5 times Emmy awarded Reporter and Bestseller writer Sharyl Attkisson being interviewed by lawyers Lawyers Reiner Füllmich and Viviane Fischer at the Investigative Corona Committee, Berlin - about ASTRO TURFING - which means smear campaigns that look as if those represent the simple people's opinions and interests - but in reality are bought "gras root" campaigns in cooperation with the press delegated into the population. This Astroturfing - a multi billion dollar industry - has infiltrates all levels of our society today, but in reality are deliberately designed and bought "gras root movements".

Especially, the Pharmaceutical Industry with Corona.


A chocking interview.


Ad-hoc 19: Interview with Sharyl Attkisson  •  (english)

Ad-hoc 19: Interview with Sharyl Attkisson  •  (german)



additionally 10 min

• Astroturf and manipulation of media messages & Wikipedia
| Sharyl Attkisson

In this eye-opening talk, veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson shows how astroturf, or fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages. Sharyl Attkisson is an investigative journalist based in Washington D.C.

She is currently writing a book entitled Stonewalled (Harper Collins), which addresses the unseen influences of corporations and special interests on the information and images the public receives every day in the news and elsewhere.

For twenty years (through March 2014), Attkisson was a correspondent for CBS News. In 2013, she received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for her reporting on “The Business of Congress,” which included an undercover investigation into fundraising by Republican freshmen.

She also received Emmy nominations in 2013 for Benghazi: Dying for Security and Green Energy Going Red. Additionally, Attkisson received a 2013 Daytime Emmy Award as part of the CBS Sunday Morning team’s entry for Outstanding Morning Program for her report: “Washington Lobbying: K-Street Behind Closed Doors.”

In September 2012, Attkisson also received an Emmy for Oustanding Investigative Journalism for the “Gunwalker: Fast and Furious” story.

She received the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting for the same story.

Attkisson received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2009 for her exclusive investigations into TARP and the bank bailout.

She received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2002 for her series of exclusive reports about mismanagement at the Red Cross.

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