By Bernard Goldberg
The #1 ny instances bestselling writer of Bias grants one other bombshell—this time geared toward . . .
100 those who find themselves Screwing Up America
No preaching. No pontificating. just a few unusual experience concerning the issues that experience made this state great—and the culprits who're screwing it up.
Bernard Goldberg takes useless objective on the the US Bashers (the cultural elites who glance down their snobby noses at "ordinary" americans) . . . the Hollywood Blowhards (incredibly ditzy celebrities who imagine they're shrewdpermanent simply because they're recognized) . . . the television Schlockmeisters (including the single whose exhibit has been in comparison to a churning mass of maggots devouring rotten meat) . . . the highbrow Thugs (bigwigs at a few of our greatest faculties, whose perspectives run the gamut from left wing to a long way left wing) . . . and plenty of more.
Goldberg names names, counting down the villains in his rogues' gallery from a hundred all of the method to 1—and, definite, you-know-who is quantity 37. a few supposedly "serious" reporters additionally made the checklist, together with the journalist-diva who offered out her integrity and hosted one of many dumbest hours within the historical past of community tv information. And there are these recognized miscreants who've made the USA a nastier position than it should be—a way more egocentric, vulgar, and cynical place.
But Goldberg doesn't simply around up the standard suspects we've got come to grasp and loathe. He additionally exposes a few of the those who function clear of the limelight yet nonetheless be ready to pull loads of strings and do all kinds of injury to our tradition. such a lot of all, a hundred those people who are Screwing Up the USA is set a rustic the place so long as whatever is going, as one of many stable men within the booklet places it, in the end every thing will go.
This is critical stuff evidently. yet Goldberg also will make you snigger as he harpoons scoundrels just like the congresswoman who thinks there aren't sufficient hurricanes named after black humans, and the environmentalist to the celebs who yells at overall strangers using SUVs—even although she instruments round the kingdom in a gas-guzzling inner most jet.
With Bias, Bernard Goldberg took us backstage and uncovered the way in which monstrous Journalism distorts the inside track. Now he has written a ebook that is going even additional. This time he casts his eye on American tradition at large—and the result's a booklet that's guaranteed to turn into the voice of all these american citizens who consider that nobody is talking for them on possibly the main important factor of all: the type of nation during which we wish to reside.
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