Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Finally, Someone Else Admits It...

Prepare for vilification in 3... 2... 1...

BREAKING: CBS News Reporter Quits Network Over Frustration of ‘Liberal Bias’
Oh boy! This should get people talking! Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson, known for her work investigating the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal and Benghazi, has chosen to leave CBS:

But why would she ever choose to leave such a respected a mainstream media outlet like CBS? Via Politico:
Attkisson, who has been with CBS News for two decades, had grown frustrated with what she saw as the network’s liberal bias, an outsized influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting, several sources said. She increasingly felt like her work was no longer supported and that it was a struggle to get her reporting on air.
Now, see if you can follow this chain. She was investigating the role of the Obama administration in the Fast & Furious scandal (where the Obama administration allowed American guns to be sold to people who were suspected of funneling them to Mexican gangs in a bid to ratchet up public support for another Assault Weapon ban), and was thwarted in her investigation by the powers-that-be at CBS not wanting to hear her findings.

THEN, they have the unmitigated gall to accuse her of bias. I wonder how that confrontation went. "Yeah, you know that story you submitted? We had to spike it because it was detrimental to Teleprompter Jesus. Oh, and you're an ideological zealot who is so blinded by hatred of our president that you will actually commit acts of journalism against him. Racist."

If they had any shame whatsoever, Woodward and Bernstein would protest this action - but I wouldn't hold my breath.

That is all.


Dave H said...

Cynical me has to wonder if Attkisson's real issue was she wasn't getting enough air time to suit her, and only brought the claims of bias to gain public support when her management brushed off her complaints.

Stretch said...

"Shame" does not belong in the same sentence as Woodstein and Bernwood.