Sharyl Attkisson TedX Speech Discussing Origin of “Fake News”…

Sharyl Attkisson is a five-time Emmy Award winner and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting.  Mrs. Attkisson has also authored two New York Times bestsellers: “The Smear” and “Stonewalled.” – WEBSITE HERE

Additionally Mrs. Attkisson hosts the Sunday national TV news program “Full Measure,” which focuses on investigative and accountability reporting.  Was the effort to focus America’s attention on the idea of “fake news” itself a propaganda effort?  Sharyl Attkisson did some digging.  WATCH:

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198 Responses to Sharyl Attkisson TedX Speech Discussing Origin of “Fake News”…

  1. rlc970582410 says:

    Atkisson is a national treasure. Lots of young journalists following in her footsteps, or who have been courageous truth tellers for years, too: Michelle Malkin, Dana Loesch, Sarah Carter, the list is long.

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    • I disagree on at least two of those… one should never know how a real journalist votes. Both Michelle and Dana are clearly on the right. As for Sara… Not sure. Not saying they are not good reporters… but they have a slant. I have no clue what party Sharyl prefers.

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      • Subterfuge says:

        Agree. Both Michelle Malkin and Dana Loesch are not ‘true journalists’, they are agenda driven. Before you read their reports or listen to them, you know they will be promoting a agenda that leads ‘right’. Sara Carter is new to fame and although she appears to be agenda driven, we don’t know enough about her reports to make any determination, at least I don’t. Sharyl Attkisson is the epitome of a ‘true’ journalist…she reports facts and follows the story based on where the evidence leads.

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        • yy4u says:

          Greta Van Sustern was another journalist who did not allow her politics to affect her reporting. She was a liberal but did not shy away from reporting positively on conservatives and negatively on liberals. Which probably is why she is gone now. The media does not allow dissent. Note that Sharyl Attkisson no longer is on “mainstream” media (nor is Greta).

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          • Greg61 says:

            Attkisson had the nerve to go after Holder and Obama on Fast and Furious. Obama and Holder complained to CBS and they caved.

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          • Mr. T. says:

            Greta leaving was her decision. In fact, she exercised an option in her contract that allowed her to leave six months before her contract expired. During that six month period, she was sidelined and apparently still under a contractual obligation to Fox. After that time period expired, she made the really bad decision to go to MSNBC. Many of her followers from Fox News, where were still following her on her FB page while she was off the air, abandoned her when she went to MSNBC, including myself, who stopped following her after posting a message to her about her poor, not thought well thought out decision to join that fake news network. She didn’t last long on MSNBC because of her fan base deserting her and the ratings being really low. When I say low, I mean like, down on the floor, Matthews and Madcow licking my boots, low.

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      • RICHARD CANARY says:

        Times have changed a great deal since I was a reporter, but it should not make any difference how a reporter votes or whether or not people know their political leanings.. Any reporter can be objective and still have preferences concerning politics. The problem is that through the years, many reporters have been playing to the tunes of the journalistic owners of newspapers and TV networks.

        It is not the fact that the preferences of the reporters or talking heads are known, but that we all know that democrats who are reporters will intentionally smother conservative news values and promote socialistic values. Whatever wrongs are done in this area are problems with the characters, ethics, and morals of the reporters, not the fact that they let their political prefences to be known.

        Also, a lot of news consumers don’t know the differences between reporters and commnetators.

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        • josco scott says:

          Yes. Everyone, especially journalists, are political. Some aren’t identifiable in their voting habits but that does not make them “independent.”

          Everyone is biased. Just own up to it and try to be honest in your reporting.

          Some “independent” types are moderates, or are good at hiding biases, but that doesn’t make them better or more honest reporters.

          I like Atkinson a lot but it’s not because I don’t know how she votes.

          Leftists use this as a cudgel to harass non-Leftists. Just ignore them.

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        • Little Annie’s Fannie says:

          But when the bias is exposed in the first paragraph or within the first 15 seconds, the “journalist” becomes a commentator and not a reporter. Sadly, students are not taught to analyze what is presented to them and to identify inherent biases. This is the primary failure of the education system—acceptable (encouraged) to accept group think.

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          • lisabrqwc says:

            Precisely! It used to be there was an entire section of the newspaper for op-eds and commentary. Now journalists seem to all be commentators rather than unbiased news sources. Sad!

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          • “Students” are intentionally indoctrinated into a lack of critical thought and common sense. It’s been going on so long that we now have at least two generations of useless eaters for the most part.

            Useless idiots are the first to be deemed as useless eaters in a fascist state. The globalists need a fascist state. There is much to be thankful for with a President Trump, and much more to do on our end to make sure there is a complete Reckoning and that “it sticks”.

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      • farmhand1927 says:

        Sharyl Atkisson defines the political position many of us here find ourselves in—we don’t particularly align with a party anymore since both parties have miserably failed the taxpaying voter, the rule of law and the Constitution. Instead, we pledge our political allegiance to the country and it’s preservation. Political parties are tired, worn, irrelevant, repetitive and too often, threats to the survival of the Union. We, on the other hand, have a strong head wind.

        Sharyl seems very sincere in wanting to seek truth and exposing it without reservation and the way journalism was intended to be. The label best applied to her is not Dim or Repub, but Patriot in Good Standing.

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        • A party is just a reflection of the kind of people who sign up. The PCPs (precinct committee people) run the party, & good people NEED a vehicle for action.

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        • DD More says:

          Wonder if Sharyl A. is or is not on the CYA 4:00AM memo list, downloaded by Apache? Or was she on the ‘Clinton Daily Talking Points Memo’, back in the 90’s, when every Senator & Rep would come out with the same Poll Tested Catch Phrase?

          Fake News is just the current name for Propaganda Central.

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      • GB Bari says:

        I don’t think I’m in the minority when I can so easily observe that the vast majority of so-called “journalists” today either make no effort to report objectively and suppress their bias, or else they aren’t even aware of how far left their own perceived “center” has become. There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that most in that profession live, work, and recreate among like-thinking people – the aptly named “bubble”. Whether or not I want to know a journalist’s bias, I am unavoidably shown that information as soon as I read or listen to anything in contemporary media. It used to be subtly disguised 40 years ago. But that ship has long ago sailed.

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        • yy4u says:

          To make a short story long — the radicals of the Sixties went into Education (Ayers, Dohrn) and journalism, got hired, worked their way through the system, became those who did the hiring, then hired only fellow travelers, and now we have a media which is is nothing but the propaganda wing of the Democrat Party. They are as reliable as TASS or PRAVDA was during the days of the USSR — and for the same reason.

