Goldberg's book, which largely focuses on the pre-set approaches to news on television, should have cited such exceptions as Bob Simon of CBS and a number of other TV reporters. A much more extensively researched and annotated report on rampant political correctness in journalismat The New York Times and The Washington Post, among other papersis William McGowan's Coloring the News. More on that next week.
But Bias is worth looking at, and most of the offended and indignant skewerers of Goldberg's book neglected to mention this point he raises: "Does anyone think a 'diverse' group of conservative journalists would give us the news straight? I sure as hell don't."
Coloring the News by William McGowan has yet to be reviewed in the proudly influential New York Times Book Review, as Cynthia Cotts has noted (Voice, April 2). Thats a story unto itself, as will be explored in next weeks column.