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  • Sharyl Attkisson Explains the Origins of the 2016 'Fake News' Narrative in TedX Talk

    02/15/2018 5:04:09 AM PST · by AndyJackson · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | FEBRUARY 14, 2018 | DEBRA HEINE
    In a Tedx Talk at the University of Nevada a couple of weeks ago, investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson revealed the origins of the "fake news" narrative that was aggressively pushed by the liberal media and Democrat politicians during the 2016 election, and how it was later flipped by President Donald Trump. Attkisson pointed out that "fake news" in the form of tabloid journalism and false media narratives has always been around under different names. But she noticed in 2016, there seemed to be a concerted effort by the MSM to focus America's attention on the idea of "fake news" in...
  • Attkisson: Journalists "Begging" Not To Be Told About Surveillance Abuses; "Propagandists"

    02/08/2018 10:57:58 AM PST · by detective · 43 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 7, 2018 | Ian Schwartz
    Shortened title: Full title: Attkisson: Journalists "Begging" Not To Be Told About Surveillance Abuses; "Propagandists" In Newsrooms Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson said she has never seen the number of supposed open government groups and journalists "so uncurious and begging" not to be told about alleged or supposed violations of citizens rights. In an interview with Tucker Carlson on the Tuesday edition of his FOX News show, the veteran journalist said "propagandists" have been invited into newsrooms to dictate "talking points de jour," making it more difficult to do unbiased reporting. Attkisson also talked about intelligence agencies introducing "bad evidence" to...
  • Exceptional Work by Sharyl Attkisson – Did FBI Violate Woods Procedures?…

    02/04/2018 11:03:44 PM PST · by bitt · 29 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 2/4/2018 | SUNDANCE
    The biggest of all BIGGER story aspects to the HPSCI Memo, in all coverage, has been overlooked by all Main Stream Media. The Department of Justice FBI FISA request was for “Title I” surveillance authority. This is not some innocuous request for metadata exploration – the FBI said American citizen Carter Page was a “foreign agent of a hostile foreign government”; the FBI was calling Carter Page a spy. “Title I” FISA surveillance of U.S. citizens is the most intrusive, exhaustive and far reaching type of search, seizure and surveillance authority, permitting the FBI to look at every scintilla of...
  • New FBI messages reveal agents sought way to evade federal record requirements

    02/01/2018 11:30:12 AM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 26 replies
    The Hill dot com ^ | Feb 1, 2018 | Sharyl Attkisson
    There’s an important but little-noticed subtext in the revelations about alleged FBI misconduct in the investigations into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDavis: ‘Deep state’ existed in ’16 – but it elected Trump Former Trump legal spokesman to testify to Mueller about undisclosed call: report WSJ: Agents' texts reveal McCabe knew of Clinton emails for at least a month MORE’s email practices and Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff: Nunes gave Trump 'secretly altered' version of memo Davis: ‘Deep state’ existed in ’16 – but it elected Trump Former Trump legal spokesman to testify to Mueller about undisclosed call: report MORE’s Russia associations.  ...
  • As walls close in on FBI, the bureau lashes out at its antagonists

    01/25/2018 11:43:18 AM PST · by markomalley · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/25/18 | Sharyl Attkisson
    What happens when federal agencies accused of possible wrongdoing — also control the alleged evidence against them? What happens when they’re the ones in charge of who inside their agencies — or connected to them — ultimately gets investigated and possibly charged? Those questions are moving to the forefront as the facts play out in the investigations into our intelligence agencies’ surveillance activities. There are two overarching issues. First, there’s the alleged improper use of politically-funded opposition research to justify secret warrants to spy on U.S. citizens for political purposes. Second, if corruption is ultimately identified at high levels in...
  • Investigating the Investigators at DOJ and FBI

    12/26/2017 8:14:54 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 54 replies
    Why do heads seem to be rolling—or at least tilting—at the Department of Justice and FBI? Eight high ranking Department of Justice and FBI officials have been removed, reassigned or are rumored to be leaving. They include the top FBI agents who worked on two of the agency’s most high-profile investigations in the past two years: the probe into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information as secretary of state, and the Trump-Russia collusion investigation.
  • Sharyl Attkisson Roasts Lib Narrative — Takes Out Net Neutrality, Tax Bill in One Blow [trunc]

