Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington. Hardcover – Nov 4 2014
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A deep, nuanced and indignant indictment of the players who have made investigative journalism harder to conduct, even if those actors are other journalists. (Kirkus Reviews)
“Attkisson offers a harrowing and gripping account of journalism as practiced these days in Washington. She skillfully unveils how she discovered the secret scheme to spy on her. The larger and more disturbing takeaway is how the mainstream are falling down on the job.” (Jeff Gerth, Pulitzer Prize winning former investigative reporter for the New York Times)
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Who’s been hacking Sharyl Attkisson’s computers? Computers that turn themselves on in the night, make strange noises, then shut themselves down. Whoever is doing it is using highly sophisticated spyware available only to our top intelligence agencies. Is someone sending Attkisson a message?
Washington, D.C., has always been a tough town for investigative journalists. But in the age of Obama, the government has taken the tried-and-true techniques of bureaucratic stonewalling to unprecedented heights. What’s more, it has added harassment, intimidation, and outright spying to the mix.
Through more than thirty years as an award-winning investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson fought tirelessly to uncover wrongdoing by those in power, whether major corporations, government officials, or presidential administrations of both parties. But when she started looking into stories involving the Obama administration’s mistakes and misjudgments in a series of high-profile cases—stories few in mainstream journalism would touch—she was confronted with the administration’s use of hardball tactics to discourage, block, and actively suppress her investigative work.
A dogged reporter with a well-earned reputation as a “pit bull,” Attkisson filed a series of groundbreaking stories on the Fast and Furious gunwalking program, Obama’s green energy boondoggle, the unanswered questions about Benghazi, and the disastrous rollout of Obamacare. Her news reports were met with a barrage of PR warfare tactics, including emails and phone calls up the network chain of command, criticism from paid-for commenters and bloggers, and a campaign of character assassination that continues to this day. Most disturbing of all, Attkisson reveals that as she broke news on Fast and Furious and Benghazi, her computers and phone lines were hacked and bugged by an unrevealed but tremendously sophisticated party.
Stonewalled is the story of the Obama administration’s efforts to monitor journalists, intimidate and harass opposition groups, and spy on private citizens. But it is also a searing indictment of the timidity of the press and the dangerous decline of investigative journalism and unbiased truth telling in America today.See all Product Description
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There is no credible way to counter her tale. Attkisson is a well-respected, award winning journalist. She has always been a straight shooter regardless of party affiliation. But when she attempted to delve into the Benghazi coverup, the left-leaning CBS executives stifled her efforts. Her subsequent resignation proves that she has class and scruples in addition to her investigative skills.
This account further proves that the alphabet stations have been deep in the tank for Obama and Hillary.
The author makes reference to a Gallup poll that evinces the "...all-time low and confidence in TV news... Is it recoverable? Or too far gone?" I feel that all situations are recoverable, but in this case there'll have to be enormous changes at the top
The take away from this book is that you cannot and should not ever trust the legacy "main stream" media to be giving you the unvarnished truth. It is filtered and homogenized to suit the political and/or monetary interests of the corporate hierarchy. The issue of just why and by whom Ms. Attkisson's computers systems were monitored and tampered with will provide many AhHa moments for the conspiracy lover in all of us.
All in all a great book. HIghly recommended.
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It's important for every citizen to understand hoe they are being deceived by our governments, industry, and media.
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