Aftershocks from my interview with Sharyl Attkisson

by Jon Rappoport

April 26, 2014

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The ripples don’t stop. Attkisson was on to something huge at CBS, when she covered the CDC’s lies re the Swine Flu “pandemic.”

When an epidemic is promoted by governments and public health organizations, it’s an absolute disaster for them if their work is exposed as a fraud.

Much of the public believes in the medical cartel, as devotees do when they belong to a Church.

The scale of the CDC’s lies re Swine Flu, when exposed, would be on the order of a bishop saying, “You know that holy document we’ve been telling you about? It’s a fake. It never existed. We made it up.”

So here, once again, is the key question and answer from my interview with Sharyl Attkisson:

JON RAPPOPORT: In 2009, you spearheaded coverage of the so-called Swine Flu pandemic. You discovered that, in the summer of 2009, the Centers for Disease Control, ignoring their federal mandate, stopped counting Swine Flu cases in America. Yet they continued to stir up fear about the “pandemic,” without having any real measure of its impact. Wasn’t that another investigation of yours that was shut down? Wasn’t there more to find out?

SHARYL ATTKISSON: The implications of the story were even worse than that. We discovered through our FOI efforts that before the CDC mysteriously stopped counting Swine Flu cases, they had learned that almost none of the cases they had counted as Swine Flu was, in fact, Swine Flu or any sort of flu at all! The interest in the story from one executive was very enthusiastic. He said it was “the most original story” he’d seen on the whole Swine Flu epidemic. But others pushed to stop it and, in the end, no broadcast wanted to touch it. We aired numerous stories pumping up the idea of an epidemic, but not the one that would shed original, new light on all the hype. It was fair, accurate, legally approved and a heck of a story. With the CDC keeping the true Swine Flu stats secret, it meant that many in the public took and gave their children an experimental vaccine that may not have been necessary.

Do you get it? Attkisson is saying that, while at CBS, she had made Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests, and came up with evidence that the CDC had been lying about Swine Flu from the early days. They knew that almost all the purported cases had no kind of flu at all.

But they buried that knowledge. They continued to frighten the public and insist on the use of an experimental flu vaccine.

Attkisson goes on to say that her story was vetted, checked, and ready to go, for broadcast, on the news…and then it was killed. CBS wouldn’t air it.

So she wrote it for the CBS website, where it was published in October of 2009—with much less fanfare and exposure.

Her website piece explained that a) the CDC stopped counting Swine Flu cases in America in July of 2009, at the so-called height of the epidemic, and b) all 50 states were sending their counts of Swine Flu cases to the CDC, prior to the stop-order—that’s, in fact, how the CDC gathered its data on Swine Flu. The individual states handed over the data.

Attkisson: “…we asked all 50 states for their statistics on state lab-confirmed H1N1 [Swine Flu] prior to the halt of individual testing and counting in July. The results reveal a pattern that surprised a number of health care professionals we consulted. The vast majority of cases were negative for H1N1 as well as seasonal flu, despite the fact that many states were specifically testing patients deemed to be most likely to have H1N1 flu, based on symptoms and risk factors, such as travel to Mexico.” (CBS News, Oct. 21, 2009, “Swine Flu cases overestimated?”)

That was the core of the scandal. The CDC, all along, had been getting these reports from the states showing that the vast numbers of presumed Swine Flu cases had no Swine Flu—but the CDC didn’t make that fact public. Eventually, they stopped counting cases, in order to hide the truth.

Attkisson had wanted the content of her print article for CBS to air on its national news telecast, where it would gain much more exposure—and ignite a firestorm.

That never happened. She was shut down.

Do you want the staggering capper on this foul tale? Roughly three weeks after Attkisson’s Swine Flu revelations appeared in print, the CDC, obviously in great distress over the exposure, decided to double down. The best lie to tell would be a huge lie.

Here, from a November 12, 2009, WebMD article is the CDC’s response: “Shockingly, 14 million to 34 million U.S. residents — the CDC’s best guess is 22 million — came down with H1N1 swine flu by Oct. 17 [2009].” (“22 million cases of Swine Flu in US,” by Daniel J. DeNoon)

22 million cases of Swine Flu in America. Roughly 1 out every 15 Americans came down with Swine Flu. What??

