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

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 25, 2001 - Political Science - 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: objective, disinterested reporting. Again and again he saw that they slanted the news 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.

In this classic number one New York Times bestseller, Goldberg blew the whistle on the news business, showing exactly how the media slant their coverage while insisting they’re just reporting the facts.
 

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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

By Ed Morrissey
They Think Youre a Traitor
The News Mafia
Mugged by The Dan
The Emperor Is Naked
Identity Politics
How Bill Clinton Cured Homelessness
Epidemic of Fear
Targeting
Where Thieves and Pimps Run Free
The Most Important Story You Never Saw on
Liberal HateSpeech
The Ship Be Sinking
Connecting the Dots to Terrorism
Newzak
The Editorials

I Thought Our Job Was to Tell the Truth
How About a Media That Reflects America?

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Bernard Goldberg, the television news reporter and author of Bias, a New York Times number one bestseller about how the media distort the news, is widely seen as one of the most original writers and thinkers in broadcast journalism. He has covered stories all over the world for CBS News and has won 12 Emmy awards for excellence in journalism. He won six Emmys at CBS, and six more at HBO, where he now reports for the widely acclaimed broadcast Real Sports. In addition to his ground-breaking book Bias, Goldberg has written four other books on the media and American culture -- Arrogance, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America: (And Al Franken is #37), Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right, and A Slobbering Love Affair, about the news media's romance with Barack Obama. All have all been New York Times bestsellers.

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