Amber Lyon Biography, Age, Net worth, Journalist, Obama, Ayahuasca, Explains How They Fake The News

Amber Lyon Biography

Amber Lyon (Amber Elizabeth Lyon) is an American investigative journalist and photographer. She is known for her work reporting human rights abuses against pro-democracy protesters in Bahrain, and police brutality against protesters in the United States.

Amber Lyon Age

Amber Lyon was born on November 9, 1982, in Denver, Colorado, United States. She is 36 years old as of 2018.

Amber Lyon Net worth

Amber Lyon earns her income from her businesses investments and other related organizations. She also earns her income from her work as an investigative journalist and photographer. She also has a luxurious house in Denver, Colorado, United States, and a luxurious car. She has an estimated net worth of $ 3million dollars.

Amber Lyon Education

Amber Lyon graduated from Parkway Central High School in Denver, Colorado United States. She then attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where she got her Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism.

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Amber Lyon Journalist

Amber Lyon began reporting for KVOA in Tucson, Arizona. She officially started to work as a journalist for CNN since June 2010. While working there, she investigated sex trafficking and many others. She also investigated the Gulf oil spill. During her investigation, she became the first journalist to scuba dive under the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

On October 2006, Lyon won a regional Emmy Award, from the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, for a late-breaking feature news item called “Fantasy”. She shared the Emmy with KVOA chief photographer Paul Hanke.

On October 2007 she received her second regional Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter Emmy for “best on-camera talent reporter – general assignment”. One month later, Lyon left KVOA to take Spanish-language immersion classes in Costa Rica and Guatemala. On October 2008, she won the Rocky Mountain Emmy Award for best on-camera talent.

She received her second regional Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter Emmy for best on-camera talent reporter-general assignment in the year 2007. To take Spanish-language immersion classes in Costa Rica and Guatemala, Amber Lyon left KVOA in November 2007. For the third time in her career, in October 2008, Amber Lyon again won the Rocky Mountain Emmy Award for best on-camera talent.

2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill

In July 2010, Lyon was the first journalist to scuba dive under the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, while broadcasting live on television. Her report, presented on CNN, revealed how BP’s use of dispersants was sinking the oil into the water column, turning it into what she called “hidden oil”, that could not be cleaned up or skimmed out of the water.

Lyon and dive partner Philippe Cousteau Jr. found beads of broken down oil floating ten feet into the water column and questioned why BP would sink the oil if that meant the oil would be impossible to clean up. Lyon’s investigative reports from the Gulf of Mexico contributed to CNN winning a Peabody Award for oil spill coverage.

2010 Craigslist sex trafficking

In 2010, Lyon investigated the sex trafficking of US minors on the online classified site Craigslist. Attorneys General from 17 states sent a letter to the online classified site demanding the closure of the adult services section, citing portions of Lyon’s investigation in the letter. As a result, Craigslist closed down the section worldwide. She also won a Gracie Award for women in media for the story.

2011 Arab Spring

In 2011, CNN sent a four-person investigative film crew to Bahrain to examine the use of social media and Internet technology in facilitating the Arab Spring, or revolution, in Egypt, Tunisia, and Bahrain. The resulting work was entitled iRevolution: Online Warriors of the Arab Spring, featured Lyon as the on-air correspondent.

The documentary was honored with a 2012 New York Festivals International Television and Film Gold World Medal Award. Lyon and the documentary producer, Taryn Fixel, were recognized as finalists for the 2011 Livingston Award for Young Journalists for their work on the documentary.

Prior to arriving in Bahrain, the CNN film crew had made arrangements for support and assistance from locals for the planned eight days that they were in the country. Interviews were scheduled with various individuals, who planned on participating in the documentary and speaking about the ongoing civil unrest and desire for governmental change in the region.

While preparing for the interviews, following their arrival in the country, the CNN crew discovered that the majority of their contacts had gone into hiding or outright refused to participate, due to fears of retaliation from the governing regime. Actual acts of retaliation for those that participated included criminal charges, loss of employment, and destruction of family homes through fire.

The Bahraini individuals that were interviewed include doctors, patients, and civilians, who showed Lyon how they were tortured during an intense crackdown on protests, as well as after Bahraini Security forces took over the country’s main hospital. She investigated and reported on Bahrain’s systematic use of tear gas as a crowd-control device.