The CDC, which had stopped counting cases, because there were so few, because the vast majority of samples from suspected patients came back negative, with no sign of any kind of flu, suddenly says: 22 million American cases.

Can you imagine what would have happened had Attkisson’s story been trumpeted on the CBS Evening News? The CDC would have come back and said: new discovery: all Americans have Swine Flu from birth. This year of 2009, it was activated by comets passing the sun. And solar flares. And Martians coming here on vacation to watch the NFL Pro Bowl.

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35 comments on “Aftershocks from my interview with Sharyl Attkisson

  1. twentytwenty says:

    Very interesting story. I recently read the book The Coming Plague and strangely enough, this is NOT the first time the PTB embarked on a Swine flu epidemic scare which failed miserably and with a vaccine that was untested but thrust upon an unsuspecting public. I find it difficult to believe that anyone running The Show in this country is genuinely concerned for the health of the people. I would have loved to see the Attikisson piece.

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  3. joanie says:

    The matrix, all of it, is one big drama – all the world is a stage for energetic physical beings playing a part via consciousness. Thus, the physicality of it all, is made up as we go along~! The CDC is only one part of the physical institutional (designed boxed) system. All illnesses the CDC fabricates work hand in hand with big pharmaka, (magic) to keep them in “business”. Further more, if a body didn’t believe in the system/matrix, it would fall apart. It is based on a belief of the drama, another’s handywork…

    All illness is self created when the body is stressed [all emotion is energy in motion or not moving (ill)] – the body is ill at ease, thus, dis eased = dis ease = disease. Big medicine creates names for a conglomerate of symptoms and wallah! – a “disease” is born for which “they” create a so called “solution”. This is simple cause and effect which requires a belief – the placebo effect proves this. Though the real solution is in the individual.

    Solution = sol = soul = sun = son (pure energy) – without the sun we’d all be dead.

    Ill = harmful/wicked
    Dis ease = ill at ease

    Mind/physical exercise, exorcises negative energy, moving it on out (current/currency). For example, are you happy spending money(currency) or hording it? Movement of energy is key and energy begets energy. Imagine starting a fire with only one log as opposed to three.

    The power (energy) has always been with the individual, but believing in the drama – act = to be = art, one can decide to give their power away to any play of their choosing – Power to – medicine (doctors as god), to education (teachers as god), to religion (pastors etc as god), to war (military as god) and so on… People worship materialism, acknowledging the physical world. The matrix/system works because people put their faith/trust where there should be none unless they understand it is a role of choosing – this is free will. Freedom is not the same, rather it’s a privilege granted via the regal/legal system – kingdom = freedom) – people buy into it and thus they get what is dished out – the CDC flu or any concoction. Connect – flu/flue/flew – they all have to do with the movement of energy or lack of.

    Expounding upon flu = influenza = grippe (to seize suddenly)= gripe/grip = complaint/seize.

    Since the world is a stage, one should be having fun. Playing the part of someone sick, or wicked, why go along with that scenario. To be or not to be Debbie Downer at the party… Also, to help everyone further understand how they are given their scripts, it is through the programs/shows via media or people telling you what to do. Once a body believes the “show”, they accept the “programming”. Basically, monkey see monkey do. Your wish is your command. Stand under no one – this equates to an “under-standing”. Asking = as King


  4. prent says:


    Your articles are well written, refreshing and revealing, and are sincerely appreciated…

  5. theodorewesson says:

    for those researching “swine flu vaccine (h1n1 vaccine)”, go to and do a search on….

    military vaccines swine flu

    note: without typing in h1n1

  6. scotto2008 says:

    The fact that the CBS website published it just shows that The Powers That Be don’t care if a small minority is on to them. The masses watch network broadcasts, and the “educated” pseudo-elite watch PBS (whose viewers think they are better informed.) Meanwhile, the website coverage provides plausible denial that the media quashed the story. Not that they need it, unless the CDC has someone they need to throw under the bus. Then they are shocked, shocked! that someone in their ranks had the audacity to falsify figures.

