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The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think and How You Vote
Sharyl Attkisson, Emmy-winning journalist and host of the TV program Full Measure, unravels the hidden world of political opposition research in her latest book, The Smear. In it, she reveals the dirty tricks those in power on all sides use to influence public opinion. Spin doctors and outside interests use a tactic known as “the Smear” to blindly influence the American public, she writes, noting that there is an agenda by those pushing most major political stories.
“With the heart of a lion and a beaver colony’s work ethic, Ms. Attkisson also possesses the lock-jawed determination of a pit bull.” – Washington Times