Diary Of A Hollywood Refugee

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right

No, it's not the story of my life in Hollywood...... although it could be:>)

It's Bernie Goldberg's new book; and it's classic Bernie Goldman --- personal, provocative, hard hitting and no nonsense.

For 30 years, Goldberg was a contributer to the "CBS Evening News" and "48 Hours" . He won seven Emmys and is now a Fox News commentator. He also wrote 2 of my fave books about the media, "Biased" & "Arrogance"

From The NY Post:

Goldberg also takes on Couric's predecessor, Dan Rather, for clinging to his job in the wake of the phony George W. Bush-Air National Guard story even after four of his colleagues got axed.

Riffing on "courage," Rather's nightly, one-word sign-off, Goldberg writes: "How could a man of courage, a man who puts loyalty above almost everything else, have let them leave without going right out the door with them . . . Real courage requires real risk, sometimes even sacrifice . . . Dan, like so many other elites on the left, talks a good game. They all stand for the 'right' things. As long as it doesn't cost them anything.

In what is chillingly prescient, Goldberg warns that

"if the wimps on the Right fail to regain their courage, recover their principles, and reclaim their sense of fiscal responsibility, the crazies on the Left just might win the White House in 2008."