By Bernard Goldberg
The number 1 long island occasions bestselling writer of Bias provides 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 lifeless goal on the the US 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 well-known) . . . 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 lots of more.
Goldberg names names, counting down the villains in his rogues' gallery from a hundred all of the strategy to 1—and, definite, you-know-who is quantity 37. a few supposedly "serious" newshounds additionally made the record, together with the journalist-diva who offered 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 US 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 understand and loathe. He additionally exposes many of the those that function clear of the limelight yet nonetheless have the capacity to pull loads of strings and do all kinds of damage to our tradition. so much of all, a hundred those who are Screwing Up the United States is set a rustic the place so long as something is going, as one of many stable men within the publication places it, eventually every little thing will go.
This is severe stuff evidently. yet Goldberg also will make you giggle as he harpoons scoundrels just like the congresswoman who thinks there aren't adequate hurricanes named after black humans, and the environmentalist to the celebrities who yells at overall strangers using SUVs—even even though she instruments round the state in a gas-guzzling inner most jet.
With Bias, Bernard Goldberg took us backstage and uncovered the best way mammoth Journalism distorts the inside track. Now he has written a ebook that is going even extra. This time he casts his eye on American tradition at large—and the result's a booklet that's bound to turn into the voice of all these americans who suppose that nobody is talking for them on might be the main very important factor of all: the type of nation during which we wish to reside.
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100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (and Al Franken Is #37) by Bernard Goldberg