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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (809 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bernard Goldberg Narrator: Bernard Goldberg Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The #1 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, 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Danielle | 2/13/2014

    " hmm . . . well, my dad passed along this book to me, so there is tentative red flag #1. however, i will say that it was rather enjoyable. it's not that i'm becoming more conservative in my "old age," but there is something appealing to me about this book as goldberg tackles both sides of the debate -- democrats vs. republicans; intellectuals vs. non-intellectuals (whatever that means); etc. he especially takes a close look at media moguls and figures, and holds them especially responsible for the pollution of American ideals and thoughts, as perceived by some. i guess i'm not too proud to say that i enjoyed this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Linda | 2/12/2014

    " The catchy title caught my attention, along with a reviewer's comment: "uncommon sense about the things that have made this country great---and the culprits who are screwing it up." It is written in chapter form, some long, some very short, for each person, and clearly from a very conservative perspective. It includes people such as Al Sharpton, Barbra Steisand, Howard Dean, Dan Rather, John Edwards, Bill Moyers, John Kerry, Gloria Steinem, Ken Lay....the list goes on and on....100 names, in fact! Some interesting, some not. And not just politicians and liberal icons, but also celebrities and uber-liberal college professors. The top four on the list are: Michael Moore, Arthur Sulzberger, Ted Kennedy and Jesse Jackson....'nuf said. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Kymberly | 2/2/2014

    " I agreed with some of his choices and reasons though his reasoning worldview has many holes. I wouldn't read it again nor would I really recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Heather | 1/29/2014

    " This is a good book to pick up when you only have a few minutes at a time to read something. Where no one will be able to agree with all 100 of Goldberg's picks, it is comical to see why and how he chose his top 100. "

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About the Author

Bernard Goldberg is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bias, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America, and Arrogance. He has won eight Emmy awards for his work at CBS News and at HBO, where he now reports for the acclaimed program Real Sports. In 2006 he won the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award, the most prestigious of all broadcast journalism awards.