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      • unconqueredone (American Dreamer) says:

        Beg to disagree: There never, ever has been objective news since it’s inception. The goal has always been to turn people to the source’s point of view, usually political, hence the papers being labeled the “anytown Democrat/Republican”. Complete transparency of view should be put forward along with the story. “Real journalists” should have the courage to express their positions. We, the consumers of that news need to know and add it to the filter through which we consume news. An example is “Hannity and Colmes”- while I disagreed with Colmes on almost everything, occasionally he brought up a valid point worth considering without hiding his personal viewpoint.

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      • huecowacko says:

        Have no doubt, Sharyl is a liberal; but, seemingly, an objective/honest one, a rarity.

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    • jmuniz1 says:

      Michelle Malkin and Dana Loesch are never trumpers do not trust them

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      • nobaddog says:

        Dana Loesch despises Trump and she does what the highest bidder tells her to do. Her and Beck welcomed the unaccompanied 30 year old children at the southern border. The NRA made a mistake with her.

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        • kiskiminetas says:

          MIchelle Malkin makes her money off of the Swamp. There are so many “conservative” media people who get rich from the Republican swamp dwellers. They are no Sharyl Attkisson!

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      • josco scott says:

        I don’t see Michelle Malkin as a NeverTrumper at all. She might not have loved Trump at some point but now she seems fair.

        Dana Loesch was a NearlyNeverTrump–I think a NeverHillary. She is too close to NeverTrumpery. She blocked me long ago so I haven’t kept up with her recently.

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        • farmhand1927 says:

          As the plots against the Trump candidacy and presidency continue to unfold and as we learn more and more about the absolute lawlessness and corruption, more and more neverTrumper’s are seeing the light. He wasn’t their first pick, he still causes them some cringe worthy moments but whenever any of them speak positively about a policy or position, help expose something or somebody in The Swamp, I’ll take it, and to be sure, the President welcomes every little bit of positive press and support he can get.

          Dana has drawn alot of female memberships for the NRA. The NRA endorsement of President Trump and the advertising they do at election time are good things. Beyond that, she does commercials to sell beet powder, that’s about the extent of her influence.

          I live part of the year in the same area as Michelle Malkin. She did not support Trump prior to his nomination but she does not qualify as a neverTrumper. She absolutely wants his presidency to be very successful and works on that behalf in ways maybe some here don’t see. She has very strong opinions about not granting amnesty, understands the enemies within that push for unlimited immigration and refugee resettlement here. She’s a watchdog for taxpayers as far as the costs of open borders when it comes to education, health care, the judicial/penal system and welfare. She advocates for families that suffer at the hands of illegal immigrants. She works on projects to support the military. She’s a devoted Christian, wife, mom and daughter in law and she rallied alot of Evangelical women to support and vote for Donald Trump. She’s considered toxic by the elite GOP nationally and especially in Colorado and touts it as a badge of honor. Compared to me (and maybe some others that comment here), she has done alot more to advance the causes of President Trump than I have, and I started supporting him for President in 2011. BTW, for those here that don’t trust her, the Left and the media despise her, too.

          We need to hold the House of Representatives and the Senate in 2018, in fact we need to grow those majorities. Maybe we should do what President Trump does–he welcomes differing views and has a high success rate of bringing people on board. When people show even a slight willingness to consider his points of view, he invites them to the table. We need votes, millions and millions of them, in ’18 and ’20.

          The appeal of Donald Trump is spread across so many spectrums of people. He is popular among the poor and the rich, the highly educated and the high school graduate. Young and old, city dweller and rural resident, all races and creeds. His base exemplifies diversity. We support HIM, not people writing or talking about him, but if diverse members join the base, even somewhat or bit reluctantly, and bring a few voters along with them, that’s a good thing.

          Seems we have problems and people of much higher significance to be worried about. Several commenters here often advise, “Stop watching TV. Ignore talk radio. Don’t read any other website.” Everybody needs to do what works for them, but we need votes from places we wouldn’t think to look. Let’s go find them.

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          • GB Bari says:

            Well sáid!

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          • Dr. D says:

            Yes, well said farmhand. Too many people throw around the label “neverTrumper” just because Trump wasn’t someone’s first choice. Malkin doesn’t seem at all like a neverTrumper. She seems like one of the good “guys”.

            And the purity test that too many conservatives hold against others including candidates, has too often led to the worst outcomes. Too many people riding high horses.

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          • paulyho39 says:

            Great comments! If anyone thinks they can get a “monolithic” party…in which everyone agrees about everything…that just “ain’t gona happen”! We need to attract and include as many who have at least some agreement on some of our major issues…to succeed…and we must be accepting!

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          • Warnings about globalist puppet propaganda on tell lie vision and “talk” radio are a good thing though.

            CFR operatives spread CFR “information”… and “opinion”.

            I personally like to think CTH readers have better critical thinking skills than to fall for it though… but a grain of salt is good for the taking.

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      • Hoosier says:

        Those two intellectual flyweights get by on their hot crazy scale matrix.

        They saw the light. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwbKYcBdVyk

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      • tdaly14 says:

        Michelle Malkin is not a never Trumper and it’s ok to disagree with someone’s policy’s. We don’t do group think. I don’t anyway. I’ve been on the Trumptrain since he came down the escalator, but I don’t agree with his infrusture or his daughters both parent maternity leave policy. Doesn’t mean I’m a never Trumper.

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        • ibobland08 says:

          I’ve supported Trump since 2011 and donated to his campaign. I actually disagree with many things he does/has done.

          People need to understand that Trump’s “base” is actually only 20-25% of Trump’s generic support. That figure is derived by dividing Trump’s primary votes by his general election votes.

          There is Trump’s soft support where there is only a little agreement with him. There is even reluctant support where voters simply held their nose at the poll and voted for him to defeat Hillary. This latter group is much larger than what people on this website think. We need all these voters. Winning a presidential election is all about building a coalition.

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    • MAGA Engineer says:

      Dana Loesch works for Glenn Beck and was (is) a Never Trumper diehard, blowhard. Michelle Malkin is no better, opportunist, actors.

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    • d2jlking says:

      That was really a fantastic display of how to approach a controversial topic. She covered the issue in a very clear and understandable way. She viewed it from both of the prevailing viewpoints and did so with a focus on clarification and uncovering agendas. Damn, I’d have liked to seen that live.