She reported that while the tear gas was approved by the United Nations as a peace-keeping measure, the use resulted in the suffocation of protesters. In interviews following the reports, Lyon stated that she fears that the daily and nightly tear gassing will have long-term health effects on Bahrain’s people.

After evading their government minders and covertly entering villages to document human rights abuses in Bahrain, the film crew experienced direct retaliation when they were detained at gunpoint with machine guns. According to Lyon, while the CNN team was detained, Bahraini security forces attempted to confiscate and destroy all of the processed films, however, Lyon and her producer were able to conceal vital video footage, which was used to create the documentary.

The documentary iRevolution was produced by CNN and was aired by CNN US though never aired on CNN international. Lyon worked with journalist Glenn Greenwald to investigate and present their findings and summation that the government of Bahrain, as well as other governments throughout the world, are paying CNN for special content casting their countries in a positive light.

While at CNN International denies Lyon’s claims of censorship or any wrongdoing, they confirmed that they receive payment from the Bahrain Economic Development Board for advertising. The response of CNN International was criticized and dismissed by both Lyon and Greenwald for failing to address the crux of their claim.

2012 Anaheim police shooting and protests

Lyon also reported on the aftermath of July 21, 2012, shooting of Manuel Diaz in Anaheim, California, by local police officers responding to a neighborhood watch call. When the officers arrived and approached the group, the three men started to flee the scene. During the chase, the unarmed Diaz was fatally shot by one of the officers.

In response to the protests and rioting following the shooting of Diaz, the Anaheim Police Department brought out riot gear in attempts to control the crowds. While attempting to report on the shooting, along with citywide protests, Lyon and colleague Tim Pool were fired upon by members of the Anaheim Police Department who were using non-lethal ammunition. The incident was captured on video, due to living filming at the time. Lyon reported that she had to hide between two trucks for several minutes to avoid being hit.

Internal whistleblowing on CNN’s coverage of the Bahrain protests

On September 5, 2012, with the help of journalist Glenn Greenwald, Lyon claimed that CNN International never aired her documentary, iRevolution, on the Bahrain uprising. In an article by Greenwald in The Guardian newspaper, Lyon accuses the network of censoring the documentary because the Bahrain regime is a paying customer at the network.

The article also claims that the government of Bahrain, as well as other governments throughout the world, are paying CNN for special content casting their countries in a positive light. In March 2013, a report from the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency said the “Slovak main news website” reported Lyon claiming to have received orders from CNN to report selectively and falsely in order to sway public opinion in favor of direct American aggression against Iran and Syria, and that this was common practice at CNN.

Advocacy of psychedelic drugs

In early 2014, Lyon launched an advocacy site called, a group for the emotional healing benefits of certain psychedelic drugs, based on her own experience with them, and on her research into the history of their use.

Amber Lyon Documentary

Amber Lyon documentary iRevolution: an Online Warriors of the Arab Spring with other three investigative film crew was honored with a 2012 New York Festivals International Television and Film Gold World Medal Award. For the documentary, Amber Lyon, and producer of the documentary Taryn Fixel were recognized as finalists for 2011 Livingston Award for Young Journalists. Amber Lyon published a book named Peace, Love and Pepper Spray in October 2013. It was a photographic essay of protests in the US.

Amber Lyon Obama

The CNN reporter blew the lid on this issue no other than but Amber Lyon, who was formerly employed by CNN and an “award-winning reporter.” Yesterday, Lyon “blew the cover” on the network’s suspicious business practices. She claims that CNN “is paid by the U.S. government for reporting on some events, and not reporting on others.”

Lyon also told us that the network is a tool for the Obama Administration to manipulate the information the American Public gets to see. She claims that Obama has been controlling what we know through CNN, her former employer. Lyon’s findings suggesting that the network acted as an information filter for the Obama Whitehouse has confirmed the suspicions of many that government corruption reaches far into supposedly non-government sectors of America.

A few years ago, Lyon was interviewed by Joe Rogan and revealed some very shocking testimony concerning her reporting of the 2011 Arab Spring Protests in Bahrain. During Lyon’s interview with Joe Rogan, she explained that she and another female colleague were part of a 4 person team sent by CNN to Bahrain in 2011.

