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By Sharyl Attkisson

Ever ask yourself how politics became a take-no-prisoners blood activity? The New York Times bestselling writer of Stonewalled pulls again the curtain at the shady international of competition learn and divulges the soiled methods these in energy use to steer 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 out of doors pursuits to damage an idea or somebody. the method they use is the Smear. each day, american citizens are inspired by way of the Smear with out understanding it. Paid forces cleverly form nearly each photo you move. might be you learn that Donald Trump is a racist misogynist, or observed anyone 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 vague the reality. luck hinges at the Smear artist’s skill to stay invisible; to make it appear as though their paintings is neither calculated nor scripted. It needs to seem to be accurately what it truly is not.

Veteran journalist Sharyl Attkisson has witnessed this tradition 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, so much influential of all, "right-wing murderer became left-wing murderer" (National Review) political operative David Brock and his Media concerns for the US 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.

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