Ann Coulter's comments on the "religious right" :
Like all propagandists, conservatives create mythical enemies to justify their own viciousness and advance their agenda. There is no bogeyman that strikes greater terror on the right than the apocryphal �media left.� The phrase is a meaningless concept, an inverted construct of the right�s own Marquis de Sade lifestyle. It functions as a talismanic utterance to rally the faithful against anyone who disagrees with the well-organized religious right.
oops. I seem to have switched some of the words around in the quotation. It reads better this way. Actually, it reads just about the same. :)
Scoobie's commentary is thorough. I think Ann Coulter's book has done a lot of sbtle damage to the conservative position, by blatantly spouting such transparently partisan attempts at justifying the conservative extremists' viewpoints, that it serves as a lightning rod for fact-checking. Note the total lack of any such fact-checking by those on the Right. This damages their credibility - and is part of a trend. For example, few bothered to denounce Cal Thomas' moral equivalence statements about the Pledge of Allegiance being just as bad as 9-11. Only a few rightists like Volokh bothered to critique.