By Sharyl Attkisson
Ever ask yourself how politics became a take-no-prisoners blood recreation? The New York Times bestselling writer of Stonewalled pulls again the curtain at the shady global of competition study and divulges the soiled methods these in energy use to persuade your opinions.
Behind such a lot significant political tales within the sleek period, there's an schedule; an attempt by means of competition researchers, spin medical professionals, and outdoors pursuits to smash an concept or someone. the strategy they use is the Smear. each day, american citizens are encouraged through the Smear with no figuring out it. Paid forces cleverly form nearly each photograph you go. might be you learn that Donald Trump is a racist misogynist, or observed somebody at the information mocking the Bernie Sanders crusade. The trick of the Smear is that it's always in keeping with a few shred of fact, yet those media-driven "hit items" are designed to imprecise the reality. luck hinges at the Smear artist’s skill to stay invisible; to make it look as though their paintings is neither calculated nor scripted. It needs to seem to be accurately what it really is not.
Veteran journalist Sharyl Attkisson has witnessed this custom firsthand. After years of being pitched hit jobs and puff items, she’s knowledgeable at detecting Smear campaigns. Now, the hard-hitting investigative reporter stocks her within wisdom, revealing how the Smear takes form and who its perpetrators are—including Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal and, such a lot influential of all, "right-wing murderer became left-wing murderer" (National Review) political operative David Brock and his Media issues for the USA empire.
Attkisson exposes the diabolical strategies of Smear artists, and their outrageous entry to the most important names in political media—operatives who're corrupting the political strategy, and discouraging common citizen involvement in our democracy.