Watchdog Warriors

Kristina Borjesson is no slouch.  An Emmy-award winning journalist and author of two hard-hitting books that touch not only on the state of journalism, but also how the state of our civic discourse is affected, she has been a journalist for over 30 years, including an exotic (?) stint as a producer on this very show.

Kristina is now embarking on a groundbreaking project – and you can take part by helping to fund the project... for as little as a dollar.

WATCHDOG WARRIORS features the work of, and interviews with top independent investigative journalists (who aren’t household names) and other researchers and experts who bring the truth to the public on issues traditional media either avoid or only cover using official sources. These “Watchdog Warriors” spend years sacrificing and working under difficult conditions to uncover information that is regularly censored in the news; information on huge, sensitive issues, like the hidden history of American foreign policy in the Middle East, the war on terrorism, the real agendas and activities of our leaders and leaders around the world, the truth behind catastrophic economic events like the banking crisis, government secrecy and malfeasance, America’s military presence around the world and threats to the American and international judicial systems. All of these directly affect all of us and you’ll learn how in WATCHDOG WARRIORS. Intelligence experts, investigators of all kinds, including retired CIA agents and financial experts, investigative journalists and professors around the country, corporate whistleblowers, retired military and many others will finally bring the big picture into focus in a way that has not been done before.

Take a listen and find out just how deep this project runs.

About the guest:

As an investigative reporter and independent producer for more than twenty years, Kristina Borjesson has worked at a variety of top media agencies including CBS network, where she won an Emmy and a Murrow Award for her investigative reporting on “CBS Reports: Legacy of Shame” with Dan Rather and Randall Pinkston. She she has worked for CBS, CNN, and PBS covering a rich variety of topics including the TWA flight 800 disaster, Haiti, Fidel Castro, and crocodiles.

Kristina compiled and edited the landmark book Into The Buzzsaw: LEADING JOURNALISTS EXPOSE THE MYTH OF A FREE PRESS —a collaborative effort of 20 award-winning journalists. Each of these brave journalists suffered from concerted corporate and/or government efforts to kill their highly revealing stories and their careers. This courageous book is by far the best, most reliable source we’ve seen that exposes the cover-up of some of the most important news ever reported.

Into the Buzzsaw was followed up by Feet to the Fire: The Media After 9/11, Top Journalists Speak Out
– “In this collection of interviews with 21 journalists, Borjesson offers a penetrating look at how top reporters regard the efforts by themselves and their colleagues to cover the war and the efforts of the administration to conceal or obfuscate their policy on Iraq. Ted Koppel, anchor of Nightline, known for asking tough questions, asserts that he has never been censored, while White House correspondent Helen Thomas laments the pressure on reporters not to appear unpatriotic by questioning the motives for the war and how she has become persona non grata with the administration. Among others interviewed are author Ron Suskind, Washington Post reporter Anthony Shadid, historian-blogger Juan Cole, former New York Times correspondent Christopher Hedges, NPR’s Deborah Amos, and Knight Ridder correspondent Hannah Allam.”

Links:

The Watchdog Warriors kickstarter page