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  • Where do you get your news?

    07/06/2019 9:29:21 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    Sharyi ^ | July 6,2019 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    Most people get their news from the Internet, according to our latest unscientific poll at The least popular source for news is “newspapers.” Full results are below. Where do you get most of your news? 2% Newspapers 4% Television 61% Internet sites, blogs, etc. >1% Word of mouth 32% A combo of above 1% None of the above
  • 77 Media Mistakes in the Trump Era: The Definitive List

    07/07/2019 1:21:25 PM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies ^ | January 22, 2019 - Update July 6, 2019 | Sharyl Attkisson
    We the media have “fact-checked” President Trump like we have fact-checked no other human being on the planet—and he’s certainly given us plenty to write about. That’s probably why it’s so easy to find lists enumerating and examining his mistakes, missteps and “lies.”   But as self-appointed arbiters of truth, we’ve largely excused our own unprecedented string of fact-challenged reporting. The truth is, formerly well-respected, top news organizations are making repeat, unforced errors in numbers that were unheard of just a couple of years ago.Our repeat mistakes involve declaring that Trump’s claims are “lies” when they are matters of opinion,...
  • 76 Media Mistakes in the Trump Era: The Definitive List

    05/31/2019 2:09:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    SHARYL ^ | Update May 30,2019 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    Number 76 The Wall Street Journal reports the Navy used a “tarp” to cover the name of the U.S.S. John S. McCain so that President Trump wouldn’t see it on his recent visit to Yokosuka, Japan. (The late Sen. John McCain frequently attacked Trump and cast a deciding vote contrary to McCain’s campaign promise to repeal Obamacare. Trump also attacked McCain and derided McCain’s performance as a soldier in Vietnam where McCain was held as a Prisoner of War.) After the tarp news is reported, reporters quote McCain’s daughter attacking Trump as if he had given the orders to cover...
  • Two scenarios on Trump-Russia investigators — and neither is comforting (Attkisson)

    05/21/2019 7:04:23 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/21/19 | Sharyl Attkisson
    As the investigations into the Trump-Russia investigation proceed, it’s not too difficult to figure out a few of the theoretical starting points. The first and most obvious theory is the one largely promulgated in the media for the better part of two years. It goes something like this: The sharp, super-sleuth investigative skills of top officials within the Justice Department and our intel community enabled them to identify Donald Trump and his campaign as treacherous conduits to Russian President Vladimir Putin himself. That theory was summarily dismissed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s conclusion that there wasn’t so much as even...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Explains Obama’s Spying Cartel

    05/20/2019 1:01:02 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 51 replies ^ | 5/18/19 | YouTube How Obama "SURVEILLED" (Spied) Sharyl Attkisson with Governor Mike Huckabee on his Saturday night TNT talk show (6 minutes)
  • The Government Spied on Me. You Could Be Next.

    05/10/2019 1:23:00 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 10, 2019 | Sharyl Attkisson
    It was bad enough when the Department of Justice under Attorney General Eric Holder engaged in spying on journalist James Rosen (and even spied on his parents' phone records). And the same cast of characters secretly spied on Associated Press reporters -- also in the name of tracking down government leakers. Amid those discoveries were NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations about massive government spying on the citizenry, which Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had denied under oath. As the dominos began to fall, Holder expressed some regret, particularly as it applied to the intrusion upon journalists, who until the...
  • How Attorney General Barr could change the federal culture of corruption in 60 days

    05/07/2019 8:43:05 PM PDT · by bitt · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/6/2019 | sharyl attkisson
    I'm in my 30th year of covering national news and I've learned a hard truth about the federal government under numerous administrations. It's a culture where truth-telling is frowned upon; coverup is rewarded and encouraged. That helps answer a question many have recently asked about the FBI and our intelligence community: Why haven't more whistleblowers come forward? Several months ago, an FBI source told me that numerous whistleblowers had gone to members of Congress with information about the FBI and the Trump-Russia scandal, only to have congressional leaders turn their names over to the Department of Justice. True or not,...
  • Hayward: Rape Survivor Lara Logan Gets Cold Shoulder from Media

