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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2005

    Half book, half wake-up call

    A true veteran of Journalism Bernard Goldberg again has brought the important issue of bias in the media to Americans who have been long deceived by some major news organizations. As a student studying journalism I see some of Goldberg's points in the flesh in my experiences. It was a great read and definitely an important one. Any who reads this book, from front to back, and still sees no evidence of media bias needs wake up to reality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2004

    Trash

    Yes, do you really believe that the 'left' own all the media? Rupert Murdoch, for instance? He is not a well-known supporter of trade unions. Note, you have to be pretty rich to own a whole newspaper - try buying one with loose change. Or how about a TV station - cheap NOT! So it's more likely that rich people own them, and on the whole rich people tend to be slightly more pro-rich people than pro-the majority. It's such nonsense to say that the media are 'left'. Get real!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2004

    I really liked this book

    I recieved this book on Christmas and had it read by new years. I can not explain why I was glued to the book. In reading this book I could smell his ego, but with a book of this quality... well I guess he earned it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2004

    In depth analysis

    'Bias' blew the lid off big media's failure to live up to it's role as an objective vendor of the news, and 'Arrogance' provides the depth of insight into what really goes on behind the scene at 'Big Media' outlets like the New York Times. Excellent, revealing and very often - shocking -is how I describe 'Arrogance' by Bernard Goldberg.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2003

    Champion for democracy

    Former CBS broadcast journalist Bernard Goldberg is seemingly the only journalist with the courage and integrity to expose the rampantly biased news media. And for his efforts -- of simply doing the right thing by writing BIAS and defending the truth -- he has been taking the heat from the media elite, others of their ilk, and the misinformed. But he's not giving up the fight. Goldberg's second book, ARROGANCE takes the truth and doing the right thing a step further, and he offers a solution. Indeed, it cannot be emphasized enough that instead of being objective truth givers and watchdogs for the people, the media elite have become a disturbing threat to free speech and democracy. They are unconscionable in advancing their social, political and economic agenda, stifling debate, censoring objectivity and condemning any dissent from their ideology. Goldberg is a hero to those who resist and reject relentless bias in the media. He is a champion for democracy and his books are highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2003

    Excellent perspective!

    I would prefer a more academic approach as to the journalistic style of writing. However, it is an excellent sequel to his book bias. This is a must read for anyone who wants a fair media.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2003

    It's not about politics - it's about awareness.

    Mr. Goldberg's thesis is a return to journalistic balance. He fights uphill, since the American press has been partisan about every issue of importance (and many of absolute silliness) since factions developed in the early 19th Century. The book's examples reinforce the thesis strongly. Notwithstanding Mr. Franken's supposed rebuttal, the average media-watching human can often detect something 'wrong-headed' about the coverage. Books like this help teach readers to be more aware of stories, more conscious that there may be slanted or missing elements in reports. I call it a worthwhile book. So will you, if you genuinely believe that reporting of news should be fair and accurate rather than polemical. If you already have a political mind-set, it will generate the kind of reactions seen in other reviews.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2003

    'The Smoking Gun'

    If, as some claim, Bernard Goldberg's assertions of a liberal bias in the media are inaccurate, why would not the offended anchormen, et al, invite him on their programs and expose his misrepresentations. The obvious answer--'The Smoking Gun'--is, obviously, that those of whom he writes are offended not by his assertions, but by the fact that he--an 'insider'--had the courage to tell the truth, which they apparently consider a betrayal of them and their 'balanced reporting.'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2003

    How Dare You ..... Bernie !!

    Truth hurts. This book unveils what should be obviously transparent.The 'news' is not news at all. Its old news and getting older.'Mainstream' America has always been suspicious of the media and what 'constitutes' 'newsworthy'.Integrity is lost in this 'institution of facts.' What has evolved is a double standard that slants opinions of the liberal left. News is Op-ed at best. The cronies who threw Jayson Blair out forgot to include themselves for the exact same if not worse crimes comitted.Leave... Mr.Sulzberger.Restoration of facts and only facts is a day the American people await.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2003

    Goldberg edifies the proof of Bias

    If Bias didn¿t convince you that the media is Liberal biased, this book should. Goldberg gives more proof of how the media colors the news to fit their agenda.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2003

    Enough of this

    The right-wing 'expose' books are growing old. I can go a long time without seeing any more Goldberg, O'Reilly, Coulter, Savage or Limbaugh...and equally have no need to read Al Franken rebuttal propaganda. This has become ridiculous.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2003

    Goldberg Hit It On The Head

    Brad should go back to school. He does not know how to read a good book and no intellegence to recognize great literature like Goldberg book 'Arrgance'. He should pull his head out of his deep hole. Good job Goldberg.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2003

    Here comes The Truth About The Media

    I really was waiting to read this book. Boy was it a breath of truth. Right on and to the heart of the problem w/ the totally leftist media.Seeing there reaction to this book is further proof of there lopsided view of the world. Not one of the media elite has given an objective review of this wonderful book. This book goes along w/ the theme in another great book out there ,Who's Looking out for you. By Mr.Bill Orielly. Clearly not the media. I read this book quickly but clearly and wanted to get this posted.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2003

    Arrogance: Rescuing America from the Media Elite

    I think Brad needs to watch the interview w/ Al Franklin again, since Al interupted Bernie's responses everytime Bernie tried to answer. Liberals often interupt a conservative's thoughts and ideas because they are often layed in logic, not emotion, like so many liberal thoughts and ideas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2003

    Arrogance Explains WHY, Journalistic Fraud HOW

    Goldberg's Arrogance explains why the media elite slant the news and what they can do to change their ways. Check out a book that starts where Goldberg left off: 'JOURNALISTIC FRAUD: HOW THE NEW YORK TIMES DISTORTS THE NEWS', available here on Barnes & Noble. 'Journalistic Fraud' explains HOW they slant the news and how you can learn to spot the subtle techniques of burying opinion in the body of a news story. Goldberg is inspiring a fleet of authors who are trying to bring objectivity back into the news room. God bless him!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2003

    Review not required.

    Mr. Mack provides no evidence to back up his dismissal of Brad's feedback. This is similar to Mr. Goldberg's poor effort. It's hard to believe that he (Mr. Goldberg) was not part of the problem he tries to discribe in his new book. The Arrogant are Mr. Goldberg and his followers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2003

    Overdue

    Goldberg nails the NYTimes editorial board and the network puppets.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2003

    'Gold'berg indeed...

    Bias was as the one review put it, an elephant in the living room. Arrogance isn't quite an elephant, but it certainly is an exquisitely researched and well-written followup. I was extremely pleased that Goldberg saved some mind-numbing stats for this book...for all the examples in Bias where there were zero uses of a certain phrase by whomever on TV, there are as many if not more. It makes the point and drives it home forcefully that the media in this country is undeniably Left and while it uses some repeated points from Bias to do so, the new info and the two interviews (Russert and Costas) are outstanding as well. After reading one or both of Mr. Goldberg's books, you might feel the same way I do about the three 'mainstream' news anchors: queasy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2003

    Brad is a fool

    I find it interesting that Brad has rated a book he has not even read.... I think Brad should stick to the twisted half-truths that his heroes Franken and Moore like to peddle.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2003

    This guy's still writing?

    He was exposed as a conjurer of lies by Al Franken on national television! He was shut up, completely speechless, unable to respond. Bernie doesn't even have his facts straight. He is a lazy writer who needs to learn how to research.

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