Sharyl Attkisson Discusses Who Pulls Strings on Media Puppets…

Sharyl Attkisson interview on Fox Media Buzz to discuss her new book The Smear.  How shady political operatives control what the media presents.

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112 Responses to Sharyl Attkisson Discusses Who Pulls Strings on Media Puppets…

  1. georgiafl says:

    Sharyl Attkisson is an American heroine – persecuted by the Obama administration, she has gone on to higher and better things in spite of it. She is one of the few real investigative journalists.

    She’s a Florida native, studied broadcast journalism at UFL –

    And she’s a fourth degree black belt in Taekwondo.

    Liked by 56 people

  2. RedBallExpress says:

    Throwing out false info so no one knows what to believe is often used during war when your attack plans have been discovered. It has worked in the past and it will work in the future. It remains to be seen if this trick is Trump-Tweet-Proof!

    Liked by 17 people

      • Will Janoschka says:

        “Such as the fake, inflatable tanks used in WW II to fool Hitler.”
        So 1940’s-ish. Now the US Army has full sized tank billboards with electric heaters in strategic locations, to fool the enemy night sights, powered by a small gasoline or propane generator! Last time these were deployed; the US marines stole all the generators. No more cold coffee!!

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      • Ferret2 says:

        New meaning to the word theater used in war.

        Liked by 2 people

    • Rex says:

      Confusing/false info: – The Clinton’s were notorious for this.
      Getting Pierre Salinger to go on TV to say the U.S. Navy shot down TWA 800 worked wonders for them.

      Liked by 4 people

    • farmhand1927 says:

      “Throwing out false info”. Today’s a perfect example. Maxine Waters and Keith Ellison whipped up their street thugs to head out into city streets and call for impeachment.

      The media is thrilled that counter protests by supporters of President Trump were much smaller. Their message is that the country is moving toward impeachment. Another absolute lie and pathetic joke intended to mislead and distort. It will fail. Miserably.

      Truth is, Trump supporters were in church today. They worked in their yards, went on picnics, went fishing, took their kids to baseball games, visited family, decorated their homes for July 4th and worked on floats for Independence Day parades.

      President Trump is not losing support. He’s gaining it. The media is finally getting their just desserts from the first President we’ve had with the courage and talent to expose their lies and make absolute fools of them.

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      • Peter says:

        Michael Savage is right – Maxine Waters is flooding the zone so she will not be investigated. It’s obvious in her case.

        Liked by 4 people

        • Ned says:

          Maxine Waters has personal incentive to have Trump impeached too!
          It’s so rotten in D.C. that even she has been making money corruptly.
          It’s the same old story – accuse OTHERS of what YOU are doing!


          Maxine Waters Has Her Own Russian Connections Laid Bare By Internet Sleuths
          ON MAY 17, 2017 AT 4:55PM

          Congresswoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is one of the Democrats’ most outspoken talking heads, frequently calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment and citing his alleged “collusion with Russia.” However, her bombastic speeches and calls to action have often been found baseless. In fact, a recently uncovered Russian connection was linked directly to Waters herself.

          Got News uncovered a 2015 disclosure statement from Waters which “details her family’s investments in BlackRock’s Russia-connected Global Allocation and Balanced funds.”
          This is intriguing considering that as of late, Waters has used her 15 minutes of fame to bash Trump and even went as far as to tweet “Follow the Money,” in order to further her claim of collusion with Russia and Trump campaign officials.
          Well, some internet sleuths did follow the money — but it didn’t lead to Trump, it led right back to Waters.

          According to RedFlag News, Waters “held $200,000 in Russia-linked retirement accounts.”

          (There are more links at the site to follow up on.)

          In addition to the insane amount of money that Waters had tied up in these Russian accounts, Water’s BlackRock fund revealed another surprising twist.
          So who is the one really tied up with Russia? Waters’ own statement shows a personal financial connection to the Kremlin to the tune of $200,000, while her fund has millions of dollars worth of obligations to the Russian Federation.

