Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News
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 l...more
By the way, his big example of bias is that conservatives are introduced as such, while liberals are not labeled. C'mon, gimme a break.
I'm rambling. It's late. And Bernie Goldberg is a douche.
I got fired up about many parts of the book.
The acceptability of lambasting men on the news, the s ...more
Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News by Bernard Goldberg
A review of this controversial book demands full disclosure, and I'll freely admit my views lean leftward. So I fully expected to be challenged and provoked by this expose of allegedly prevalent liberal bias in television news by a retired Emmy-winning CkBS reporter. But that was not what happened at all. Alternate titles for "Bias" could be "Bernard Goldberg: Why D ...more
- A large majority of the press are Democrats compared with around 20% of the general population.
- When getting opinions on various new ...more
The media, on tv especia ...more
For me, I particularly enjoyed the book because it acknowledged things I always thought were odd about the news but thought I was the only one imagining things, and also because it explained why the author believed certain phenomena occurred. I also enjoyed getting the "insider" scoop on a wide range of topics, like how th ...more
He does a good job of mixing his own personal stor ...more
The fact he got a second book shocks me completely.
Bernie states the obvious in this book. The book is ten years old and although the truth of it is generally seen in all quarters, even today it is still ignored or denied by Bernie’s old friends in the main stream media. Goldberg himself confesses that he has been a lifetime voter on the left side of the ticket. As a journalist however, he is willing to speak out regarding the fact that a liberal bias is the mindset of most of our media elite. He tried many times to show ...more
Parts of the book are funny, but there’s a LOT of repetition. Some of the same quotes are even repeated. Some of the same quotes are even repe ...more
A liberals eye view of the media and conservatives one, respectively. Each book offers insights into how the news works and how it is manipulated by political agendas. Wolcott is a correspondent for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker; Goldberg is a former reporter for CBS. Read them together to glimpse both sides.
In his n ...more
-I must say that I do appreciate how Goldberg named the individuals that he was taking to task on many issues involving liberal media bias--namely Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings and powerful network executives. For that reason, I give the book one star for the naming of involved parties. I think that showed nerve to put his neck on the line to bring awareness to an unpopular topic. After reading this book, I have a totally different view of Dan Rather. Perhaps a loss of respect for ...more
Originally written by Hunter Thompson, Goldberg cites the above quote in Ch. 10 and I believe it sums up the most important part of his argument. The media (on both sides) cares first, foremost, and solely about ratings and profits, and that's why cable news specifically and the "media" in general sucks. Too much in here about personal feuds for sure and some ...more
Goldberg is, for me, the first liberal who has ok ideas, he is not a hysterical liberal of today. A liberal who actually advocates for the hearing of the conservative point of view. A rare thing to do.
Now, while the news is supposed to be objec ...more
From 1972 to 1974 he worked for CBS News as a producer in Atlanta; he became a reporter in 1974 and correspondent in 1976.
Goldberg frequently contributed to the CBS Evening News and CBS news ...more