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    • Lunagirl says:

      Does anyone know if a pdf can be attached to a comment here? I wanted to share an exhibit to the Dennis Montgomery suit as an exhibit – which is a letter from his lawyer, Klayman, threatening to go public if Nunes, Goodlatte, etc., do not investigate the illegal spying Montgomery tried in vain to report to them time and again. It is dated March 21, 2017 and gives them until end of business March 24, 2017 to respond. On March 24, 2017 Nunes holds an impromptu news conference. Maybe Nunes was already looking at this stuff but the timeline is curious. Seems like the White Hats needed a little prodding.

      https://www.wired.com/2017/04/devin-nunes-white-house-trump-surveillance/

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    • Don'tMessWithTeas says:

      Great job. I hope she does a part 2 where she introduces the public to Operation Mockingbird where Rothschild/Soros send out their fake talking points at 4 a.m. EST every day to the MSM via Secure Drop where they parrot the same stuff all day long–just a different person/different station.
      I am hopeful that the public will get “woke” soon.

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    • Jon Rappoport has had “NoMoreFakeNews” website for 15 years….

      Compare Grenfell Tower collapse and “WTC-7, Free Falling”

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  2. Everywhereguy says:

    Go get ’em, Sharyl. There are no Woodward and Bernsteins left in the MSM.

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    • ……and the ONLY reason W and B were so dogged is because they were investigating a republican.
      Bernstein was noticeably absent during 44’s tenure turning a blind eye to every lie and misdeed and outright crime that he committed for 8 years.

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      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        Woodward and Bernstein were manipulated shills, no better than Dossier-Boy Michael Isikoff and Hillary Saleslady Maggie Haberman. Then the commies that created the trap for Nixon raised them up as heroes and saints.

        *SPIT!*

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        • josco scott says:

          lol.
          Thought I was the only one to observe this fact. Obviously not!

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          • wolfmoon1776 says:

            This incredibly important idea is not nearly as widely realized as it should be. We’re still a minority. But NOW is the time people are ready to believe it, after seeing what the leftists – with full activation of the deep state – did to Trump.

            I’m not sure where it was I first saw somebody on a board saying that Nixon was set up, back in 2013 or so, but that idea – crazy as it sounded to me then – was the key to understanding all of American presidential history from 1945 to 2018. If you know it, and do the math, everything works out. Everything makes sense. For me, it was like the key to a mathematical proof. It took a while, but eventually it all made sense, after Trump.

            What this knowledge does more than anything is give consistent and logical milestones and magnitudes for CIA infiltration, media infiltration, and Democrat party infiltration, their entire game plan for political ousters, explanation for Vietnam, and total understanding of prior infiltrations to get to that point. Hillary Clinton’s entire LIFE is traceable from what she was doing as she passed through Watergate. It opens up their strategy against Trump now for inspection. It’s just one of the most amazing things. And best of all – it proves itself by proving why everything else happened the way it did.

            What’s even weirder is realizing that very few people in America – particularly in academia and even in politics – realize this. They have no clue. It feels rather bizarre. It’s like waking up in a giant mile-deep chamber full of matrix pods. They’re all asleep.

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            • lokiscout says:

              Like, Like and Like! You got most of my thoughts out and I didn’t have to waste the bits!
              Well said indeed!

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              • wolfmoon1776 says:

                THANKS! 😀 Very glad this is clicking with others! I think it shows me that a lot of people suspected this, but we could not really articulate it, thanks to the FAKE NEWS screaming “conspiracy theory” every time we got anywhere close to their conspiracy!

                WELL, DUH!!! 😉

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            • 4wardcomm says:

              Growing up in the ‘60’s & ’70’s I thought Nixon was a great president and I later related to Michael J Fox’s Character on “Family Ties” being the only one in my family to see Nixon as the victim. I felt sorry for him. The MSM was relentless and brutal.

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              • wolfmoon1776 says:

                Yes – I can see that now! Took me forever, but now it makes me able to use my own deception to uproot the past.

                I was part of the “youts” the FAKE NEWS media activated against Nixon. Weirdly, that gives me a great reference frame into the deceived and subverted “counterculture” of that time.

                My anger at being tricked and deceived by Obama has finished off his legacy, and has moved on to new old crimes of Communism. I won’t rest until all of History is excavated and the bodies of Truth murdered by American Communism have been dug up and identified.

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          • G. Combs says:

            “….Nixon was set up….”

            Very definitely.

            My ex Mother-in-law was head of a state Democrat party. She Hobbed the Nobbs with the Kennedy’s et al. She point blank admitted that Nixon was set-up when I asked her about it, and then laughed.

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        • Arkindole says:

          Woodward and Bernstein were a product of their times. It was when the Haight-Ashbury / Abby Road hippies started to pay witholding and FICA, after the Blotter Acid wore off, and after they watched high ranking ARVN officers push choppers off of navy flatops in the South China sea. Without that anger stemming from uncontrolled Federalism, that had brewed for years, they would have never had their fuel to bother about an 18 minute gap in tape.

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        • TomF says:

          Spot on, Wolf,

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        • ibobland08 says:

          Nixon is the most lied about president in history. If you actually study his political career he is quite an admirable person and a brilliant politician. People often forget that Nixon’s landslide in 1972 was bigger than Reagan’s in 1984 in terms of popular vote margin (though still not as big as Johnson’s 1964).

          The reason Nixon was so hated by the press because he went after (correctly) Alger Hiss who was a communist spy. McCarthy got the same treatment for similar reasons. Yet both Nixon and McCarthy were correct as indicated by the Venona Papers.

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      • RICHARD CANARY says:

        Darnhardworker is right. W & B were leftist hacks, just doing party business.

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    • Subterfuge says:

      Bernstein borders on communist…how could you include him?

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    • josco scott says:

      Woodward and Bernstein were Democrat activists who hated Nixon and wanted to take him down.

      He happened to be guilty but that was secondary.

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    • Payday says:

      W and B are as legitimate as an Obozo Nobel peace prize.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Unfortunately the media is chockablock full of Woodward & Bernstein wannabes. And they all have the same political bias: Leftwing.

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  3. Sherbear says:

    I watch her every Sunday, I wish she had a show everyday!

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  4. Doppler says:

    The paragon of independent, intelligent, skeptical, careful, journalism. Part of traditional American culture worth fighting to preserve.

