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Award Winning Journalist Sharyl Attkisson Reports: Spying on Journalists and Political Opponents

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by Sharyl Attkisson

Editor’s Introduction.  The reports that follows were provided to MHProNewsby Sharyl Attkisson of Full Measure. 

 Attkisson is an award-winning journalist thatMHProNews has referenced several times over the years.  Among the issues she has raised is the phenomenon of “fake news.”

She gives simple advice on discerning the accuracy of news media. They can be boiled down to two essentials. “Check Your Facts” and “Follow the Money.” 

These are principles MHProNewshas followed for years and are arguably why our professional audience in this industry are the largest in manufactured housing.  A video by Attkisson and report on those topics, are linked here.

These topics are quite relevant to manufactured housing, which is why it is being curated for our professional audience.  

Attkisson is also the professional who developed the left-right media bias chart, shown below. With that background, the following by Attkisson are worthy of your consideration.

Award Winning Journalist Sharyl Attkisson Reports Spying on Journalists and Political Opponents

The following is from Rasmussen Reports

Voters strongly believe journalists and political opponents are targets of spying by the U.S. government, and they don’t trust the judgment of the feds when they do it.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s at least somewhat likely that the U.S. government spies on critical journalists and political opponents, but 24% think it’s unlikely. This includes 30% who think it’s Very Likely the government spies on these groups and six percent (6%) who think it’s Not At All Likely. Another 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Does the U.S. government spy on critical journalists and political opponents?

  • 61% Very likely or somewhat likely
  • 24% Unlikely
  • 14% Undecided

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/january_2019/most_believe_the_government_spies_on_journalists_political_opponents

Note: Sharyl Attkisson is currently suing the Justice Department and FBI for the government intrusions into her work and personal computers as far back as 2011 while she conducted investigative reporting for CBS News.

A diverse group of Constitutional free press and privacy advocates is supporting Attkisson v. Dept. of Justice/FBI to fight the government computer intrusions. Click here to support.

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The Smear and Shades of Grey

Posted: 16 Jan 2019 07:23 AM PST

From the fall of Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein to the political demise of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, there’s no shortage of sexual abuse allegations against famous men. The MeToo movement has liberated women to talk about long-tolerated misconduct. But it’s also led to whispers about the grey area between improper harassment and criminal assault. And questions about whether it’s now easier for people to get smeared by unproven — or even false— allegations. Our cover story is: Shades of Grey. It also covers the organized effort to smear WikiLeaks and founder Julian Assange with unproven sexual assault allegations, but for political purposes.

FitzGibbon: If you’ve got two believable stories, you’ve got— you can take anybody down.

Trevor FitzGibbon claims it happened to him. His story begins in December 2015, when he ran his own progressive PR firm and got a fateful call from his company’s vice president.

Continue reading and watching at the link below:

http://fullmeasure.news/news/cover-story/shades-of-grey-07-24-2018

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The above has been provided to MHProNewsreaders under fair use guidelines for media, by Sharyl Attkisson for Full Measure.