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A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (And…

A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (And Pathetic) Story of the Torrid…

by Bernard Goldberg

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Tells it like it is though we wish it weren't so. ( )
  starkravingmad | Aug 26, 2011 |
Bernard Goldberg’s brief but memorable A Slobbering Love Affair recounts the myriad ways in which the USA’s mainstream media lionized – indeed, nearly deified – Barack Obama as he ran for president in 2007-2008: the gushy, embarrassing news stories; the ‘journalists’ swooning on camera; and perhaps most serious, the utter lack of interest in Obama’s background, character and associations, i.e. the media’s refusal to do their jobs and investigate.

Goldberg’s tone is sardonic; at times it borders on despairing. How can the great majority of journalists, whose role is so central to the American system, sell their integrity so cheaply? Goldberg suggests it’s a combination of these liberal journalists’ desire to ‘effect change’ and ultimately to feel good about themselves.

Recommended. ( )
1 vote mrtall | Aug 5, 2011 |
The facts about how the mainstream media helped to orchestrate the election of Obama as president of the United States. This book is not only good investigative journalism, it's something we don't often get from media hacks: The Truth. ( )
  yargles | Jun 14, 2009 |
Let us review: an outsider, no documentation, no paper trail, no legitimate credentials, little political experience, persuasive only by their oratory. Yes, this can only end well.

The lamestream media is characterized by their timidity and lack of professional investigative skills. They are responsible for the abysmal state of understanding by the American people.

Goldberg may be strident but in this pamphlet as a book he does document what journalists should have already known. They failed to inform the American people about the false image they portrayed to voters.

Obama smirked all the way through the campaign and mocked reporters thereafter stating: "Most of you covered me; all of you voted for me. Apologies to the Fox table" (10 May 2009, annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner).
4 vote gmicksmith | May 10, 2009 |
"A Slobbering Love Affair" is an entertaining, devastating and sobering book, outlining the bias exhibited by the American media towards Barack Obama during the 2008 general election. Bernard Goldberg effortlessly skewers the largely liberal press, a group he seems to hold in utter contempt. Goldberg generally writes in a clear, no nonsense fashion although his sarcasm can get a bit tiresome. Overall, the book makes its case very well and in a way that is hard to argue with. A good book for those interested in becoming a journalist or simply curious as to how the whole thing works. ( )
1 vote boleyn | May 4, 2009 |
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Goldberg contends that the mainstream media crossed an important line in the 2008 presidential race, moving from a liberal bias to crass partisianship as spin doctors for Barack Obama.

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