City of Roses
|Bernard Goldberg, a former CBS News correspondent who is now a best-selling author and writer of television documentaries on the HBO and CBS networks, has become a right-leaning cultural force with the best-selling publications "Bias", which argues of the "liberal media", and "Arrogance", which probes into the media elite.
Now, Goldberg is at it again, this time with a published countdown of the "100 People Who Are Screwing Up America" (and, yes, Al Franken is #37)
Released today, this is already looking at repeating the success of his previous best-sellers. Anyway, here's the Top 10 of that list:
1. Michael Moore, filmmaker
2. Arthur Sulzberger, publisher of The New York Times
3. Ted Kennedy, Democratic U.S. senator, Massachusetts
4. Jesse Jackson, Democratic African-American activist
5. Anthony Romero, American Civil Liberties Union's executive director
6. Jimmy Carter, former Democratic president
7. Margaret Marshall, chief justice, Massachusetts state Supreme Court
8. Paul Krugman, columnist at The New York Times
9. Jonathan Kozol, education scholar and author
10. Ralph Neas, president of People for the American Way
The list also ranges from celebrities like Eminem to feminist Gloria Steinem to former CEO Kenneth Lay.
Funny...I don't remember Michael Moore being in charge of national security of this nation after 9/11, or Jesse Jackson deceiving the country into war!
I also find it funny that on many right-wing blogs where their own lists are being put together, the retiring Sandra Day O'Connor and the retired Dan Rather have made many lists but those like George Orwell and many of our founding fathers who we deem "patriotic" are not on, who influence and endorse dissent and such which is being stamped out in many forms recently.
"The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them."
Anyway, in this new book, Goldberg also offers bonuses, bashing the entire city of Seattle, which he describes as "ground zero for overpriced coffee" and home of more "progressive loonies than anyplace else on the Left Coast."
Being a resident of Portland, Oregon, which is considered a close sibling of Seattle and San Francisco, I myself am offended in that he'd refer to the "Left Coast", especially Seattle, as "loonies" and this strikes me that this is not a mere opinionated countdown effort, this is just another biased, intented liberal-bashing publication.
I'll tell you that Goldberg sure knows how to sell a book, thus this is bound to be a heavy presence on the New York Times Best-Sellers list this summer.
Thoughts on Goldberg, "100 People Who Are Screwing Up America", etc.?
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