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Sharyl Attkisson on Media Bias, by Dr. Joseph Mercola

Sharyl Attkisson is one of a handful of mainstream media critics who was actually part of the mainstream media. Her latest book is Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism. From Dr. Joseph Mercola at theburningplatform:

Story at-a-glance

  • In the 1950s, the CIA ran a covert campaign called “Operation Mockingbird,” in which they recruited journalists as assets to spread propaganda, and while the campaign officially ended in the 1970s, evidence suggests the project never really stopped
  • In her book, “Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism,” Sharyl Attkisson addresses one of the most pressing issues of our time: media bias and the deterioration of objective journalism
  • Multinational industries, and the drug industry in particular, also wield powerful influence over content relating to their particular interests. As drug advertising became a major income stream for media companies, their reporting on health and medicine became increasingly biased
  • Big Tech companies are also masters of censoring anything that might hurt themselves or their technocratic allies
  • In terms of health, COVID-19 reporting has taken censorship and media manipulation to brand-new heights. All social media platforms are openly censoring dissenting views about the virus, particularly its origin and treatment. Even lauded doctors and scientists have been axed for speaking against the desired narrative dictated by the World Health Organization

Sharyl Attkisson is an award-winning investigative journalist with uncompromising integrity. Her book, “Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism,” was released in November 2020.

In this, her third book, she addresses one of the most pressing issues of our time: media bias and the deterioration of objective journalism — a topic on which she has first-hand experience.

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Hard-to-find 2020 election fraud stories and links, by Sharyl Attkisson

Sharyl Attkisson has made a successful transition from the legacy media to the alternative media. From Attkisson at sharylattkisson.com:

It is easy to find one side of the story when it comes to allegations of 2020 election fraud, but not so easy to get details regarding the other side of the story.

Below, you will find a variety of links to stories and information that is not being widely reported in some press circles. Too often, reporters and analysts are making incorrect claims and conclusions in their reporting, and are weighing in as if advocates rather than presenting factual information and differing views.

As you peruse the links below, it’s left to you, as always, to assess the information and decide for yourself what to think. The goal here is simply to make accessible material that powerful interests are trying to censor.

Please note that depending on when you read this, some of the news links or material may be outdated so be sure and continue searching for your own information to stay current.

Read: Penn. Sen. Mastriano pushes for legislation to vacate state its certification of the election 11/27

Listen: President Trump’s 11/25 comments to Pennsylvania hearing

Full Pennsylvania hearing (mentioned above) 11/25

Nevada judge allows Trump to present evidence of fraud 11/25

Read: Penn. judge blocks state from finalizing election results until. hearing Friday 11/27 on Republican claims

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Sharyl Attkisson sues administration over computer hacking, by Howard Kurtz

From Howard Kurtz, foxnews.com:

Former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has sued the Justice Department over the hacking of her computers, officially accusing the Obama administration of illegal surveillance while she was reporting on administration scandals.

In a series of legal filings that seek $35 million in damages, Attkisson alleges that three separate computer forensic exams showed that hackers used sophisticated methods to surreptitiously monitor her work between 2011 and 2013.

“I just think it’s important to send a message that people shouldn’t be victimized and throw up their hands and think there’s nothing they can do and they’re powerless,” Attkisson said in an interview.

The department has steadfastly denied any involvement in the hacking, saying in a 2013 statement: “To our knowledge, the Justice Department has never compromised Ms. Attkisson’s computers, or otherwise sought any information from or concerning any telephone, computer, or other media device she may own or use.”

To continue reading: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/01/05/sharyl-attkisson-sues-administration-over-computer-hacking/

For an earlier SLL post on Ms. Attkisson’s troubles with the Obama administration: Sharyl Attkisson vs. Obama’s Police State, by Justin Raimondo

Sharyl Attkisson vs. Obama’s Police State, by Justin Raimondo

From Justin Raimondo, at antiwar.com:

If the revelations of Edward Snowden didn’t convince you that we’re living in a police state, then Sharyl Attkisson’s book, Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington, is the clincher. Indeed, it is more convincing insofar as the reporting that came out of Snowden’s disclosures never definitively demonstrated how such powerful technology in the hands of unrestrained government has led to the targeting of political opponents by government officials. In Attkisson’s book, the ultimate Orwellian nightmare comes true….

It’s 3:14 in the morning when Sharyl Attkisson – star CBS reporter – is wakened by a noise: her computer has come to life, unbidden – again. It’s been happening a lot lately: and it’s not just her desktop Apple. The other night her Toshiba laptop clicked on all by itself. And her phones are so afflicted with clickings and other mysterious noises as to be unusable.