    02/19/2019 9:21:13 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Feb 2019 | John Hayward
    Television journalist Lara Logan poked the mainstream media beehive last week in a no-holds-barred interview where she bluntly accused many reporters of becoming “political activists” and even “propagandists” for the Left and said journalism has descended into “absolute horses**t.” The response has been furious, personal, and devoid of the respect normally demanded for rape survivors.Lara Logan is a rape survivor in the most literal no-horsesh**t sense of the term. She was assaulted by a mob in Cairo while covering the Arab Spring uprising in February 2011 for CBS News and could easily have been killed. She has made it clear...
  • Intel operation against Trump still going strong

    02/04/2019 8:32:08 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/4/2019 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    There was a great deal of news this past week about President Trump’s audacious disregard for the advice and warnings from his own intelligence community experts. Perhaps there’s good reason for alarm. But I think there’s one shocking aspect — perhaps a larger story — that’s gone virtually unreported. It appears that anonymous intelligence officials are executing an operation against the sitting commander in chief. It might not qualify as all-out mutiny, but it’s also not all that far from one. Right under our noses, while still under investigation for allegedly orchestrating leaks and undermining candidate Trump in 2016, some...
  • Sharyl Attkisson, Veteran Journalist and Government-Fighter, Opens Up, Sues DOJ

    11/30/2018 6:31:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/2018 | Elise Cooper
    Stonewalled is the title of investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson's first book – and stonewalling is what the Department of Justice is doing to her now.  Determined to receive justice, she has a landmark lawsuit against the DOJ for electronically surveilling her computers.  Multiple forensics exams have revealed the government-related remote efforts to monitor her.  Government agents most likely did it because she had the "audacity" to dig into facts regarding wasteful green energy spending, as well as the Fast and Furious and Benghazi scandals.  Besides hitting a brick wall with those in the government who want to see the lawsuit eliminated, Attkisson...
  • New Documents Reveal CIA Spied on Congress, Whistleblowers

    11/14/2018 7:50:25 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | November 14, 2018 Updated: November 14, 2018 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    Newly declassified documents reveal the CIA—which is supposed to be strictly limited in the types of surveillance and other secret operations it conducts on U.S. soil—routinely monitors U.S. government computer systems. That information is contained in two formerly secret letters of “congressional notification” written in 2014 by the Intelligence Community inspector general at the time, Charles McCullough. In the letters, McCullough reveals the CIA secretly intercepted and collected emails between congressional staff and the CIA’s head of whistleblowing and source protection. The collection was said to occur as part of the CIA’s “routine counterintelligence monitoring of government computer systems.” Several...
  • CIA's ‘surveillance state’ is operating against us all

    11/07/2018 11:30:37 AM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/05/18 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Maybe you once thought the CIA wasn’t supposed to spy on Americans here in the United States. That concept is so yesteryear. Over time, the CIA upper echelon has secretly developed all kinds of policy statements and legal rationales to justify routine, widespread surveillance on U.S. soil of citizens who aren’t suspected of terrorism or being a spy. The latest outrage is found in newly declassified documents from 2014. They reveal the CIA not only intercepted emails of U.S. citizens but they were emails of the most sensitive kind — written to Congress and involving whistleblowers reporting alleged wrongdoing within...
  • Attkisson: CIA Under John Brennan Spied on Intel Whistleblowers, Congress

    11/05/2018 5:55:08 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Nov, 2018 | Nate Church
    Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson writes in the Hill that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been using its surveillance on American citizens “for the better part of two decades, if not longer.” “Maybe you once thought the CIA wasn’t supposed to spy on Americans here in the United States,” said the Emmy-winning investigative journalist. “That concept is so yesteryear.” She points to newly declassified 2014 documents which “reveal the CIA not only intercepted emails of U.S. citizens, but they were emails of the most sensitive kind,” namely about whistleblowers: The disclosures, kept secret until now, are two letters of “congressional...
  • [Sharyl Attkisson] A news consumer’s guide to ‘astroturf’ sources

