Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News 
by Bernard Goldberg

Hardcover - 234 pages 
December 2001
Regnery Pub
ISBN: 0895261901

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Book Description:Think the media are biased? Conservatives have been crying foul for years, butnow a veteran CBS reporter has come forward to expose how liberal bias pervadesthe mainstream media. Even if you've suspected your nightly news is slanted tothe left, it's far worse than you think. Breaking ranks and naming names, EmmyAward-winning broadcast journalist Bernard Goldberg reveals a corporate newsculture in which the close-mindedness is breathtaking, journalistic integrityhas been pawned to liberal opinion, and "entertainment" trumps hardnews every time. In his three decades at CBS, Goldberg repeatedly voiced hisconcerns to network executives about the often one-sided nature of the newscoverage. But no one listened to his complaints—or if they did listen, they didnothing about the problem. Finally, Goldberg had no choice but to blow thewhistle on his own industry, to break the code of silence that pervades the newsbusiness. Bias is the result. As the author reveals, "liberal bias"doesn't mean simply being hard on Republicans and easy on Democrats. Real mediabias is the result of how those in the media see the world-and their biasdirectly affects how we all see the world. 

In Bias you'll learn: 

  • How on issues ranging from homelessness to AIDS, reporters have simply regurgitated the propaganda of pressure groups they favor, to the detriment of honest reporting 
  • The Peter Jennings test for classifying politicians—and how all the networks do it 
  • The network color bar—why so many "victims" on network news stories are blond-haired, blue-eyed, and middle class 
  • How one high-level CBS News executive told Goldberg that of course the networks tilt left—but in the next breath said he'd deny that statement if Goldberg ever went public 
  • One of the biggest stories of our time—and why you probably didn't hear about it on the evening news 
  • How political correctness in network newsrooms puts "sensitivity" ahead of facts 
  • The real Dan Rather—a man who regards criticism of liberal bias as treason. 

If you ever suspected the network news was shortchanging the truth, Goldbergwill not only prove you right, he'll give you a glimpse of just how it's done,and how fairness, balance, and integrity have disappeared from networktelevision.


Listen to Mr. Goldberg on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (Jan 2002).

Please note:  This is a secular book and some of the language may beoffensive to a Christian audience.


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