Author Archives: Bernard Goldberg

Duck Dynasty … and the God Given Right to be Stupid

Just when the paranoia over the so-called War on Christmas was cooling down, here comes Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty family stirring things up all over again. By now you know that Phil gave an interview to GQ in which he said some not-so-kind things about gays.  A&E, the network that airs…

This Just In: President Obama’s Pants Are on Fire!

My daughter came home from tennis camp with a trophy when she was just five years old.  She walked in the house and immediately dumped it in the garbage.  When asked why, she simply said, “They gave one of these to everybody.” About 12 seconds after he took the oath of office, Barack Obama got…

When Idealism Gets Mugged by Reality

I was watching the Fox News Channel the other day when the host asked a young, liberal man who supports President Obama how he could possibly think that other young men would want to buy a health insurance policy that included maternity care just because that kind of coverage was mandated under the so-called Affordable…

How Would Liberals Treat a Black Conservative in the White House?

I know it’s been several weeks since Oprah Winfrey told a BBC interviewer in London that President Obama has been a victim of racism.  And yes, I know that by now it’s old news.  So in the spirit of the holiday season I’ll not only be brief, but polite, civil and kind too. Ms Winfrey…

Why Some People Defend the Word Nigger

Back when I was a correspondent with CBS News I anchored a documentary called, “In Your Face, America” – about the rudeness and vulgarity that was increasingly infecting the nation’s bloodstream. As part of the program I spent a day in Houston with a rapper who used the n-word over and over all day long. …

Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Country …

With the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination upon us, the clip of the most memorable line of his Inaugural Address, and probably of his entire presidency, has run over and over again on television.  “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” The…

Sooner or Later, Mr. Obama, Reality Matters

I didn’t call my book A Slobbering Love Affair for nothing.  And the sub-title was no accident either:  The True (and Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media. Journalists fell head over heels for Barack Obama early on.  Chris Matthews wasn’t the only one who got a thrill up…

Honest: Would You Rather Win with Chris Christie or Lose with Ted Cruz?

Those sophisticates at Time magazine made a funny.  They put Chris Christie on their cover with the headline, “The Elephant in the Room.”  Get it?  Elephant.  Christie.  Time magazine did a junior high fat joke right there on its cover. Time’s executive editor Michael Duffy explained the cheap shot this way:   “Well, he’s obviously…