The Sum of Knowledge #FakeNews #Bias #Censorship

There are unprecedented efforts by special interests including political parties, corporations and our own U.S. government, to control the information you see on the news and online. This week on Full Measure in The Sum of Knowledge, we dig into the tactics used by paid forces to manipulate opinion. These include fake social media accounts […]

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Were Vets and Taxpayers Cheated?

A medical doctor-turned-whistleblower was part of a team that reviewed veterans’ medical files to see if they’re entitled to compensation for Agent Orange injuries. He says he caught reviewers pushing through files at an improbable rate, failing to give them a proper review and often denying vets their due. The company, a V.A. contractor, denies […]

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Parent of autistic teen sues CDC to allow vaccine whistleblower testimony

Above: Yates Hazlehurst (right) with personal aide Lane Hodges The following is an update of a story first published Oct. 19, 2016 The father of an autistic child has filed a federal lawsuit against the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in his son’s medical malpractice case. Rolf Hazlehurst is attempting to force CDC to let […]

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What’s REALLY behind the high cost of college?

Massive student loan debt is a symptom. The real problem is the ballooning cost of college beyond what most people can pay, and beyond what many see as reasonable. Colleges have billions of dollars in endowments (savings investments), their executive ranks are growing, and their real estate portfolios expanding. Yet many are relying more heavily on cheaper adjunct […]

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CDC Scientist Confesses to Destroying Study Documents on Link Between Vaccines and Autism in Black Boys (But… Crickets)

Would you ever imagine that a sitting senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) would confess to meeting with his CDC colleagues and literally throwing study documents in a trash can to obfuscate a link they found between vaccines and autism in African American boys? And that they then omitted key information from […]

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Astroturf Epidemic

The following is a commentary and analysis Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican–or someone who doesn’t care at all about politics–it’s hard not to notice the massive campaigns to influence opinion on social media, the news and out there in real life. Those trying to persuade and manipulate are playing hardball. And, in many instances, […]

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“The Immaculate Corruption”

This week: More reporting that powerful interests tried to keep off the air. Big banks paid tens of billions of dollars in fines for alleged fraud and misrepresentation after the U.S. mortgage crisis. But not one top banker has been indicted or gone to prison. Some call it The Immaculate Corruption. Sunday on Full Measure, I’ll […]

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The Dutch Donald Trump?

Sunday on Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson, Scott Thuman goes Dutch to trace the populist movement rising against the elite establishment in other places besides the U.S. One of Europe’s loudest and most popular voices, Geert Wilders, is calling for closed Dutch borders, a moratorium on mosques and an exit from the European Union (like […]

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Reporter Wars: My Secrecy Battles With Federal Government

Above image: Attkisson at 2013 Emmy Awards as presenter, recipient of Investigative Emmy Award for “Investigating Congress,” including an undercover investigation into Republican fundraising; 2013 Emmy nominations for “Benghazi: Dying for Security” and “Green Energy Going Red.” The following is an opinion article I just filed my latest appeal to the FBI’s improper withholding of […]

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After the Trump “Dossier” Debacle: An Open Letter to J-Students

The following is a news opinion and analysis An Open Letter to Journalism Students: A counterpoint to Columbia Journalism Review’s defense of Buzzfeed’s publication of unverified and false political opposition research material. More surprising than BuzzFeed’s publication of politically-motivated opposition research about Donald Trump’s supposed Russia connections is the defense offered by a one-time bastion of […]

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