  7. Kim Turner says:

    Does the CDC lie. Yes, as does most government institutions. Was some illness going around in 2009, without a doubt. I was sicker in 2009 than I had been in my entire life. Did I get the vaccine, no. It wasn’t available and I didn’t qualify when it became available. My daughter was also sick, a flu test was given and it came back negative, but she was super sick with “flu like symptoms and no she didn’t get the vaccine either when it became available and neither of us have gotten a vaccine since before 2009. Do I believe things get hyped to give the pharmaceutical companies more profit, sure do plus more government control over the masses as it is becoming mandatory for people in the medical field and pressure people to get them from the authorities. I have been studying the flu for over 12 years as a lay person and the flu is real, Happy thoughts don’t get rid of it or prevent it, but I will agree that people under stress, anger….lower their immune system and can get sick easier. Are the bugs man made or natural? Both in my humble opinion. Who to trust? No one. Not all government officials are in on “it” but normalcy bias, fear of losing jobs, no promotions, stop them from speaking the truth. Not all doctors and nurses are in on “it” either but they believe what they are taught and don’t question anything…same reasoning as above.The tests that came back negative were not sensitive enough and or it wasn’t what was being hyped but lots of people were sick, lots of people died.Best answer do your own research, cough, couch 🙂 into your sleeve, wash your hands, avoid sick people when possible, don’t touch your face, try to stay healthy but read up on the how your own immune system attacks itself and it effects the healthiest people the worse. Very brief explanation. An unknown virus, bug enters your body. The immune system that guards you from illness doesn’t recognize the little bugger and doesn’t send of any alarms and allows it to pass. The little bug burrows into your internal organs, lungs, throat, bowls…and multiplies.and starts killing cells off. The immune systems wakes up from slumber and says, dang, we need to get rid of that bug and attacks the bugs and the organs that have been affected and before you know it, were one ugly bloody jelly mass inside and we die. Which is why the vaccine theory is valid…let the immune system get a peek of the coming attraction so they can have forewarning of an invasion and stop it in its tracks. Problem is the people making and promoting the vaccines are freaking psychopaths.

    • mary says:

      “it wasn’t what was being hyped but lots of people were sick, lots of people died.”

      Kim, I’m sorry you and dd were sick, but the above statement? No one I knew was sick, either here or in Mexico. My dd was in Mexico at that time and we joined her for 3 mos in the summer. No one i met had the flu, no one i met knew anyone who had the flu. When the idiotic scare mongering started with that creep Calderone, Mexicans were putting on face masks and afraid to go in public. by the time I got there in the summer, they all thought the whole thing was started to prevent public protests of Calderone’s gov’t because elections were coming up and he was universally hated.

      If you really think there were higher than normal deaths from this fake flu, then where do you get this data? CDC??? Sorry, but you being sick doesn’t mean that lots of people died.

  8. OMSJ (@OMSJ) says:

    The CDC has used fake estimates for at least 30 years. In 1986, five CDC epidemiologists spent an evening with two bottles of bourbon to conclude that 1-1.5 million Americans were infected with HIV, despite the fact that HIV tests don’t detect HIV.

    More recently, OMSJ reported how the CDC uses taxpayer dollars to hire “social marketing” companies to spread disinformation to Americans, while their website disclaimers warn visitors not to believe the “third party websites” they refer visitors to.

    And if we’re concerned about military corruption, consider that the annual budget of HHS, CDC, and NIH are nearly DOUBLE that of the entire US military.

  9. flaviag says:

    the genuine hero of the 2009 swine flu hoax was an Austrian reporter named Jane Burgemeister who found the REAL explosive backstory behind the WHO debacle. she was then jailed and committed to a mental hospital to shut her up when she tried to sue the vaccine perps for attempted eugenics. […]

  10. Diana Shugar says:

    This is misleading. These various virus’s were made In a lab and weaponized. They are very real and very deadly, i.e. MERS CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus), which is currently at epidemic levels in the Middle East. The DoD [United States Department of War] deployed Ebola Detection Kits to National Guard Units in all 50 states. Ebola has become epidemic in west Africa, Manila, Phillipines, Greece, Italy, and is continuing to spread. The various H1N1 line of flu’s, the worst of which cause you to bleed from every major organ, and stamping out has not yet been successful. One sick international traveller could bring any of these diseases to the United States.
    TSA workers can inadvertently transfer these virus to unwitting international travellers; remember that they do not dispose of their “disposable” gloves between screening travelers.

    • theodorewesson says:

      thanks for the lead.

      please provide sources if/when you can.

      • Diana Shugar says:

        I can forward all of them to you in an email. I’m technically challenged, but I did save them all to my computer.

