Everyone out in the red states have known about liberal media bias and arrogance for a long time. Bernie Goldberg, a longtime New York media insider spells out why in a plain-spoken, straightforward manner.
Look, 80%+ of journalists voted for Gore, and Manhattan, the home of the scion of all media, the New York Times, went 80%+ for Kerry. It reminds one of the journalist who said, when Nixon was reelected in a landslide, that she was in disbelief--after all, nobody *she* knew voted for him.
When nobody around you at work or in your social circle has red state sympathies, assuming that your liberal beliefs are de riguer is actually understandable. Life inside an echo chamber is not the best place to be if what you want is an unbiased diversity of opinion.
So, what to do? First, as Goldberg says, Admit you have a problem. The bias is clear (and no, Virginia, just because Fox News and Rush Limbaugh are popular does *not* mean that "the media" (which includes ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, the Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and the Newspaper of Record) is biased towards *conservatism*. Red staters have Fox, talk radio, and the Washington Times. Blue staters have... well, *everything else*. Besides, most of what is considered "conservative" on Fox and on talk radio is commentary, not straight news reporting.
So, get the book and learn. Or, don't buy it, don't listen to it, and don't read it, and come back here to Audible and give it one star like so many love to do when conservative books (which this *isn't*, by the way) hit the market.
Mr. Goldman is right on target. The news we receive is truely left wing filtered. Never in my 50 years have I seen such a exreme downgrade in professionalism, character, and obtaining the truth and furthermore to insure that it is verified. Mr. Goldman is clear and truthful which herein lies the rub; because Mr. Goldman holds the left wing media's feet to the fires of turth and like rats caught in the brightness of the truth run to hide from the light by personal attacks on both Mr. Goldman's charcter and his very person. NOTICE never on the truth. I always trust the person who is warning of attacks against the very country that gives all the freedom and liberty to the ones who bites the hand that feeds them; not the one who tells me that it's enemies are the ones who need to be comforted.
I thank Mr. Goldman for his courage and his love for his counrty to stand and deliver to his fellow counrtymen. Please buy this book it will open yours eyes to the reality of the bais left wing media machine which is attempting to have us believe that black is white and white is black.
Extremely enlightening. A great read and a breath of fresh air. It is a great inspiration to find there are some intelectuals in the "big" city that can see what us ignorant rednecks have known for years!
Another attempt to ignor the reality that the media is controlled not by the reporters, but by the owners. And they are not liberal and not inclined to allow a liberal bias in today's newsrooms.
Goldberg speaks of a left leaning media elite from the perspective of New York. Perhaps...but in many parts of the country the media elite is right leaning and just as biased -- if not more so. Goldberg does little in this book except feed the right-wing paranoia that has lead to the rise of Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, etc.
A book for the supremely gullible only...if there's an overall bias to the American media at all, it's painfully obvious that it's in the opposite direction. The American "mainstream" media are all owned by large corporations, and let's face it, very few corporations are politically liberal. But hey, propaganda works; and, if nothing else, the apparent popularity of Goldberg's books is ample proof of that fact.