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A Slobbering Love Affair: The Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media | [Bernard Goldberg]

A Slobbering Love Affair: The Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media

According to Bernard Goldberg, the media crossed an important line in the 2008 presidential race, moving from their usual unthinking liberal bias to crass partisanship of the crudest kind, practically acting as spin doctors for the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. In A Slobbering Love Affair, his most provocative book yet, Goldberg demonstrates how the media launched an unparalleled effort to ensure the election of the man they regarded as the One.
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According to conservative pundit and best-selling author Bernard Goldberg, the mainstream media lost what little credibility they had in the 2008 election when they crossed the line from garden-variety liberal bias to slavering support for Barack Obama. Performer Alan Sklar's baritone provides drama to this analysis, which covers how the media downplayed Obama's troubling associations with Reverend Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers, why they shunted Hillary aside, how they silenced Obama's critics, and what Obama's reign means for both the media and democracy in general. Golberg fans will find this a spot-on, sobering listen.

Publisher's Summary

Do the mainstream media have a liberal bias? Sure they do, says CBS veteran and New York Times best-selling author Bernard Goldberg. But the media crossed an important line in the 2008 presidential race, moving from their usual unthinking liberal bias to crass partisanship of the crudest kind, practically acting as spin doctors for the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. In A Slobbering Love Affair, his most provocative book yet, Goldberg demonstrates how the media launched an unparalleled effort to ensure the election of the man they regarded as the One.

From the thrill Obama sent up Chris Matthews's leg to the outrageously slanted "news" reports of the New York Times, Goldberg shows in exacting detail how the media, abandoning even the pretense of objectivity, moved from media bias to media activism. With his trademark blunt, honest insider's perspective, Goldberg reveals:

  • How the media ignored, downplayed, or sanitized the rantings of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Obama's long-standing "spiritual" adviser, and the radicalism of former terrorist (and Obama associate) Bill Ayers
  • How the Obama campaign, while claiming to be "post-partisan," kicked reporters off Obama's plane after their newspapers endorsed McCain
  • Why Obama's election makes it more likely conservative talk radio will be stifled by a new "Fairness Doctrine" that has nothing to do with fairness at all
  • Why the liberal media preferred Obama to Hillary
  • What we can expect from the media's coverage of Obama's presidency
  • An exclusive interview with Rush Limbaugh on the unholy alliance between Obama and the mainstream media

    A blistering takedown of the media's slavish support for Obama, A Slobbering Love Affair highlights how the mainstream media has not only surrendered its integrity and objectivity but could even endanger our democracy.

    ©2009 Medium Cool Communications, Inc.; (P)2009 Tantor

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      Eunice Harrodsburg, KY, United States 05-28-09
      Eunice Harrodsburg, KY, United States 05-28-09 Member Since 2007
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      "spot on!"

      Goldberg is an excellent author...concise and engaging. This work was well documented. Who could argue after watching the MSM over the past year? His sobering conclusion is all too real. When there is no investigative media left, who is there to keep an eye on things in Washington? We've seen in other places and times what happens when the press capitulates. It never leads to anything good.

      Goldberg is right...I wish he weren't.

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      Lowell Wilson Cincinnati, OH United States 02-01-11
      Lowell Wilson Cincinnati, OH United States 02-01-11 Member Since 2007
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      "You have to listen to this"

      We all saw it happening, right. I don't think members of the press would even dispute that they are, and were, completely on board the O express. Maybe its tired, and maybe you are weary of the obvious, but you will shake your head and laugh. Bernie does a good job. Its probably time for a sequel.

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      Kenneth Alton, VA, USA 02-16-10
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      "Good content, slow speaking"

      I liked the content of this book in general. Mr. Goldberg could have covered everything in about an hour of reading though. Same things over and over and he spoke so slow I put my ipod on 2x speed and that was about right for me. I am from southern VA and have a slow drawl so I cant imigine how slow it would be to my northern friends.

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      Marc San Antonio, TX, United States 06-06-09
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      An excellent and accurate book. The media is killing itself and is failing to serve the purpose for which the founding fathers intended.

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      Dennis Dorion, Ontario, Canada 08-25-09
      Dennis Dorion, Ontario, Canada 08-25-09
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      "very entertaining!"

      Very informative and a good listen!
      Too bad Bernard didn't narrate it though!

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