Attkisson, a 20-year veteran of the CBS newsroom, has been investigating some pretty hot stories: “Fast and Furious,” the code name for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) program that let US guns “walk” over the border and into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, and the Benghazi incident, among others. She knew the administration considered her an adversary (as these emails prove), an obnoxious pit bull out to trip them up, but she never imagined they would go so far as to spy on her. It’s the fall of 2012, and Snowden’s secrets are still under wraps. A friend with a connection to “a three-letter agency” expresses admiration for her coverage of Benghazi-gate and then clues her in:

“’You know, the administration is likely monitoring you – based on your reporting. I’m sure you realize that.’ He makes deep eye contact for emphasis before adding, ‘The average American would be shocked at the extent to which this administration is conducting surveillance on private citizens. Spying on them.’”

Incredulous, Attkisson asks: “Monitoring me? In what way?”

“Your phones. Your computers. Have you noticed any unusual happenings?”

Come to think of it, she has

Her friend from the three-letter agency checks out her home, specifically the exterior near the Internet connection box – where he discovers an extra fiber optics line. And when she contacts Verizon to find out what the mysterious wire is doing there, their odd behavior raises all kinds of alarm bells …

CBS brings in technical experts and eventually Attkisson learns the truth: some entity with very sophisticated equipment and top notch skills has penetrated her computers, her phones, her life …

As a conscientious reporter working for CBS News in the Age of Obama, Attkisson is in a sensitive position: she is constantly fighting New York managers whose ideological agenda precludes covering certain stories. And it’s not just the pro-administration politics of liberal executives – it’s the complete lack of interest in doing any sort of investigative reporting, or broadcasting any material that deviates in the slightest from what everyone else is doing. Attkisson rails against the corruption of American journalism that has turned it into a corporate instrument, a form of advertising, and an outlet for government propaganda rather than a tool for the pursuit of truth.

Why would the Obama administration pick Attkisson to spy on? The answer is partially to be found in Chapter 2, where she talks about her investigation into the Justice Department’s “Fast and Furious” scheme. As Attkisson peels away the layers of untruth that coat the story of how the BATF deliberately let lethal firearms fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, the story reads much like the foreign policy disasters I’m used to covering in this space: some Washington bureaucrat comes up with a “brilliant” scheme that reflects both the hubris and the carelessness of our ruling elites, with deadly consequences all around. Aside from boosting the personal careers of the policymakers, their not-so-hidden agenda is also designed to make an ideological point – in the case of “Fast and Furious,” the alleged need for stricter gun control legislation.

From “Fast and Furious” to Benghazi to the politics of the Obamacare launch, one thing is clear: Attkisson is a real thorn in the side of this administration, one the White House and some of her own bosses at CBS would just love to see gone – or, at least, effectively neutralized.

The really scary part of this book is the chapter entitled “I Spy,” where Attkisson details the evidence that her computers and phones have been compromised. CBS seems weirdly unfazed by the news that the government may very well have intruded on their internal communications network. The real shocker comes when Attkisson discovers that someone has planted classified government documents in the depths of her computer – proof positive someone is trying to frame her. Finally, her computer starts to do some really crazy stuff, erasing data before her eyes even as she videotapes it: as if whoever is watching her is trying to intimidate her, saying “See? We can play with you right out in the open – and there’s not a thing you can do about it!”

Mysterious white vans show up in her Washington, D.C. neighborhood, hanging out on the corner where she lives: the neighbors notice it, too.

All this was going on before Snowden revealed the extent to which the government is spying on its own citizens: one can only imagine the full extent to which Ms. Attkisson’s life has been penetrated by the authorities. And if they’re doing this to her, what are they doing to other reporters who may be on their blacklist?

As a historical document, this book details the decline and fall of American journalism in the age of total surveillance. When America is on the cusp of turning into a police state, how does a reporter with an old-fashioned devotion to truth do her job? Stonewalled gives us the grim answer to that awfully depressing question.

Ex-CBS reporter’s book reveals how liberal media protects Obama by Kyle Smith

From Kyle Smith, at the New York Post:

Sharyl Attkisson is an unreasonable woman. Important people have told her so.

When the longtime CBS reporter asked for details about reinforcements sent to the Benghazi compound during the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack, White House national security spokesman Tommy Vietor replied, “I give up, Sharyl . . . I’ll work with more reasonable folks that follow up, I guess.”

Another White House flack, Eric Schultz, didn’t like being pressed for answers about the Fast and Furious scandal in which American agents directed guns into the arms of Mexican drug lords. “Goddammit, Sharyl!” he screamed at her. “The Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, The New York Times is reasonable. You’re the only one who’s not reasonable!”

Two of her former bosses, CBS Evening News executive producers Jim Murphy and Rick Kaplan, called her a “pit bull.”

That was when Sharyl was being nice.

Now that she’s no longer on the CBS payroll, this pit bull is off the leash and tearing flesh off the behinds of senior media and government officials. In her new memoir/exposé “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington” (Harper), Attkisson unloads on her colleagues in big-time TV news for their cowardice and cheerleading for the Obama administration while unmasking the corruption, misdirection and outright lying of today’s Washington political machine. Continue reading