I'm just trying to understand slander laws... What exactly composes slander laws? As far as I understand... I can't write "Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot" as a newspaper headline... but I can write a book about it? There are plenty of books along these lines, including Ann Coulter's "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" and Peggy Noonan's "The Case Against Hilary Clinton". Leave your opinions about these 3 people to yourselves - or another thread - I'm just wondering how the law works.