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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There are 8 comments.

  1. Member

    Once again … Dave Sussman with the best guests … EVER!

    • #1
    • March 27, 2018 at 11:07 am
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  2. Member

    Ditto!!!

    • #2
    • March 27, 2018 at 2:48 pm
    • 2 likes
  3. Thatcher

    Thanks a million for another great, informative interview. You make Ricochet worthwhile. 

    • #3
    • March 27, 2018 at 4:40 pm
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  4. Member

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Once again … Dave Sussman with the best guests … EVER!

    Agreed!

    • #4
    • March 27, 2018 at 9:25 pm
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  5. Coolidge

    Big fan of Ms. Atkisson. Mad crush in my teens when she was on CNN, my muse when I was an insomniac in college on CBS News overnight. But as she moved up the ranks, she was more than someone pretty who read a teleprompter. She really was good at being a reporter and correspondent, not falling into the trap that “reporters” like Andrea Mitchell who would report a story then speculate or analyze. 

    The push from facts to narrative isn’t a new one. It’s just more prevalent with more outlets imo

    • #5
    • March 28, 2018 at 7:51 am
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  6. Coolidge

     Excellent interview! The part that was new to me was that not just Democratic but Republican political professionals have a vested interest in Trump’s failure, because they failed to predict his success.

    Hitherto I’ve thought of “Never Trumpism” as being largely based on ego and virtue signaling.* Is there a financial interest in some cases, as well? I’ll have to think about that.

     

    *” Look how pure I am! Everybody is a sellout but me!“

    • #6
    • March 28, 2018 at 10:23 am
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  7. Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    Excellent interview! The part that was new to me was that not just Democratic but Republican political professionals have a vested interest in Trump’s failure, because they failed to predict his success.

    Hitherto I’ve thought of “Never Trumpism” as being largely based on ego and virtue signaling.* Is there a financial interest in some cases, as well? I’ll have to think about that.

     

    *” Look how pure I am! Everybody is a sellout but me!“

    So many have a model of the political economy that has to be if they are going to keep their lifestyle and belief system intact. Well, it’s not like that anymore. Some can hate Trump and be realistic about that. Some can’t. 

    Also, the part at 24:00 explains why Rick Wilson et. al. are hysterical (pick your own pejorative).

     

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    • April 1, 2018 at 1:56 am
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  8. Member

    Ben Rhodes…David Rhodes LOL

    Is it so hard to understand why so many believe every single thing Alex Jones says? 

    • #8
    • April 1, 2018 at 2:00 am
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