(Attkisson, Sharyl) Sharyl Attkisson has been a working journalist for more than thirty years and is host of Sinclair’s Sunday morning TV program Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson. She has covered controversies under the administrations of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, emerging with a reputation, as the Washington Post recently put it, as a “persistent voice of news-media skepticism about the government’s story.” She is the recipient of five Emmy Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting. She has worked at CBS News, PBS, and CNN. Ever wonder how politics turned into a take-no-prisoners blood sport? In The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote (Harper), Attkisson pulls back the curtain on the shady world of opposition research and reveals the dirty tricks those in power use to influence your opinion. Attkisson exposes the diabolical tactics of smear artists and their outrageous access to the biggest names in political media–operatives who are corrupting the political process and discouraging widespread citizen involvement in our democracy.