Stonewalled

Stonewalled

My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington

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Seasoned CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson reveals how she has been electronically surveilled while digging deep into the Obama Administration and its scandals, and offers an incisive critique of her industry and the shrinking role of investigative journalism in today's media.

Americans are at the mercy of powerful figures in business and government who are virtually unaccountable. The Obama Administration in particular has broken new ground in its monitoring of journalists, intimidation and harassment of opposition groups, and surveillance of private citizens.

Sharyl Attkisson has been a journalist for more than thirty years. During that time she has exposed scandals and covered controversies under both Republican and Democratic administrations. She has also seen the opponents of transparency go to ever greater lengths to discourage and obstruct legitimate reporting.

Attkisson herself has been subjected to "opposition research" efforts and spin campaigns. These tactics increased their intensity as she relentlessly pursued stories that the Obama Administration dismissed. Stonewalled is the story of how her news reports were met with a barrage of PR warfare tactics, including online criticism, as well as emails and phone calls up the network chain of command in an effort to intimidate and discourage the next story. In Stonewalled , Attkisson recounts her personal tale, setting it against the larger story of the decline of investigative journalism and unbiased truth telling in America today.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, , [2014?]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062322845
Characteristics: 422 pages ; 24 cm

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StarGladiator
Jul 09, 2017

Here's my major problem with this Fake Newsy and all the others: when have they EVER reported any Real News???? Did this Atkinsson ever tell us that Hillary Rodham Clinton's uncle, Wade Rodham [and yes, I did verify that he grew up at the same home street address as Hillary's daddy], was a US Secret Service agent in the presidential protection unit during the Kennedy Administration???? Seems an interesting tidbit!
Or that George Gilder, the rage during the Reagan Administration, was the adopted son of David Rockefeller? Kind of important, since he was espousing exactly what the Rockefellers believed and wanted!
Or that George W. Bush never went through officer's training in the USAF for the Air National Guard - - mandatory for being an actual officer - - nor attended flight school yet was carried on the ANG roster as both an officer and pilot????
Seems kind of important . . .
In other words, of what relevance did yet another Fake Newsy ever report?

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noel68005
Oct 28, 2015

Excellent book. May be objectionable to some on the left, but conservatives were upset with her during the Bush years. Now has a half hour TV show on Sunday mornings, "Full Measure" which I recommend.

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GlenAbbeyWarrior
Aug 20, 2015

Sharyl Attkisson is one of the few journalists who didn't decide to fall asleep on the 20th of January, 2009. What we learn in this page-turning book is the antithesis to the Obama/MSM narrative that anything negative about his administration is nothing more than a "phony scandal." Instead, we see concrete evidence that the president and his henchmen are perhaps the most vindictive and ruthless groups of thugs to occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in recent memory. What they do to journalists who disagree with them would make Nixon blush. However, what I found most interesting was the first section dealing with media bias in general. Notice how celebrity news, "weather porn" and other manufactured stories (eg. Cecil the Lion) dominate the cycle? This isn't a coincidence according to Attkisson. Fluff rules while any attempt to expose big pharma, the military-industrial complex or Obama's fuzzy math is left on the cutting room floor. This book will definitely make you think.

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tikibu
Mar 14, 2015

Stonewalled
My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington:

Sharyl Attkisson is an excellent investigative reporter, receiving many prestigious awards for her work. She has written about both Republican and Democrat abuses of power. As she says, she presents neither a conservative nor a liberal/progressive view and expects the readers to make up their minds. Her integrity is only questioned by people who have none. This is defiantly a five star book!

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jaycrossing
Jan 02, 2015

An interesting and revealing read. Sharyl Attkisson gives us the low-down on Benghazi, NSA, the PR-for-hire online encyclopedia Wikipedia, ObamaCare, Fast and Furious, and other scandals rocking our country. It makes me proud that there are still citizens/journalists still willing to stand up against mainstream media and the Obama/Holder Administration. This is a must-read for everyone who is concerned about what is happening to our once-beloved country.

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bixbyjim
Dec 08, 2014

Sharyl shows just how corrupt the major media and the Obama administration is.
You need to read this book.

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rkelly3344
Dec 06, 2014

Ms Attkisson finds and tells the truth in her reporting. This used to be the norm in journalism. It's to hold those in power accountable. Most in the media no longer practice telling the whole truth, which hurts the country in the long run. Ms Attkisson was very brave for telling the whole truth about the various Obama scandals. Obama is weakening the rule of law. He is fundamentally changing the country.

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nicholsgr
Nov 10, 2014

Hey naturalist, a link to mediamatters is hardly a credible source. In any case, they (MM) don't bother to refute Ms. Attkisson's claims that her computer was hacked. Whether she knows who did it is irrelevant and a diversion from the truth. ALL Americans regardless of political position should be greatly disturbed by her story. Unless, of course, one's political position is that an all-powerful government should have a right to control speech and the press.

cromer40 Nov 08, 2014

I m amazed that in the NYC Public Library, there is only one copy of a new release.

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naturalist
Oct 26, 2014

as if anyone would care what the "moonie times" thinks. . . .
and . . . . .
referring to the author: . . http://mediamatters.org/tags/sharyl-attkisson
and . . .
“Computer Security Experts: Sharyl Attkisson's Hacking Analyst Blew It – Experts Agree With IG Report, Find Private Technician May Have Contaminated Personal Computer” . . .
by Joe Strupp, . . . January 30, 2015 . . .
from: . . .
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/01/30/computer-security-experts-sharyl-attkissons-hac/202350 . . .
and . . . . .
“A right-wing hack undone: Sharyl Attkisson’s White House “hacking” allegation takes a hit – Sharyl Attkisson says the government hacked her, but she's been stingy with the proof. A new report may explain why” . . .
by Simon Maloy . . . . Feb. 2, 2015 . . . .
from: . . . http://www.salon.com/2015/02/02/a_right_wing_hack_undone_sharyl_attkissons_white_house_hacking_allegation_takes_a_hit/ . . .
and . . .
“Stonewalled: Sharyl Attkisson's Failed Attempt To Rehabilitate Her Bogus Reporting” . . .
by Hannah Groch-Begley, . . . . Nov. 2, 1014 . . . .
from: . . . . http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/11/02/stonewalled-sharyl-attkissons-failed-attempt-to/201405

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