Books: Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News by Bernard Goldberg
A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News
This is an interesting and extremely provocative book recommended to me by Rob Bailey. Though Goldberg seems to be on a vendetta of sorts, he makes some extremely good points about the left-wing bias of the news at the three major networks.
ABC/CBS/NBC news are in steady decline. every year their viewership goes down as people turn to more trustworthy news sources (Fox, MSNBC, talk radio, the Internet, etc.). Goldberg explains why it happens and how it happens — and he gives a lot of good examples on media bias.
It is hard to read (or listen — I actually listened to it on tape) this book and come out with a good opinion of Rather, Brokaw, and Jennings. It will be interesting to see how news changes in the next few years as all three are expected to retire in the near future.