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December 2, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review June 21, 2011 / 19 Sivan, 5771

Let's Play the Race Card --- Just for Fun Of Course

By Bernard Goldberg



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | In case you have a life and don't follow such things, I'm here to inform you that CBS News will soon have a new Chief White House correspondent. Her name is Norah O'Donnell, who until now has been a news correspondent at NBC and MSNBC in Washington.

This may not exactly be earth shattering news, but it is interesting that CBS would hire such a blatantly liberal journalist. Interesting but not all that surprising — because in the world of network news, Ms. O'Donnell isn't even seen as a liberal. Just as a fish doesn't know he's wet, because fish have no frame of reference, network journalists don't know they're liberals. They don't have a frame of reference, either. Fish are surrounded by water. Liberal journalists are surrounded by liberal journalists. In their world, everything to the right of center is conservative — which it is. But everything to the left is middle of the road, which it most certainly is not.

A while ago, Newt Gingrich took a pot shot at President Obama, telling a Republican gathering that "shooting three-point shots may be clever, but it doesn't put anybody to work." He was commenting on the president's televised shoot-out with CBS sports analyst and former basketball star Clark Kellogg during the network's coverage of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.

No big deal, right? Wrong!

A day later, on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Ms. O'Donnell, who was MSNBC's chief Washington correspondent, told the other guests the following:

"But I'm not sure what he [Gingrich] means by this particular sound bite and I think it's open to some criticism because it suggests that the President is an athlete and some people may suggest, you know, because all black people are good athletes. I mean that's what it sort of sounds like to me."

I'm sure it does — and for one simple reason: Norah O'Donnell is a liberal. And an elite media liberal at that. These are people who see racism in particular and bigotry in general all over the place.

Take Frank Rich. PLEASE! When he wrote for the Sunday New York Times he was the darling of the paper's liberal readers who hung on his every word. In one column he wrote that it wasn't President Obama's politics that got conservatives riled up, it was his race — and their all-around bigotry. "The conjunction of a black president and a female speaker of the House — topped off by a wise Latina on the Supreme Court and a powerful gay Congressional committee chairman — would sow fears of disenfranchisement among a dwindling and threatened minority in the country no matter what policies were in play."

Then there's Eugene Robinson, the Pulitizer Prize-winning columnist at the Washington Post who wrote that, "I can't help believing that the tea party's rise was partly due to circumstances beyond his [President Obama's] control — that he's different from other presidents, and that the difference is his race."

Tavis Smiley, who anchors a program on PBS, went on MSNBC and said the 2012 presidential campaign will be "the ugliest, the nastiest, the most divisive, and the most racist in the history of this Republic."

Even the once rock solid just-the-facts Associated Press has gotten into the act. In a story during the last presidential campaign, an AP writer said Sarah Palin was using "racially tinged" words because she told a rally that Barack Obama was "palling around with terrorists" — a reference to his association with Bill Ayers, the domestic terrorist who launched a campaign to bomb the Capitol and Pentagon in his Weatherman Underground days.

This is part of the liberal routine. If you're against ObamaCare, it's probably because you're a racist. If you think the president wasted nearly a trillion dollars on so-called stimulus, you're a bigot, if you criticize him for just about anything you run the risk of having some liberal elite smearing you as someone who hates black people, This got me wondering: What if the tables were turned.

What if Herman Cain, the businessman who founded Godfather's pizza, somehow won the Republican nomination for president. I know it's a million to one shot, but what if, by some political miracle, he did?

Well, it's a safe bet liberals would do everything they could to make sure he wasn't elected. They certainly wouldn't vote for him. And they'd trash him every chance they got.

But why? Herman Cain is smart. He's successful. He comes off as strong and competent. Oh yeah, I almost forgot: he's black.

So if we played the game that liberals are always playing we would come to only one conclusion: Liberals don't like Herman Cain because they're racists. What else could it be? It couldn't possibly be because he's conservative, could it?

Well, of course it could. In fact, that's precisely why liberals — black and white — wouldn't support him. Yet liberals don't see it that way when the shoe is on the other foot. They can't believe that conservatives don't like President Obama because of his liberal politics. All they see are conservative racists.

So here's my suggestion on how to end this slander: Every time liberals disagrees with Herman Cain's position on the economy, the budget, the debt crisis, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya, or anything else, conservatives should call them racists. They'll say that's dumb, but conservatives shouldn't back down. Keep calling liberals racists over and over and over — until they finally get it.

That, of course, could be a long time. Norah O'Donnell, for instance, was called MSNBC's "resident deep thinker" — but it wasn't meant as a compliment if you know what I mean. She doesn't like Sarah Palin or the tea party and once told Bill Maher that Barack Obama is a "pragmatic centrist." Sure!

So you can expect the slobbering love affair between journalists and President Obama to continue when Ms. O'Donnell shows up at the White House. She's been on the love train from Day One.

And permit me this one fantasy: Herman Cain wins and is our next president. You think Norah O'Donnell — or any of the other White House correspondents — will see racism when liberals attack him? Sorry I asked.

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JWR contributor Bernard Goldberg, the television news reporter and author of several bestselling books, among them, Bias, a New York Times number one bestseller about how the media distort the news. He is widely seen as one of the most original writers and thinkers in broadcast journalism. Mr. Goldberg covered stories all over the world for CBS News and has won 10 Emmy awards for excellence in journalism. He now reports for the widely acclaimed HBO broadcast Real Sports.

He is a graduate of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey and a member of the school's Hall of Distinguished Alumni and proprietor of BernardGoldberg.com.


Previously:


06/20/11: Sarah Palin and Weiner's Weiner
06/03/11: Memo to GOP: Turn Mr. Obama into Mr. Yesterday
05/20/11: I Get Letters From People Who Should Be Locked Up
05/09/11: Is ‘Torture’ Ever Justified?
05/02/11: The Promiscuous Use of the R Word
04/19/11: The Man Behind the Million Dollar Smile
04/12/11: What's the Difference Between Libs in Politics and Libs in the Media?
04/08/11: An Idea Whose Time Has Come — and Gone
03/28/11: The Pundits Are Driving Me Crazy --- And You Thought Qadaffi Is Nuts
03/14/11: No Liberal Bias at NPR — Just Ask NPR
03/10/11: The media's frustration
03/01/11: Progressives Lost in Time . . .
02/23/11: The Lamestreams Strike Again --- This Time in Madison
02/03/11: You MUST Own a Gun --- Or Else!
01/20/11: It Was Horrible, I tell you … HORRIBLE!
01/11/11: Here We Go Again . . .
01/06/11: You Go, Oprah
12/28/10: A Year-Ender --- The MSM and Obama's Fall from Grace 12/14/10: Thank
Heaven for Rich People

12/02/10: The Phony Nobility of Wikileaks

© 2011, Bernard Goldberg

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