Goldberg's right the media's
left: Bernard Goldberg, the veteran CBS newsman who is set to release a new book detailing the
liberal bias of the mainstream media, is about to become a pariah in his own industry. That's because his
book promises to be the best reporting done by a major media figure in decades. It contains substantial
proof from his insider's perspective that all our suspicions about the major media in this country leaning decidedly
left are true.
Liberal media bias,
part I: Bernard Goldberg, author of the
bestselling "Bias" says, "If the media
elites don't take the wake-up call, ...I think they're going to become the journalistic equivalent of the
leisure suit — harmless enough, but hopelessly out of date."
media bias, part II: Journalists somehow think that they are the only species
on the planet who can keep their biases in check because they're professionals. Well, I
don't think that's true.
Media Bias, part III: The problem there and the problem far more responsible
for the public's losing trust is when the New York Times rams ideology down your throat in
every part of the newspaper, not simply the editorial page.
Newsrooms believe in free speech, on
the left. Goldberg got a good ride from radio and cable TV, but the three old-line TV networks
have pretended that his book doesn't exist. He thinks "Bias" is the first #1 non-fiction best seller of
modern times that failed to get a single TV minute on CBS, NBC or ABC.
Review #2: Jerry Falwell says, "the book has captured
the attention of many Americans who have suspected all along that the network news shows they watch have a clear
"Goldberg is Right" Says Former
CBSer Reid Collins: Reid Collins, a veteran of CBS News and CNN, says there is a peer pressure
inside the major TV networks that makes it difficult for anyone with known conservative views to advance inside
"Bias" sparks vicious war of
words: "Bias," the No. 1 book in America focusing on slanted TV news coverage, is a "dumb"
piece of work written by a "remarkably dense" "disheveled and bleary eyed" "disgruntled has-been." Those
are just some of the adjectives being applied to the best-seller and its author, former CBS News correspondent
Sean Hannity Attests Media Bias Is
Local Too: "OK, now, how are we going to slant this?" That's what a top editor of a
newspaper in heartland America asked his young reporter just back from covering a campaign visit by presidential
candidate Bill Clinton in 1992. How are we going to "slant" a story? In the supposedly impartial unbiased
news columns? In the wide red swath on the map known since last year as "Bush country"? Absolutely.
And it is no isolated incident. It is happening all over America.
But wait... There's more! No Diversity in Leftist Newsrooms,
Goldberg Tells NewsMax: We can destroy you. That's the thrust of an implied threat to
Bernard Goldberg after he blew the whistle on left-wing bias in the media. It was 1996. Goldberg, a
28-year veteran at CBS, had written in the Wall Street Journal that the old allegation of media bias "is so
blatantly true that it's hardly worth discussing anymore."
New! Arrogance: Rescuing
America From the Media Elite. In this fascinating report, Goldberg lays
out his rallying cry, unafraid to name names, and prescribes the difficult remedies
that must take place if genuinely balanced news is to survive.
Older article: Rather
Clueless: Dan can't help it. He
doesn't know he's biased. (Note: This was written by Bernard Goldberg, who
was a correspondent for CBS News from 1972 until 2000.)