Bias HC Benard Goldberg CBS Insider: Media Distorts News Regnery 2002


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Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News Hardcover
by Bernard Goldberg (Author)

In his nearly thirty years at CBS News, Emmy Award winner Bernard Goldberg earned a reputation as one of the preeminent reporters in the television news business. When he looked at his own industry, however, he saw that the media far too often ignored their primary mission: to provide objective, disinterested reporting. Again and again he saw that the news slanted to the left. For years, Goldberg appealed to reporters, producers, and network executives for more balanced reporting, but no one listened. The liberal bias continued.

Now, breaking ranks and naming names, he reveals a corporate news culture in which the closed-mindedness is breathtaking and in which entertainment wins over hard news every time.

“This insider’s account of Mr. Goldberg’s career at CBS is filled with so many stories of repulsive elitism and prejudice on the part of his peers that it elevates Bias to must-read status. . . . His case is airtight.” —The Wall Street Journal

Hardcover: 232 pages
Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc

Although the charge of the media being “biased” is not a new one, still, this book is shocking.

If the issue were simply “liberals vs. conservatives” this book may not have been all that necessary. But what Mr. Goldberg keenly points out, the story within the story if you will, is how de facto censorship is practiced by the mainstream/elite press.

Among other egregious examples are:
(1) News magazine shows kill stories that portray minorities in a bad light.
(2) News magazine shows seek out whites because whites make up the majority of the audience, hence, “its all about ratings.
(3)Reporters are notorious for asking “softball” questions to those with whom they share the same (leftist) political ideology.
(4) The label “conservative,” “conservative-extremist,” and/or “right-wing conservative,” are always used in conjunction with someone whose views are right-of-center. A Lexis-Nexus search reveals that similiar labels for “liberals” are virtually never used.

Contrary to what some reviewers have opined, I don’t think Mr. Goldberg is at all guilty of “sour grapes” or “disloyalty” to his former boss, “The Dan” Rather. Goldberg simply tells it like it is, and, unfortunately for “The Dan” the picture that is portrayed is of an anchorman who is venal, petty, thin-skinned, and a lot like the old Ted Baxter character on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, i.e. he has a massive, to-a-fault, ego.

I say “BRAVO” to Mr. Goldberg for having the guts to tell it like it is. For the sake of sane, honest, and rational debate in the public forum of ideas something like this needed to be done. For too long the “Dans, Toms, and Peters” hegemony has gone unchallenged, and their contempt for anything and anyone outside the “New York-Washington Axis” has been ignored.

Bias is a great read. Truly, the emperors at the networks have no clothes.

Book is in near mint condition. 0-89526-190-1.

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