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Stonewalled: One Journalist's Fight against Obama's Washington

11-06-2014
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Emmy award-winning investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson's relentless pursuit of the truth put her at the top of her field. It also brought her to the attention of people in high places who wanted to shut her up.

When Attkisson delved into the Fast and Furious gun scandal, reported on the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, then tried to uncover the truth of what happened to four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, something began to happen.

The Obama administration used hardball tactics to discourage, block, and suppress her investigative work and she says her bosses at CBS News did nothing.

Most disturbing of all, Attkisson said her computers and phone lines were hacked and bugged by sophisticated parties most likely tied to the government.

Her new book, Stonewalled, is the story of the Obama administration's efforts to monitor journalists, intimidate, and harass opposition groups, and spy on private citizens.

"(The politicians) think they own your tax dollars," she writes. "They think they own the information their agencies gather on the public's behalf. They think they're entitled to keep that information from the rest of us and…they're bloody incensed that we want it."

Her book also exposes the sad state of the press and the dangerous decline of investigative journalism and truth telling in America today.

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