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Sat Nov 1, 2014, 10:43 AM

Oops - BUSTED: Sharyl Attkisson's 'Hacked' Video Was Made Nine Months AFTER Alleged Hack

BUSTED: Sharyl Attkisson's 'Hacked' Video Made Nine Months After Alleged Hack
By karoli November 1, 2014 6:00 am -

Attkisson's 'Hack'
In a nutshell, Attkisson claims the government hacked her computers in December, 2012 and she reported it to CBS at the time. She claims a PC and her personal Mac were hacked, and the media has accepted this claim with no skepticism. Mediaite went with the assumption that she shot it in December, 2012.




Sharyl Attkisson claims she took video of her computer being 'hacked', but she forgot a couple of details.

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Busted!
A sharp-eyed commenter over at Media Matters observed that Attkisson's video was shot during the Valerie Harper debut on Dancing With the Stars in September, 2013. Here's what WiscoJoe observes:


Attkisson shot this video on or sometime after September 16, 2013. The episode of "Dancing with the Stars" that is playing in the background features Valerie Harper dancing a Foxtrot to "Some Kind of Wonderful" and first aired live on the evening of that date.

According to Attkisson's own timeline her computer was 'hacked' in October 2012, she came forward with this allegation in May 2013, but then waited until September 2013 to take video 'evidence.'

Has Ms. Attkisson provided an explanation of when this video was taken or why she waited for a year, and until after she went forward with public allegations, to take video documentation of her computer being 'hacked'? Is this the standard of investigative journalism that she was doing while at CBS? If that's the case it may explain why she no longer works there.



What a splendid indicator of exactly how much weight her book should receive. None. If she can't manufacture evidence without giving away the fix, she is not to be trusted on anything, whether it's vaccinations or it's Benghazi!



much more here:
http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/busted-sharyl-attkissons-hacked-video
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/10/31/computer-security-experts-attkisson-video-of-pu/201403#comment-1663705613

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Reply Oops - BUSTED: Sharyl Attkisson's 'Hacked' Video Was Made Nine Months AFTER Alleged Hack (Original post)
kpete Nov 2014 OP
Segami Nov 2014 #1
calimary Nov 2014 #8
tomm2thumbs Nov 2014 #14
SomeGuyInEagan Nov 2014 #17
Nuclear Unicorn Nov 2014 #2
truebluegreen Nov 2014 #3
geek tragedy Nov 2014 #6
benld74 Nov 2014 #4
ck4829 Nov 2014 #5
deurbano Nov 2014 #7
SleeplessinSoCal Nov 2014 #9
UTUSN Nov 2014 #10
progressoid Nov 2014 #13
tomm2thumbs Nov 2014 #16
chowder66 Nov 2014 #11
GeorgeGist Nov 2014 #12
tomm2thumbs Nov 2014 #15
blogslut Nov 2014 #18

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 11:21 AM

1. "..Do any reporters actually read with a critical eye?..

 

File this lying shill away with the rest of the garbage who worked for Breitbart and maybe she could get a job with James O'Keefe's Productions.......



Fox News, of course, is hailing her like a conservative heroine for being so bold as to take on the government.



Why on earth wouldn't you turn over those computers to forensic analysts, and why on earth would CBS leave the work computer hooked up to the Internet and the internal company network after said hack was reported?

We are supposed to believe that Sharyl Attkisson was hacked by the government and just said, "Oops, I'm hacked!" while she went merrily along with no additional examination, security and a nine-month lag between when she originally believed she was hacked and when she shot the video?

Valerie Harper did debut on Dancing With the Stars on September 16, 2013 and she did dance to Some Kind of Wonderful. You can hear the intro on the cellphone video she shot.

Despite the fact that Mediaite and Politico uncritically assumed the video was shot in 2012, it's clear it was shot on September 16, 2013.

Also, shame on Erik Wemple at the Washington Post for his uncritical analysis of her reporting, too. Do any reporters actually read with a critical eye, especially when Attkisson has given no one good reason to trust her?

