Don’t Let the Facts Stand in the Way of a Good Story!(Editorial Review for Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News) After twenty-eight years working for CBS, Bernard Goldberg decided that he no longer wanted to work for a news station he didn’t admire. Thus, he resigned and began work on his book Bias; a book in which he merely draws attention to the media for reporting from a leftist perspective, preventing the audience from receiving an objective, unbiased view of what really goes on in our world. As an “old-fashioned liberal,” as he calls himself, he does not attempt to gain conservative support for accusing liberals of bias. Rather, he would prefer liberal support for acknowledging this problem in hopes of changing the face of news. He bases his book on his personal experience as a former news anchor for CBS. Despite popular belief, he meant no harm in his book (or in his editorials) to his previous employees. His only hope was to point out an alarmingly, already well-known fact; that reporters, even if unintentionally, at news stations like CBS, NBC, and ABC report the news from their liberal viewpoint, inhibiting their audiences’s right to an accurate portrayal of our news. It all started out with an opinion editorial Goldberg wrote for the Wall Street Journal. After a man named Eric Engberg (and a once close friend to Goldberg) discussed upcoming presidential candidate Steven Forbes’ flat tax proposal from a painfully, liberal view, attacking Forbes’ proposal by using “tendentious terms like ‘scheme’ and ‘elixir’” (Blowing the Whistle on CBS News, 1996) instead of just giving the straight facts, Goldberg wrote an op-ed in which he discreetly and politely discussed the bias that is so apparent in news stories such as Engberg’s. Goldberg mentioned in his book several times the crap he got from all of CBS and other news anchors for writing that article. Since then, his career at CBS went further and further down the drain until its eventual collapse. Goldberg makes several references of reporters like Dan Rather, Peter Jennings, and Tom Brokaw, showing them in a not-so-flattering light as anti-conservative anchors who not only attack anyone who dares differ in opinion from them, but wh... ... middle of paper ... ...ourse, as Goldberg parallels, had this “nut” been black, Jewish, or gay, Russell would have been fired so fast had she used the same terminology. Bias in the news is happening everywhere, and no one seems to care to change it, which is why Bernard Goldberg has written this book. While Rather, Jennings, and Brokaw and the rest of his former employees at CBS might think he is a traitor, Goldberg had no intention of “selling them out.” He did not want them fired; he did not even want them reprimanded. All he was hoping for when he wrote his editorials and this book was to shed some light on this problem that is constantly prevailing. And for that, Bernard Goldberg should be praised. He could have easily written his editorials anonymously, yet he chose to attach his name to them. Why? Because he did not fear what he knew would accrue from his actions. He was not selfish and he believed that if they were going to fire him for something so innocent (voicing an opinion that is so widely-shared), then he didn’t want to work for an industry like that anyways. And so he resigned and wrote this book; a book that “blew the whistle” on the true nature of our news.
The host, who is later found out to be The Green Knight, tells his wife to seduce Sir Gawain. The hosts’ wife, then attempts to seduce Sir Gawain many times, trying to test his virtue. “You’re free to have my all, do with me what you will. I’ll come just as you call and swear to serve you well” (ll.1236-1240) Sir Gawain receives kisses from the wife, and later returns the kisses to The Green Knight due to their agreement for the exchanging of their days winnings. On the third day of the agreement Sir Gawain receives a gift from the lords’ wife and keeps this gift a secret from the Lord. This was the first time I thought there was something interesting going on at the castle. For Sir Gawain to only have told a lie, about a girdle that saved his life, is not something that I wouldn’t consider detrimental to his knighthood or his reputation. This makes Sir Gawain a noble knight in my point of view. It’s a struggle to always do the right thing. As a knight there would be more temptations, women, money, and more power that is
“The old argument that the networks and other ‘media elites’ have a liberal bias is so blatantly true that it’s hardly worth discussing anymore…No we don’t sit around in dark corners and plan strategies on how we’re going to slant the news. We don’t have to. It comes naturally to most reporters.” (Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News) This example is tremendously important in the author’s discussion because it proves that news stories do manipulate people through bias. Popular news networks are viewed by thousands of people every single day, thus making it have a huge impact on the public since they believe what they see. When news reporters present their news segments, it is natural for them to give their insights due to human nature being instinctively biased. “The news media is [sic] only objective if they report something you agree with… Then they’re objective. Otherwise they’re biased if you don’t agree, you know.” (CNN’s American Morning) In this quote, the readers are presented to current panelists agreeing that news consumers have a very hard time separating their own view of the news from the perspective of the news reporters because they are presenting their own opinions throughout their segments. This problem exists once again because of the bias that is contained in media
...stops him from sleeping with Bertilak’s wife, only until his finds a way to avoid death does he goes against them. What Gawain learns from the green knight’s challenge is that instinctively he is just a human who is concerned with his own life over anything else. Chivalry does provide a valuable set of rules and ideals toward which one to strive for, but a person must remain aware of their own mortality and weaknesses. Sir Gawain’s flinching at the green knight’s swinging ax, his time in the woods using animal nature requiring him to seek shelter to survive and his finally accepting the wife’s gift of the girdle teaches him that though he may be the most chivalrous knight in the land, he is nevertheless human and capable of error.
A hero is a character, who is endowed with great courage and strength. A hero’s character is portrayed as a noble, gallant, and even infallible human being, who is close to perfection but for a fatal flaw. In medieval Europe, chivalry, loyalty, faith, and honor were very important characteristics traits thus a medieval hero usually adheres to a strict code of knightly conduct, which requires his absolute loyalty to his king, refusal to break his oaths, and the defense of the helpless. The hero is on a journey of self-discovery and while on this journey he faces many challenges that he must endure in order to prevail.
