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

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Harper Collins, Jan 21, 2003 - Social Science - 256 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

Contents

They Think Youre a Traitor
1
The News Mafia
15
Mugged by The Dan
33
The Emperor Is Naked
47
Identity Politics
55
How Bill Clinton Cured Homelessness
69
Epidemic of Fear
81
I Thought Our Job Was to Tell the Truth
103
Where Thieves and Pimps Run Free
151
The Most Important Story You Never Saw on TV
169
Liberal HateSpeech
185
The Ship Be Sinking
193
Connecting the Dots to Terrorism
201
Newzak
213
The Editorials
221
The Response
231

How About a Media That Reflects America?
115
Targeting Men
137

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Bernard Goldberg is the number one New York Times bestselling author of Bias, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America, and Arrogance. He has won eight Emmy Awards for his work at CBS News and at HBO, where he now reports for the acclaimed program Real Sports. In 2006 he won the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award, the most prestigious of all broadcast journalism awards.

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