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  5. TreeperInTraining says:

    A hostile takeover, indeed.

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  6. arete55 says:

    Sharyl Attkisson is ….Professional, Direct, Convincing, Feminine

    Take that rachel maddow

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  7. jackphatz says:

    The more we can chip away at the Google, Twitter, Facebook, WaPo, NYT’s and the key people the less of a hold they have over us. Fake news, indeed.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      The point about Google and Eric Schmidt pretty much confirms my feeling that the thrown-together websites used to promulgate the conservative “fake news” for Schmidt’s operation to spot were, in fact, CIA-funded creations. They had all the hallmarks of CIA product, and Google is joined to CIA at the hip.

      Is Pompeo shutting those sites down? Can POTUS go after them as part of the corruption with his anti-corruption EO? Did GOOGLE or ALPHABET fund them? INDEED, WOULD THAT EXPLAIN SCHMIDT-FOR-BRAINS STEPPING DOWN AND RESIGNING? Is the resignation some way to keep Schmidt’s corrupt “fake news” project FOR CANKLES – a kind of illegal and corrupt election contribution – from threatening Google’s CASH?

      QUESTIONS.

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  8. Firefly says:

    Related to fake news is hiding basic biography of people. In the clinton years they hid Hillary’s Thesis on Saul Alinsky.
    Here’s an interesting pod cast on the secretive Priestap.

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    • Singer says:

      Michelle’s Princeton Thesis.

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    • ibobland08 says:

      Another thing is how much our education system “hides” history. Most notable is history surrounding World War I and the rise of communism and fascism. Even very well read individuals are clueless about important historical events from 1900-1940.

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  9. sDee says:

    Excellent.
    21st century propaganda has infected all institutions…… so the more “educated”, the more they embrace it.

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  10. TomF says:

    Every attempt should be made to pass this short clip to as many people as possible.
    There are many eyes & ears that need opening.
    Some are even family~

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  11. I loved the part where she explained how Google exec invented “fake news” for HRC to use and how president Trump did a hostile takeover and co-opted it for himself…..gotta love our president. (insert picture of Pelosi saying “Curse you villian”

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  12. Tonawanda says:

    Attkinson says Trump’s jujitsu with the phrase “Fake News” was a hostile takeover.

    As a non-leftist (“conservative”) who has been discouraged and demoralized for over 40 years by the unmitigated success of leftist propaganda on even the most absurd POVs, Trump’s very stable genius use of “Fake News,” and more importantly the non-left’s spontaneous and creatively beautiful (and very funny) cultural broadcasting of “Fake News” has been fundamentally uplifting and like winning the lottery.

    Young people get into the mocking of Fake News and are creating a fun revolution in perception.

    We are in an extraordinary time when the entire perception of human reality is being turned around for the better.

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  13. Convert says:

    Speaking of fake news?? I’m reading reports FLorida shooter was white supremacist: then another report saying the 4Chan guys struck again, made it up, and every one fell for it?? What’s true?

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    • TreeperInTraining says:

      During the last presser, the Sheriff said there were no ties to any supremacy groups.

      I have read that the guy who claimed this tie is a larper on 4Chan.

      I guess I’ll have to meander over to read the Chan Kids.

      Imho

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    • lastinillinois says:

      I read that the sheriff made a statement that said there was no evidence of a supremacist group tie-in, so I’m thinking 4chan.

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    • jmclever says:

      Therein lies the rub. We know there is Fake News out there, but now we suspect all news articles to be less than truthful. I try to teach my teens to look for loaded words, or judging words. Example, most Reuters articles about what’s going on with the FBI/DOJ shenanigans state that many people have left the FBI due to Trump’s attacks on the FBI. The word attack is a judgement word. Why not say criticisms? Why not say upon revelation of texts? All a subtle, coordinated to shape public opinion against President Trump negatively. To those who have not been following the details, it goes mostly unnoticed.

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      • ntx757 says:

        Bingo. All disinformation is preloaded with trigger words. Good on you for actually reading Reuters, they used to appear like straight reporting. However, just headlines let you know it’s propaganda. Not sure there’s anything “main stream” left that just is facts.

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      • Sharpshorts says:

        Good points jmclever
        “…loaded words…” are one of many tools that are employed for influencing judgment in human conversations. Thinking and feeling are distinct and separate entities when searching for truth … except when they are not.
        It takes wisdom to know the difference.

        – – Dichotomy – –
        division into two mutually exclusive, opposed, or contradictory groups:
        a dichotomy between thought and action.

        (definition #2 from Dictionary.com…If you use a different dictionary, you may get a different definition)

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        • TheLastDemocrat says:

          This ties into my Virtue Cult explanation that the Communists have used to win people over.
          They present their views as the right, virtuous views, and the rest of us as either ignorant or evil.

          The “dog whistle” words allow the followers to know who is who without having to investigate much. The cult members cannot investigate much, or the fake Virtue Cult world view falls apart.

          For example: the Communists, along with “Fake News,” have developed the “Anti-Science” meme to force the Manmade Global Warming on us. But get into an abortion debate, and stick to this point: it is scientific consensus that life begins at conception. Don’t move off that point. Note how they keep intentionally changing the topic. Their World View falls part. They are exposed as logically inconsistent, and using “anti-science” as a bludgeon, not to figure out what we might follow as good policy.

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      • tampa2 says:

        To wit, jmclever, when Vanessa Trump received the powdery substance in the mail, the “Independent” byline, under the headline, stated “The wife of the President’s eldest child… Child? A 40-something?

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    • RICHARD CANARY says:

      Not only that, but Pamela Geller’s email today included a story about Cruz, the shooter, being heavily into islamist violence and hatred and nazi cultural issues.

      Story here https://gellerreport.com/2018/02/fla-schol-shooter-islamic-left.html/

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      • John Denney says:

        A search for “what does allahu akbar mean” is “being heavily into islamist violence and hatred”?
        That’s all I saw on the Geller page about Islam.

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  14. EbonyRapror says:

    Sharyl is the real deal – an honest to goodness investigative reporter. It was lousy what they did to her, but to her credit she just bore down and kept marching on. I respect the heck out of her.

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  15. fleporeblog says:

    I am so grateful that Generation Z is dropping Facebook and other sites. These kids are growing up watching our Lion 🦁 destroy the media day in and day out. I can’t tell you how much I smile 😊 when I walk through schools throughout Queens (K-12). You had the term Fake News discussed among students. They say it to each other. Instead of saying your lying, they say stop 🛑 with the Fake News. This phenomenon among them will continue to grow over the next 7 years. They are the consumers of the future that are born and raised in the Technology Revolution.

