Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News

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Regnery Pub., Nov 1, 2001 - Performing Arts - 232 pages
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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.

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User Review  - br77rino - LibraryThing

For me, this was the first book to really lay out the bias in the news media. I consider it the godfather of the raft of such books that came out in the years immediately following it. It opened the floodgates and led the way to a conservative activism that in turn led to the tea parties. Read full review

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User Review  - ague - LibraryThing

Interesting reading. I read it after Dan Rather had been dismissed from CBS news for poor journalism. The book was apparently written before then. It was very interesting that Bernard Goldberg came ... Read full review

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Bernard Goldberg was born in New York City on May 31, 1945 and has been involved in producing the news in some form since he began his career. He started out as a writer and editor for The Associated Press in New York in 1967. In 1969, Goldberg became a producer and writer for WTVJ-TV in Miami until 1970 when he switched to WPLG-TV as an investigative reporter for two years. He joined CBS in 1972 and worked there for 28 years. While at CBS, he won six Emmy Awards and an Ohio State Award for an Eye to Eye report on the decline of civilization in the last 30 years. He is currently a commentator for Fox News and a correspondent for HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. He won three Emmy Awards and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for his work on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. He has written numerous books including Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News; Arrogance: Rescuing America from the Media Elite; Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right: How One Side Lost Its Mind and the Other Lost Its Nerve; and A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (and Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media.

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