Monday, March 10, 2014
Award Winning Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Quits CBS Over Leftist Bias,'Stonewalling'
Five time Emmy winning investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson has requested and received a release from her contract with CBS,after months of difficult negotiations.
Attkisson, you'll remember, was one of the only mainstream reporters willing to write hard hitting stories about Obama Administration scandals like Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the Obama Administration's crony-driven green energy scams and IRS-Gate. This brought her increasingly into disfavor with the powers that be in the news department and at the network, and also with the Administration, as her computers were repeatedly hacked and her phones tapped back in late 2012..back when Ms. Attkisson was practically the only mainstream news reporter not working for FOX that was covering the Benghazi debacle.
As time went on, Attkisson, who had been with CBS for almost 20 years noticed that she had increasing difficulty getting her stories on the air when they concerned scandals in the Obama administration and that she constantly had to butt heads with what she saw as political bias towards protecting the president, the stonewalling of any unfavorable coverage and a lack of support from the network for her investigative reporting.
Another key factor, according to at least one source of mine was her upset at the network's refusal to devote any time or resources into investigating her hacking incident or to allow her to investigate it herself.
Attkisson is currently finishing a book tentatively titled "Stonewalled: One Reporter's Fight for Truth in Obama's Washington" that will be published by HarperCollins, a division of NewsCorp and not by Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS. There's a great deal that can be read between the lines in that sentence.
I fully expect Attkisson to surface at another outlet after her book is published, a place where she won't be handcuffed and will be allowed to do what journalists used to do routinely - report the news, no matter where it leads.