My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington
- Hardcover: 432 pages
- Publisher: Harper (November 4, 2014)
This is a very credible, well written, and insightful book concerning some very important issues.
Pre-release and other reports seem to focus on the hacking of Ms Attkisson’s computers, which some believe to be an outrageous act (perhaps by the federal government) and others don’t believe at all. After the Snowden revelations, the Clapper lies, and the Justice Department’s treatment of Rosen, Risen and AP, I would find it harder to believe that her computers weren’t spied upon, rather than that they were. After reading the book, I find the entire computer hacking issue to be a side issue that is being nitpicked by critics in an effort to discredit the author.
The real story here is the credible documentation by a seasoned insider of the control exerted by the Obama administration over CBS News. Nowhere is this demonstrated more clearly than in Ms Attkissen’s account of the extent to which CBS covered up the truth concerning a pivotal moment in the 2012 Presidential election (debate 2). After the debate, pundits everywhere were arguing about whether or not Obama called the Benghazi attacks terrorism in his Rose Garden speech on 9/12/12. While discussions continued and the media largely sided with Obama, CBS “sat on” video evidence (shot on the same day), proving that he did not call or consider the Benghazi attacks terrorism. (At least that is what Obama said in the interview with Kroft). Furthermore, after reading the book, one might conclude that the entire debate moment was orchestrated. Ms Attkissen poses the key question: “- How did the White House know CBS wouldn’t use the part of the 60 Minutes Obama interview that disproved the president’s debate claim?”
In addition to numerous interesting stories about perceived bias at CBS, another continuing theme of the book is that the Obama administration is very reluctant, and often won’t provide even trivial information to reporters.- Does the government serve the public, or do the citizens serve the government?
This is a must read book for any engaged American concerned about honesty in the media and government. We should all be informed, concerned and frightened by what corporate interests and the federal government have done to our “free press.” (Or have the “free press” done it to themselves?)