Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News

Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News

Bernard Goldberg / Feb 19, 2020

Bias A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News Think the media are biased CONSERVATIVES HAVE BEEN crying foul for years but now a veteran CBS reporter has come forward to expose how liberal bias pervades the mainstream media Even if you ve suspec

  • Title: Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News
  • Author: Bernard Goldberg
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  • Page: 215
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  • Think the media are biased CONSERVATIVES HAVE BEEN crying foul for years, but now a veteran CBS reporter has come forward to expose how liberal bias pervades the mainstream media Even if you ve suspected your nightly news is slanted to the left, it s far worse than you think Breaking ranks and naming names, Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist Bernard Goldberg revea Think the media are biased CONSERVATIVES HAVE BEEN crying foul for years, but now a veteran CBS reporter has come forward to expose how liberal bias pervades the mainstream media Even if you ve suspected your nightly news is slanted to the left, it s far worse than you think Breaking ranks and naming names, Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist Bernard Goldberg reveals a corporate news culture in which the close mindedness is breathtaking, journalistic integrity has been pawned to liberal opinion, and entertainment trumps hard news every time In his three decades at CBS, Goldberg repeatedly voiced his concerns to network executives about the often one sided nature of the news coverage But no one listened to his complaints or if they did listen, they did nothing about the problem Finally, Goldberg had no choice but to blow the whistle on his own industry, to break the code of silence that pervades the news business Bias is the result As the author reveals, liberal bias doesn t mean simply being hard on Republicans and easy on Democrats Real media bias is the result of how those in the media see the world and their bias directly 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, Goldberg will 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 network television.

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      • Bernard Goldberg

        American writer, journalist, and political pundit Goldberg has won twelve Emmy Awards during his career He is currently a commentator for Fox News and a correspondent for HBO s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.From 1972 to 1974 he worked for CBS News as a producer in Atlanta he became a reporter in 1974 and correspondent in 1976.Goldberg frequently contributed to the CBS Evening News and CBS newsmagazines Eye to Eye with Connie Chung and 48 Hours.


    1. Not that impressive. Liberal media my ass. If the media is liberally biased, why is America so conservative? Who's watching the news? Is it influencing them? It would appear that nobody is, or that it has no impact.By the way, his big example of bias is that conservatives are introduced as such, while liberals are not labeled. C'mon, gimme a break.I'm rambling. It's late. And Bernie Goldberg is a douche.

    2. This book helped me to understand that the liberal bias I see in the news/Hollywood (which I always assumed was common knowledge but I guess not, judging by the reviews of this book) is not the result of a massive left-wing conspiracy. Reporters tend to be very liberal, and so they actually see the news from a very liberal perspective. That was comforting, but at the same time depressing.I got fired up about many parts of the book. The acceptability of lambasting men on the news, the stereotypi [...]

    3. Bernie Goldberg is such a tragic hero. It's so tough to be a wealthy white man in America these days. "President Bush touched my book!" What a dick. Basically this book is hilarious. I'd like to say that it's worth reading for the comedic value, but that's not true. Only read this book if you must and even then, don't buy it. Get it from the library or steal it from a used book store. They probably have plenty. One phrase sums it all up: "The myth of heterosexual aids." You truly are a comedian, [...]

    4. Archived from webchive/web/2003012613Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News by Bernard GoldbergA review of this controversial book demands full disclosure, and I'll freely admit my views lean leftward. So I fully expected to be challenged and provoked by this expose of allegedly prevalent liberal bias in television news by a retired Emmy-winning CkBS reporter. But that was not what happened at all. Alternate titles for "Bias" could be "Bernard Goldberg: Why Dan Rather Should [...]

    5. Bernard Goldberg spent twenty-eight years as a reporter for CBS. His book shows how the media unintentionally impose a liberal bias when reporting the news. He is quick to point out that for non-social issues like plane crashes or September 11 the media does a superb job. The bias comes out in their coverage of social issues. Several reasons support this feeling.- A large majority of the press are Democrats compared with around 20% of the general population.- When getting opinions on various new [...]

