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There are so many conflicts and life.
Republicans disagree with Democrats business fights with its critics so where you go to get the truth.
Media of course I'd like to believe you get the and no one's exposed and explain that better than the author of bias.
A CBS insider exposes how the media.
Distort the news.
The author Bernie Goldberg of course is no longer CBS insider he now works here at fox and -- -- book is fifteen years old or so now it it was this huge.
Best seller and he preceded it with this Wall Street Journal column.
That I have from the C when I was on an airplane and I was working at ABC at the time and I was just so frustrated with the suffocating biased.
Where all my colleagues acted like -- we're not -- we're just tell the truth.
And I got so excited -- your column that I -- screamed out loud and people were -- it.
Let me just described the audience is it the title was networks need a reality check -- -- said the old argument that networks have liberal bias is so blatantly true and -- is worth discussing any more.
-- and he talked about one CBS report on the Forbes Steve Forbes proposal for a flat tax which they called scheme and worse.
You described it was written by your friend Eric and Berger -- still your friend.
And what I like that are -- debt.
After that piece came out a whole bunch of my former friends stopped talking to me.
It was the first piece written by a mainstream reporter.
About liberal bias while I was still a mainstream reporter.
I don't think one has been written even sense.
By mainstream reporters and no Eric stopped talking to me.
Dan rather stopped talking to me and a whole bunch of other people stop talk.
That's what I noticed that ABC -- once I came out of the closets and -- as a libertarian.
That they I thought they'd argue with that we have stimulating political discussions and that they would say why they disagreed but they just call.
He's -- talking to.
Yeah what happened -- you have all whole bunch of people who think alike.
It's group think and as a result of group think.
The news that your colleagues at ABC said we're just telling the truth.
And they -- telling the truth filtered through a liberal prism.
And that's the problem with bias not a conspiracy.
But too many like minded people making the decisions on what.
The audience and the reader -- to it to -- in and see on TV but what I don't get is that this these are supposed to be seekers of truth.
Why this silent treatment like Peter Jennings what he would see me in the hall at AB CE we just go.
And turned his head away.
Like Ari had embarrassed.
AB revenues by -- a mere existence but why didn't they come -- you and me and say.
How can you believe this -- what why you would accuse us of liberal bias and an -- -- -- yet.
Let me give you -- let me give you my a personal.
Experience with that.
The day before that Wall Street Journal came out talking about liberal bias in the mainstream media Dan -- this was in February of 1996.
Iowa for the caucuses.
I know I have to call among I worked for him.
On the evening news and a and I know I have to calling -- -- heads -- so -- did.
I said Dan there's going to be an article coming out tomorrow that I wrote in the Wall Street Journal -- -- -- and you're not gonna be happy with it.
And before I could say anything else he said -- in the users' exact words Bernie we were friends yesterday.
We're friends today -- we'll be friends tomorrow what you're right.
I told them what I wrote.
And from that day in February 1996.
Until this day in February of 2012.
Dan rather has spoken a grand total of zero words to me.
And here was one of his people I wasn't.
Up conservative ideologues I had never in 28 years at CBS news not even once.
Been accused of having a conservative bias of not so -- -- -- don't screw screw ball coming that at him.
You know it would who he could simply dismiss.
And that was the problem and that might have been your -- the problem with you also.
Legitimate journalists making this point sorry you -- -- wing activists.
Why don't they aren't you let us why did they just go.
-- -- -- look at us like or some spill on the sidewalk we've done something disgusting.
Because they don't wanna get into a discussion because.
Some troops may come out that they don't wanna deal with.
So what is the public -- -- to get the truth who do you trust -- you go to her media source the short answer is.
Go to more than one news source because if if this -- is gonna filter -- through this prism in this sources gonna filter through that prism.
I know people have jobs they don't have all data read newspapers or watch TV or go online but -- your news from.
And your opinions from more than one place if you can.
I find Tyler we do our reporting often we see the claim from one side so we just go to the other side say -- what do you say about this and go back and forth and that's up.
We get to the truth but you're right people don't have the time -- the interest in doing.
Thank you very -- -- here.
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