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Mrs. Clinton’s Benghazi Chapter

Here is a brief excerpt from my Benghazi chapter in Stonewalled. MRS. CLINTON’S BENGHAZI CHAPTER …In a June 18, 2014, interview with Greta Van Susteren of FOX News, Clinton said that her own assessment of the Benghazi attacks “careened from the video had something to do with it, the video had nothing to do with […]

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The “Post Truth” News Media

The following is a news analysis and commentary. As some reporters unequivocally declare Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to be “wrong” when he claimed thousands in New Jersey celebrated the Sept. 11, 2001 Islamic extremist terrorist attacks, I observe with more than a passing interest. My interest isn’t in the presidential candidates; it’s in the news media’s […]

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Inspectors General Want Criminal Probe Re: Republican Presidential Candidate

(Not really. It’s Hillary Clinton who is targeted…) The following is a news opinion and analysis I call it the “Substitution Game” in my book Stonewalled. It refers to how the news media sometimes disparately treats comparable news, depending on the subject and how the news outlet or reporter feels about it. According to the New York Times, “Two […]

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Breaking Down Walls: The Fight for Open Government

The following is a reprint of a “University of Florida News” article Investigative journalist and author Sharyl Attkisson will speak on “The Rightful Owners of Public Information” on Thursday, March 26, at 6 p.m. in Weimer Hall’s Gannett Auditorium on the University of Florida campus. Attkisson’s speech will kickoff “Breaking Down Walls: The Fight for […]

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Breaking Down the Walls: The Fight for Open Government

I’m pleased to announce that we’ve scheduled our upcoming Freedom of Information conference at the University of Florida: “Breaking Down the Walls: The Fight for Open Government.” The conference will take place Thurs. March 26 and Fri. March 27. National panel discussions will include, “Hitting the Wall: Reports from the Frontline of the FOIA Battlefield,” “Dismantling the […]

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Fact Check: Washington Post’s Alyssa Rosenberg’s Errors

A fellow journalist forwarded me a Washington Post article by a woman named Alyssa Rosenberg, and pointed out that it serves as a textbook example of the phenomena discussed in “Stonewalled.” Indeed, it does. And it deserves a serious Fact Check. Rosenberg’s error-riddled article attempted a number of propaganda tactics I describe in the book. In doing so, […]

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Attkisson’s Free Press Statement to Senate Judiciary Committee

I’ve been a reporter for 30 years at CBS News, PBS, CNN and in local news. My producers and I have probed countless political, corporate, charitable and financial stories ranging from Iraq contract waste and fraud under Bush to green energy waste under Obama to consumer stories relating to the drug industry.   Some of […]

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“Stonewalled” book signing Tues. at 3p in Tampa, Florida

Tampa Come see me in Tampa, Florida Tues. Dec. 16 3p-5:30p Oxford Exchange (which also has a restaurant). http://oxfordexchange.com 420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606 (813) 253-0222 A portion of the proceeds from Stonewalled is being donated to the University of Florida Brechner Center for Freedom of Information. Stonewalled is a New York Times […]

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Docs: Adviser Tells Attorney General Holder How to Manipulate Press on Fast & Furious

Lesson in how the administration attempts to manipulate the press and news coverage: Fast and Furious email to Attorney General Eric Holder from a communications adviser, Oct. 5, 2011 [emphasis added below]. (President Obama withheld this email under executive privilege but it was recently released as a result of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch […]

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Colleagues Weigh In On “Stonewalled”

“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 […]

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