“Forty years ago Woodward and Bernstein exposed the rampant dishonesty inside the White House, spawning an entire generation of journalists dedicated to investigating the government and holding those in power accountable. Four decades later, one of America’s few remaining premier investigative journalists has penned an explosive book detailing just how far short her profession has fallen in keeping to those ideals. Sharyl Attkisson’s Stonewalled examines the power exerted by the corporations that control the media, the ruthless tactics used by the Obama administration and its allies to manipulate and control the news narrative, and the complacency of many of her colleagues in challenging the entrenched special interests. Stonewalled is not only a riveting read, it’s a gutsy and important book that echoes the best traditions Woodward and Bernstein and reminds us of what journalism should be when practiced well: an impartial search for facts and the truth.”
– Tom Bevan, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of RealClearPolitics
Stonewalled is a harrowing real-life tale that should be required reading for NEWS JUNKIES AND anyone who has asked the Obama White House a question and foolishly expected a straight answer. Sharyl Attkisson’s meticulous reconstruction of her award-winning investigative stories shows how difficult the federal government has made it to commit a random act of journalism, how the groupthink of network news bureaus can be every bit as soul-crushing as university politics, and how buying digital ink by the barrel is no longer an insurance policy against the kind of government surveillance that used to be unthinkable.
– David Martosko, U.S. Political Editor, The Daily Mail (UK)
“Attkisson offers a harrowing and gripping account of journalism as practiced these days in Washington. She skillfully unveils how she discovered the secret scheme to spy on her. The larger and more disturbing takeaway is how the mainstream are falling down on the job.”
– Jeff Gerth, Pulitzer Prize winning former correspondent for The New York Times.
“I don’t know any journalist like Sharyl Attkisson. She has no fear and she doesn’t stop until she gets all of the facts, like an old-fashioned gumshoe detective. That’s why I stop and listen to her when I see her on TV and that is why I read her book. Stonewalled is a perfect blend of Attkisson’s captivating storytelling abilities and her relentless appetite for the truth. No fluff, no agenda…just the facts.”
–Greta Van Susteren, Attorney and Fox News anchor