Tonight on PoliticKING: Shane Harris, Mike Baker, and Richard Fowler!

Is U.S. Intelligence being 'cooked' to paint a rosier picture of the war against ISIS? Journalist Shane Harris joins us with his shocking report on the "revolt of the spies." Then, what does the allegation mean for the anti-ISIS mission & The White House? Mike Baker and Richard Fowler join guest host, John Phillips on tonight's PoliticKING!

Shane Harris is an author and journalist who has written extensively about intelligence and national security. His new book @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex explores the frontlines of America’s new cyber war. (Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014) Shane’s first book, The Watchers, tells the story of five men who played central roles in the creation of a vast national security apparatus and the rise of surveillance in America (Penguin Press, 2010). The Watchers won the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the Economist named it one of the best books of 2010. Shane is the winner of the 2010 Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense. He has four times been named a finalist for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, which honor the best journalists in America under the age of 35.

Shane is currently a senior correspondent at The Daily Beast, where he covers national security, intelligence, and cyber security. He is also an ASU Future of War Fellow at New America. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,Slate,, National Journal, The Washington Post, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings. He has provided analysis and commentary for CNN, NPR, the BBC, The History Channel, National Geographic, several foreign media organizations and many local public radio stations.

Here is the link to his article: "50 Spies Say ISIS Intelligence Was Cooked"


Mike Baker is a former covert operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, president and co-founder of Diligence LLC, a private intelligence and security firm, a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel, and current producer and script adviser to the entertainment industry.

Mike co-founded Diligence after 17 years service with the CIA. Mike oversees the company’s operations and growth in the Americas. He advises clients on strategic and competitive intelligence matters and oversees due-diligence, investigations, continuity and risk management practices.


Richard Fowler is an American radio show host, media personality, and political activist. Fowler is the host of the nationally syndicated liberal talk radio program, The Richard Fowler Show. Fowler also serves as the Interim Director of Generational Alliance, a liberal youth engagement organization.

Here is a clip with Richard joining us on a previous episode!

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