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          • farmhand1927 says:

            All these Dims and media that have hammered on Russia, including Maxine, played a role in inciting the shooter that tried to assassinate Republican Congressmen. Yet, she continues which shows what her heart and soul are made of.

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  3. M33 says:

    Knew this looooong ago about media BS.
    It has been a big game for too long.
    Thank God for President Trump to finally shine the spotlight on all this nonsense, helping others step forward.
    It is like a long-time child molestor in a community. Everyone afraid to speak, but once someone is brave enough to risk the fallout of holding this person accountable, people finally begin to step forward as well.

    Liked by 22 people

  4. dekester says:

    This lady is a real treat.

    What scares the MSM and the RINOS most, is that they have been exposed on countless fronts.

    Up here in B.C. The lead story on our supper time news was “Donald Trump has sunk to a new low” ( they get their feeds from NBC.)

    Your President is utterly brilliant. Our household laughed and went to supper. CNN is mocked worldwide. When a lions paw pushes a button. Truly Golden.

    Thank you all.

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    • Weather Watcher says:

      Dekester – Haven’t heard “supper” for sooo long. Growing up in Minnesota – my Parents and Grandparents called “dinner” “supper”. Brings back wonderful memories!! – Thanks!

      Liked by 4 people

      • highdezertgator says:

        Growing up in Wisconsin, our church would have “pancake suppers” (always with real maple syrup, bacon and sausage) and of course the infamous “potluck”…. 50 ways to make casserole with hamburger

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      • dekester says:

        Great stuff! Actually I grew up in Scotland, lunch here, was dinner there. Dinner was tea time. Supper I had never heard of until I had emigrated. ( legally.) 😉

        Liked by 6 people

        • rashamon says:

          You are so much fun to have as part of TCTH. You — as the rest of The Treepers from other nations — add a frosting with the cherry on top to every discussion. Thanks to all for joining Sundance’s Tweet, Chirp and Schreech Collaboration Swinging a Bit Above the Moles.

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      • farmhand1927 says:

        It’s still called supper in my house. Growing up, my German Dad called lunch ‘dinner’, supper was supper. We got all the words wrong according to today’s way of saying things, but we always got more than enough to eat, no matter what the time of day was or what the meal was called.

        Happy 4th y’all!

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        • I am from a little English isle in the Caribbean and Dinner is always circa noon time of the day and supper is always supper time as in The Lord’s Supper. Lunch must be an American name for a sandwich or a lite midday meal. That is what I have concluded.


  5. Donna in Oregon says:

    Great reporter. Explains how Fake News is made. Appreciate her insight. 🙂

    Liked by 17 people

  6. MaineCoon says:

    Sets the standard in journalism.

    Liked by 14 people

  7. Bendix says:

    I like it that this woman is exposing all the men as sissies.

    Liked by 10 people

  8. freddy says:

    Trump has been attacked all his life. To think he is stupid is to be the next victim. He uses all the good old tricks and has so many diversions going at once these people can’t think straight……..I do the same on Face Book to flush out the libs hiding on my friends list..Works well cause they can’t stay cool and remain hidden……..Then i tell them I had no idea this would upset you so…making them the clowns…..Like I say old tricks……problem is he is facing the most trecherous people in the world and they know every dirty trick and won’t stop ever. We have to give support at every move even when not sure what he’s doing…………Liberals will self destruct and thank God for this gal Sharyl………..

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  9. Impossible says:

    Ms. Attkisson is truly a jewel; it would be a dream to have a news-crew composed of four or five of her caliber. Her TED presentation is well worth seeing. The delicious irony against the betrayer/destroyer class is that when investigators seek truth above politics and power they naturally move toward conservative principles. She’s “accused” of being conservative now; this is the cost of her research and honesty.

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  10. deqwik2 says:

    Sharyl did a segment on “Media Trust” on her show today. It’s a look at Pew Research findings.

    Liked by 3 people

    • deqwik2 says:

      Today Sharyl’s main segment on Full Measure was the “Surveillance State” with Pete Hoekstra. It’s pretty much what we have talked about here on CTH but was a good watch.

      Sharyl: We now know that some political figures, including Susan Rice, have asked to see those names and read that intelligence in some cases. What thoughts does that evoke for you?

