Do the mainstream media have a liberal bias? Sure they do, says CBS veteran and New York Times best-selling author Bernard Goldberg. But the media crossed an important line in the 2008 presidential race, moving from their usual unthinking liberal bias to crass partisanship of the crudest kind, practically acting as spin doctors for the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. In A Slobbering Love Affair, his most provocative book yet, Goldberg demonstrates how the media launched an unparalleled effort to ensure the election of the man they regarded as the One. From the thrill Obama sent up Chris Matthews's leg to the outrageously slanted "news" reports of the New York Times, Goldberg shows in exacting detail how the media, abandoning even the pretense of objectivity, moved from media bias to media activism. With his trademark blunt, honest insider's perspective, Goldberg reveals:
How the media ignored, downplayed, or sanitized the rantings of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Obama's long-standing "spiritual" adviser, and the radicalism of former terrorist (and Obama associate) Bill Ayers
How the Obama campaign, while claiming to be "post-partisan," kicked reporters off Obama's plane after their newspapers endorsed McCain
Why Obama's election makes it more likely conservative talk radio will be stifled by a new "Fairness Doctrine" that has nothing to do with fairness at all
Why the liberal media preferred Obama to Hillary
What we can expect from the media's coverage of Obama's presidency
An exclusive interview with Rush Limbaugh on the unholy alliance between Obama and the mainstream mediaA blistering takedown of the media's slavish support for Obama, A Slobbering Love Affair highlights how the mainstream media has not only surrendered its integrity and objectivity but could even endanger our democracy.
According to conservative pundit and best-selling author Bernard Goldberg, the mainstream media lost what little credibility they had in the 2008 election when they crossed the line from garden-variety liberal bias to slavering support for Barack Obama. Performer Alan Sklar's baritone provides drama to this analysis, which covers how the media downplayed Obama's troubling associations with Reverend Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers, why they shunted Hillary aside, how they silenced Obama's critics, and what Obama's reign means for both the media and democracy in general. Golberg fans will find this a spot-on, sobering listen.
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