    6. Realizing that I had forgot that the book check for my College Prep Read Write class was on Monday, and today was Monday I was forced to pick a book off of Mrs. Riggs’s shelf. I found myself inspecting the worn cover of Bias, “A CBS Insider Eposes How the Media Distorts the News.” I had picked a non-fiction book about news 1980 to present, I was fairly displeased about the nature of my selection. I realized not long after that, that my initial misgivings were unfounded as to prove the clic [...]

    7. Some of the chapters were insider bilge and personality explosion which did little to enhance a professional style. But the questions and examples raised in several chapters, especially the hate language and character attack portions were 4 star. One example that he gives I actually hear myself on a PBS news program, with absolutely no reaction by the "learned" support panel or inquirer. I was horrified that a death wish could have been answered with that kind of silence.The media, on tv especia [...]

    8. This book rocked. I checked it out from the library but found myself wishing I could highlight my favorite paragraphs, which were often enlightening and/or highly entertaining.For me, I particularly enjoyed the book because it acknowledged things I always thought were odd about the news but thought I was the only one imagining things, and also because it explained why the author believed certain phenomena occurred. I also enjoyed getting the "insider" scoop on a wide range of topics, like how th [...]

    9. As the author says, the liberal bias in the MSM is so obvious that it's hardly worth talking about anymore. What is worth talking about is the fact that this book was not written by yet another conservative yowling about the unfairness of it all, even if it's a real problem; it's written by a moderate who damaged his own career telling the truth. He was an insider who spoke out, rather than an outsider critiquing something he was never a part of.He does a good job of mixing his own personal stor [...]

    10. The author is a whining publicity artist masquerading as a journalist. He clearly has no experience in investigative journalism and is more concerned with his absurd version of 'conventional wisdom' than truth or accuracy.The fact he got a second book shocks me completely.

    11. The MSM can't handle the truths this book reveals!"BIAS" by Bernard GoldbergGod bless Bernie Goldberg for having the balls and the chutzpah to write this OutSTANding book. A longtime veteran of the mainstream candidate (who "never voted for a Republican for president in my life!") with the courage and audacity to admit--and expose--what his fellow MSM types were to loath to admit: that, yes Virginia, the MSM *is* liberally biased, no matter how much they try to deny it. Of course, Mr. Goldberg's [...]

    12. BIAS by Bernard GoldbergBernie states the obvious in this book. The book is ten years old and although the truth of it is generally seen in all quarters, even today it is still ignored or denied by Bernie’s old friends in the main stream media. Goldberg himself confesses that he has been a lifetime voter on the left side of the ticket. As a journalist however, he is willing to speak out regarding the fact that a liberal bias is the mindset of most of our media elite. He tried many times to sho [...]

    13. Maybe I'm cynical, but Goldberg's assertion that the media distort the news seems self-evident. There's no way to be completely impartial in anything we say or do: our words or actions are colored by our attitudes and experiences. Journalists may delude themselves that their reporting will be neutral, but this reality is impossible to sustain. Goldberg'sBias, A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News is filled with excellent examples of media leanings towards the left or the right, bu [...]

    14. Bernard Goldberg is a former CBS news correspondent who argues that the media has a liberal bias. He wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal that accused the networks of tilting left, and of course it infuriated Dan Rather and other CBS folks. He provides convincing examples that date back to the 80s, but I think he over-generalizes to prove his point.Parts of the book are funny, but there’s a LOT of repetition. Some of the same quotes are even repeated. Some of the same quotes are even re [...]

    15. Suggested to read with: Attack Poodles and the Other Media Mutants: The Looting of the News in a Time of TerrorA liberals eye view of the media and conservatives one, respectively. Each book offers insights into how the news works and how it is manipulated by political agendas. Wolcott is a correspondent for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker; Goldberg is a former reporter for CBS. Read them together to glimpse both sides.

