was yesterday!
8 posted on 06/26/2003 10:32:05 PM PDT by gbunch (God bless our President and our troops.)
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To: halfdome
Yes, they do, and we can play both sides of that game -- promoting good books, and demoting bad ones.

Let's get busy and play.
9 posted on 06/26/2003 10:32:13 PM PDT by paulklenk
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To: gbunch
Can we say "remainder bin"?
10 posted on 06/26/2003 10:32:36 PM PDT by paulklenk
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To: paulklenk; PoisedWoman
freeped!
11 posted on 06/26/2003 10:36:03 PM PDT by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
Thanks!
12 posted on 06/26/2003 10:37:26 PM PDT by paulklenk
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To: paulklenk
I did what you suggested. I was looking for a place to email Amazon themselves to alert them to this inappropriate garbage on the site, but so far can't find a way to do it. I hope these useless idiots realize that the Hitler books would be best compared to Hillary before it is too late. Fat chance! The woman is not a democrat, she is an outright Marxist.
13 posted on 06/26/2003 10:37:43 PM PDT by ladyinred (The left have blood on their hands.)
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To: paulklenk; joanie-f; Dukie; JohnHuang2; k.trujillo; Travis McGee; Critter; Lurker; harpseal; ...
I am happy to do this and believe others should too.

For me, here's the number I have been using as a recomendation either in addition to, or as a replacement:

0971577919

That's for my Dragon's Fury Series, Volume I which also sells on Amazon.

Although its fiction, it portrays most, if not all, of the characteristics in Ann's book that are bringing us down as a Republic and where they ulitamtely lead...and therefore is a good match.

14 posted on 06/26/2003 10:38:46 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: paulklenk
I went over and wrote a note to the Amazon staff.

I basicly stated that Ann Coulter documented events during the Clinton years, and her book should be challenged on the merits rather than slandering her.

I stated that the person who suggested a like book would be "Mein Kamf" was acually calling Ms. Coulter Hitler and I found that highly inappropriate. I asked them to have their staff clean up the "Treason:..." page.


D1
15 posted on 06/26/2003 10:40:59 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: paulklenk
``Good point; but you won't be making Ann feel better, you'll be making ME feel better.
''

Sorry, can't be doin' with this.
Not that I don't want you to feel great and all. But if you really feel affronted by how good or bad Ann Coulters book sales are you need to talk to someone more qualified than I.


16 posted on 06/26/2003 10:41:02 PM PDT by Happygal
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To: ladyinred
Amazon Suggestions/Customer Service

Help > Contact Us > Web Site and Product Suggestions
Send us your suggestion

We welcome any suggestions you have that will help us to improve our store and provide better service to our customers. Please note, however, that we are unable to respond to suggestions made via this form. If you would prefer a response, please visit our General Questions form.

To send us your suggestion, please fill out the form below and click the "Continue" button when done.

Your Name:
Your E-mail Address:
(Please enter the e-mail address associated with your Amazon.com account.)
Subject:
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17 posted on 06/26/2003 10:42:55 PM PDT by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: ladyinred
Actually, the best way to do this is to use the voting system as I've described. Amazon does have another feedback feature, but it extremely hard to find. There are just too many books out there for them to have to answer mail about it.

I know this because I complained to Amazon -- months ago -- that OUR negative recommendations for Hillary's book had been removed from the page completely. They actually replied, and -- just justifiably -- informed me that their decision to remove them was because Hillary's book had not been published yet, and in fairness people should have a chance to read it before commenting on it.

Speaking of which, Ann Coulter made a funny remark about Hillary's book in a recent interview. She said she was waiting for a couple of weeks to comment on it, so as to give Hillary a bit of time to actually read it.
18 posted on 06/26/2003 10:42:59 PM PDT by paulklenk
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To: paulklenk
``Yes, they do, and we can play both sides of that game -- promoting good books, and demoting bad ones. ''

Incidentally, I prefer to read a book before I decide on whether it's good or bad.

