Is the Mainstream American Media Biased?
Is there Evidence of Media Bias?
Bias: A CBS insider exposes how the media distort the news, by Bernard Goldberg [book]
- You'll never look at your nightly news the same way again.
- In his nearly thirty years at CBS News, Emmy Award-winner Bernard Goldberg earned a reputation as one of the preeminent reporters in the television news business. When he looked at his own industry, however, he saw that the media far too often ignored their primary mission: objective, disinterested reporting. Again and again he saw that they slanted the news to the left.
- For years Goldberg appealed to reporters, producers, and network executives for more balanced reporting, but no one listened. The liberal bias continued.
- Now he blows the whistle on the news business, showing exactly how the media slant their coverage while insisting they're just reporting the facts.
- "This insider's account of Mr. Goldberg's career at CBS is filled with so many stories of repulsive elitism and prejudice on the part of his peers that it elevates Bias to must-read status… His case is airtight." – The Wall Street Journal
- "The allegation of liberal bias in the media is not a new one. However, in this book, this allegation is made not by a conservative but by a reporter for CBS News – and old-fashioned liberal who has seen the bias firsthand. Bernard Goldberg has written a courageous book and told a story that needed to be told." – William J. Bennett, best-selling author of The Death of Outrage.
- "Bias is a fearless and vitally important book. In exposing the bottomless intellectual corruption within his own industry, Bernard Goldberg does what so many in the mainstream press only pretend to do: he tells the truth without regard to personal consequences. Colleagues will surely accuse Goldberg of treachery, and worse. But it is he, not they, who upholds journalism's finest traditions." – Harry Stein, author of How I Accidentally Joined the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy (and Found Inner Peace).
- "Bernie Goldberg is dead on. The astonishing distrust of the news media is rooted in the daily clash of worldviews between reporters and their readers and viewers. 'Bias is the elephant in the living room,' said one critic of the news business. After Bernie Goldberg's book, it will be harder to not notice the elephant." – John Leo, U.S. News & World Report.
- "Bias should be taken seriously … Mr. Goldberg has done real homework… He asks questions that are worth asking." – The New York Times
About the Author
- Bernard Goldberg is the winner of seven Emmy Awards and was once rated by TV Guide as one of the ten most interesting people on television. He served for nearly thirty years as a reporter and producer for CBS News. He has written for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Goldberg lives with his family in Miami.
The Cultural Revolt Against Media Bias
South Park Conservatives: The Revolt Against Liberal Media Bias, by Brian C. Anderson
- "Brian Anderson in South Park Conservatives shows how today's young people are rebelling against the left-wing dominance of the established media and tenured radicals in the universities. And he shows how they may build quite a different America from what we have been led to expect." – Michael Barone, senior writer, U.S. News & World Report, co-author, The Almanac of American Politics.
- Guess What, Mainstream Media: You're History!
- That's what Brian C. Anderson shows in South Park Conservatives: The Revolt against Liberal Media Bias. It's a behind-the-scenes look at how conservatives – and even iconoclasts who don’t consider themselves conservative – are overthrowing the liberal media and political correctness.
- From the bloggers who demolished Dan Rather, to the Swift Boat veterans who sank John Kerry, to the gleeful anti-political correctness of such comedic send-ups as South Park and Team America, the American media landscape has suffered an earthquake.
- Conservatives who have fretted about liberal media bias and losing the culture war should take heart, because a new generation of "South Park Conservatives" is changing everything.
- In South Park Conservatives, you'll learn:
- How media bias in the 2004 Kerry/Bush race was so overwhelming as to make a mockery of "journalistic ethics"
- How liberal Hollywood has tried – and failed – to read conservatives out of the industry
- How right-of-center students are turning the tables on their left-wing profs at campuses across the nation
- How the liberal media monopoly has been broken beyond all repair by Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter, FOX News, and the blogosphere
- How hysterical liberal accusations of conservative "bigotry" and "hate" have boomeranged against the Left
- How media and academic liberals – seeing their monopoly on information and communication disappearing – have embraced extremism and conspiracy-mongering
- As Brian C. Anderson demonstrates, the New York Times, the big networks, and the rest of the elite liberal media can no longer set the terms of the nation's political and cultural debate. The liberal media's monolithic power has cracked and broken – and freedom and conservative ideas are breaking out all over.
- So sit back, pour yourself a drink, and savor South Park Conservatives. The liberal media has never looked so likely to head for the ash heap of history as now. South Park Conservatives: The Revolt against Liberal Media Bias is an inside peek at how conservatives and the politically incorrect "anti-liberals" are starting to win the culture war – and are having fun doing it.
About the Author
Brian C. Anderson is senor editor of the Manhattan Institute's City Journal. He has written on politics and culture for the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, National Review, Commentary, First Things, the Clarement Review of Books, and many other magazines and papers. He is also the author of Raymond Aron: The Recovery of the Political. He lives with his wife and two young sons in Westchester County, New York.
- "In South Park Conservatives, Brian Anderson pops the hood on the new media revolution and explores how conservatives have enjoyed huge success in making their voices heard – and why that success is certain to continue." – Tom Bevan, RealClearPolitics
- "Brian Anderson is a first-rate reporter and this is a first-rate account of how conservatives are working to break the left-wing dominance of the culture. I couldn’t recommend a better book on this subject." – David Horowitz, author of Unholy Alliance.
- "One needn't agree with everything in South Park Conservatives to recognize that this elegantly written and thoughtfully considered book will change the debate about the future of conservatism and is must-reading for anybody who wants to participate in that debate." – Jonah Goldberg, National Review Online.