    12/23/2017 1:51:43 PM PST · by upchuck · 7 replies
    IJR ^ | Dec 23, 2917 | VIRGINIA KRUTA
    Full article title: Sharyl Attkisson Roasts Liberal Narrative — Takes Out Net Neutrality, Tax Bill, and Climate Change in One Blow Journalist Sharyl Attkisson is pretty well known for — well — poking the bear. But on Friday, she kicked off the Christmas holiday weekend with a picture of one. She tweeted a photo of a polar bear with the following caption:Merry Christmas from Santa's neck of the woods. Well, from one pole. https://t.co/g7tNjnRBdV — Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) December 22, 2017It wasn't long before politics entered the picture:The MSM told me polar bears were all dead. — Michael M. (@unclemike741776)...
  • FBI chief's claim on surveillance abuse doesn't fit the evidence

    12/16/2017 4:21:04 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/17 01:50 PM EST | Sharyl Attkisson
    I caught my breath when I heard FBI Director Christopher Wray testify to Congress that there’s been no abuse of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the law under which our intelligence communities electronically spy on possible terrorists and sometimes capture private communications of innocent U.S. citizens. Section 702 and related components expire Dec. 31, and Congress must decide whether to renew them. To see if I’d heard Wray correctly, I searched for a transcript of his testimony. I found that he’d delivered the same line during an Oct. 13 Heritage Foundation speech. Wray claimed, “There’s been...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Pulls Back the Curtain

    10/17/2017 8:47:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | John Dietrich
    Sharyl Attkisson’s The Smear gives insight to how news is made today. It goes a long way in convincing readers that they should believe only a small portion of what is released by the government and reported by the press. This leads to a very cynical view of the news and confirms Otto von Bismarck’s claim that "Nothing is proven until it is officially denied." Attkinsson gives an account of how massive the smear industry is. My only criticism of the book is her contention that, “the organized political smear entered the contemporary marketplace circe 1987.” Some of these smear...
  • Weinstein allegations are not the first stories 'spiked' by media

    10/11/2017 6:58:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 11,2017 | BY SHARYL ATTKISSON,
    At a conference for investigative reporters, a small group of us circled up and compared notes. We all agreed it’s getting worse. Several years ago, I began trying to think of ways that our profession could address its problem. How can we install firewalls that keep us separate from corporate and political interests that may seek to improperly sway us? When news executives are lobbied by the advertising division, corporate bosses or outside interests, they could simply point to policies that don’t allow them to engage outside a carefully set-forth process. Corporate executives above the news division could do the...
  • 17 times Dems, Repubs said no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion; 10 times people claimed there was

    10/08/2017 9:21:03 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    SHARYLATTKISSON.com ^ | October 7, 2017 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    A year after questions were first raised, there’s no evidence that Donald Trump “colluded” with Russia in order to get elected, according to prominent Democrats and Republicans who have reviewed information or received briefings. It’s too early to call it a closed case, because various investigations into Russian influence in the 2016 campaign and links to Trump associates continue. That reportedly includes probes by the FBI, Republican-led congressional committees, and the military. The FBI has largely stayed mum on its work. But President Trump claimed James Comey, as FBI Director, personally told him he was not under investigation. Later, Comey...
  • Sharyl Attkisson explains what we are up against : Intelligence Agencies Politically Weaponized

    09/21/2017 7:56:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/21/2017 | Thomas Lifson
      This is easily the read of the day.  Sharyl Attkisson is the bravest reporter of her generation, so much of a threat to people with access to the capabilities of our intel agencies that she was spied upon and worse.  Today she faces the ugly truth about what recent reports (if true) reveal: Nobody wants our intel agencies to be used like the Stasi in East Germany; the secret police spying on its own citizens for political purposes. The prospect of our own NSA, CIA and FBI becoming politically weaponized has been shrouded by untruths, accusations and justifications. She...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: You Know The Obama White House Spied On Me Too (No Doubt About It)

    09/21/2017 5:11:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Former CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson decided to offer her two-cents in light of the recent revelation that former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort was indeed wiretapped before and after the 2016 election. Mr. Manafort has a residence in Trump Tower, though it’s still unknown if any surveillance occurred there, but what is highly plausible is that conversations between him and Donald Trump were recorded, and we know that the FBI was monitoring the former campaign manager’s phone calls. The wiretaps were given the green light by the FISA court, which signs off on such surveillance activities in secret....
  • It looks like Obama did spy on Trump, just as he apparently did to me

