110 People Who Are Screwing Up America

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110 People Who Are Screwing Up America (and Al Franken is #37) is a 2006 book by former CBS newsperson-turned-Fox News toady Bernard Goldberg.[1] The book is a revision of his 2005 book when Goldberg only hated 100 people.[2] While Goldberg does bash some conservatives and racists, in the introduction of the book he admits that the list mostly contains "liberals". The introduction also gives a screed against profanity, rap music, the liberal media (odd, given he worked for CBS, which conservatives view as liberal), television, anti-Americanism, trial lawyers, affirmative action, Enron, feminism, professor values, and "Hollywood values".[citation needed]


Here are some of the most notable on his list, in order of evilness. Some were obscure even when the book was written. Here are the top 12, as well as some other notable ones.

Top 12[edit]

1. Michael Moore: Moore is clearly the greatest threat to America. Goldberg doesn't even say why, just a photo and a quote.
2. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger:Wikipedia Publisher of the New York Times.
3. Ted Kennedy: Oops he's dead now, isn't he?
4. Jesse Jackson
5. Anthony Romero:Wikipedia Head of the ACLU. Because civil rights or something.
6. Ramsey Clark:Wikipedia Saddam's lawyer. The rule of law shouldn't extend to evil people.
7. Jimmy Carter: who does he think he is, helping poor people?
8. Margaret MarshallWikipedia Massachusetts Supreme Court justice who legalized gay marriage.
9. Paul Krugman
10. Jonathan Kozol:Wikipedia Left-wing education advocate.
11. Ralph Neas:Wikipedia Head of People for the American Way, a liberal lobbyist group.
12. Noam Chomsky

Notable entries[edit]

15. Ted Rall, though in fairness, Ted Rall blamed 9/11 widows for putting on airs.
18. John EdwardsWikipedia
20. Al Gore
21. George Soros: Did he ruin the wrong economy?
22. Howard Dean
23. Roy Moore: 1st conservative on the list! (Look! Equal opportunity!)
37. Al Franken
51. Robert Byrd
65. Michael Savage: 2nd Conservative! We are on a roll! Too obvious, as are the next three. Yawn.
70. David Duke
74. Fred Phelps
75. Jimmy Swaggart
78. Ward Churchill
109. Matthew Lesko


See the main article on this topic: Hypocrisy

Cathy Young, in a review of the book, noted that Goldberg was constantly criticizing those on the left who he deemed "uncivil," despite allowing people like Ann Coulter to get a pass for her harsh behavior. Furthermore, she notes that Goldberg goes hard on those on the left who "side with terrorists", despite not mentioning those on his side who blamed the 9/11 attacks on the ACLU and People For the American Way.[3]

Response book[edit]

Jack Huberman, a liberal author, wrote a response book titled 101 People Who Are Really Screwing America (and Bernard Goldberg is only #73) in 2006.[4]

Inspiration for a mass shooter[edit]

Jim David Adkisson, a far-right mass shooter who shot up the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in 2008 and killed two people in the process,[5] noted that he wanted to target the 100 people listed in the first edition of the book.[6]

External reviews[edit]


  1. 110 People Who Are Screwing Up America (and Al Franken is #37) by Bernard Goldberg (2006) HarperCollins. ISBN 0060761296.
  2. 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (and Al Franken is #37) by Bernard Goldberg (2005) HarperCollins. ISBN 0060761288.
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20060115120539/http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/08/15/the_book_on_one_sidedness/
  4. 101 People Who Are Really Screwing America by Jack Huberman (2006) Nation Books. ISBN 1560258756.
  5. https://religiondispatches.org/hate-crimes-update-killing-liberal-vermin-in-tennessee/
  6. https://web.archive.org/web/20090327130401/http://web.knoxnews.com/pdf/021009church-manifesto.pdf