Category Archives: Sharyl Attkisson

December 24, 2016

Superstar reporter warns ‘fake news’ panic is censorship trap

Sharyl Attkisson: ‘I’m really nervous about someone saying we’ll decide the truth’

If you want to spot a forged painting, ask an art expert.

And if you want to find out what is “fake news,” ask perhaps the top investigative reporter in journalism.

Sharyl Attkisson spotted the fake news trend long before it became a recent catchphrase.

And she doesn’t portray it, as do many in the mainstream media, as some right-wing conspiracy. In fact, Attkisson told WND she often sees the mainstream media as prime culprits when they push suspect stories.

So, what is really behind the mainstream media’s war on fake news?

“I think the anti-fake news movement itself is a campaign for a narrative-driven propaganda campaign that started about September,” reflected Attkisson.

And what’s the purpose of the anti-fake news movement?

“I think there’s an agenda to censor the news as opposed to actually trying to eliminate fake news,” she said.

Attkisson won five Emmy Awards and received an Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting during her stint as the top correspondent for CBS News from 1993 to 2014. Before joining CBS, Attkisson was an anchor and correspondent for CNN from 1990 to 1993.

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December 5, 2016

Run for the Border (Video)

There’s been a run for the border—the U.S. border—by citizens around the world. They may be trying to get in under the wire before an anticipated tightening of border security under the Trump administration. The Department of Homeland Security says immigration detention facilities are already overflowing (41,000 in them) and there’s a new surge.

In August, there were 37,408 people known to cross the southern border illegally. In September, there were 39,501. In October, 46,195.

We recently spoke to Congressman Henry Cuellar of Texas—who represents a district that bears a lot of the brunt of that surge.

Sharyl Attkisson: I’ve looked at the numbers you’ve given me and it looks like in many categories there’s a big uptick in immigrants crossing the border.

Congressman Henry Cuellar: Especially the unaccompanied kids, family units coming in from Central America. Back last year around this time, I had said we need to look at those numbers because they look like they’re increasing.

In the 2016 fiscal year, more than 408,000 illegally entered the southern border. That includes over 59,000 children under 18 who came without parents or guardians.

Most of the youth crossed in through Congressman Henry Cuellar’s district, which includes Laredo, Texas.

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November 20, 2016

Border bribery: A year’s salary in one day to let in drugs, illegals, terrorists (Video)

“Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” on Sunday reports that bribery is so bad that U.S. Customs and Border Protection are instituting new hiring practices and the FBI has 22 Border Corruption Task Forces targeting corruption.

Drug cartels and human trafficking operations south of the border have become so rich and brazen that they are bribing U.S. border agents a year’s salary in just one day, according to a new report.

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On her show, which appears on Sinclair stations and streams live Sunday, top officials describe how criminal gangs enlist weak or financially troubled agents. It was previewed with Secrets Friday.

She interviewed FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jeffrey Veltri who said, “They spot and assess individuals who would flirt with women who come through their lanes or potentially have financial distress in their lives, gambling debts, and then they target those vulnerabilities.”

The payoff: “They could in theory make more in an evening than they, in their annual salary, would garner,” he added.

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September 25, 2016

Full Measure Donald Trump Interview w/Sharyl Atkisson (Video)

“We have a trade deficit 800, almost, 800 billion dollars a year. We’re losing more than 400 billion dollars a year with China, in terms of a trade deficit. With Mexico, with Japan, I mean, what are we doing? What are we doing? I, I often say, who negotiates these deals? So, your establishment people are saying, Oh, gee, you know, let things be the way—I don’t think we can let them be the way they are, because our country is being devastated and our jobs are being taken.” – Donald Trump

Sharyl Attkisson: The-some of the analysts and some people who are experts, as well as some of the media, seem to go in to contortions to try not to say early on it was a possible terrorist event.

Donald Trump: That’s true. They want to go in and they just don’t wanna say that, because that offends some people, including our president. They don’t want to mention the term radical Islamic terrorism under any circumstance, including Hillary Clinton. I laughed this morning when I see her on television saying how she’s gonna do this and that. She’s been there for 30 years, she hasn’t done anything. I mean, she’s all talk and no action. But she was saying that she’s gonna this and she—I’m the one that’s been talking about this for a long time, as long as you’ve known me. And this is radical Islamic terrorism. It has to be dealt with sharply. It’s the only language that they’re gonna understand, and this problem that we have now is only going to get worse with weak leadership.

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June 29, 2016

Sharyl Attkisson: Obama and Clinton Lied to the Public, ‘Impeded the Investigation’

Award-winning veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson reports on the 40-page supplemental report Congressmen Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Mike Pompeo (R-KS) attached to the larger Benghazi report released Tuesday morning. The Jordan-Pompeo report makes clear that the Obama White House and Hillary Clinton’s State Department impeded the investigation and knowingly misled the public about the 9-11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

White House “Impeded the Investigation”

In the end, Republicans say the White House “impeded the investigation” making it impossible to answer all outstanding questions. “The Committee ended its work without having spoken to anyone in the White House Situation Room that night,” wrote Jordan and Pompeo. “Nor did we receive all email communication between White House staffers concerning the attackall off limits to Congressaccording to White House lawyers.”