    16. Wow! Goldberg has guts, man!What a horrifying look at what really happens to our news before we get it! Bernard Goldberg puts his "finger on the nose" of the media elite, and calls them out for what most of us would consider treasonous crimes against the United States of America.I dare say that once you read "Bias," you will never watch the evening news again without having to raise an eyebrow of suspicion!Fantastic truth-telling book! I rate it 100 stars!!!

    17. The book makes some interesting points about bias, but the author clearly has bias of his own that taints much of the book's usefulness. I think I was able to pick out 2-3 fair observations about bias in the entire book. It would have been better and more effective if he hadn't used the book as an opportunity to air his personal fights. And he points to media as being liberal while using clearly conservative issues and points- it really just undermines the solid critiques he does make.

    18. Read this book when I was in a book club when we lived in Anniston AL probably 6 years ago. Not being one to watch the news (too depressing) the book was a big surprise to me that the news is so distorted to how that tv station swings to politics, not to mention many other eye openers. I still don't want the news - hahahaha.

    19. I can refute almost the entire chapter on homelessness. If I could give this book no stars I would. He doesn't source or reference anything - no endnotes, no way to verify his statements. I got halfway through and stopped.

    20. Although I think Bernie Goldberg is a blowhard, he did make some really interesting points in this book. The topic is like the elephant in the center of the room and I love that he had the cojones to bring it to the forefront.

    21. WAH!!!! I got fired from my job!!! Pity me!!!! I can't believe someone actually published this book. It's basically one long rant about how unfair it was that the author got fired from CBS.

    22. With humor tinged with indignation, Bernard Goldberg wrote 1CBias 1D after finally being let go by CBS News after 28 years in the employ of the broadcast network 19s news department. The slow decline of his star at the network began in early 1996 when, after years of unheeded complaints to his superiors about a liberal bias in the reportage of television news at CBS, Goldberg finally decided to submit an opinion piece on the subject to the editorial page of 1CThe Wall Street Journal. 1D In his n [...]

    23. Pros:-I must say that I do appreciate how Goldberg named the individuals that he was taking to task on many issues involving liberal media bias--namely Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings and powerful network executives. For that reason, I give the book one star for the naming of involved parties. I think that showed nerve to put his neck on the line to bring awareness to an unpopular topic. After reading this book, I have a totally different view of Dan Rather. Perhaps a loss of respect for [...]

    24. Bernard Goldberg, a longtime reporter for CBS news gives his accounts on how dissenting viewpoints in major network news stations are silenced because they do not align with the media elites' beliefs. Goldberg provides firsthand accounts and sound evidence to his claims. It's important to note that Goldberg argues not that a liberal viewpoint is wrong but that excluding differing views on topics, and fostering public discussion because of it, is. He also speaks on the hypocrisies of media elites [...]

    25. "The TV business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs."Originally written by Hunter Thompson, Goldberg cites the above quote in Ch. 10 and I believe it sums up the most important part of his argument. The media (on both sides) cares first, foremost, and solely about ratings and profits, and that's why cable news specifically and the "media" in general sucks. Too much in here about personal feuds for sure and some [...]

    26. As a non American this book was for me primarily informative. I have been watching american news (mainstream and alternative) for only a few years and my understanding of the history and full meaning of the terms liberal and conservative is not yet perfect.Goldberg is, for me, the first liberal who has ok ideas, he is not a hysterical liberal of today. A liberal who actually advocates for the hearing of the conservative point of view. A rare thing to do.

    27. A classic of the whistleblowing genre. I hesitated to read this when I saw the 2001 publication date. Why bother with a volume that wouldn't include more recent and more egregious examples of media bias? Dan Rather, the author's close friend turned nemesis, hadn't even broadcast his infamous untruths about George Bush's National Guard Service yet. But Bernard Goldberg's status as a CBS insider put him ahead of the curve. The ensuing years have buttressed his observations and crystallized his arg [...]

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