The American news media is an extremely important “engine of American democracy” (Kaiser). Its role of informing the public is the foundation for our form of self-governance, and with that the influence that it has over the American people is paramount. In his essay “The Bad News About the News,” Robert G. Kaiser argues the importance of bi-partisan news outlets and the dismal impacts of the “[recent] rise of the fragmented news media,” however, this phenomenon may not be as recent as Kaiser believes. In what he refers to as the “golden era in journalism,” he writes of news anchors like Cronkite, Chancellor, Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, and Peter Jennings as “gatekeepers” of the media; however, much of the issues that Kaiser claims “unified American
Professional development for educators is an important step in learning new ways to educate, implement new practices and administering the best possible outcomes for children 's wellbeing. Depending on the child’s circumstances it is also important to search for other means of opinion. In this case accommodating the child’s family and the community in which he or she lives in and advancing towards promoting worthwhile relationships. Relationship building encourages parents in working collaboratively with professionals to create environments of support and enthusiasm around the best interests of the child.
In the Stossel video about media being bias Goldberg talk how the media is filter through group think and how that affect how the news is delivered. Goldberg states that groupthink filters a way of thinking that makes everyone think the same way and therefore bias occurs when the new is delivered to the public.(Dealing With Bias) Bernard Goldberg claim can be trusted because he is the author to the number one seller called Bias A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort The News. Goldberg continues on how the media and most of the people in mainstream media change and show only what they want to to the viewers. The workers and news believe they are informing the public with truths but in reality it has bias in it. When the majority agrees or believes a certain way the rest adapts and starts think the same way as everyone else around them. Therefore bias occurs and the news being more and more bias. Also they talk about in the video how the media is bias not because of conspiracy but because of people thinking a certain way and as a result news deliver bias information. Political and other news like politics are greatly bias due to media wanting to portray a way of thinking and agreeing with the same belief as the majority in the big corporations. Media wants to make the viewer agree with the views on politics and make it seem like bias does not occur in mainstream
This assignment shall explore the services for children and the range of settings that provide care and education for children. It will look at the professional practice and the principles and values that underpin working with children including the promotion of their rights.
The news media rejects the fact that they are biased. They claim that they are the “middle of the road,” and are neutral on the stories that they cover. Publishers also claim that they are the watchdog for the political system, and they make sure that the system is free of any corruption, or wrongdoing. Th...
The joker in the movie batman dose all of his criminal acts care free. He blows things up like its nothing and he has no problem with killing tons of people if someone doesnt stop him . While batman taks everything he does seriously and doesnt want to make any mistakes because if he does somebody might lose their life. For example, in the movie the joker puts two people in place where they are likely to die and leaves it up to batman to try to save them. As he is getting
Parents and families are children’s first educator as they play an important role into young children’s education and development. The term “partnership with parents” has been outlined as a “working relationship that is characterised by shared interest of purpose, mutual respect and the willingness to negotiate” (Pugh & De’ath, 1989, p. 34). This includes parents and educators coming together; sharing the process of decision making; outlining individual information and skills; sharing of feelings and recognition of individuality of families (O’Hogan & Curtis, 2003). However, OECD (2001) emphasized that partnership is not about being involved but instead it’s more about the educator sharing the responsibility for young children with their parents and taking the opportunity of learning from all the unique knowledge that different countries bring on board. According to Pugh & Duffy (2010) partnership can be identified by having parents involved in the planning of next steps for their child’s learning or being involved in the recruitment of staffs. As Lindon (1997) stated that partnership with parents is the fundamental part of enriching good practice in the early years. In relation to Aistear (NCCA, 2009) the responsibilities from parents and educators value each other’s opinions in order to benefit children. Síolta (CEDE, 2006) highlight partnership with parents takes a child’s best interest into account by being opened, honest and respectful.
Could there actually be someone who truly just does not care about dying or killing innocent people? The world may never know. But as Alfred said “The Joker is a man who isn’t looking for anything logical like money, nor can he be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. He simply wants to watch the world burn” (tyree, 2009). Alfred is right with his small diagnosis of The Jokers behavior. There is something deeper though, it is hard for me to just think that The Joker has some mental issue without a past of some sort, or a traumatization. The scars. Where did they come from? Well, he tells two different stories in the movie. The first story is of him and his father. He says, “So, me watching, he takes the knife to her, laughing while he does it. He turns to me and says, ‘Why so serious?’ Comes at me with the knife. ‘WHY SO SERIOUS?’ He sticks the blade in my mouth”’ (Batman: The Dark Knight, 2014). Now knowing this vital information about his past, a conclusion can be drawn that there are psychological issues that may cause his behavior. Psychologist Sea and Knon stated that, “this can lead to coping strategies of secrecy and social withdrawal” (Sea and Knon, 2013). The Joker withdrawals from society because of his indifferences, mainly with his appearance. The secrecy is behind The Joker, is The Joker. He never gives away his plans
According to Lichter et.al, 85% of the journalist who graduate at Columbia university in the year 1982, they identified themselves as liberal while 11 percent of the graduate were conservative (48). Mass media biases occur in various ways such as when the media attack the particular politician, individual aspirant or certain ideology. Other forms of bias include corporate biases which involve selecting stories to please mass media 's corporates and mainstream bias which entails reporting what other media are reporting in order to avoid reporting stories that might offend someone despite them being facts. Journalist mainly concentrates much on covering and printing stories based on opinion rather than facts. This has not gone well with some individuals in the United State. This is because their affairs have been interfered with, causing harm to their day to day