President Obama’s whereabouts during the attacks and his precise actions remain unknown and publicly unaccounted for. White House press secretary Josh Earnest blocked release of White House photos taken that night that could provide insight. And the President did not respond to the Committee’s questions.

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June 17, 2016

Sharyl Attkisson: Media Distorting Facts to Serve World Elites at Levels Never Seen Before (Video)

Sharyl Attkisson talked to Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Matt Boyle Friday about her new show, Full Measure with Sheryl Attkisson, as well as current events and an extremely disturbing trend. Elites have become adept at controlling media narratives, going so far as to ostracize reporters who “veer” from a particular narrative: “It’s certainly happening here in the United States,” said Attkisson.

Asked if American media appear to be aggressively pushing a particular narrative, specifically gun control in light of the recent terrorism in Orlando, Attkisson said:

I think they’ve been pushing narratives a lot for the last couple of years in a way I haven’t seen five years ago … ten years ago, for sure. It’s almost like someone’s given a license at the top. It used to be done kind of subtly, but now it’s sort of encouraged. It’s almost as if everybody’s on the same page now. I think it’s inappropriate. I think that different views should be represented. It doesn’t have to be 50-50 every time that every story has to be given equal time. But over time, different views should be heard, and we just don’t hear that anymore.

“I just got back from a conference in Russia, of all places, where global journalists gathered to talk about this as a trend globally, where government interests, corporate interests, special interests have learned how to use the news media,” Attkisson said, “how to use social media to control the narrative in ways, I think, more aggressively than has ever been done before.”

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December 15, 2015

YouTube suspends investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s Full Measure News

Full Measure News was to be an independent outlet for investigative reporting, but tonight Attkisson is reporting that the entire Full Measure News account has been pulled by YouTube.

Sharyl Attkisson, formerly an investigative reporter with CBS, recently launched Full Measure News. Those who have followed Attkisson on Twitter know that she has been relentless in her pursuit of stories that have been abandoned by the mainstream news, such as the Fast and Furious scandal and Benghazi.

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November 30, 2015

Sharyl Attkisson speaks out about CBS hiding material in order to protect Obama (Video)

The significance of the Benghazi coverup still has huge repercussions for Hillary Clinton who was complicit in the coverup herself by pushing the false narrative of a video being responsible for a protest that never happened.

November 19, 2015

Attkisson: Obama Won’t Read Intelligence on Groups He Doesn’t Consider Terrorists (Video)

Attkisson continued, “I don’t know the reason for it. I’ve only been told by those who have allegedly attempted to present him, or have been in the circle that has attempted to present him, with certain intelligence that they said he doesn’t want it. He said he doesn’t want it or he won’t read it, in some instances.”

Wednesday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” veteran journalist Sharyl Attkisson said her sources have told her that President Barack Obama does not want and will not read intelligence reports on groups “he does not consider terrorists,” despite being on a U.S. list of designated terrorists.

Attkisson said, “I have talked to people who have worked in the Obama administration who firmly believe he has made up his mind. I would say closed his mind, they say, to their intelligence that they’ve tried to bring him about various groups that he does not consider terrorists, even if they are on the U.S. list of designated terrorists. He has his own ideas, and there are those who’ve known him a long time who say this dates back to law school. He does not necessarily—you may think it’s a good trait you may think it’s a bad trait—he does not necessarily listen to the people with whom he disagrees. He seems to dig in. I would suppose because he thinks he’s right. He is facing formidable opposition on this particular point.”

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October 20, 2015

Attkisson: CBS Intentionally Held Obama Soundbite to Help Him Win Reelection (Video)

Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “MediaBuzz,” investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson told the story of CBS executives intentionally hiding a clip from the day after the Benghazi attacks with President Barack Obama refusing to admit Benghazi was a terrorist attack.

Host Howard Kurtz asked, “Let’s talk about what happened with ’60 Minutes,’ the day after the Benghazi attacks with President Obama. and that sounded like — or some of that interview ended up not being used. after the second 2012 debate, it became a big issue whether or not the president had or had not referred to Benghazi attacks as terrorist attacks.”

During the 2012 presidential debate, Mitt Romney had said it took Obama 14 days to admit the attack was terrorism but Obama bulked saying he did that day, but when asked the next day he is seen refusing to give a terror motive saying, “Well, it’s too early to know exactly how this came about, what group was involved. but, obviously, it was an attack on Americans.”

Attkisson said, “Let me say that that exchange should have been pulled out immediately after the debate, which would have been very newsy at the time. It was exclusive to CBS. It would have to me proven Romney’s point against Obama. But that clip was kept secret.”

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