Skip to comments.100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (and Al Franken Is #37) (name your Top Ten Screwups here)
Posted on 07/05/2005 6:51:42 AM PDT by Liz
The number one New York Times bestselling author of Bias---Bernard Goldberg---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, Bernard 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.
Top 10 of Goldberg's "100 People"
1. Michael Moore, filmmaker
2. Arthur Sulzberger, publisher of The New York Times
3. Ted Kennedy, Democratic U.S. senator, Massachusetts
4. Jesse Jackson, Democratic African-American activist
5. Anthony Romero, American Civil Liberties Union's executive director
6. Jimmy Carter, former Democratic president
7. Margaret Marshall, chief justice, Massachusetts state Supreme Court
8. Paul Krugman, columnist at The New York Times
9. Jonathan Kozol, education scholar and author
10. Ralph Neas, president of People for the American Way
Nominate your Top Ten Screwups here.
Paul Krugman = #8?!?
He only wishes he were that influential.
Dickless Turbin should be even ahead of Hillary but it is close.
Not any specific person, but teacher's unions and the whole public education system in general would top my list.
I can see Michael Moore, Arthur Sulzberger, and Ted Kennedy. Those are all powerful men with influence.
But Al Franken? As high as #37 on the "100 People Who Are Screwing Up America" list? I just don't think he has enough influence to "screw up America."
So many losers....so little time to list them all.....
Where's George Soros? I'm sure his billions are still doing a lot of damage.
Carter should have been higher on the list.
For this reason she will never win the presidency.
Great list. I'm buying the book!
Yeah, but AlFrank'enstein is a bold name, gets in the news.
Looking back at the Clinton years, it almost seemed that Hillary was pulling the strings instead of Bill. Bill Clinton seemed like a bumbling idiot who just got bjs all the time, and Hillary Clinton was the malicious one. I think Bill was Clinton's puppet.
I mean Kosovo happened because Hillary went to Algeria and heard about something happening there and so called Bill up and told him to bomb Kosovo. Only thing I can think of is PR.
Another person who is screwing america up...how come Dan Rather wasn't in the top ten??? Oh, and maybe Ben Affleck...Robert Byrd, Senator John F Kerry, Barbara Boxer??
So many people, just about every democrat senator...and Corrine Brown.
Me... Me... I've been Screwing in the United States for fifty years... um... er... Oops !!! ;-))
Sorea$$ is busy getting glued (snicker).
yup , Sir Edmund Hillary Clinton and George Soros
What WE really need is a thread...the top 10 Freepers who are screwing up Free Republic...but the admiin mods would yank it in a second..
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