    Good luck to those Colleges and Universities that are trying to implement this new terminology that Sharyl mentioned at the end of her piece. These kids see right through it. They go in front on tv cameras and scream out, “Your Fake News’. Our Lion 🦁 is raising a generation of cubs in his own image. They don’t take 💩 from anybody. This is the fear of the Left, Silicon Valley, MSM, Democrats, RINOs etc.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      http://www.businessinsider.com/generation-z-facebook-2018-1

      From the article linked above:

      Millennials have taken down dozens of industries — but it looks like Gen Z will be the ones to hurt Facebook

      Generation Z — the generation after millennials — is migrating away from Facebook in favor of other social media platforms.

      A recent estimate suggested a declining teenage user base for the social media giant, while Snapchat and Instagram’s user base is surging.

      In November, a Piper Jaffray survey found 47% of teens consider Snapchat their favorite social media platform, up from 35% the year before.

      Instagram was the preferred platform for 24% of teens, the same number as one year earlier. Meanwhile, only 9% of teens chose Facebook — a decline of 4% from 2016.

      The results were another round of bad news for Facebook. In September, market research firm eMarketer estimated that the number of Facebook users between the ages of 12 and 17 would fall 3.4% to 14.5 million people by the end of the year.

      “We see teens and tweens migrating to Snapchat and Instagram,” said eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco. “Both platforms have found success with this demographic since they are more aligned with how they communicate — that is, using visual content.”

      “Outside of those who have already left, teens and tweens remaining on Facebook seem to be less engaged—logging in less frequently and spending less time on the platform.”

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      • fleporeblog says:

        BE AFRAID 😱! The Data is absolutely overwhelming! This is one of the biggest reasons they want our President off of Twitter and other platforms. These kids are the MAGA Party. Republicans and Democrats be damned.

        http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/07/the-post-millennial-generation-should-worry-democrats/

        From the article linked above:

        On Deck, “Generation Z,” the most conservative generation in 70 years.

        They don’t fit the mold for either political party in their current form, which is probably why data suggests they support the unconventional Donald Trump over the political status quo offered by either party.

        THIS IS A KILLER TO THE MSM:

        They are driven thinkers, attracted to fast-paced data, and willing to sift through the noise to find evidence backing their own ideologies and beliefs. Gen Z values being challenged, contradiction, and debate, because their limitless options for information provides them with confidence.

        Whichever Democrat that runs against our President in 2020 will have sleepless nights with the following:

        Trump’s campaign offered an attractive platform for Gen Z via support of LGBQT issues, gun rights, reprioritizing the economy towards the American worker, education reform, health care reform, and initiatives to revitalize inner cities. It’s possible the President’s campaign will germinate more fluid political parties as both work to redesign their platform to include the incoming generation. With 84% of Gen Z identifying as fiscally moderate or conservative, 2020 is sure to be an interesting election.

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      • Convert says:

        FB is declining across all age groups, from what I see. I certainly use it less. I joined and stay a part of it as the best way to stay in touch with family, but as the article points out, young people have pretty much moved on. What’s not moved are the SJW egomaniacs. Ugh. They have ruined FB. Their exhibitionism, bullying, histrionics, and narcissism have all found their dream platform.

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        • tampa2 says:

          I quit FB altogether two years ago, for precisely this reason Convert. Many friends I found from as far back as 1959, were total progressives and spewed nothing but hate, daily, for anything remotely non-conforming to their vehement ideology. My blood pressure has dropped dramatically.

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      • CBNC says:

        I have asked my teen nieces and nephews where their interests lie online, specifically Facebook.

        They all say Facebook is a no-go, has been for them. They have moved on.

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      • Wend says:

        Facebook is a total mess.

        It’s just ugly and messy. BF uses it to communicate with vets/members who were based at Fort Ord in Monterey, CA. I haven’t used it in years.

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    • CBNC says:

      I love how the MSM finds one or two kids from the tragedy who hate and don’t want PDJT to visit or give condolences.

      They never EVER seek to find the others who support him – if they happen to run into some they cut away or edit as soon as possible.

      Attkinson is right about all of the same language used by the MSM – thousands of reports each day and they all repeat the same phrases and language. All scripted. They are all just actors.

      Fake to the core

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      • fleporeblog says:

        The beauty with the MSM platform is that these kids see right through it! Read my post right above yours.

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      • Justice says:

        Most of the media receives the same information at the same time from the same sources everyday…the Democrat Party and the Globalists.. Word for word, the media prints it out and reads it on air. The Democrat party controls ALL the information. In fact, the Democrat Party runs most of the media…it’s the same people, in separate entities.

        Barry Hussein is still running the gig as head of the shadow government and probably makes most of the decisions still.

        TV networks, print and website publishers don’t even bother to re-write anything. It’s the same talking points all day long….literally verbatim.

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    • ibobland08 says:

      Generation Z leaving Facebook is largely a result that Facebook is no longer “cool”. It’s full of old people and kids want to be hidden from their parents.

      Also as awful as Facebook is, Twitter is way worse. At least people on Facebook are somewhat literate.

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  16. sunnydaze says:

    Fake News rant by Camille Paglia:

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  17. peachteachr says:

    I think most people think of her as a champion against our government spying on us individually or in groups. She also knows a lot about this subject.
    She accuses Eric Schmidt, of Google, as the originator of Fake News then shows the circular reporting that has supported the whole “Muh Russia” story.
    She is speaking to journalism students at some college. It’s a killer speech.

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  18. Justice says:

    “Fake news” is the wrong term. The true term we should use is…..propaganda.

    Democrats know their voters are stupid. They intend to keep them that way, Otherwise, they might start coming to this website (and others like this one) and find out the truth. That’s why Google and Facebook are censoring information that doesn’t fit the Globalist agenda.

    .

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  19. Bill says:

    Sharyl Attkisson is Great!

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  20. maiingankwe says:

    I have the utmost respect for Sharyl Attkisson. She’s a pro. She lays out what she has found in her research, and no one can tell if she is a liberal or conservative. Now that is an investigative reporter. She lays out the facts and leaves it to her audience to decide. I miss this. Bigly.

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    • CBNC says:

      Yes – if you want to call yourself a journalist, leave you opinions out and report the facts – otherwise you are just a hack. Let the audience decide on your reporting.

