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.
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:
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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