100 People Who Are Screwing up America (and Al Franken Is #37)

100 People Who Are Screwing up America (and Al Franken Is #37)

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A veteran CBS reporter offers a list of people making the American culture more selfish and obscene, and less patriotic, including Howard Stern, Rick and Cathy Hilton, and Latrell Sprewell.

HARPERCOLL

The number one New York Times bestselling author of Bias delivers another bombshell—this time aimed at . . .

100 People Who Are Screwing Up America

No preaching. No pontificating. Just some uncommon sense about the things that have made this country great—and the culprits who are screwing it up.

Bernard Goldberg takes dead aim at the America Bashers (the cultural elites who look down their snobby noses at "ordinary" Americans) . . . the Hollywood Blowhards (incredibly ditzy celebrities who think they're smart just because they're famous) . . . the TV Schlockmeisters (including the one whose show has been compared to a churning mass of maggots devouring rotten meat) . . . the Intellectual Thugs (bigwigs at some of our best colleges, whose views run the gamut from left wing to far left wing) . . . and many more.

Goldberg names names, counting down the villains in his rogues' gallery from 100 all the way to 1—and, yes, you-know-who is number 37. Some supposedly "serious" journalists also made the list, including the journalist-diva who sold out her integrity and hosted one of the dumbest hours in the history of network television news. And there are those famous miscreants who have made America a nastier place than it ought to be—a far more selfish, vulgar, and cynical place.

But Goldberg doesn't just round up the usual suspects we have come to know and detest. He also exposes some of the people who operate away from the limelight but still manage to pull a lot of strings and do all sorts of harm to our culture. Most of all, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America is about a country where as long as anything goes, as one of the good guys in the book puts it, sooner or later everything will go.

This is serious stuff for sure. But Goldberg will also make you laugh as he harpoons scoundrels like the congresswoman who thinks there aren't enough hurricanes named after black people, and the environmentalist to the stars who yells at total strangers driving SUVs—even though she tools around the country in a gas-guzzling private jet.

With Bias, Bernard Goldberg took us behind the scenes and exposed the way Big Journalism distorts the news. Now he has written a book that goes even further. This time he casts his eye on American culture at large—and the result is a book that is sure to become the voice of all those Americans who feel that no one is speaking for them on perhaps the most vital issue of all: the kind of country in which we want to live.



Baker
& Taylor

The Emmy Award-winning author of Bias identifies 100 high-profile individuals he believes are contributing to deteriorating values and negative behavior patterns in America, in an account that profiles specific personality types and names such figures as Jerry Springer, the rapper Ludacris, and Michael Moore. 250,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2005]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780060761288
0060761288
Branch Call Number: 302.23 Goldberg 2005
Characteristics: xi, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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redban Apr 23, 2015

The political theatre is a cesspool, and this stooge is the dung in the cesspool.

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naturalist
Apr 23, 2015

Author background: ... http://mediamatters.org/research/2009/01/28/bernard-goldbergs-bias-against-the-facts/147058
and . . .
“Idiot Bernard Goldberg”
posted at
“Battling Idiot America - It’s time to reclaim intelligent discourse in America”
22-05-2006
http://docrod.blogspot.ca/2006/05/idiot-bernard-goldberg.html

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naturalist
Dec 23, 2012

Sorry, Bernard, that's Senator Alan Franken to you now.

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