      Miss it too – BIGLY

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    • Ono says:

      “Research”

      Key word …with references!

      All true! no BS

      MSM fears her and the people (young journalist’s) who might follow

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    • RICHARD CANARY says:

      I admire Sharyl Attkinson, too, but I would be amazed if I heard that she is a progressive.
      My understanding of a true conservative does not mean a lover of the GOP, but a person who respects the origins of our nation and takes pride in our history. Attkinson displays a fondness for open-mindedness and differences of opinion, which you will almost never find in a leftist.

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  21. JP says:

    Fake News Classic, choreographed and focus group tested HRC explaining in “candid” interview that Bill’s Lewinsky scandal was “a vast right wing conspiracy” coining the term …

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    • Maquis says:

      I had a “Charter Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy” bumper sticker on my truck back in tbe day.

      Here’s to her days ending soon.

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  22. MVW says:

    Google’s motto ‘Do no evil’… If you have to say it, the opposite is where one should look to.

    As soon as Google, their dinosaur Media were outed as the real Fake News, sunshine took over. And just as once you see a duck and called it a duck, the truth will hang on it like super glue.

    So, indeed, Fake News is created for a purpose, an agenda, and that makes it evil, it is propaganda. Google real motto is ‘Our evil is permitted, it is our Liberal privilege to commit it.’ This is Google’s Taqqiya.

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    • Justice says:

      Exactly right. The term “taqiya” is from Shia Islam essentially giving followers the right to lie, deceive, and conceal. The Democrats and Globalists also use its practice to control people. It works really well. Half the country is brain dead.

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  23. Firefly says:

    The Gov leads much of the fake news.
    Here’s a court lawsuit case pending where the CIA is arguing they can pick and choose which reporters get Classified info – yet others can’t get it under the Foia even thought its published.

    Secrecy News
    CIA Defends Selective Disclosure to Reporters

    The Central Intelligence Agency said yesterday that it has the right to disclose classified information to selected journalists and then to withhold the same information from others under the Freedom of Information Act.
    https://fas.org/blogs/secrecy/2018/02/cia-selective-disclosure/

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  24. A nation of Manchurian candidates!

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  25. Ono says:

    The least fake news outlet there is

    “Christian Science Monitor”

    They publish AP and UPI stories but if not validated with reference claim it’s only a “story”

    Eustace Mullins was the worlds foremost researcher. Spending much of his life in the library of congress. The origional conspircy theorist who always refrenced his statements and was “never” refuted.

    http://www.eustacemullins.us.

    Read his works,

    again

    “never” refuted except by the “fake news”

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    • Lburg says:

      That’s what is now missing – source documents as the source. Too much opinion and not enough facts seem to pass as ‘news’.

      The other part of this is more pernicious. The people who tend to believe fake news haven’t been taught critical thinking skills. They don’t stop to do a smell test. They don’t do their own research and if they do, it’s on Google – a censored endless loop of “here’s what we want you to know”. “Everyone (the MSM) is saying the same thing so it must be true” has replaced “everyone is saying it so it can’t be true”.

      Worse, the message the believers are fed by the vast fake news empire is comforting, familiar and in step with what they have been taught in school. So believing fake news isn’t a stretch for them – no criticism is allowed because it’s not fair. Google is their encyclopedia. Alternative viewpoints shouldn’t be considered if they are ‘mean’ to some perceived victim group as defined by a different group with a haughty and neutral sounding name. The President of “The American Institute for (insert name here)” has credibility, not because (s)he is telling the truth, but because (s)he has a title and WOW, that’s some fine participation trophy, isn’t it?

      Many times I bookmark SD’s articles in a file called “read for comprehension”. Some of the bouncing connect-a-dots are not easy, but in order to keep up, I can’t flit around to the next article. If I move on prematurely, the next article won’t make sense. Understanding part of an article is fine, but I shouldn’t comment on partial understanding.

      Sadly reporters don’t self regulate the same way.

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  26. C R Lord says:

    There is one thing I hear all the time in the media that grabs my attention instantly and inspires disgust in me. Atkinson said that one thing when she spoke of “our democracy. I cringe when I think that people continue to erroneously besmudge our FREE REPUBLIC by equating it with that state of lunacy and chaos called a democracy.

    It makes me so mad I could crush a marshmallow!

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  27. keeler says:

    Great speech by Atkinson.

    One thing she didn’t address, which is probably due to time constraints, is the direct role Hillary Clinton and her campaign played in creating the Fake News meme.

    “Fake News” was the corporate media’s yin to Clinton’s “Fact Checker” yang. Recall that during her infrequent campaign appearances and at the three debates, she repeatedly made references to “fact checking” Trump’s statements. My earliest recollection of this strategy goes back to her disastrous “Alt Right” speech, though it may have started earlier.

    I am also certain that the “Fake News” operation was intended to compliment the “Fact Checking” operation during the campaign, and subsequently deployed to assist in undermining the Trump Administration. Like the Russian narrative we can observe the tactic move between the Clinton campaign and media, into the Obama Administration, and then back into the media. Social media even uses the “Russian Bot” excuse as justification for attempting to graft “fact checking” onto its search results and news feeds in order to warn readers about “fake news.”

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  28. waltherppk says:

    The “new thing” called “fake news” is actually very much the old thing called propaganda, and it makes brain dead zombies of those who are deceived by FAKE NEWS and believe it. However, there is good propaganda and there is bad propaganda, it really depends on what is being “sold” as virtuous and intelligent ….is it real virtue or is it fake virtue, is it really intelligent or is it stupid?

    The reason the zombie has become a “new” contemporary archetype is liberal driven societal and familial and individual and national and global decadence, populated by its mob of putrid, rotting “walking dead” comrades, fellow travelers, utopianist shufflers who are zoned out stoners and egalitarian / prog “group think” (hive mind) drones.

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    • tampa2 says:

      Hence, waltherppk, the infatuation with “zombie” movies, TV shows, and games. Killing “zombies” is OK and fun to watch. Metaphorical much? Guilt-free violence.

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      • waltherppk says:

        Exactly. There is a tongue in cheek dark humor about the “zombie herd” overpopulation of real life “zombies” in the real world that are really “out there” every day. And so many of them crew the “fake news” ministries of truth. They are the “zombie truthers”, shufflers who are pitching the days brain rot stories talking points, dispensed like candy. All the zombies listen attentively to the fake news “feeding their minds” as more socially acceptable to the alternative of satisfying their hunger for actual human brains. Human brains are of course the exact type brains the zombies are lacking. So it is a dark humor metaphor for the liberal mind and what is counted for “knowledge” by them who are all pathetic zombies. Don’t stampede the zombie herd, or it will be a BLM uprising or a “me too” stampede or something similar.

