5X Emmy-Award Winning and New York Times Best-selling Author Sharyl Attkisson | How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship

Show Notes

The Emmy-award-winning and New York Times best-selling author and investigative journalist, Sharyl Attkisson shares about how and why the mainstream media is manipulating, slanting, and censoring the news with intentional misinformation, errors of omission and chronically misreporting the news with destructive narratives.


  1. Sharyl Attkisson Yes, yes, yes and yes! Thrivetime Nation on today’s show we are interviewing the legendary non-partisan investigative journalist and New York Times best-selling author, Sharyl Attkinsson! Sharyl, welcome onto the Thrivetime Show! How are you mam!? 
  2. I know that you’ve had a ton of success at this point in your career, but I would love to start off at the bottom and the very beginning of your career. What was your life like growing up and where did you grow up?
    1. She grew up in Sarasota, Florida
    2. She has a passion for fairness and writing 
    3. She went to the University of Florida
    4. She started with a local CBS affiliate
    5. She went to Columbus Ohio, Tampa Florida and then to CNN
  3. When did you first figure out what you wanted to do professionally?
  4. Sharyl Attkisson, when did you first begin to see the media changing into becoming less interested in hard facts and more focused on spinning a narrative?
  5. FUN FACT: Jake Tapper of CNN – Jake Tapper says he won’t interview Kayleigh McEnany because she “lies the way that most people breathe” http://hill.cm/PNKLayJ https://twitter.com/LLinWood/status/1343668619989934080?s=20
  6. Sharyl Attkisson, how would you define what a narrative is?
  7. Sharyl, from your first hand experience, how has the news media taught us to love censorship and what do you mean by that?
  8. Sharyl in your book SLANTED you discuss that the media is misreporting on Black Lives Matter…I would love for you to share how the media is misreporting on Black Lives Matter?
  9. Sharyl, in your book you also discuss how the media is misreporting on COVID-19…what is the media telling America that misleading?
  10. Why Dr. Fauci Backed Controversial Wuhan Lab with U.S. Dollars for Risky Coronavirus Research? https://www.newsweek.com/dr-fauci-backed-controversial-wuhan-lab-millions-us-dollars-risky-coronavirus-research-1500741 
  11. Sharyl, how is the media misleading America about Joe Biden? – 
    1. The Truth About Joe Biden’s Corruption – https://timetofreeamerica.com/#biden 
  12. Sharyl Attkisson, how is the media misleading Americans about Silicon Valley censorship? 
  13. Sharyl, this outright censorship by the mainstream media is creating a strong desire for the truth from the American people…in your mind what are the best media outlets and voices where Americans can expect to find truth?
  14. Sharyl, in your Chapter 9 is titled, Pundits and Poll: Hard to Believe…what is this chapter all about?
  15. In your mind what are the most consistently dishonest news outlets and why?
  16. You’ve got the mic, what is one thing that you want to share with the Thrive Nation before you drop the mic?


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