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Superstar CBS Reporter Blows the Lid Off the Swine Flu Media Hype and Hysteria

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posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 08:27 AM

Sharyl Attkisson is a CBS News correspondent and investigative reporter. She’s covered Capitol Hill since February 2006 and has been a Washington-based correspondent there since January 1995. She was also part of the CBS news team that received the Edward Murrow Award in 2005 for overall excellence. Additionally, she received an Outstanding Investigative Journalism Emmy in 2002 for a series on the Red Cross.

In case you didn't realize it, Sharyl Attkisson is the investigative reporter behind the groundbreaking CBS News study that found H1N1 flu cases are NOT as prevalent as feared.

In fact, they’re barely on the radar screen.

How did this startling information come about, and why is the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) painting a different picture entirely? I spoke directly with Sharyl Attkisson to find out.
Two Videos

Ms. Attkisson says:

“The reason I looked into this is a couple of months ago, I got tips from three or four different segments of public healthcare, with folks telling me the CDC has recommended that they go ahead and stop testing for and counting swine flu cases.

Each different entity that contacted me was concerned, thinking that this should not be happening. They really felt that it was necessary for the swine flu to continue to be tracked in some details. So I went about trying to find out why this decision was made and what the ramifications would be.

… I started by contacting the CDC and the HHS and asking some basic questions. I felt like I pretty much got stonewalled with some of the information I really needed to get at, especially what I needed from the states data, and information on the rationale behind this decision to stop counting and testing for swine flu.”


Feeling "Stonewalled", Ms. Attkisson decides to investigate the unusual decisions from the CDC and HHS. The vast majority of tests prior to ceasing them were not flu at all.

Some data confirms 1% or less of reported swine flu was actually swine flu,
What was the 99% miscounted as swine? Well listen to the interviews and you will see that something is not right with these agencies and someone should be held accountable. Baxter et al and major player of CDC, HHS, WHO, Defense Contractors and departments all sho0uld be investigated by Congress and international courts.
It seems we are being played by these who have much to gain, being vested in the vaccine and drug companies for example. As well as three administrations not talking.
The proof just keeps mounting like the heap of S$*t they are tossing at us.

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 08:49 AM
reply to post by imd12c4funn

Your source link is not working.

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 09:14 AM
Take it for what it is, I can't give names.

Last week, I spoke to a good friend of mine whose sister works for the CDC. She often provides us with information regarding illnesses, medications, vaccinations, whatever she comes across. Well, my friend specifically asked her if she should get her kids (the nieces and nephews) vaccinated against swine flu. The sister told her no, do not get it. More interesting is that she nor her coworkers received it either (she said that they were told not to get it). Personally, I often take her advice, but considering the circumstances (as I can't provide her name or anything I totally understand the skepticism).

The second person I spoke with was my pediatrician. He also advised me not to get it, nor to get my kids vaccinated. He told me that his reservations, many discussed on ATS, lack of sufficient testing, lack of proper diagnosis of H1N1, overall media hype, etc, he didn't even order it, if his patients request it he directs them to the community hospital.

The third is my personal doctor. I am immunosuppressed, and have many complication factors (diabetes, previously I had asthma, high blood pressure mainly induces from other prescriptions gotta love it) I was told not to receive the shot either, seasonal flu shot is fine, but not to get the H1N1.

Needless to say, neither I nor my family will be receiving the shot as I have yet to find a medical professional to endorse it. Personally, I am thankful my medical team has our best interests at heart instead of overt greed, yet I am troubled by the over hype of an illness that appears to be quite tame.

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 12:19 PM
Since the link of the OP is broken, I give another to Sharyl Attkisson's findings. This link leads to further information:

Dr. Mercola interviews Sharyl Attkisson:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

[edit on 30-11-2009 by Drunkenshrew]

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 12:42 PM
As noted already the link isn't working.

Anyway many friends and relations have also felt that something "fishy" was going on with this vaccine. It just doesn't add up. My doctor asked me if I wanted the shot on a recent visit. I said I was not in a risk group for the flu and said no, he said "Well its your body" which kind of angered me with his tone.

Several co-workers had scares with family members being initially diagnosed with H1n1 but then after testing the answer was universally "not h1n1". While I am sure there are ligit cases out there, it is not the pandemic as has been sold.

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 01:04 PM
Thanks for the great information. Seems like the authorities have fooled everybody with faulty data. It is very difficult to find decisive information. Regardless what sources I use: Blogs, reseach institutes, authorities, MSM - it seems impossible to verify even the most basic facts.

Another link to Attkisson's findings (CBS)

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 01:15 PM
Superstar is a term used to refer to a celebrity who has great popular appeal and is widely-known, prominent or successful in some field.

i dont see a superstar here.

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 02:34 PM
Hi, "no-swine" fans.

To see other GOOD reasons NOT to get vaccinated, see:

99 flags and as many stars, right now !

Blue skies.

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 04:37 PM
It's my experience that in the "real world", there isn't really as much hype surrounding the swine flu as some people on ATS (and other sites) would have us think.

Look around you -- does it really look like the average person is really that worried about the swine flu? I know 3 friends of my teen-age daughter who have gotten it (and they all got over it), but neither I, the school, the other parents, nor my daughter is panicking.

We're just going about our normal lives -- and washing our hands more.

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 04:53 PM
Hi, no-swine fans !

As they say: Ignorance is bliss ! !

And if you are lucky, nothing will happen ! We KNOW that;


And other titles:

Major recall of H1N1 Flu Vaccine in Canada - KSLA News.