19 posted on 06/26/2003 10:43:17 PM PDT by Happygal
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To: gbunch
In our local Kroger store yesterday (Thursday), Hillary's book was also discounted to 40% OFF. Goes to prove that you can find a good chuckle just about anywhere!
20 posted on 06/26/2003 10:44:02 PM PDT by AJ504 (If it takes a village, hang the mayor!)
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To: Happygal
More qualified? What, you can't read?

Actually, I'm doing this more out of a sense of fun, rather than indignation. You're probably taking it more seriously than I.
21 posted on 06/26/2003 10:44:08 PM PDT by paulklenk
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To: ladyinred; All
click the hotlink on the post above or here: Amazon Suggestions/Customer Service
22 posted on 06/26/2003 10:45:05 PM PDT by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: Happygal
I prefer to read a book before I decide on whether it's good or bad.

I'm not asking anyone to review a book he hasn't read. I'm asking you to recommend other books in addition to the book, and the complain about "Mein Kampf" being used as a comparison to "Treason." I don't think one would need to read either of these books to know it is an inappropriate recommendation.

23 posted on 06/26/2003 10:46:23 PM PDT by paulklenk
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To: paulklenk
the complain = to complain
24 posted on 06/26/2003 10:46:57 PM PDT by paulklenk
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To: paulklenk; Admin Moderator
Actually, I'm doing this more out of a sense of fun, rather than indignation

Knock yer socks off. I suggest this thread be moved to general interest then? I'm sure you agree. *S*

25 posted on 06/26/2003 10:46:58 PM PDT by Happygal
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To: Happygal
Disagree. My socks, by the way, are already off...
26 posted on 06/26/2003 10:47:48 PM PDT by paulklenk
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To: paulklenk
How do *I* know that Ann Coulter hasn't set herself up as a White Extremist leader in her book, and think 'Mein Kampf' might not be a good comparison...if I hadn't read the book.


I find knowing the material, helps.
27 posted on 06/26/2003 10:51:05 PM PDT by Happygal
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To: Happygal
Okay...
28 posted on 06/26/2003 10:52:02 PM PDT by paulklenk
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To: paulklenk
Thanks.

I FReeped this. Lets regroup on Sunday and make sure we keep this above-board.
29 posted on 06/26/2003 10:54:49 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Peace through Strength)
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To: paulklenk; MadIvan
Have I brow beaten you sufficiently? ;-) Geeeeezuuuuuuzzzz!! Men are so easily argued into submission these days!!!
30 posted on 06/26/2003 10:55:02 PM PDT by Happygal
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To: paulklenk
Good post, I sent them a message. I dont know what HG's problem is.
31 posted on 06/26/2003 10:56:32 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Happygal
Ah, a quality that so many men find attractive in women...
32 posted on 06/26/2003 10:57:31 PM PDT by paulklenk
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To: paulklenk
Unfortunately, I have not yet had the privilege of reading "Treason." It sounds like "The Sword and the Shield" (the Vasily Mitrokhin archive) would be an appropriate companion volume, since it reveals much about the Soviet penetration of Western governments.
33 posted on 06/26/2003 10:58:33 PM PDT by csn vinnie
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To: paulklenk
>>the complain = to complain<<

Clearly a hugh and series error. Don't loose the intent behind this thread.
34 posted on 06/26/2003 10:58:49 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Peace through Strength)
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To: Rennes Templar; paulklenk
If you want to know what my problem is, I suggest you either address me directly, or learn to use the 'private message' button
35 posted on 06/26/2003 10:59:14 PM PDT by Happygal
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To: paulklenk
Just a notice for others: I was able to sign in but unable to recommend a book - since "no book has been purchased on this account."

