Bernard Goldberg

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Overview

Bernard Goldberg is a former CBS NEWS correspondent, eight time Emmy-winner, and American journalist, who was among the first of that profession to validate the term:liberal media since used by many conservative sources. Goldberg claims that after taking this position his friend Dan Rather never spoke to him again.

Goldberg politically is a moderate and says of the current politics of the US that:

"I don't think it's been this split since the civil war."

Despite that view he refuses to come to any great general opinion of why:

"Rather than defining liberal and conservative, I would say that if I came up with most of the big social issues our time, let's say abortion, let's say you're for abortion, let's say you're for gay marriage... there's a real good chance you're a liberal and not a conservative..."

Bibliography

Bernie Goldberg has written a few best-sellers.

Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News (2001)

This was a New York Times bestseller.

Arrogance: Rescuing America From the Media Elite (November 2003)

This one was merely a "national bestseller".

100 People Who Are Screwing Up America: (and Al Franken Is #37) (July 2005)

This book, published by media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.-subsidiary Harper Collins, tries to address what's wrong with civil discourse by marching through a list of -- as Goldberg believes anyway -- progressively more-destructive individuals, culminating with Michael Moore.

His comeplete list is excerpted below as an outline for discussion:

52. Markos Moulitsas (worse than Anna Nicole Smith and Michael Savage, but not quite as bad as Kenneth "Kenny Boy" Lay or Congressman Robert Byrd)

Complete List

(full details, goes to external site)

  1. Michael Moore, Filmmaker and author
  2. Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., New York Times publisher
  3. Ted Kennedy, Massachusetts Senator
  4. Jesse Jackson
  5. Anthony Romero Executive Director ACLU
  6. Jimmy Carter, Former President
  7. Margaret Marshall, Massachusetts Chief Justice
  8. Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist
  9. Jonathan Kozol, Author
  10. Ralph Neas, President of People for the American Way
  11. Noam Chomsky, Author, professor
  12. Dan Rather, Newsman and author
  13. Andrew Heyward
  14. Mary Mapes
  15. Ted Rall
  16. John Edwards, Congressman and former VP candidate
  17. Al Sharpton, Reverend
  18. Al Gore, Former Vice President
  19. George Soros
  20. Howard Dean
  21. Roy Moore, Judge
  22. Michael Newdow
  23. The Unknown American Terrorist
  24. Lee Bollinger
  25. James Kopp
  26. Dr. Martin Haskell
  27. Paul Begala
  28. Julian Bond
  29. John Green
  30. Latrell Sprewell
  31. Maury Povich
  32. Jerry Springer
  33. Bob Shrum
  34. Bill Moyers
  35. Jeff Danziger
  36. Nancy Hopkins
  37. Al Franken, Comedian and radio-host
  38. Jim McDermott, Congressman
  39. Peter Singer
  40. Scott Harshbarger, Former Massachusetts Attorney General
  41. Susan Beresford
  42. Gloria Steinem
  43. Paul Eibeler
  44. Dennis Kozlowski
  45. Ken Lay, Former Enron CEO
  46. Barbara Walters
  47. Maxine Waters
  48. Robert Byrd
  49. Ingrid Newkirk
  50. John Vasconcellos
  51. Ann Pelo
  52. Markos Moulitsas, Blogger
  53. Anna Nicole Smith
  54. Neal Shapiro
  55. David Westin
  56. Diane Sawyer
  57. Ted Field
  58. Eminem, Rapper
  59. Shirley Franklin
  60. Ludacris, Rapper
  61. Michael Savage
  62. Howard Stern, Radio-host
  63. Amy Richards
  64. James Wolcott
  65. Oliver Stone, Filmmaker
  66. David Duke
  67. Randall Robinson
  68. Katherine Hanson
  69. Matt Kunitz
  70. Jimmy Swaggart
  71. Phil Donahue
  72. Ward Churchill
  73. Barbara Kingsolver
  74. Katha Politt
  75. Eric Foner
  76. Barbara Foley
  77. Linda Hirshman
  78. Norman Mailer
  79. Harry Belafonte
  80. Kitty Kelley
  81. Tim Robbins, Actor
  82. Laurie David
  83. The Dumb and Vicious Celebrity
  84. The Vicious Celebrity
  85. The Dumb Celebrity
  86. Chris Ofili
  87. Sheldon Hackney
  88. Aaron McGruder
  89. Jane Smiley
  90. Michael Jackson
  91. Barbara Streisand
  92. Kerri Dunn
  93. Richard Timmons
  94. Guy Velella
  95. Courtney Love, Musician (or in Goldberg's words, whore)
  96. Eve Ensler
  97. Todd Goldman
  98. Sheila Jackson Lee
  99. Matthew Lesko
  100. Rick and Kathy Hilton, Parents of Paris Hilton
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