Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    What I'm Giving | December 3, 2014

    Mary Oliver: IMG Mary Oliver: What I'm Giving



    At Powell's, we feel the holidays are the perfect time to share our love of books with those close to us. For this special blog series, we reached... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$2.95
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Hawthorne Journalism- Media Studies

More copies of this ISBN

Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News

by

Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In 1996, veteran CBS News reporter and producer Bernie Goldberg committed the unpardonable sin of publicly mentioning the issue of liberal bias in the media. For that he became persona non grata at CBS. In his new book Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distorts the News, Goldberg tells how friends and colleagues turned on him, from junior CBS reporters all the way to Dan Rather. But much more than that, he exposes a bias so uniform and overwhelming that it permeates every ?news? story we hear and read — and so entrenched and deep rooted that the networks themselves don?t even recognize it.

Goldberg thought of himself as a typical liberal television news reporter. It was only when a friend called to his attention a particular news story on his own network unduly ridiculing a Republican presidential candidate did he realize the depth of the bias within the national news media. Goldberg wrote an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal calling the offending reporter and his own employer to task. The resulting outcry from reporters and anchors on all three networks — including cold shoulders from co-workers — help to confirm his suspicions that bias in the national new media is indeed real. Goldberg goes beyond the circumstances of his brave op-ed and resulting ouster as member of the establishment news media in good standing. He presents the cold, hard truth about the entire news media and backs it up with cold, hard facts.

Goldberg shows:

  • how media bias has twisted the facts of some of the biggest stories of the last two decades,
  • the facts the prove that conservatives and liberals in politics are treated radically different by the news media,
  • how the news is knowingly ?manufactured,?
  • why certain key facts are omitted from some news stories if they make a case or a cause seem less compelling,
  • that the news media feels free to heap criticism on just about anyone or anything but is absolutely intolerant of any criticism of its own work, and
  • a behind-the-cameras tour to witness scenes of jaw-dropping arrogance and ?spin-cycle? journalism.

Synopsis:

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: to provide objective, disinterested reporting. Again and again he saw that the news slanted 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, breaking ranks and naming names, he reveals a corporate news culture in which the closed-mindedness is breathtaking and in which entertainment wins over hard news every time.

Synopsis:

In 1996, veteran CBS News reporter and producer Bernie Goldberg committed the unpardonable sin of publicly mentioning the issue of liberal bias in the media. For that he became persona non grata at CBS. Goldberg tells how friends and colleagues turned on him, from junior CBS reporters all the way to Dan Rather. But much more than that, he exposes a bias so uniform and overwhelming that it permeates every news story we hear and read- and so entrenched and deep rooted that the networks themselves don't even recognize it.

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. Having served for nearly thirty years as a reporter and producer for CBS News, he now reports for the critically acclaimed HBO program Real Sports, hosted by Bryant Gumbel. He has written for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Goldberg lives with his family in Miami.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780895261908
Subtitle:
A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News
Author:
Goldberg, Bernard
Author:
Goldberg, Bernie
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Location:
Washington, DC
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Television broadcasting of news
Subject:
Mass Media - General
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Journalism -- Objectivity.
Subject:
Business Aspects
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20011101
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.2 in 17 oz

Other books you might like

  1. What Liberal Media?: The Truth about... Used Hardcover $3.50
  2. The Trial of Henry Kissinger Used Trade Paper $6.95
  3. When the Press Fails: Political... Used Trade Paper $7.95
  4. On the Air: The Encyclopedia of... New Hardcover $86.95
  5. Compassion Fatigue: How the Media... Used Trade Paper $30.00

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Reference
History and Social Science » Journalism » General
History and Social Science » Journalism » Media Studies
History and Social Science » Politics » General

Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$2.95 In Stock
Product details 232 pages Regnery Publishing - English 9780895261908 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
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: to provide objective, disinterested reporting. Again and again he saw that the news slanted 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, breaking ranks and naming names, he reveals a corporate news culture in which the closed-mindedness is breathtaking and in which entertainment wins over hard news every time.

"Synopsis" by , In 1996, veteran CBS News reporter and producer Bernie Goldberg committed the unpardonable sin of publicly mentioning the issue of liberal bias in the media. For that he became persona non grata at CBS. Goldberg tells how friends and colleagues turned on him, from junior CBS reporters all the way to Dan Rather. But much more than that, he exposes a bias so uniform and overwhelming that it permeates every news story we hear and read- and so entrenched and deep rooted that the networks themselves don't even recognize it.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.