However I was able to click "no" on the other recommendations (Mein Kampf..), and click agains "unhelpful" reviews.
36 posted on 06/26/2003 11:00:02 PM PDT by D-fendr
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To: Happygal
>>How do *I* know that Ann Coulter hasn't set herself up as a White Extremist leader in her book, and think 'Mein Kampf' might not be a good comparison...if I hadn't read the book. <<

Good point. BTW, how do *I* know that Hillary hasn't set herself up as a White Extremist in her book, and think "Mein Kampf" might not be a good comparison if I haven't read the book. Heck, Harry Potter might be goose-stepping his way to the Fatherland in HIS latest book.

Who knows?
37 posted on 06/26/2003 11:35:15 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been banned.)
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To: paulklenk; Jeff Head
There's a limit to the amount of feedback allowed (then you have to hit refresh). <8}
38 posted on 06/26/2003 11:36:50 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Jeff Chandler
Well, I might get a rational thinking on the whole Harry Potter thing, if I bothered to actually READ one of the books! *L*
39 posted on 06/26/2003 11:38:02 PM PDT by Happygal
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To: Happygal
You're wrong. Not sure why you are wrong, just didn't want to give in.
40 posted on 06/26/2003 11:38:33 PM PDT by SoDak
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To: SoDak
You better sue me then. Or bitch slap me.

I think you might come off better by taking a legal course. Unless you like being dead! ;0)
41 posted on 06/26/2003 11:41:50 PM PDT by Happygal
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To: halfdome; paulklenk
<< Uh, don't people around here encourage the same actions when a liberal book is the subject? >>

The difference is between Truth and insult and lies and libel.

We stick with the truth. The envy-motivated and hatred and rage-engined liberal psychosis knows no truths.
42 posted on 06/26/2003 11:44:28 PM PDT by Brian Allen ( Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Happygal
I merely had a vision of the Monty Python skit where you could go to an office and hire an argument.
43 posted on 06/26/2003 11:46:22 PM PDT by SoDak
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To: Happygal
Geeeeezuuuuuuzzzz!! Men are so easily argued into submission these days!!!

Takes a lot more than arguing to get me into a submitting sort of space. S'true. My wife can attest to it.

(Never should have showed her how to operate that Howitzer...)

-Jay

44 posted on 06/27/2003 12:02:50 AM PDT by Jay D. Dyson (Liberty * Liberalism = Constant)
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To: Jeff Head
Interesting that you pinged me. I just wrote an email to Amazon about this.

My complaint was that Amazon would allow an insult to their customers to be put up. The implication of that recommendation is anyone who would read Treason is a NAZI or NAZI sympathizer.

I also added the ethnic insult aspect. Being an American of German descent, I take it as an insult.

I told them that I had just ordered Treason, but I will wait for their response before I decide to purchase anything from them again.

45 posted on 06/27/2003 12:07:52 AM PDT by Betty Jane
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To: Jeff Head

Hey, Jeff - I've bee nplugging a number of 'in addition to' selections, and I'l be happy to add yours to the list. I note wit hsome satisfaction that Coulter's book is sending the Left ballistic. Good - let them be revealed for who and what they are.
46 posted on 06/27/2003 12:14:26 AM PDT by Noumenon (Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away. -- Philip K. Dick)
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To: nutmeg
Darling, all you have to do is read the book!

It might frighten f*cks but so the hell what?

I will stand tall for Ann!

47 posted on 06/27/2003 12:28:02 AM PDT by Nitro
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To: Happygal
>>Well, I might get a rational thinking on the whole Harry Potter thing, if I bothered to actually READ one of the books! <<

Don't do it. Harry Potter is the devil's handmaiden--evil, I tell you.
48 posted on 06/27/2003 12:53:40 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been banned.)
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To: freedumb2003
Clearly a hugh and series error. Don't loose the intent behind this thread.

It's not only hugh, but vey series, to. And don't froget teh tpoic. Like, buh!

49 posted on 06/27/2003 1:03:35 AM PDT by Imal (If You Think THIS is Crazy, You Should Read What My Other Personalities Post.)
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Very good distinction. Early morning bump...
50 posted on 06/27/2003 3:32:40 AM PDT by paulklenk
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