      Hoekstra: It’s of great concern, because I, I think most of the time for these kinds of conversations you really don’t need to, you don’t need the unmasking to really figure it out. In May, two more high-ranking Obama officials acknowledged they, too, reviewed secretly collected communications from political figures.

      —-They play tape of Sen. Charles Grassley:
      ” Did either of you ever review classified documents in which Mr. Trump, his associates or members of Congress had been unmasked?”
      Clapper & Yates both admitting they had seen info with umasked names.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Will Janoschka says:

        “It’s pretty much what we have talked about here on CTH but was a good watch.”
        It is time to flush all current members of the so called intelligence ‘community’, now known as ‘the criminal gang to destroy the US Constitution’
        The US could hire much better professional spies with integrity; from M16, KGB,or MOSSAD; for far less than we now pay the top two tiers of the criminal gang we now have.


      • Will Janoschka says:

        “Clapper & Yates both admitting they had seen info with umasked names.”
        The question is: why were those high level political folk ever allowed to see such?
        Do the worker bees have no integrity left? I would never tell my bosses about stuff they were not specifically cleared for. The heads if these agencies never have ‘need to know’ details of what is going on That is the nature of the business in every country!


  11. Frank says:

    President Trump was born in this briar patch.

    Liked by 5 people

  12. christinewjc says:

    I have been away from TV news for 5 days. It was great! Spent time with my sweet granddaughter and rest of our family. Now that CNN has been exposed for the liars that they are, the new “thing” is the Sorosatan fake protests now bring done and staged by paid operatives; marching for President Trumps impeachment. What a bunch of idiotic clowns 🤡!!! Sane people are on to them and their perpetual grievances made up to be spewed on every news channel. Intelligent and informed people aren’t buying their stupid claims anymore and see them for what they are – the permanent grievance dispensers of hype, hatred and lies!

    Sharyl Attkisson was on to them and reporting the truth about their propaganda tactics long ago! God bless her, and this great blog for informing thousands of people who will no longer be fooled by the lying 🤥 haters and the media of mass deception!
    Loved the Trump video of him wrestling with the CNN logo! Hilarious! All of the Trump hating media cannot stand that our President always gets the better of them! He makes them look so foolish and they absolutely deserve to be shown as the ridiculous fools that they are!

    Liked by 12 people

  13. mazziflol says:

    Bill is back at it with some more truth:

    Liked by 11 people

  14. Dave says:

    Sharyl is one of my true American heroines like Judge Jeannine and Liz Wheeler! She broke the news exposing Hildebeest’s lying story of being “shot at” in Bosnia airport. Sharyl was there! Hill had to admit she “misspoke”, politically correct term for LIED! When you have brains, integrity, patriotism, AND are beautiful to boot, that my friends, is the TOTAL PACKAGE!

    Liked by 9 people

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  16. One Voice says:

    The media is the greatest threat to this country. Trump is so right to go after it now.

    Liked by 7 people

  17. Sherlock says:

    Very good interview. The media is the least regulated, and least transparent, business in the country. No one knows how stories are chosen, and exactly by whom. All we see are the talking heads, who are steps down the totem pole when it comes to the big picture. Yes, they are scum, but run by bigger scum. Time for a major expose on the nuts and bolts of the fake news industry.
    Sunlight, we need more sunlight.

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    • I agree Sherlock.

      For the longest time I was a big believer in a free press.

      I saw what happened in countries that did not have this protection.

      Now, I do not believe what our so called press is doing is protected under the first amendment,

      I do hope Sarah Palin wins her lawsuit and wins big.

      And I hope hers is only one of the first of many to come.

      Liked by 8 people

      • G. Combs says:

        “…I do not believe what our so called press is doing is protected under the first amendment …”

        LYING is NOT protected under the First Amendment even for journalists…. but only in some cases. Unfortunately “publicly elected officials must prove an actual intent to harm in cases of libel or defamation.”

