Monday, May 22, 2006

Idiot Bernard Goldberg

Bernard Goldberg is a former CBS news reporter. As a CBS reporter, he was OK, but he never was going to be treated in the way he thought he deserved. So, he left, reports for Bryant Gumbel's "Real Sports" on HBO, and writes books attacking the "liberal media", such as "Bias" and "Arrogance."

He was on the Sean Hannity radio show today. Hannity was off on a rant about how so few conservatives are invited to speak at commencement exercises. He then decried about how Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice faced opposition to her speaking at Boston College's commencement. Goldberg then claimed, "There's more diversity on the Taliban than on U.S. universities."

What a stupid statement.

The Young America Foundation just released a list of commencement speakers. If you take their numbers at face value, you have approximately 54 commencement speakers who are liberal (colored blue on the YAF website) and 19 who are conservative (colored red). Interestingly, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who I thought is a Republican, is put in the liberal list. Harriett Mayor Fulbright, wife of former Senator William J. Fulbright, is listed as a liberal. Fulbright was not that big of a liberal himself, but the assumption she is a liberal is quite an assumption. So is the labeling as liberal Vice-Admiral Richard Carmona, the present surgeon general.

But, here are folks who are not identified at all in terms of ideology. Yet, many of the following 11 folks clearly fall into the conservative camp.

Ben Bernanke, new Fed chair
Lance Armstrong, cyclist (and a previously announced Bush supporter)
Julie Gerberding, head of the CDC
Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot
Thomas Siebel, former CEO of Siebel Systems
Curtis Carlson, president of SRI
Jeffrey Immelt, president of General Electric
Paul Volcker, former Fed chair
Vance Coffman, former president of Lockheed-Martin
William McGuire, chair of United Health

and my favorite, Elder Robert D. Hales, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I guess I'm wrong -- he's got to be a flaming liberal.

BTW, Secretary Rice was not the only one to be protested at a college commencement. Court TV anchor Catherine Crier got booed at Western Connecticut State University while saying the following about an interview Fredrick Schwartz, the Chief Counsel for the Church Commission in the 1970's, gave: "Bush lawyers argue that the Constitution gives the President the right to break the law. If this is not put down or defeated, we are in a slippery slope moving toward a much more totalitarian government that's like the monarchy we tried to put behind us when we had the revolution 200 years ago."

Interestingly, Hannity was not upset about the treatment Crier received, but the content of her speech. What a surprise.

What a hypocrite!


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