National Press Club

Attkisson brings ‘The Smear’ to Headliners Book Rap, Aug. 31

July 16, 2017

The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think and How You Vote by Sharyl Attkisson

The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think and How You Vote by Sharyl Attkisson

Former CBS News Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, author of The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think and How You Vote, will speak at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the Club’s conference rooms.

Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public. Tickets and books are available by clicking here. The Book Rap is a fundraiser for the Club's National Journalism Institute so no outside books are allowed.

Attkisson is The New York Times bestselling author of Stonewalled, a five-time Emmy Award winner, and the host of “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” offered by Sinclair. She is the recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting and has reported nationally for CBS News, PBS and CNN.

In The Smear, Attkisson reveals the world of opposition research and the dirty tricks those in power 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.

The Book Rap will include a discussion with the author, a question-and-answer session from the audience and then a signing session.