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May 9, 2013
Will CBS News disgrace itself over Sharyl Attkisson's honest reporting?
Sharyl Attkisson has distinguished herself with skeptical inquiry into Obama administration stories on Fast and Furious and Benghazigate, and perhaps as a result is reportedly in trouble with her bosses at CBS News. Dylan Byers of Politico reports: CBS News...has grown increasingly frustrated with Attkisson's Benghazi campaign. CBS News executives see Attkisson wading dangerously close to advocacy on the issue, network sources have told POLITICO. Attkisson can't get some of her stories on the air, and is thus left feeling marginalized and underutilized. That, in part, is why Attkisson is in talks to leave CBS ahead of contract, as POLITICO reported in April. This leak to Politico by CBS news execs comes in the wake of an admiring profile in the Washington Post of Attkisson, the sort of favorable publicity that is guaranteed to ignite the jealousy of other talent, not merely out of envy but because Attkisson is exposing the rest of the crew as in the bag for the Obama...(Read Full Post)