        Now think about that and think about what President Trump is doing with the Fake Media. 😁

        10 Most Important U.S. Supreme Court Cases for Journalists
        ” […]
        4. Freedom of Speech Further Defined: New York Times Co. v. Sullivan (1964)
        […]The Court held that the First Amendment protects the publication of all statements — even those later proven false — unless they’re made with actual malice, or knowledge that they’re false or reckless. The Court dismissed Sullivan’s case and established that publicly elected officials must prove an actual intent to harm in cases of libel or defamation.

        3. Defamation Clarified: Curtis Publishing v. Butts (1966)
        […]In its 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court agreed to extend the reach of the Sullivan verdict to include public figures like national politicians, business tycoons and celebrities.

        2. A Case for Libel: Gertz vs. Robert Welch, Inc. (1974)
        […] The Court ruled 5-4 that a private person, who is more vulnerable to injury, doesn’t have to show actual malice in order to prove libel. The Court reasoned that public officials and public figures are in a better position to counteract false statements.

        These are the findings by the Supreme Court that gives protection to Urinalists that slander and libel public figures.

        So what ever happened to EQUAL PROTECTION under the LAW????
        “The Equal Protection Clause is part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The clause, which took effect in 1868, provides that no state shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction “the equal protection of the laws”.

        Another case that is of interest.
        “7. The Protection of Confidential Sources: Branzburg v. Hayes (1971)

        […] The Supreme Court found that the fact that reporters receive information in confidence doesn’t give them the right to withhold that information in a government investigation. Reporters have gone to jail rather than reveal confidential sources.
        Since this was compiled there have been several court decisions involving homeland security and limitations on reporters’ work. The elements of some of these decisions remains classified.”

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        • Perhaps now there is enough evidence to prove malice.

          Not only the msm but many celebrities have gone far beyond casual commenting.

          I don’t believe the Butts decision meant that you had to give up living a fairly decent life because of the way you earn your living.

          But then I am not the Supreme Court what do I know.


      • Sarah P. can sue because we have a Constitution which also guarantees a free press, meaning press without government interference. Yes, it takes a long time to punish the press for bad/illegal behavior, but the punishment MUST come from the PUBLIC, not the Government!
        Thank you for reading.

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  18. tommy lile says:

    Can we get Sharyl for PRESS Secretary…..!!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. freddy says:

    I think the lady journalist at Circa news is also very good and has a bright future if she keeps it all real…….Certainly some dream teams are coming into focus so the moment CNN fails something stunning is placed into a new network. We could be getting close now to defeating the first part of the enemy and deny them their propaganda wing before charging the beast directly. Some one posted the story of the fake tanks and actors dressed as generals in WW2. Amazing and it explains a lot…Quick read I recomend it on a Sunday afternoon.

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  20. Will Janoschka says:

    Not Sharyl Attkisson Discusses Who Pulls Strings on Media Puppets… but instead those TV Media Puppets need be confined to a ( lep·ro·sar·i·um ˌleprəˈserēəm/ ) until they either die or finally become human beings! Such puppets certainly cannot be called ‘Journalists”.


    • pacnwbel says:

      The lady from Circa is Sara Carter


      • freddy says:

        I like her. She is cool and factual and so far seems to not run down any rabbit holes.These 2 gals Sara and Sharyl would be a dream team of women who were objective and I could watch the news again without a barf bag or holding the remote and instant mute……..They look very good on camera yet not to FOX Y in spandex….The world is gonna turen and the tide is gonna shift I’m sure. Keep pushing it…….

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        • Will Janoschka says:

          “These 2 gals Sara and Sharyl would be a dream team of women who were objective and I could watch the news again…”
          Yes indeed, and P45 would tweet nothing but praise for their looks, unlike…

          Liked by 1 person

      • Jimmy Jack says:

        I’ve really come to like Carter’s recent work.


  21. fleporeblog says:

    Folks the end is truly near for CNN! Our President said recently that Zucker is going to either be fired or resign. AT&T’s CEO is good friends with our President. He supports his policies and presidency. If the merger where to occur, CNN would be terminated in their current form. The majority of the network personnel would be jettisoned off the side of their building. The more folks like the beautiful Sharyl Attkinsson speak the truth, the closer we are getting to the death of CNN!