    09/20/2017 1:58:50 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sharyl Attkisson,
    Many in the media are diving deeply into minutiae in order to discredit any notion that President Trump might have been onto something in March when he fired off a series of tweets claiming President Obama had “tapped” “wires” in Trump Tower just before the election. According to media reports this week, the FBI did indeed “wiretap” the former head of Trump’s campaign, Paul Manafort, both before and after Trump was elected. If Trump officials — or Trump himself — communicated with Manafort during the wiretaps, they would have been recorded, too. But we’re missing the bigger story. If these...
  • Americans don't trust the media, and for good reason

    08/18/2017 4:14:31 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/18/17 | Sharyl Attkisson
    ....As journalists, we’re supposed to sort through press releases, talking points and propaganda, using them only to the extent they enlighten us as to what special interests want to believe: Is it true? Is it the whole story? Who wants you to think it and why? Are they trying to deflect attention from other facts or a more important story? Finding these answers is a basic part of our job. Instead, we’re willing repositories for all kinds of narratives. We report — as if news — press releases from the government, corporations, special interests or nonprofits (that are often undisclosed...
  • Sharyl Attkisson and "Smear" at 9:00 PM and Midnight EDT on C-Span2

    07/23/2017 4:40:38 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 12 replies
    C-Span2 | 2 July, 2017 | Intolerant in NJ
    Sharyl Attkisson will be the guest discussing her book "Smear" on C-Span2's "After Words" tonight at 9 and midnight EDT. Attkisson was a journalist for CBS who resigned a few years back because she felt her reporting was being micromanaged and shaped by management there. Her book looks at how journalists use false and misleading information to push their agendas instead of reporting the story. Attkisson does not define a "smear" as necessarily being untrue, but rather as being a story which is amplified beyond it's normal importance and having an underlying political or financial agenda which is not revealed...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Exposes Big Media in The Smear

    07/14/2017 12:09:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 14, 2017 | Elise Cooper
    Journalists today are elitists with their own agenda, never actually practicing journalism. Only a handful can be respected, trusted, and believed. Sharyl Attkisson falls into this category. She is an author and investigative reporter who hosts the syndicated TV news series Full Measure. Attkisson is a whistleblower of sorts in educating the public about the biased media. Her latest book, The Smear, reveals the tactics used to influence opinions in order to obscure the truth. In the beginning of this book, Attkisson discusses the propaganda campaign used by the OSS, the predecessor to the CIA. They had asked the legendary...
  • The Smear: Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote

    07/02/2017 8:45:02 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    Amazon Books ^ | July 2,2017
    Sharyl Attkisson The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote Excellent book and so frightening to read ByLouis Patnodeon June 30, 2017 Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase Excellent book and so frightening to read!! It is unbelievable how information can be manipulated and how much money is used to do exactly that!!! After reading this I do not have any idea where to get unbiased information. I suspect that the reporters like Sheryl are few and far between.God help our Republic!!!!!
  • Sharyl Attkisson Interviews Chaffetz: Leaving Congress Because Of What Hasn't Changed

    06/20/2017 9:42:44 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/18/2017 | Ian Schwatrz
    FULL MEASURE W/ SHARYL ATTKISSON: Just a couple of months ago, we profiled Congressman Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee which was poised to dig deep on wide-ranging investigations into government mischief, waste, fraud and abuse. A few weeks later, Chaffetz abruptly resigned from Congress. We asked the Oversight Man what changed his mind about being a lead watchdog with not only a GOP majority in Congress, but also a Republican in the White House. He told me it’s more a matter of what hasn’t changed. We started the interview with me asking how he...
  • ‘The Oversight Man’ Explains Why Washington Doesn’t Change (Prepare to be mad!)

    06/19/2017 1:45:53 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 19, 2017 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Sharyl Attkisson: Some people might think this is a great time to be a Republican Chairman of an important committee because Republicans control the House, they’re the majority in the Senate, and they hold the president’s office. That means, you would think, that federal agencies can’t stonewall investigations of spending, waste, fraud, and abuse. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah: The reality is, sadly, I don’t see much difference between the Trump administration and the Obama administration. I thought there would be this, these floodgates would open up with all the documents we wanted from the Department of State, the Department of Justice, the Pentagon....