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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

The 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America

Bernard Goldberg's book, "The 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America: (and Al Franken Is #37)," lists the following people as the main culprits for the decline of American culture:


  1. Michael Moore - filmmaker
  2. Arthur Sulzberger - publisher of The New York Times
  3. Ted Kennedy - Democratic U.S. senator, Massachusetts
  4. Jesse Jackson - Democratic African-American activist
  5. Anthony Romero - American Civil Liberties Union's executive director
  6. Jimmy Carter - former Democratic President
  7. Margaret Marshall - Chief Justice, Massachusetts State Supreme Court
  8. Paul Krugman - columnist at The New York Times
  9. Jonathan Kozol - education scholar and author
  10. Ralph Neas - president of People for the American Way
  11. Noam Chomsky - MIT Professor of Linguistics
  12. Dan Rather - television journalist
  13. Andrew Heyward - president of CBS News
  14. Mary Mapes - television producer
  15. Ted Rall - columnist and cartoonist
  16. John Edwards - trial lawyer, former Democratic U.S. senator and VP candidate
  17. Al Sharpton - Democratic African-American activist
  18. Al Gore - former Democratic U.S. senator and U.S. Vice President
  19. George Soros - financier
  20. Howard Dean - former governor of Vermont, chairman of the Democratic National Committee
  21. Judge Roy Moore - former Chief Justice of Alabama
  22. Michael Newdow - atheist
  23. The Unknown American Terrorist
  24. Lee Bollinger - president of Columbia University
  25. James Kopp - assassin
  26. Dr. Martin Haskell - abortion doctor
  27. Paul Begala - Democratic political consultant
  28. Julian Bond - Chairman of the NAACP
  29. John Green - brawling Detroit Pistons basketball fan
  30. Latrell Sprewell - basketball player
  31. Maury Povich - television talk show host
  32. Jerry Springer - television talk show host
  33. Bob Shrum - retired Democratic political consultant
  34. Bill Moyers - journalist and commentator
  35. Jeff Danziger - cartoonist
  36. Nancy Hopkins - professor of biology at Harvard University
  37. Al Franken - entertainer
  38. Jim McDermott - U.S. Representative from Washington State
  39. Peter Singer -Australian philosopher and professor at Princeton University
  40. Scott Harshbarger - former Attorney General of Massachusetts
  41. Susan V. Beresford - president of the Ford Foundation
  42. Gloria Steinem - feminist and journalist
  43. Paul Eibeler - CEO video game company
  44. Dennis Kozlowski - convicted CEO of Tyco International
  45. Ken Lay - indicted businessman
  46. Barbara Walters - media personality
  47. Maxine Waters - U.S. Representative from California
  48. Robert Byrd - U.S. Senator from W. Virginia
  49. Ingrid Newkirk - co-founder and current president of PETA
  50. John Vasconcellos - former Democratic member of the California State legislature
  51. Ann Pelo - teacher and writer
  52. Markos Moulitsas - blogger
  53. Anna Nicole Smith - model and actress
  54. Neal Shapiro - president NBC News
  55. David Westin - president ABC News
  56. Diane Sawyer - television journalist
  57. Ted Field - film producer
  58. Eminem - entertainer
  59. Shirley Franklin - Democratic mayor of Atlanta
  60. Ludacris - entertainer
  61. Michael Savage - radio personality
  62. Howard Stern - radio personality
  63. Amy Richards - feminist activist
  64. James Wolcott - writer
  65. Oliver Stone - filmmaker
  66. David Duke - former leader of the Ku Klux Klan
  67. Randall Robinson - founder and former president of TransAfrica
  68. Katherine Hanson - director of The Gender, Diversities & Technology Institute
  69. Matt Kunitz - television producer
  70. Jimmy Swaggart - Christian preacher
  71. Phil Donahue - former talk show host
  72. Ward Churchill - writer and professor of ethnic studies at UC Boulder
  73. Barbara Kingsolver - writer
  74. Katha Pollitt - writer
  75. Eric Foner - professor of history at Columbia University
  76. Barbara Foley - writer
  77. Linda Hirshman - writer
  78. Norman Mailer - writer
  79. Harry Belafonte - entertainer
  80. Kitty Kelley - writer
  81. Tim Robbins - actor
  82. Laurie David - wealthy environmental dilettante
  83. The Dumb and Vicious Celebrity-
    Linda Ronstadt
    Martin Sheen
    David Clennon
    Janeane Garafalo
  84. The Vicious Celebrity-
    Alec Baldwin
    Wallace Shawn
    Sean Penn
    Janeane Garafalo
  85. The Dumb Celebrity-
    Cameron Diaz
    Fred Durst
    Kate Hudson
    Margaret Cho
    Janeane Garafalo
  86. Chris Ofili - English painter
  87. Sheldon Hackney - history professor at Univ. of Pennsylvania
  88. Aaron McGruder - cartoonist
  89. Jane Smiley - writer
  90. Michael Jackson - entertainer
  91. Barbra Streisand - entertainer
  92. Kerri Dunn - psychology professor at Claremont McKenna College
  93. Richard Timmons - NY ax murderer
  94. Guy Velella - convicted Bronx Republican State Senator
  95. Courtney Love - entertainer
  96. Eve Ensler - playwright
  97. Todd Goldman - cartoonist
  98. Sheila Jackson Lee - Democratic U.S. Representative from Texas
  99. Matthew Lesko - scammer
  100. Richard and Kathy Hilton - parents of Paris Hilton

related links from political right:
Comity Central [huffingtonpost.com]
Bernard Goldberg: 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America [interview-cbn.com]

related links from political left:
The List: 100 People Screwing Up USA [dailykos.com]
I Got Your 100 Screwups Right Here, Bernie [mydd.com]
I'm Totally More America-Screwing Than Those Guys! [norbizness.com]
Bernie Goldberg's new book: Hannity is in Heaven [crooksandliars.com]

100 People Who Are Screwing Up America [wikipedia.org]

Update: All these people are connected to Kevin Bacon
see The Great Bacon Conspiracy [TJN]

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