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Title:
Arrogance [rescuing America from the media elite]
Author:
Goldberg, Bernard, 1945-
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Edition:
Abridged.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Time Warner Audiobooks, [2003]

â„—2003
Physical Description:
5 audio discs (approximately 6 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Subtitle from container.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781586215743
Format :
Audiobook on CD

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Goldberg's previous book, "Bias" was a #1 "New York Times" bestseller. His newest title is a testament to readers' current fascination with the media's approach to covering the news. Abridged. 5 CDs.


Author Notes

Bernard Goldberg was born in New York City on May 31, 1945 and has been involved in producing the news in some form since he began his career. He started out as a writer and editor for The Associated Press in New York in 1967. In 1969, Goldberg became a producer and writer for WTVJ-TV in Miami until 1970 when he switched to WPLG-TV as an investigative reporter for two years. He joined CBS in 1972 and worked there for 28 years. While at CBS, he won six Emmy Awards and an Ohio State Award for an Eye to Eye report on the decline of civilization in the last 30 years. He is currently a commentator for Fox News and a correspondent for HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. He won three Emmy Awards and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for his work on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

He has written numerous books including Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News; Arrogance: Rescuing America from the Media Elite; Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right: How One Side Lost Its Mind and the Other Lost Its Nerve; and A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (and Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Most people who hit the top of the bestseller lists with their first book would enjoy their success, but Goldberg (Bias) would rather grouse about how little media attention he got and how even his new publisher (he was previously with Regnery) doesn't understand why liberal bias in journalism is a "crucial" issue. His analysis of the media's "leftward" slant in coverage of social issues, buttressed by his own experiences as a CBS News correspondent and tales from anonymous colleagues, is not without its persuasive qualities, though undermined by rather obvious deck-stacking, condescension toward opposing viewpoints and intermittent outrageousness. He also drops hints about how news organizations bully interviewees to eliminate anything that might contradict what they broadcast an act of arrogance transcending ideological lines but quickly drops that story in favor of more liberal-bashing. And despite his admonition to media professionals to "stop taking [criticism] personally," Goldberg repeatedly makes it personal, taking shots at Barbara Walters, for example, or accusing New York Times columnist Frank Rich of attacking him as a favor to a college classmate. That's only a fraction of his complaints against what he sees as the paper of record's ideological stance, which he considers both far more pervasive and more important than the Jayson Blair scandal. (Nor, he says, is it a new problem, recycling criticisms of Stalin-era Moscow correspondent Walter Duranty that have recently gained favor among mainstream analysts.) Goldberg isn't just a lone voice in the wilderness, either, as interviews with Bob Costas and Tim Russert offer supporting perspectives. Still, this is pure, unadulterated Goldberg, with precisely the same combination of insider knowledge and righteous indignation that made him a hit the first time around. Expect robust sales. (Nov.) Forecast: The publisher has announced a first printing of 325,000 copies and plans to run radio ads in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Chicago and print ads in most major papers and book review journals. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

In the best-selling Bias, Goldberg decried the way U.S. media slant the news. Here, he reputedly names names and offers solutions. At least he has an insider's perspective: he was a CBS correspondent for nearly 30 years. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.