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  29. Anonymous says:

    SA is fair.

    By the way there is another issue she knows about but is not explaining in depth. (Need another TED talk.) This is the growth in PR firms. Some of them doing some very sketchy things in terms of “reputation management”. Fusion GPS is a perfect example.

    [And the idea that a PR firm (Simpson is an ex reporter, no significant government training) is being treated as a TS-SCI contractor blows my mind. These guys are not salty ex mil, ex intel. The whole DC scene has exploded with defense contracting and clearances and such. Just got juiced with $$$ after 9-11.]

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    • Maquis says:

      Yup. That Fiction GPS gets to play with data that would imprison me, a retired Veteran, if I were to touch it, just infuriates me. THAT has to stop.

      As you’ve noted, there are trustworthy competents out there that should be first in line, but it should be within government only. Contractors? Really? I didn’t elect Glenn Simpson. But I sure as Hell would like to unelect him.

      💀

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  30. 4wardcomm says:

    I recommend to everyone who hasn’t yet read her book, “The Smear”. When you get a chance to, pick it up & when done give it to a left leaning friend and it’ll open their eyes

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  31. SPMI says:

    Hey independent alien.
    Don’t you get it!
    The real news is now only spoken by the right.
    There is no news on the left. Unfortunately they have gone to the dark side, the very dark side, and are based solely on lies upon lies upon lies.
    Slimy lying pond scum. No agenda save there hatred for all that is good in this world, and there dispIcable behavior regarding our fantastic president Donald J Trump. Put a sock in it dude!
    Your opinion is based on pure 🐂💩

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  32. Craig from Scotland says:

    Very much agree with @waltherppk views. The propaganda game has been going on forever, only difference these days is the speed of ‘news’ and subsequent rejection as propaganda.

    Mrs Sheryl Attkisson implies it’s news that Eric Schmidt was an HRC supporter and financial donor.

    ‘Example’:

    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/37262
    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Eric Schmidt
    Date: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 1:56 PM
    Subject: 2016 thoughts
    To: Cheryl Mills

    Cheryl, I have put together my thoughts on the campaign ideas and I have scheduled some meetings in the next few weeks for veterans of the campaign to tell me how to make these ideas better. This is simply a draft but do let me know if this is a helpful process for you all.
    Thanks !! Eric

    Notes for a 2016 Democratic Campaign Eric Schmidt April 2014
    DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT

    Here are some comments and observations based on what we saw in the 2012 campaign.
    If we get started soon, we will be in a very strong position to execute well for 2016.

    1. Size, Structure and Timing
    Lets assume a total budget of about $1.5Billion, with more than 5000 paid employees and million(s) of volunteers. The entire startup ceases operation four days after November 8, 2016. The structure includes a Chairman or Chairwoman who is the external face of the campaign and a President who is the executive in charge of objectives, measurements, systems and building and managing the organization.

    Every day matters as our end date does not change. An official campaign right after midterm elections and a preparatory team assembled now is best.

    2. Location
    The campaign headquarters will have about a thousand people, mostly young and hardworking and enthusiastic. Its important to have a very large hiring pool (such as Chicago or NYC) from which to choose enthusiastic, smart and low paid permanent employees. DC is a poor choice as its full of distractions and interruptions. Moving the location from DC elsewhere guarantees visitors have taken the time to travel and to help. The key is a large population of talented people who are dying to work for you. Any outer borough of NYC, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston are all good examples of a large, blue state city to base in. Employees will relocate to participate in the campaign, and will find low cost temporary housing or live with campaign supporters on a donated basis. This worked well in Chicago and can work elsewhere. The computers will be in the cloud and most likely on Amazon Web services (AWS). All the campaign needs are portable computers, tablets and smart phones along with credit card readers.

    3. The pieces of a Campaign
    a) The Field Its important to have strong field leadership, with autonomy and empowerment. Operations talent needs to build the offices, set up the systems, hire the people, and administer what is about 5000 people. Initial modeling will show heavy hiring in the key battleground states. There is plenty of time to set these functions up and build the human systems. The field is about organizing people, voter contact, and get out the vote programs. For organizing tools, build a simple way to link people and activities as a workflow and let the field manage the system, all cloud based. Build a simple organizing tool with a functioning back-end. Avoid deep integration as the benefits are not worth it. Build on the cloud. Organizing is really about sharing and linking people, and this tool would measure and track all of it. There are many other crucial early investments needed in the field: determining the precise list of battleground states, doing early polling to confirm initial biases, and maintaining and extending voter protection programs at the state level.

    b) The Voter
    Key is the development of a single record for a voter that aggregates all that is known about them. In 2016 smart phones will be used to identify, meet, and update profiles on the voter. A dynamic volunteer can easily speak with a voter and, with their email or other digital handle, get the voter videos and other answers to areas they care about (“the benefits of ACA to you” etc.) The scenario includes a volunteer on a walk list, encountering a potential voter, updating the records real time and deepening contact with the voter and the information we have to offer.

    c) Digital
    A large group of campaign employees will use digital marketing methods to connect to voters, to offer information, to use social networks to spread good news, and to raise money. Partners like Blue State Digital will do much of the fund raising. A key point is to convert BSD and other partners to pure cloud service offerings to handle the expected crush and load.

    d) Media (paid), (earned) and (social), and polling
    New tools should be developed to measure reach and impact of paid, earned and social media. The impact of press coverage should be measurable in reach and impact, and TV effectiveness measured by attention and other surveys. Build tools that measure the rate and spread of stories and rumors, and model how it works and who has the biggest impact. Tools can tell us about the origin of stories and the impact of any venue, person or theme. Connect polling into this in some way. Find a way to do polling online and not on phones.

    e) Analytics and data science and modeling, polling and resource optimization tools
    For each voter, a score is computed ranking probability of the right vote. Analytics can model demographics, social factors and many other attributes of the needed voters. Modeling will tell us what who we need to turn out and why, and studies of effectiveness will let us know what approaches work well. Machine intelligence across the data should identify the most important factors for turnout, and preference. It should be possible to link the voter records in Van with upcoming databases from companies like Comcast and others for media measurement purposes. The analytics tools can be built in house or partnered with a set of vendors.

    f) Core engineering, voter database and contact with voters online
    The database of voters (NGP Van) is a fine starting point for voter records and is maintained by the vendor (and needs to be converted to the cloud). The code developed for 2012 (Narwahl etc.) is unlikely to be used, and replaced by a model where the vendor data is kept in the Van database and intermediate databases are arranged with additional information for a voter. Quite a bit of software is to be developed to match digital identities with the actual voter file with high confidence. The key unit of the campaign is a “voter”, and each and every record is viewable and updatable by volunteers in search of more accurate information. In the case where we can’t identify the specific human, we can still have a partial digital voter id, for a person or “probable-person” with attributes that we can identify and use to target. As they respond we can eventually match to a registered voter in the main file. This digital key is eventually matched to a real person.

