Sharyl Attkisson has enjoyed a long-term career in the mainstream media. In the early 1980’s, she attended the University of Florida which is known for its College of Journalism and Communications that allows UF students to get actual hands-on and on-air media experience. UF owns and operates PBS member station WUFT which airs a long-running local newscast produced, anchored and reported by advanced UF students which mirrors your professional local TV newscast.
From there, she would do stints at WTVX-TV in Fort Pierce/West Palm Beach, Florida (1982-85); WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio (1985-86); and WTVT in Tampa, Florida (1986-1990). After doing local news in three markets as a professional journalist, she would work for national news outlet CNN, followed by a long-term stint with CBS News a few years later. She would leave CBS News in 2014, only to call them out for protecting then President Barack Obama and his administration. In her best-selling book Stonewalled: One Reporter’s Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington, she claimed that they downplayed stories regarding the 2012 Benghazi attack and the first enrollment numbers regarding the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). This year she put out a follow-up book titled; The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote.
Make no mistake, our mainstream media is in the tank for the Democrat Party and progressive causes. They still try to conceal their bias towards Democrats, progressives, and their agenda. They still know how to wordsmith to make it sound like their objectable to the average ear, but yet drag their average nose to their way of thinking. How did we accept abortion, gay rights, Bill Clinton’s legacy, and Obama’s legacy and perhaps feel sorry for Jimmy Carter? How about the way we should treat women like people and not sex objects, but if Madonna and/or those that came after her want to act like sexual beings, well, that’s different. Also, our media did defend not only Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and his legacy, but the more trashy Larry Flynt who almost died from a murder attempt but left him paralyzed from the waist down; and was later called out by Jerry Falwell Sr. for an intentional faux ad in his Hustler Magazine. Flynt would sadly win the lawsuit that Falwell filed against him. Our media did a great job of shaping our opinions on culture. Their defense of fallen CBS News anchor Dan Rather makes a nice cherry if you’re going to make the Mainstream News media a mouthwatering sundae, or not. Just looks likes one at a minimum.
Don’t tell me that our media does not have a dog in the fight, because they do. The sad thing is, they act like they are entitled to be our guardians. I say to the mainstream media: you’re a bunch of foxes (not the namesake cable news channel) that run the henhouse who if they had it their way, would have not only have Albert Gore Jr. as our 43rd President but Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton going down in history as our first woman president. Talk about “What difference does it make?”
Sharyl Attkisson not only has been able to land on her feet with two best-selling books but also found work with media company Sinclair Broadcast Group (which is in the process of buying the famed but struggling Tribune Media) which is known for taking Republican and/or conservative views on the news of the day. Her weekly program Full Measure airs on Sinclair O&O stations, as well as stations that the company manages. She also called out her fellow journalists once again via a video she did for Dennis Prager’s video project Prager U.