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Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News Hardcover – February 25, 2001
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"This insider’s account of Mr. Goldberg’s career at CBS is filled with so many stories of repulsive elitism and prejudice on the part of his peers that it elevates Bias to must-read status. . . . His case is airtight."
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"The allegation of liberal bias in the media is not a new one. However, in this book the allegation is made not by a conservative but by a reporter for CBS Newsan oldfashioned liberal who has seen the bias firsthand. Bernard Goldberg has written a courageous book and told a story that needed to be told."
William J. Bennett
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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: objective, disinterested reporting. Again and again he saw that they slanted the news to the left. For years Goldberg appealed to reporters, producers, and network executives for more balanced reporting, but no one listened. The liberal bias continued. Now, in Bias, he blows the whistle on the news business, showing exactly how the media slant their coverage while insisting that they're just reporting the facts.
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What rescued the book from 2-stardom for me was Goldberg's argument that his former friends engage in coloring the news without vindictiveness, necessarily, but simply because everyone who surrounds them has the same views they do. Hence, they see the left as mainstream. It makes me feel a bit less paranoid to hear someone from "within" assure me that they're not just playing "how can we slant the news this time" backstage.
My copy of the book arrived from amazon on December 12 and I haven't been able to put it down.
I first reviewed this book on the 14th of December 2001.
I have spent a year and a half viewing the CBS news looking for the kinds of slights that Goldberg described. Has it had an effect? Yes perhaps, but of late I have begun to see the national news media (ex-Fox) begin to slip back into familiar habits. The coverage of Iraq is a great case in point. The continually paint Iraq as another Vietnam. Of course they forget the minor detail that this war was fought to win and the conventional Iraqi forces were defeated. The brave troops are never interviewed, but the lone angry soldier is given plenty of air (he purports to speak for all of his squad). I saw this last night in the Byron Pitts story. It makes me angry when I witness this kind of slander by the left. One more chance to get in a dig at the right without balance could not be passed up. Read and Reread this book to prevent the left for deciding on your behalf what is "best" for you to know and start watching Fox from time to time to add some balance to what you take in!
Many people have already abandoned the network news for other outlets, look for this to continue until they shape up.
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