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    • Will Janoschka says:

      “The more folks like the beautiful Sharyl Attkinsson speak the truth, the closer we are getting to the death of CNN!”
      Sharyl Attkinsson is one of few that could get away with calling P45 on the Syria airfield bombing, with insufficient evidence that Assad did it. P45 might remark with; Ya-but no one was injured, got the message out about using gas, but you are correct. Could have done that with 1/3rd the number of Tomahawks!


      • Fe says:



      • georgiafl says:

        So, you are being briefed on classified intel and have all the facts?


        • “So, you are being briefed on classified intel and have all the facts?”
          Not at all! I used to be familiar with how the spooks work long ago! No one actually knew what was going on, especially me; but they never screwed another for profit! Please watch Three days of the Condor and Hopscotch; for the made for movies version. Lots’a background there!


    • Jim in TN says:

      So the president is helping his friend negotiate the price down? Trying to stop his friend from making a bad mistake? Encouraging his friend to do the world a big favor?

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Sentient says:

    Howard Kurtz said the stories about Hillary’s health were a smear. Rubbish. We all saw her seize up and do a header on 9-11, Also, leaked emails showed her aide Jake Sullivan writing about anti-seizure Parkinson’s meds.

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    • Johnny says:

      Yup. Hillaries 9/11 collapse was exactly what killed her campaign.


    • jdvalk says:

      Pneumonia, don’t you know…


    • yy4u says:

      I don’t think Hillary has Parkinson. I think she has seizures and is on seizure meds. What we saw in the video the media would never have let us see was what used to be called a petit mal seizure (don’t know the common nomenclature). She went flaccid. They loaded her in the van. Two hours later (after having received seizure meds) she was out on the street of NYC talking and laughing. You don’t get over pneumonia in two hours, folks.


      • I think it was a Dem/HRC campaign staff trick! They may have been going for the sympathy vote, or wanted to say: “Ha, ha! Totally fooled, you fools! You fell for it. Couldn’t you see the dummy we were using? Didn’t you see the break in the “video?” How stupid can you get? If you couldn’t recognize that trick, you are not qualified to run for President!”

        But, somehow it backfired. Maybe Podesta found out and stopped the whole narrative, knowing it could have a devastating effect on HRC’s campaign.. Probably placed a few calls, “Ignore! Ignore!” The coverage stopped, but not the Internets, which made it an underground story that got away.

        It was probably that Mook guy who thought it up and it took a more intelligent and experienced guy to see the damage it could cause. I don’t know why nobody sees how fake that vid was. Pro-Trumpists probably desperately wanted it to be true, so didn’t do the normal forensic examination they usually do on vids from nowhere.

        I’d be willing to bet that the anti-Trumpists have never seen that video.


  23. Remington..... says:

    With any kind of luck, Kurtz will be the next one to seize up.


  24. Jimmy Jack says:

    I’m thankful she’s talking about this bc so many don’t get that this is happening at all.


  25. georgiafl says:

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  26. PDQ says:

    I think the majority of people know this to be true – the ultimate Elephant in the Room – but have a hard time pushing back because the beast is so vast and pervasive.

    Enter President Trump…the BEAST SLAYER.


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  27. bitterlyclinging says:

    The Obama/Rhodes Media Echo Chamber. America has seen it in full throat and howl since November 8th, last.
    Meanwhile, Hussein Obama has been spending his time, since January 20th last, in Indonesia, where the initial planning for the 9/11 attacks on the the WTC took place.


  28. KittyKat says:

    Journalism by press release, which she mentioned, results in the press being a chorus of parrots, using the exact same words, as Rush has so often demonstrated on his show by playing composite recordings. They sound funny, but it’s no laughing matter.

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  29. Mike diamond says:

    sharyl is a keeper we need about 300 more just like her !


  30. Sursum corda says:

    No offense to Sheryl (I think she’s great) but, this is kind of a captain obvious moment. We’ve known for some time about who the media works for and who tells them what to report.


  31. thirdand43 says:

    THAT is a woman!


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