    The Rules
    Its important that all the player in the campaign work at cost and there be no special interests in the financing structure. This means that all vendors work at cost and there is a separate auditing function to ensure no one is profiting unfairly from the campaign. All investments and conflicts of interest would have to be publicly disclosed. The rules of the audit should include caps on individual salaries and no investor profits from the campaign function. (For example, this rule would apply to me.)

    The KEY things-

    a) early build of an integrated development team and recognition that this is an entire system that has to be managed as such
    b) decisions to exclusively use cloud solutions for scalability, and choice of vendors and any software from 2012 that will be reused.
    c) the role of the smart phone in the hands of a volunteer. The smart phone manages the process, updates the database, informs the citizen, and allows fundraising and recruitment of volunteers (on android and iphone).
    d) early and continued focus of qualifying fundraising dollars to build the field, and build all the tools. Outside money will be plentiful and perfect for TV use. A smart media mix tool tells all we need to know about media placement, TV versus other media and digital media.

    ———————————————
    ‘This email has also been verified by Google DKIM 2048-bit RSA key’
    Hahahahahahahahahaha

    All the aforementioned conniving and deceit was undone by
    1. The truth
    2. An iPhone
    3. A twitter account.

    Eric Schmidt, so-called digital information specialist !!
    Hey Eric, 1985 just called, they are asking for their political campaign back.

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  33. fred5678 says:

    Also check out her Ted talk back in 2015 about Astroturf and manipulation of media messages.

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  34. DanO64 says:

    Don’t shoot me but she sure does have nice legs. Just say N.

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  35. Linus in W.PA. says:

    Sharyl is a real bad-ass!!!

    Read her book, ‘Stonewalled.’ It is disturbing.

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  36. cbjoasurf says:

    Sharyl ABSOLUTELY gets it! Thank goodness there is someone in the MEDIA that does!

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  37. Guy Green says:

    I found this little video to be extraordinarily lightweight, and also counterproductive. That was pretty much the same feeling I was left with after reading Attkisson’s first book, STONEWALLED. After having been victimized by Deep State/Shadow Government intrusion, and gathering “white hat” assistance in revealing it, Attkisson still fell back into a position that I can only assume was defensive, and designed to maintain a role in the half-hearted and damage-control “limited hang out” strategy to prevent the American people from realizing they live in a completely Intelligence Community-driven matrix.

    For example, she doesn’t deny or confirm the seriously flawed understanding of Sandy Hook, but definitely implies any questioning of its ludicrous presentation to us by government/corporate media is Fake News. There are several occasions of this style throughout the presentation. Another little tidbit is the fact that the applause sign, at the conclusion, seems to have been activated a jot early.

    If pressed for a motive, other than money, I would surmise this as an attempt to contain the phenomenon of Fake News as just another Left/Right issue. All we need is better “education.” Never mind who is in charge of that psyop structure. For serious students of our current dilemma, this was dumb dumb school. I’m surprised the Treehouse found it newsworthy, other than to acquire someone “mainstream” who is perceived, rightly or wrongly, as an “ally.” The whole thing was Philbyesque to me. It actually ticked me off quite a bit.

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    • waltherppk says:

      It would be interesting to see a collaboration presentation between Sharyl Attkisson and Brian Anse Patrick …..examining in depth the propaganda messaging of cultural Marxism and “political correctness” that has created brainwashed masses of SJW “drones” using a high tech template of messaging and analytics accompanied by revisionist history and junk science to reinforce the propaganda, following the model described by the neo-Marxist Antonio Gramsci, who invented the term “hegemony” with regards to cultural ideas being propagandized and masses of people brainwashed to accept a “new normal” for what ideas would be gradually adopted as the new “common sense” ……Marxist dogma.

      As a case in point, the illusion of safety in “gun free zones” is an excellent example of a propagandized DECEPTION having achieved a substantial foothold as a LIE having been “sold” to many people as a wrong idea that has never the less been adopted by many as “common sense” when the idea is by any standard of critical thinking counter-intuitive. Even though it is a plainly evident LIE, masses of people, millions of people have been brainwashed to accept the lie as “conventional wisdom” or “common sense” while there is nothing about the WRONG “idea” that ever withstands ANY honest scrutiny.

      Of course there is a long list of other similarly “wrong ideas” that are equally LIES that have been popularly legitimized by various calculated, organized and deliberate efforts at brainwashing people who simply aren’t inclined and may not even be capable to actually think for themselves.

      https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=brian+anse+patrick&sp=CAI%253D

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    • tampa2 says:

      “In passing, I’d like to nominate Mr. Anonymous Source for this year’s Pulitzer prize for journalism. He seems to have been behind every scoop what turned out to be nothing more than a steaming great pile of shit on the side of the road. The term pooper-scooper now has an entirely different meaning when used in a journalism context.”

      Sweet, Pointman!

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  38. TheLastDemocrat says:

    Fake news was manufactured: many of us suspected / “knew” this.
    We also knew it would backfire, since the purveyors of the fake news campaign were the ones throwing out the fake news.

    I posted this exact obvious process on facebook, as it happened, day by day. That is how obvious this was. But if you WANT to believe what the fake news is selling to you, you are a ready customer.

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    • waltherppk says:

      Fake News is 100% “engineered” PsyOps propaganda “messaging”. And the message is political correctness, a deception being sold as the “new” (improved) common sense 2.0, absolutely perfect for those people who never had any of the old time tested and proven common sense that was the original version, the only proven performer that always will be.

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  39. Walter.R says:

    Fascinating! Now if only Sharyl would do the same thing with the words “white supremacist”, which suddenly, within the last 18 months, were and are everywhere.

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