        • Diana Shugar says:

          Here’s more. H5Nx found at quail farm in Stanislaus County, California, about 50 miles east of San Francisco. Russia and Taiwan have banned the import of poultry shipments California. Without knowing if it is the H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza, (HPAI) it is difficult to assess the situation. However, quails are not sentinels for H5N1 and, therefore, could pass this deadly disease to people. I suggest that you wash your eggs when you get home, prior to refrigerating them. People have died from touching egg shells that have not be cleaned. H5N1 kills about 30% of its victims. It is a hemorrhagic disease, so the first symptom would be bloody diarrhea. I recommend that you keep chickens as pets because H5N1 is fatal to them and will let you know when the virus is present.

          Ann Morrison
          Homeland-Defense 4 U, Inc.

        • theodorewesson says:

          thanks. or, just “reply” to this comment and copy&paste in the links. no rush.

          • Diana Shugar says:

            This just came in today:
            Opinion: A new pox virus has emerged in Georgia in eastern Europe. Two men caught this as yet unnamed pox virus from livestock, much like cowpox protected people against smallpox that has a 30% fatality rate. The herd immunity in humans to smallpox is nonexistent since inoculations to smallpox were stopped in 1980. Bio-laboratories around the world have vials of smallpox virus for use in study. It is possible that this nascent pox virus is an attempt to create a bio-weapon.

            Ann Morrison
            Homeland-Defense 4 U, Inc.

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  12. Diana Shugar says:

    Not to mention, there are a lot of really bad things happening in this country to an unsuspecting population: This just came in last Friday.
    Opinion: Below and attached is an article that describes a 400% spike in fatal birth defects that involve missing brain parts. This spike in rare birth defects is occurring close to the Hanford Nuclear Plant on the Columbia River between Washington and Oregon. “Official: We’re really concerned it remains so high, we hoped it would go away.” In my opinion, officials who hope that bad outcomes will go away are practicing immoral decision making! I suggest that everyone who lives close to a nuclear facility have access to a radiation detector. You cannot hear, see, smell, taste, or feel radiation. We must protect our children from exposure to radiation! You may get cancer, but your daughter may bear defective children.

    Ann Morrison
    Homeland-Defense 4 U, Inc.

  13. Westcoaster says:

    Thanks for reporting on this, Jon. I’ll bet Sharyl will be much happier in an environment where her reports aren’t censored. Maybe the new company Greenwald signed up with will try to snag her. She’s a good one and this is an important piece of a much bigger story. If the gov will lie about this what else are they lying about? Probably everything.

  14. OzzieThinker says:

    I worry about all mainstream and most alternative Media journalists. How can one that innocently or deliberately represented evil ever demonstrate a clear conscience. Are there snakes with straight tongues?

    ‘Tis a good Republican versus Democrat battle on normal lines, methinks. The “truth” is an inconvenience, at best, to both sides. Will this stop “them”, even if it was embraced by the mainstream? Methinks not; not in a purple heart.

    Are “they” seriously determined to restrict quota’s to Billy Meier’s “channelled” Pleiadian 480,000,000 by war or attrition or any other unreasonable means?

  15. laurabruno says:

    Reblogged this on Laura Bruno's Blog and commented:
    “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.” ~Adolf Hitler[ … and the CDC?!] Keep this in mind when you hear about deadly global pandemics and mandatory vaccines. Do you really want to trust proven liars with your physical, mental and emotional health? If a global pandemic ever does happen, the CDC would be among the last places I’d look for a “prevention” or “cure.”
    As Bill Gates said: “The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s heading up to about nine billion. Now if we do a really great job on NEW VACCINES, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent!” (About 1 Billion People!) Emphasis mine. There are some sick puppies in the media. self appointed “elite,” and BigPharmafia. Do your own research, protect your imagination from CDC programming, and build your own immune system…

  16. Diana Shugar says:

    Another alert issued this afternoon:

    Opinion: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Corona Virus (CoV) has been diagnosed in Munster, Indiana, in a man who recently returned from Saudi Arabia. He flew into Chicago, then he took a bus to Indiana. This is the first report of MERS CoV in the United States. MERS CoV is epidemic in Saudi Arabia and starting the exponential spread of biological germs. I recommend social distancing between you and anyone that you know has travelled recently to the Middle East.

    Ann Morrison
    Homeland-Defense 4 U, Inc.

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