Who is Bernard Goldberg

From Wikipedia:

Bernard Goldberg (born 1945) is a writer and television reporter. For nearly thirty years, he was with CBS; his reporting won multiple Emmy Awards.

In 1996, Goldberg wrote an op-ed column in the Wall Street Journal, accusing network news operations of harboring liberal bias. The editorial resulted in Goldberg's ostracism from CBS. In 2001, his first book Bias was published and became a number one New York Times bestseller. Goldberg followed Bias with two more national bestsellers—Arrogance: Rescuing America from the Media Elite and 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America.

Goldberg believes that there is a liberal bias which is often not conscious.

"I have many friends at CBS News and some even agree with my take on bias—privately. Publicly, they won't say a word, fearing repercussions."


LZ Blogger said...

That's because the MEDIA is this country can literally destroy people! ~ jb///

Gary said...

I read his book. I thought it was pretty interesting and very well written. I agree that whatever bias there is, almost entirely is unconscious.

Wolfe said...

Sorry to respond to this late, Teri.

Yeah, the bias is very real. It is probably mostly unconscious -- it certainly isn't some vast conspiracy.

Like Gary, I read his book. So much of it is overwhelming.

Michelle Malkin's book "Unhinged" isn't bad either -- but don't pay more than a couple of dollars for it -- or borrow it from your library for a very quick read. She herself is biased against the left.


morbid misanthrope said...

I read this book a while ago, and I thought it was very good. I would also like to suggest Disinformation: 22 Media Myths That Undermine the War on Terror. Lots more conscious or subconscious ("who can tell," he said sarcastically) errors and biases by the good ol' media.