Ottawa - Swine Flu Vaccine Recall In Canada.

Severe reactions trigger vaccine recall in Canada.

Swine Flu Vaccine Pulled in Canada - KTLA.
. . .etc. . .

Soooooooo I WILL NOT get the vaccine, and let my family
be surrounded by the vaccinated, and we will be isolated
from the live stuff,that way. B-))))

Blue skies.

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 05:29 PM
I worked for Florida's Department of Health, and I was saying the same thing when this all started earlier this summer!!

I tried to get tested in my town (Tallahassee, Florida's Capital) and I could not get tested. The entire state of Florida was using "Sentinel Doctors" to send in random test samples for flu victims, and they were extrapolating their data from that. They were testing all deaths caused by flu-like symptoms, so the "death rate" was skewed badly. Even with the skewed rate, the death rate was similar to any seasonal flu, so if "actual" numbers had been available, the death rate would have been minuscule!!

Ever since Katrina and the series of Hurricanes that hit Florida that year, there has been tremendous amounts of money legislated and spent for Disaster Preparedness. There are literally thousands of jobs depending on a certain amount of disasters happening! If those disasters skip a few years, all of those jobs and departments will begin dramatically shrinking.

After the CDC and WHO and MSM made a big deal of this flu, the Florida Department of Health's Department of Emergency Operations went into full emergency mode and rented space for clinics, deployed assets, ordered equipment, bought advertising, printed circulars, and manned their stations!! Then they waited.....and waited.....and continued their barrage of advertising.....and nothing happened!

A few of the smaller areas had short lines when the flu vaccine first arrived, but halfway through the first day, they had surpluses of vaccines, and not very many takers??

State Employees were advised to use good hand washing practices and not come to work if they were sick, but absentee rates didn't rise much, and the whole thing blew over. (And that all happened from June through October.) Around August - September time frame, the DOH stopped doing daily or weekly updates, they stopped circulating emails, and even the Surgeon General had pretty much dropped the issue!!

[edit on 30-11-2009 by getreadyalready]

[edit on 30-11-2009 by getreadyalready]

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 05:56 PM
Superstar? Never heard of her. Not that it matters. Her opinion obviously outweighs every other opinion. She is an apparent "superstar" after all. That was the thrust of your post wasn't it?

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 06:29 PM
If you examine the source a little you should be able to figure out why it's not working.

The url links to an mht file on the OPer's desktop. An mht file is what Microsoft uses to archive web pages.

In simpler terms, here's what happened:

The OP'er hit file and save when viewing the web page which saved an archived version of the web page. The OP'er then provided us with the path to the archived file rather than the original web page itself.

@logican: Why are you being so facetious about the term 'superstar'?

[edit on 30-11-2009 by rexusdiablos]

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 06:39 PM
reply to post by logican

The OP just copied the headline from a blog.

Unlike most people, Mrs Attkisson did some serious fact checking and filed numerous FOIAs before she formed her opinion. She may not be a celebrity, but she has impressed me. In the future I will listen more to her reporting. After all the truth is far more interesting than some stupid celebrity gossip.

In our time, paid pundits in suits and beautiful faces dominate the MSM. Modern day journalists repeat soulless talking points. They only regurgitate, what has been given to them. Government insiders and loudmouthed PR people manipulate them with ease. Investigative journalists with a desire to uncover the truth have become just as rare, as hippopotami riding bicycles. I found it very refreshing to notice such a rare species working for the MSM.

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 06:54 PM
@logican: Why are you being so facetious about the term 'superstar'?

It was used in a defining arguement to the main title. Superstar implies certain things. I've heard nothing new and nothing but an opinion, so use the phrase "superstar" but it all boils down to one thing, an opinion.

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 08:10 PM
I myself work in a medical office attached to a hospital as a "runner"

Which pretty much means Nothing goes in our out of the offices without my hands touching it (or my eyes reading it).

In the 6 months I have worked there I have seen 2 confirmed swine flu's, yes......2

They handed out free vacinations for it last month for hospital employees to. needless to say, I declined.

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 08:16 PM
"It's my experience that in the "real world", there isn't really as much hype surrounding the swine flu as some people on ATS (and other sites) would have us think."

Actually, it doesn't seem to be the disease that people are concerned about, but the shot itself. A medical first, as far as I can tell.

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 09:37 PM
So what is the big deal here? An investigative reporter is spilling what beans?

Isn't fairly obvious they were lying? I hardly need someone from major media to send a darling sweet looking babe to tell me how it is. Where in the hell were they when this was happening? Where were all the tough questions to CDC and WHO?

What a bunch of melarkey. Why people glum on to such things like this is beyond me. They (major media and so called investigative journalists) have a single goal. To confuse you, to deceive you and to help you accept non-truths.

The major media DO NOT have any investigative journalists. Those days are gone. Only independents are TRULY investigative.

They are obviously spilling the beans AFTER THE FACT. Yes, we already know. We don't need your help now. Don't give them an ounce of your time. They deserve nothing from you, and especially not your trust or loyalty.

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 09:38 PM
I work in advertising and this whole promotion smelled more like a promotion than an answer to a problem.

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 09:53 PM
Setting aside any speculation into the accuracy and reliability of this reporter's work regarding H1N1, it's pretty pathetic that this sort of report is so far under the mainstream radar. This is the kind of reporting that we should be able to expect and rely on to come from the media. The fact that we cannot is yet another strong indication that we can no longer trust what the MSM tell us.

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