Author Archives: Bernard Goldberg

At the Crossroads of Religion and Politics: Republicans, Proceed With Caution

In his new book, Believer, political guru David Axelrod tells us that when his pal Barack Obama was running for president in 2008 he lied, for political reasons, about his position on gay marriage, telling voters he was against it when he really was for it. According to Axelrod, “Gay marriage was a particularly nagging…

The Man Who Wanted to be Walter Cronkite … and Jay Leno

Brian Williams may just now be finding out the high cost of making things up, but the seeds of his fall from anchorman grace were sown a long time ago. At this point we don’t know what motivated him to lie about what happened to him in Iraq in 2003. All we know is that…

Mr. Obama’s History Lesson

Even though the “Big Three” Broadcast networks didn’t cover it, by now most of us know that in a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast last week, President Obama delivered a sermonette of sorts, telling us that radical Muslims don’t have a monopoly on atrocity, that Christians have also done terrible things in the name…

Blood in the Water, Sharks Circling … and Brian Williams

Try to imagine that Letterman or Kimmel or Fallon asks me to be a guest on their late night show and the first question is: “What did you do before you went into journalism, Bernie?” Now imagine that I say: “Well, Dave (or Jimmy) I played centerfield for the New York Yankees; I hit 536…

Measles … and the Need for Republicans to Man Up!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting more than 100 confirmed cases of measles spread across 14 states, an outbreak that began at Disneyland in California. Now the outbreak has spread to the 2016 presidential race – or more accurately to what several of the likely Republican candidates think about mandatory vaccinations that…