Last updated on: 4/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Gordon Bishop Biography

Title:
Former Syndicated Columnist
Position:
Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“The ACLU no longer represents the best interests in America, but the worst interests, from pedophiles and sex offenders, to Marxists and Communists. The ACLU has become an ugly destructive force undermining the greatest nation civilization has ever known.”

Atlantic Highlands Herald, Sep. 25, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Columnist, Atlantic Highlands Herald
  • Host, New Jersey Issues, weekly syndicated TV program, 1988-1996
  • Special Writer and Columnist, The Star-Ledger, New Jersey, 1969-1996
  • Recipient, eight Congressional Commendations
  • Recipient, 12 National, 15 State Journalism Awards, including New Jersey’s first “Journalist-of-the-Year”
  • Recipient, Four-time winner, New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists (Sigma Delta Chi) Public Service Award
  • Recipient, US EPA’s first annual media award
  • Recipient, National Recycling Award and the New Jersey State Recycling Award
  • Recipient, National Land-Use Award
  • Recipient, New Jersey State Planning Award
  • Pulitzer finalist, 1971
  • Theater and Movie Critic, North Jersey Herald-News, Passaic-Bergen counties, 1960-1968
  • New Jersey Press Association’s “Best Reporting” award, 1966
  • New Jersey Press Association’s “Best Column” award, 1965
  • Reporter and Columnist, North Jersey Herald-News, 1959
Education:
  • Rutgers University-College, Newark, 1967
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts at the ANTA Theater, 1956-1957
Other:
  • Mr. Bishop died on Apr. 24, 2018.
  • Wrote, produced and narrated a dozen documentaries for public television (PBS, NJN, CTN)
Quoted in:
  1. Is the ACLU Good for America?
  2. Is the ACLU Pro-Criminal?