By Bernard Goldberg
The number 1 ny occasions bestselling writer of Bias provides one other bombshell—this time geared toward . . .
100 those who are Screwing Up America
No preaching. No pontificating. just a few unusual feel in regards to the issues that experience made this state great—and the culprits who're screwing it up.
Bernard Goldberg takes useless target on the the USA Bashers (the cultural elites who glance down their snobby noses at "ordinary" american citizens) . . . the Hollywood Blowhards (incredibly ditzy celebrities who imagine they're shrewdpermanent simply because they're recognized) . . . the television Schlockmeisters (including the only 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 the entire solution to 1—and, convinced, you-know-who is quantity 37. a few supposedly "serious" newshounds additionally made the checklist, together with the journalist-diva who bought out her integrity and hosted one of many dumbest hours within the background of community tv information. And there are these recognized miscreants who've made the United States 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 now have come to understand and loathe. He additionally exposes a few of the those that function clear of the limelight yet nonetheless be able to pull loads of strings and do all types of damage to our tradition. such a lot of all, a hundred people who find themselves Screwing Up the US is ready a rustic the place so long as something is going, as one of many stable men within the ebook places it, ultimately every little thing will go.
This is severe stuff evidently. yet Goldberg also will make you snigger as he harpoons scoundrels just like the congresswoman who thinks there aren't adequate hurricanes named after black humans, and the environmentalist to the celebs who yells at overall strangers using SUVs—even even though she instruments round the state in a gas-guzzling deepest jet.
With Bias, Bernard Goldberg took us backstage and uncovered the best way enormous Journalism distorts the scoop. Now he has written a booklet that is going even additional. This time he casts his eye on American tradition at large—and the result's a booklet that's certain to turn into the voice of all these americans who believe that nobody is conversing for them on maybe the main very important factor of all: the type of kingdom within which we wish to stay.
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