Arriving in Bahrain, Lyon noticed something very odd- the United States government had been supplying over $1 billion worth in weaponry- including tear gas- to the oppressive Bahraini regime looking to suppress popular protests in the country. Lyon was threatened by United States government personnel while staying on a U.S. Navy base in Bahrain.

She was told not to report the incident, or face grave consequences. Instead, CNN told her to be quiet and not report the Bahraini government’s suppression of peaceful protests but was forced to report complete lies. The Guardian confirms much of Lyon’s testimony, and tells us that the CNN journalists themselves were victims of oppression from the Bahraini authorities:

“The CNN crew itself was violently detained by regime agents. As they described it after returning to the US, “20 heavily-armed men”, whose faces were “covered with black ski masks”, “jumped from military vehicles”, and then “pointed machine guns at” the journalists, forcing them to the ground.

The regime’s security forces seized their cameras and deleted their photos and video footage, and then detained and interrogated them for the next six hours.” Right now, Amber Lyon is trying to get the word out that the Obama Administration and CNN have worked together to support a brutal, repressive regime and silence journalists who are only doing their jobs to report the truth.

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Amber Lyon Explains How They Fake The News

You may recall the name of journalist Amber Lyon.  She is the one that left the most worthless name in news, CNN, after her reporting was censored.  She went on to out the state-controlled propaganda machine at the time.  However, in a short interview with Abby Martin on Sky News, Lyon explains just how propaganda outlets like CNN fake the news.

First, did you know that six corporations control nearly 90% of all the media in America?  Of course, this marginalizes anything and any view that differs with what these media outlets consider to be “mainstream.” In fact, many reporters have either left or been fired for speaking out against the establishment line of their particular network or going against those who pay money to advertise on the network.

Finally, former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson resigned from the network citing a growing bias by CBS and pressure from its corporate partners. With these examples as a startup, Martin interviewed Amber Lyon about what she experienced at CNN. Lyon said that she produced a documentary exposing the Bahrain regime, which the US had been supporting financially and with weapons, was actually using some of those weapons to torture and murder some of its own people.

However, once the documentary was complete, CNN informed Lyon and her colleagues that the documentary wasn’t going to air with virtually any explanation why it would not be aired. However, Lyon discovered that Bahrain was a “paying customer at the network, at CNN.”  She also discovered that Bahrain and several other pro-US regimes worldwide are actually paying CNN big money to produce “positive content” and “fake documentaries” about them, which she called “infomercials for dictators.”

Meanwhile, CNN fails to disclose any of this to their viewers or their own journalists, but rest assured, outlets like NewsGuard have given them a clean bill of health when it comes to transparency, believing the “nutritional value” of fake news outlets like CNN, who have a long track record of simply fabricating news, are safe for you to watch and you can trust them.  Yeah, right!

Lyon says this is defrauding and misleading people, and she is correct. Ms. Lyon also points out that many serious journalists have had to abandon the mainstream media outlets they have previously worked for because they simply can’t do their job without self-censorship, something I have warned many of my own colleagues about. Who needs government censorship if you are going to censor yourself for a dollar?

“In ten years of working in the mainstream, I was censored on stories at every single one of my jobs, whether that be to please corporate interests or the story was censored to please the United States government,” Lyon told Martin.  “So, this is a chronic problem that’s really destroying journalism in the United States.”

“People really need to understand that when you are watching mainstream media, you’re not getting the accurate picture,” she added.  “A lot of the journalists have been turned into lapdogs versus watchdogs because that’s what management wants.” When asked whether journalists have the editorial freedom to cover stories people want to be covered, Lyon responded, “No, they don’t.” Lyon didn’t have that freedom either.

In fact, Lyon claims that while she was at CNN, she would have other “journalists” write or call her and ask her to amend her reports in favor of the US government or their entities, which she often refused to do. She also emphasized the “cosy” relationships that exist between journalists and “authorities” in DC, which she said were “very questionable.” In fact, she said they are “doing more propaganda than they are investigative journalism.”

Furthermore, she said the message comes from the top down to journalists as what is appropriate to cover and what isn’t.  As an example, Lyon said the Occupy movement was targeted by management claiming that viewers weren’t interested in it and what was taking place in the streets.  She even had an executive at CNN tell her “Occupy doesn’t deserve to be covered.” Of course, when there is this kind of guidance, it influences what you see in the media, but it also influences what you won’t see in the media, which is often very important

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