    09/10/2018 3:12:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/10/18 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Never before have there been so many political and corporate interests with so many tools at their disposal to manipulate our opinions. Thanks to the internet and a changing news landscape, “astroturf” tactics surround us every day. Astroturf, in this case, means “fake grassroots.” In other words, entities deploy surreptitious methods to make us believe ordinary people in grassroots efforts are speaking to an issue when, in fact, organized, paid corporate and political interests are pulling the strings. It’s cloaked propaganda. Astroturf aims to shape public opinion through a wide variety of tactics involving social media, news, popular culture, magazines,...
  • UNPRECEDENTED attacks! Sharyl Attkisson shares chilling quotes from the media during Obama (tr)

    09/09/2018 7:46:25 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 13 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 9-9-18 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Never fails. Obama shows up, makes some silly and pointless speech about himself … err … about the country, and the Left salivates like one of Pavlov’s dogs who just heard a bell ring. Not to mention the weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth from the MEDIA crying for their Messiah, claiming he was a better president and they felt safe with him in the White House. Brian Stelter was impressively pathetic. But other media types remember President Obama a tad differently, like Sharyl Attkisson, who quotes several different outlets talking about the media ‘abuses’ from the Obama administration. Sharyl...
  • What would the intelligence community's 'insurance policy' against Trump look like?

    08/09/2018 5:46:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/9/18 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Let’s begin in the realm of the fanciful. Assume, for the sake of argument, that powerful, connected people in the intelligence community and in politics worried that a wildcard Trump presidency, unlike another Clinton or Bush, might expose a decade-plus of questionable practices. Disrupt long-established money channels. Reveal secret machinations that could arguably land some people in prison. What exactly might an “insurance policy” against Donald Trump look like? He would have to be marginalized at every turn. Strategies would encompass politics, the courts, opposition research and the media. He’d have to become mired in lawsuits, distracted by allegations, riddled...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: I Don't Think I Was the Only Reporter the Government Surveilled

    07/28/2018 9:36:27 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JULY 27, 2018 | DEBRA HEINE
    Although investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson has strong forensic evidence that her home computer was remotely accessed by government entities, nothing has been done about it. The Department of Justice should be paying attention, because Attkisson believes she wasn't the only person who was improperly spied on during the Obama years. Attkisson shared her story during a House Oversight and Reform hearing on Tuesday about H.R. 4382, the Free Flow of Information Act, which would enshrine journalist-source protection into federal law. Reps Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) introduced the Free Flow of Information Act in November of 2017 "to...
  • My news testimony about the government’s intrusions into my computers (Sharyl Attkisson)

    07/27/2018 6:14:29 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies ^ | July 26, 2018 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    On Tuesday, I was asked to testify to Congress about a proposed bipartisan “Shield” law that would protect reporters from going to prison if they refuse to reveal their confidential sources. There are exemptions in the proposed law for instances where national security is at risk or lives are in danger. (Thank you to Congressmen Jordan, Raskin, Meadows, Palmer, Krishnamoorthi and Grothman.) At the hearing, I was asked about the government intrusion of my computers. CBS Confirms Sharyl Attkisson’s Computer Hacked The testimony starts :55 minutes into the YouTube link of the hearing below. If you’re interested in the questions...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Twitter

    07/26/2018 11:16:24 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 32 replies ^ | 7/27/18 | Sharyl Attkisson Sharyl Attkisson‏Verified accou @SharylAttkisson 4h4 hours ago Looking back, this leaked internal email from government intel firm says a lot, doesn't it?
  • 10 things we learned from Peter Strzok's congressional testimony (10 lies he told)

    07/15/2018 4:43:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    Peter Strzok, the FBI’s former head of counterespionage, owed the American public explanations about the vitriolic messages he sent on his work devices while investigating Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. And he deserved the opportunity to be heard. In testifying to Congress last week, Strzok ended up side-stepping many questions, stating that the FBI had directed him not to answer. But we still discovered a lot. Here are ten things we learned from Peter Strzok’s testimony to Congress about his text messages and other actions: 1. Strzok’s hatred for Trump did not impact any of his professional actions or judgments....