Author Archives: Bernard Goldberg

A Rare Politician with Guts

On July 7, 2005 Muslim terrorists attacked London. They set off bombs on buses and trains that left 52 people dead and hundreds more injured. After the attack the Daily Telegraph conducted a poll of British Muslims, asking about their attitudes toward terrorism, specifically about the bus and train bombings. While a vast majority –…

Life and Death in Polarized America

Sooner or later everything becomes polarized in this divided country of ours. It’s against the rules to see the other side’s point of view.   That’s like giving ammo to the enemy. Besides, in media circles, where people make a good living dividing Americans, seeing the other guy’s point of view is bad for business. When…

The Elite Liberal Softer Kind of Racism

I don’t know what happened in Ferguson, Missouri between the cop and the kid. And neither do you. When I covered hard news I saw cops who crossed the line and I saw kids who started trouble. So let’s not jump to conclusions. But what do you think the reaction in Ferguson would have been…

Mission Not Accomplished

On May 1, 2003, President George W. Bush flew onto the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln anchored off the coast of San Diego and announced an end to “major combat operations” in Iraq. As if that wasn’t bad enough given the years of war that followed those words, the president was standing beneath a giant…

A Few Words About a Friend Who Changed My Life

On February 8, 1996 I got a phone call that changed the course of my life. The call was from a fella named Jerry Kelley, a building contractor who was born and raised in Enterprise, Alabama and made Gomer Pyle sound like Laurence Olivier. Jerry had repaired my house in Miami after Hurricane Andrew blew…

Both Obama and Palin Rooting for Impeachment

When John Boehner was asked about impeachment the other day, he said this: “We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans. Listen, it’s all a scam started by Democrats at the White House.” Not exactly, Mr. Speaker. Boehner’s a busy man so perhaps he didn’t know it was Sarah Palin…

Israel, Gaza and the Repulsive Moralists

More than 100,000 Arabs have been killed in the war raging in Syria.  How many more Arabs have been killed in Iraq by other Arabs since the U.S. pulled out all its troops?  How many Arabs have been killed by other Arabs before and since the Arab Spring?  Let’s just say, lots.  And what is…

Israel in the United Nations’ Crosshairs … Again

There are few certainties in life, but one that you can reliably count on is that the United Nations will condemn Israel every chance it gets. Between 2006 when the UN’s so-called Human Right Council was established until 2013, the “humanitarians” on the council condemned Israel 45 times. In fact, it passed almost as many…