Sharyl Attkisson is one of the few journalists respected on both sides of the political divide. In 2014 Sharyl resigned from CBS after 21 years of investigative reporting, and now can be seen at her program “Full Measure.” Sharyl chats with Dave Sussman about media bias, the dark forces behind “fake news,” social media’s influence, and how we can stay informed while acknowledging the inherent bias in much of the media. Sharyl can be followed on Twitter at @SharylAttkisson and found at http://sharylattkisson.com/ and http://www.fullmeasure.news.

Sharyl Attkisson is an Emmy award-winning investigative journalist, host of Sinclair’s Sunday morning news program “Full Measure,” and author of the New York Times bestsellers: “The Smear” and “Stonewalled.” She was a correspondent for CBS News from 1993-2014. Before joining CBS, Attkisson was an anchor and correspondent for CNN (1990-1993). From 1996-2001, in addition to her CBS News duties, Attkisson hosted a half-hour weekly medical news magazine on PBS entitled “HealthWeek.” Prior to working on the national news, Attkisson was a reporter, anchor and producer at WTVT Tampa (1986-1990), WBNS Columbus, Ohio (1985-1986) and WTVX Ft. Pierce (1982-1985). Attkisson was one of the first journalists to fly on a military combat mission: a B-52 sortie in Kosovo. She also flew on an F-15 fighter jet Combat Air Patrol (CAP) flight.

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Power Line is back for an in-depth interview with former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson to discuss how she found out the Obama Administration was spying on her while she was investigating several scandals throughout the government. Attkisson also gives the show some breaking news about a new lawsuit she’s filing against the government over illegal wire taps. Stonewalled

Her book, Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington, outlines the scandals she was covering, as well as the many ways the government was spying on her, and how she became the target of PR warfare from organizations that are friendly with the Obama Administration, such as Media Matters. It’s a powerful book and an enlightening interview that will probably leave you even more concerned with the state of American mainstream media.

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Gentlemen of the Press

The week, Troy Senik sits in for Peter Robinson as we wrap up the Cruise, discuss Obama’s immigration overstep, talk about the business of news with journalist and author Sharyl Attkisson (buy her new book Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington), debate Bill Cosby’s future and Jonathan Gruber’s past. Listen up!

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