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CBS journalist reportedly resigns over network's pro-Obama bias

Published time: March 11, 2014 17:36 Get short URL
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CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson announced on Monday that she had resigned from the network after more than two decades, and sources say her departure stems from disagreements over her former employer’s alleged bias.

Attkisson, an Emmy Award-winning journalist who previously worked for CNN, confirmed that she left CBS News with a single five-word message sent from her Twitter account on Monday afternoon.

“I have resigned from CBS,” she wrote.

Moments later, Politico writer Dylan Byers reported on her exit and included remarks made by sources who say they’re familiar with Attkisson’s departure from CBS.

Referring to allegations made by several unnamed sources, Byers wrote that Attkisson “had grown frustrated with what she saw as the network’s liberal bias, an outsize influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting.”

Attkisson has made a name for herself among fellow Washington journalist in recent years as a staunch critic of the Obama administration, and reported exhaustively on the Justice Department’s botched Operation Fast and Furious gun-running scheme and other DC scandals. According to Amazon, she is expected to release a book later this year tentatively titled “Stonewalled: One Reporter's Fight for Truth in Obama's Washington.”

Other work attributed to Attkisson in recent months have included reports on the September 2012 storming of the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya and the tainted roll-out of the Affordable Care Act website by the White House, earning her the admiration of several contributors from the conservative-leaning Fox News network, including Stephen Hayes and Sean Hannity.

According to another report published on Monday by Erik Wemple at the Washington Post, Attkisson has become increasingly frustrated in recent months because her reporting on Benghazi and other matters have been routinely nixed from television broadcasts of The CBS Evening News. Wemple went on to site an unnamed source at CBS who said that Attkisson felt she was being kept off the air “because of political considerations.”

In Byers’ article for Politico, he alleged that those frustrations were severe enough that Attkisson approached management with her concerns nearly a year ago.

“Feeling increasingly stymied and marginalized at the network, Attkisson began talking to CBS News President David Rhodes as early as last April about getting out of her contract,” Byers added. “Those negotiations intensified in recent weeks, and her request was finally honored on Monday.”

“It’s been one of life’s great privileges to work at CBS News, and I’m sincerely grateful for the many opportunities I’ve had,” Attkisson said in a statement.
Hopefully she'll go to a more balanced news service, like RT for example.
I did notice in that article, that Attkisson does not say anything about Pro-Obama bias, and the only people making those claims are referred to as "unnamed sources", which is the media's way of saying 'we are just making this shit up'.


by JOHN NOLTE 10 Mar 2014 2021 POST A COMMENT
Via her verified Twitter account, CBS investigative news reporter Sharyl Attkisson announced Monday that she has resigned from CBS.

Although Politico received no comment from Attkisson other than that the split was amicable, the left-wing outlet is reporting that Attkisson left due to the network's "liberal bias." This split is ahead of her contract. "She increasingly felt like her work was no longer supported and that it was a struggle to get her packages on television."
Politico writes that Attkisson became "a polarizing figure at the network." Some saw a political agenda in her work. Politico adds:

Quote:The bulk of Attkisson’s work since 2009 has focused on the failures or perceived failures of the Obama administration, including the administration’s failed green energy investments and the attack in Benghazi, though she has reported on several Republican failures as well.
Of course, in 2009 President Obama became president. Apparently Attkisson stuck out as an oddball to some at CBS and the rest of the media for daring to investigate power when it is held by a Democrat.

Back in May, Breitbart News reported that the President of CBS News, David Rhodes, is the brother of President Obama's National Security advisor, Ben Rhodes. According to ABC News, Brother Ben was very much involved in the Benghazi scandal, specifically the infamous talking points that -- with the help of the mainstream media -- misled the nation for weeks in the heat of Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.

Attkisson distinguished herself during the Obama Administration as one of a few mainstream media reporters interested in getting to the truth of Benghazi and Fast and Furious. The rest of the media spent all of its energy attempting to protect Obama from these scandals – pushing back against critical Republicans and alternative media.

Attkisson has been with CBS since 1993 and won an Emmy for her reporting in 2002. According to Politico, she is currently working on a book titled: "Stonewalled: One Reporter's Fight for Truth in Obama's Washington."

Follow John Nolte on Twitter @NolteNC
Whether she said it or not, she's been tainted by that brush now.

Quote:Although Politico received no comment from Attkisson other than that the split was amicable.....

They took a stab in the dark anyway.
According to unnamed sources, John McCain routinely locked up members of the Viet Cong like a pair of Chinese fingertraps.
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