Arrogance

  • by Bernard Goldberg
  • Narrated by Bernard Goldberg
  • 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In his #1 New York Times best seller, Bias, Emmy Award-winning journalist Bernard Goldberg created a national firestorm when he exposed the liberal biases of the so-called mainstream media. Now, in his new blockbuster, Goldberg goes even further. He not only takes on Big Journalism, but offers a twelve-step program to help the media elites overcome their addiction to bias. In Arrogance, Goldberg punctures the bubble in which the media elites live and work, a culture of denial where contrary views are not welcome. He shows how they base their stories on assumptions many Americans don't share-which inevitably leads to biased reporting and slanted news. With blistering wit and passion, he names names and builds his case, revealing:
How the media's coverage of the Jayson Blair scandal missed far more serious problems at the New York Times
How some of the toughest watchdogs in journalism became Hillary Clinton's lapdogs
Why the media refuse to shoot straight when the subject turns to guns
What the real truth is behind the Ms.-information put out by feminists and passed on to you by their friends in the media
Which CBS News icon is "transparently liberal," according to commentator Andy Rooney
Which Hollywood celebrities say the dopiest things about America
Why some think the top journalism school in America is an intellectual gulag
Why the only kind of diversity you cannot find in a lot of newsrooms is a diversity of ideas
How some journalists, like Bob Costas and Tim Russert, do get it ¿ and how they think American journalism can be made better.
Arrogance is one of those rare programs that can change not only a powerful American institution, but the American landscape as well.

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What the Critics Say

"Vocally, Goldbert is blunt, loud, and insistent....He adds an intelligent, combative voice to the media mix." (AudioFile)

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Mr. Goldberg hits the nail on the head with 'Arrogance'.

His experience as an 'insider' gives the reader (or listener) a glimpse of just how out of touch many of the 'media elites' are.

Mr. Goldbergs wit and style, make 'Arrogance' a joy to read. 'Arrogance' could have very easily become an overly passionate rant or a boring, if accurate, legal brief. Mr. Goldberg has instead, created an entertaining and important book.

When reading other 'Arrogance' reviews, ask yourself if the person who wrote it actually read the book, or if they're simply opposed to a 'diversity of ideas'.
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- Douglas

Absolutely Brilliant!

Bernard Goldberg scores again with his follow up tome to Bias. Whether you agree with his point of view or not, this book is lively and raises the debate over media bias to a new level. A very enjoyable read (listen)!
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- MA Reviewer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-07-2003
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio