100 People Who Are Screwing Up America: (and Al Franken Is #37)

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The number one New York Times bestselling author of Bias delivers another bombshell—this time aimed at . . .

100 People Who Are Screwing Up America

No preaching. No pontificating. Just some uncommon sense about the things that have made this country great—and the culprits who are screwing it up.

Bernard Goldberg takes dead aim at the America Bashers (the cultural elites who look down their snobby noses at ...

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Overview

The number one New York Times bestselling author of Bias delivers another bombshell—this time aimed at . . .

100 People Who Are Screwing Up America

No preaching. No pontificating. Just some uncommon sense about the things that have made this country great—and the culprits who are screwing it up.

Bernard Goldberg takes dead aim at the America Bashers (the cultural elites who look down their snobby noses at "ordinary" Americans) . . . the Hollywood Blowhards (incredibly ditzy celebrities who think they're smart just because they're famous) . . . the TV Schlockmeisters (including the one whose show has been compared to a churning mass of maggots devouring rotten meat) . . . the Intellectual Thugs (bigwigs at some of our best colleges, whose views run the gamut from left wing to far left wing) . . . and many more.

Goldberg names names, counting down the villains in his rogues' gallery from 100 all the way to 1—and, yes, you-know-who is number 37. Some supposedly "serious" journalists also made the list, including the journalist-diva who sold out her integrity and hosted one of the dumbest hours in the history of network television news. And there are those famous miscreants who have made America a nastier place than it ought to be—a far more selfish, vulgar, and cynical place.

But Goldberg doesn't just round up the usual suspects we have come to know and detest. He also exposes some of the people who operate away from the limelight but still manage to pull a lot of strings and do all sorts of harm to our culture. Most of all, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America is about a country where as long as anything goes, as one of the good guys in the book puts it, sooner or later everything will go.

This is serious stuff for sure. But Goldberg will also make you laugh as he harpoons scoundrels like the congresswoman who thinks there aren't enough hurricanes named after black people, and the environmentalist to the stars who yells at total strangers driving SUVs—even though she tools around the country in a gas-guzzling private jet.

With Bias, Bernard Goldberg took us behind the scenes and exposed the way Big Journalism distorts the news. Now he has written a book that goes even further. This time he casts his eye on American culture at large—and the result is a book that is sure to become the voice of all those Americans who feel that no one is speaking for them on perhaps the most vital issue of all: the kind of country in which we want to live.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060761295
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/23/2006
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 567,431
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Bernard Goldberg

Bernard Goldberg is the number one New York Times bestselling author of Bias, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America, and Arrogance. He has won eight Emmy Awards for his work at CBS News and at HBO, where he now reports for the acclaimed program Real Sports. In 2006 he won the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award, the most prestigious of all broadcast journalism awards.

Biography

Bernard Goldberg was a CBS News correspondent for 28 years and is the winner of seven Emmy Awards, six at CBS and one for his work at HBO's critically acclaimed Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. At CBS News, Goldberg covered stories all over America and much of the world for the CBS Evening News and 48 Hours. He also brought his unique perspective to the news in a special CBS Evening News segment, "Bernard Goldberg's America."

Author biography courtesy of Time Warner Book Group.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      May 31, 1945
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, NY

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  • Posted November 30, 2008

    Fun, fun, fun (For conservatives, that is)

    100 People Who Are Screwing Up America is just plain fun. It's a hilarious book that takes 100 rather crazy people, most of whom are liberals, and explains just what their "crime" against America was. If you are looking to read this I must warn those with liberal views to steer clear of Goldberg's book. You probably want to try 101 People Who Are Really Screwing America(And Bernard Goldberg is Only #73) by Jack Huberman. This was written in response to Goldberg's book, and though I haven't read it, I've looked at the table of contents and you'll probably be delighted to find men and women such as Bill O'Reilly, Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, Roger Ailes and Fox New, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter and George W. Bush. That should suit your tastes. While one's views on the quality of those on the list might vary along with your political views, it must be noted that Goldberg's Introduction is far superior to Huberman's (While, again, you might hate what he writes in it for his dislike for liberals). While Huberman's seems to only serve as a rant about how Goldberg got it wrong in his book, Goldberg himself writes about what it is he dislikes about liberals.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2006

    Finally someone not scared to be politically incorrect

    I absolutely love this book for several reasons. First and foremost, it tells the truth about almost every aspect of American culture today that we, as Americans, are too proud and ignorant to acknowledge. If you have a problem with rap music degrading women and the English language, you will love this book. If you have a problem with people using their 'disabilities,' such as being black, poor, or non-english-speaking to manipulate the system and blame white people, then you will love this book. If you believe the media is liberal-biased and the majority of lawyers pride themselves on profiting from frivilous tort claims, then you will love this book. Otherwise, don't bother reading it because it is completely politically incorrect and will most likely offend you. Another great thing about this book is that you do not necessarily have to read it from from cover to cover, you can pick and choose which 'chapter' you want to read and it will not mess up the succession of the book. Lastly, I love this book because it is very blunt. The author doesn't try to avoid potentially hurting anyone's feelings and tells everything like it is.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2006

    This book was OUTSTANDING!

    Much like many other people I have this discussed this book with, Al Franken needs to be higher on the list.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2006

    Lifelong liberal exposes enemy from within his own ranks

    Bernie proves that not all liberals will be silent forever. He is exposing some of the most dangerous people in America today, most of whom, but not all, are notorious liberals. If you can't handle truth, don't read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2006

    Goldberg exposes the hypocrites!

    Mr. Goldberg offers a concise, and often quite humorous, explanation of the hypocrites on the far liberal left. He calls it like he sees it, and whether you agree or disagree, it is well worth reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2005

    Quite entertaining

    I'm not one to read books about the evils or the Right and Left, but the title of this book caught my eye and I picked it up. If you are looking for poignant and stinging commentary on some of today's 'movers and shakers', this is an entertaining read. Those without a sense of humor, need not apply.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2010

    Bernie Does It Again

    Bernie Goldberg does it again with this new addition to today's real situation regarding America's social and political status. Indeed most on his list can be seen as harmful to the status of America in the world today. The research and historical references are there for all to see and appreciate. Although it does seem to be slightly slanted to the right, so is the country on a whole, thus making it appropriate for general reading. It is no surprise that most on the list are left wing zealots, because a new philosophy of elitism has spread across this end of the spectrum of social and political ideas in America - again, making his selections appropriate. He is correct in saying that any one of us may take some off his list, and place our own candidates for this topic onto our list of potential contenders, but it is quite illuminating to see a seasoned journalist's perspective. I enjoyed every page.

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  • Posted October 30, 2009

    Oh my. It doesn't deserve any stars.

    This is just bad, bad, bad. It reads like the ravings of a bitter, envious man. My biggest problem though is there are neither footnotes nor end notes. If a writer is honest, he cites his resources for what he writes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2009

    Buy This Book

    THis is an excellent book. It is thought provoking which is what a book should be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2007

    Finally!

    A great book. The truth in a humerous way and finally someone that is not politically correct.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2006

    too funny!

    the use of humor is wonderful, but that doesn't cloud the heart of the message. a great read for anyone who can handle a candid opinion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2006

    Love when people tell it like it is.

    Right on the mark in most cases. Intelligent people can see clearly with a little chuckle along the way. However, it is very sad that our children have these bozo's to look up to. What ever happend to society, most of these folks are to blame. Time for America to clean up it's act, and stop talking dirty. I loved this book, its just what I thought everytime one of these 110 people are in the news.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2006

    110? That's just the basic list...there are so many more!!

    I kept seeing Bernie on Fox News as a commentator and decided to check out his book. Needless to say, his book is an open commentary on the great divide separating many Americans today (religious vs. atheist, life versus death, Democrat vs. Republican, church versus state, conservative vs. liberal, pro-abortion vs. pro-life and so on). Anyone who says there is no divide is clueless and should just move on - don't bother reading it - you won't get it. If you are not on the list, chances are you should be! I enjoyed reading '110 People Who Are Screwing Up America' and like millions of others, chuckled in some parts, shook my head in agreement in others and simply felt relieved to know that the divide is real. Many major media outlets, teachers, professors in college settings, hollywood elitists and others pretend the only issue is 'everyone else'. Thank goodness for people like Bernie and their ability speak out against this crowd. Our voice may not be as loud or shrill as the other side but, we are here and we will fight the good fight to make America the kind of country we all deserve it to be. Anything less is a crime against our forefathers and our military men and women who have fought/continue to fight so hard for a glorious and free America. I enjoyed reading the list of offense hollywood actors/actresses, singers, teachers/professors, politicians, writers, directors, business people, religious or otherwise who have lost their mind and clearly their heart and soul somewhere along the way (although they would argue the science of even having a mind, heart or soul but, that's another book...). Keep up the good work Bernie...keep adding to the list and we'll keep reading. You have done a fine job of identifying the nut jobs in our midst from sea to shining sea. Four stars and then some!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2006

    Not Bad

    If I were to rate this book on whether or not I agreed with his choices it would of been 5 stars. Benard Goldberg said no 2 people would agree on who the 100 people they would put into the list, however I would have 95% of the people he put in there. The other 5% I never heard of. It is not a great piece of literature, but very entertaining and the perfect book to read on a long plane ride. It does list why people are listed, and despite its large number of left wing hacks listed in the book, it is also filled with people on the right, and ever more so, alot of people not even involved in politics. It is a great list of people who have taken American culture backwards. I would like to see Bernard Goldberg make a book called 100 people who are NOT screwing up America, it is time to read something positive for a change, but who am I fooling, negativity sells.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2006

    One scary book!

    Though the author exhibits a great sense of humor, this book should scare any reasonable American. This is a glimpse at 110 people, some who are idolized by our culture, that are threatening the future of this nation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2006

    AMAZING

    Truth on all the disgusting liberals. Proves how idiotic they are and shows how they truly 'screw' up America.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2006

    Intellectual pretense

    The author wants to impress the reader with his implied sophistication. This tome looks like it came out of the Dartmouth Review. Except that the publishers of that rag have a good excuse--they really are puerile.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2006

    Oh, bore

    This is a sad rant that plays to our simplest and most base emotions. He uses fear, waves the flag, and tries to degrade a list a people, may of whom are making great sacrifices for the rest of us.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2006

    Everyone is pathetic

    Just reading this thread of reviews actually displays what is wrong with America. America is being held hostage by the minority of both RIGHT & LEFT extremists. You read these reviews and you see hardlined opinions on each side. It is either a 5 star review or a 1 star (none if they had their choice) review. What people do not realize is that a majority of America lies in the middle. However, the majority of the big news is made by this minority. Would George Bush have been elected again if his opponent wasn't John Kerry? People complain about Bush as president, but the alternative was not any better. One might say that the past 6 or 7 years have been dominated by extremist opinion that does not actually represent the people. The 2000 and 2004 elections were both, forgive the expression, a choice of the lesser of two evils rather than a choice of who was believed to have the best ability to successfully lead the country. More Americans need to look beyond the media coverage of extremist nuts to realize that in the middle of both is where the majority lies. The only way America can survive such deep seated inner strife and continued foreign pressure, is by recognizing this middle ground of basic American beliefs and values. From there, and only from there, can we prevent ourselves from tearing this great country apart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2006

    Nonsense

    The majority of people on the list are just cultural icons, how about people who actually screwing up America like the massive coperartions, poloticians and other people with power who actually destroy lives.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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