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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Bias Not

IT'S ONLY CONJECTURE
I was a huge fan of Bias yesterday, I am a huge fan of Bias today, and I will be a huge fan of Bias tomorrow. This is not Bias. In Bias, Goldberg was the victim. He was being abused by Dan Rather, one of the most influential men in News. That book was full of facts and examples. It's premise, was that journalist had a liberal bias, but didn't realize it. In this book Goldberg goes on the attack. Goldberg makes the same mistake of his fellow conservatives, in that he is extremely arrogant himself. In Bias we had empathy for him. In this he is smarmy, mouthy, and down right unpleasant. I listened to Rush and Hannity for years, but got tired of their brash hatefulness. I don't understand why, conservatives, can't realize, that sometimes it is not what you say, but how you say it. Goldberg does give us some facts in this book, but it is mostly nastiness and smart mouth. This is the fourth book of his I have read and I believe he has run out of things new to say and his just repeating himself, along with his own arrogance. Mixed in with the cute remarks are some interesting and Important facts, that everyone should know.

My Bio
I normally don't like reviewers that talk about themselves a lot. We want a review on the book, not a face book chat. I find that I do have to talk about myself to bring the importance in my eyes of Bias by Goldberg. I grew up loving the news. When I was a kid I would rather watch the news than cartoons. My parents compared me to Michael J. Fox on Family Ties. I did not always understand the news, for example I could not understand why gorillas where fighting in Vietnam. In my house we watched John Chancellor, my dad did not like Cronkite. In those days, when a newsman, mentioned anything that was not backed by facts, the word commentary always labeled on the TV. As the years went by, it seemed that newsmen where more interested in being our friends, than telling the news. Opinions abounded, but now they were so splattered through the news, you could not tell where the facts where. It got to where I did not care to watch anymore. Than I read a book by Peter McCabe, called Bad News At Black Rock. It was basically a hit piece on Dan Rather and showed just how much power he wheeled. I could not put an exact finger on my problem with the news until, Goldberg came out with Bias.

The Power of the News
It is important that we all understand bias and how it effects the news and the power these people have over the general population. I voted for Obama and I think he is a good president. I mention this only so you know I am not being critical of Obama. Obama was on Oprah several times as a junior congressman. Oprah loved the guy. She pushed him to run for president. She was the most powerful person on daytime TV. Then they networks started strongly supporting him. Had it not been for this backing, he may not be president today. The media has lots of power.

Goldberg is the narrator and he does a good job.
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- Jim "The Impatient"

Big Media?

Having heard all the flack Bernard Goldberg received from his critics about his book "Bias" I was interested in hearing his thoughts in his own words . The book kept me interested and explained why his opinion about the media is an important subject to explore. Many of the examples of media bias in the book I remember hearing or seeing myself at the time they were in the news, others were interesting in there absence from public view.
I now wish "Bias" was also available on audible.
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- jim

Book Details

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