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Response to Segami (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 12:28 PM

8. Not anymore. They're all doing it the chuck todd way now.

He's given it legitimacy. After all, HE'S hosting "Meet the Press" now. So he's enjoying the best revenge, unfortunately. Hopefully that's a temporary problem.

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Response to Segami (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 08:47 PM

14. actually, someone hacked her video and inserted Dancing-footage from a later date to throw us off


the gov'muntz can do lots of stuff like that

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Response to Segami (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 2, 2014, 06:23 AM

17. Only if mentioned in the press release handed to them

Lap dog journalism is nothing new. Most have been simply re-writing (or in many cases, not even re-writing) the materials handed to them for 30 years. The only "Critical Eye" they know is if it is if used as a phrase in the press release handed to them at the cocktail party.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 11:26 AM

2. Or perhaps they continue to hack her computer.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 11:36 AM

3. Oops, I'm hacked!

I think I'll just stay hooked up to the intertoobz with this computer...

Yep, that totally makes sense.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 12:23 PM

6. Um, no, I'll stick with a crazy lying hack not telling the truth in a deranged fashion

and dishonest manner.

Her theory doesn't make sense outside wingnut paranoiaville.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 12:09 PM

4. I thought it looked fishy just from watching

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 12:18 PM

5. Did she turn on StickyKeys and not realize it?

Or maybe her keyboard was just physically sticky.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 12:27 PM

7. I had that happen once with my keyboard...

and I didn't know what was going on at first. Very frustrating to watch all the work I had just done (and didn't back up!) quickly disappear word by word, until I turned off the computer (or something... can't quite remember).

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 12:47 PM

9. This has got to be a crime. N/T

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 12:48 PM

10. R#40 & K for, and the "hacking" is a stuck backspace key. The question is, where OBAMA was!1

*********QUOTE********

http://gawker.com/sharyl-attkisson-blames-broken-laptop-on-benghazi-1653469009
Sharyl Attkisson Blames Broken Laptop on Benghazi
J.K. Trotter

Sharyl Attkisson is about to publish a book about her experience reporting on various Obama-era scandals for CBS News, from which she resigned earlier this year. Today Media Matters reports that one of the more dramatic scandals, involving Attkisson’s personal laptop, exists entirely within its owner’s head. ....

One analyst told Groch-Begley: “From what we looked at and what we were able to replicate, from that piece of video we don’t see what we would call evidence of hacking. There are multiple explanations and we were able to demonstrate quickly and easily one possibil, the backspace key.”

A stuck backspace key is, unfortunately, a less dramatic explanation than a hidden government conspiracy to surveil reporters who write unflattering things about the President. It is also the more likely one.

*************UNQUOTE*************

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 07:32 PM

13. Benghazi!!11!!

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 08:59 PM

16. Backspace keyghazi !!!!


it's a conspira-key!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 12:53 PM

11. Wet touchpad possibly

Even the slightest bit of moisture can make the touchpad go nuts. I just had this happen recently when I went to use my touchpad after putting down a glass of iced tea that had a very slight amount of condensation on the glass. I thought someone had taken over my computer for a minute but then thought, oh come on..... It can also happen if the battery is swelling, the touchpad needs to replaced or if dirt or liquid gets under the pad.

I googled "mac curser" and "random" and found what I was looking for to put my mind at rest. Genius, right?


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 01:53 PM

12. I've watched the video 4 times ...

including frame-by-frame.

I'm not convinced WiscoJo isn't blowing smoke. That said Ms. Atkinson is a clod at operating a laptop.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 08:57 PM

15. My guess is a little wine dripped on her backspace key (hic)


"I'M NOT TOUCHING IT!! "

<click, click, click>

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 2, 2014, 08:47 AM

18. PEBCAK

EBKAC, PEBKAC, PIBKAC... PICNIC.

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