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Whoa€™s been hacking Sharyl Attkissona€™s computers? Computers that turn themselves on in the night, make strange noises, then shut themselves down. Whoever is doing it is using highly sophisticated spyware available only to our top intelligence agencies. Is someone sending Attkisson a message? Washington, D.C., has always been a tough town for investigative journalists. But in the age of Obama, the government has taken the tried-and-true techniques of bureaucratic stonewalling to unprecedented heights. Whata€™s more, it has added harassment, intimidation, and outright spying to the mix. Through more than thirty years as an award-winning investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson fought tirelessly to uncover wrongdoing by those in power, whether major corporations, government officials, or presidential administrations of both parties. But when she started looking into stories involving the Obama administrationa€™s mistakes and misjudgments in a series of high-profile casesa€”stories few in mainstream journalism would toucha€”she was confronted with the administrationa€™s use of hardball tactics to discourage, block, and actively suppress her investigative work. A dogged reporter with a well-earned reputation as a a€œpit bull, a€ Attkisson filed a series of groundbreaking stories on the Fast and Furious gunwalking program, Obamaa€™s green energy boondoggle, the unanswered questions about Benghazi, and the disastrous rollout of Obamacare. Her news reports were met with a barrage of PR warfare tactics, including emails and phone calls up the network chain of command, criticism from paid-for commenters and bloggers, and a campaign of character assassination that continues to this day. Most disturbing of all, Attkisson reveals that as she broke news on Fast and Furious and Benghazi, her computers and phone lines were hacked and bugged by an unrevealed but tremendously sophisticated party. Stonewalled is the story of the Obama administrationa€™s efforts to monitor journalists, intimidate and harass opposition groups, and spy on private citizens. But it is also a searing indictment of the timidity of the press and the dangerous decline of investigative journalism and unbiased truth telling in America today.To examine the outside connections for the Verizon FiOS line and see if anything looks out of order. a€œIf youa#39;re being ... I tell the representative that Verizon has made repeated troubleshooting visits to my house in the past year. Maybe a spare ... a€œCan I email you a photograph and have your technicians look to be sure ?a€ I ask.

Author:Sharyl Attkisson
Publisher:Harper Collins - 2014-11-04


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