Tuesday, October 28, 2014

'Mainstream media outlets cover up for President Obama and kill unfavorable stories': Bombshell claims made by former CBS reporter ---

Sharyl Attkisson left CBS in the spring, with some reporting she had split because of the network's 'liberal' bias  Attkisson, who is now a contributor for The Daily Signal at Heritage Foundation, says the administration hounded her for her coverage of Fast and Furious and Benghazi

She also blames CBS for being willing to kill stories that were critical of government or controversial

A conflict of interest with CBS President David Rhodes, whose brother is part of the Obama administration, also complicated reporting


PUBLISHED: 21:39 EST, 25 October 2014 | UPDATED: 20:58 EST, 27 October 2014
An ex-CBS reporter is releasing a book that blames mainstream media outlets for covering for President Obama.
Sharyl Attkisson left CBS in the spring and opened up about her former employer and colleagues in 'Stonewalled' and claims that the media is liberal and covers up for the current administration.

According to a review in the New York Post, officials within the administration constantly criticized Attkisson's report efforts as 'unreasonable.'


Stonewalled: Ex-CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson says that she encountered obstacles from the Obama administration and her own colleagues while reporting

Eric Schultz, part of the Obama press team, reportedly yelled at her when she pressed him about the scandal over the ATF's gunwalking scheme called Operation Fast and Furious.

'Goddammit, Sharyl!' he shouted. 'The Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, The New York Times is reasonable. You’re the only one who’s not reasonable!'

Attkisson, who is now senior independent contributor for The Daily Signal, a media channel for conservative think tank Heritage Foundation, claims in her book that corporate media is hesitant to court controversy.While reporting on the shortcomings of Red Cross disaster relief efforts in the period following Hurricane Katrina, Attkisson says she was told to wait for CBS's stock split with Viacomm to report anything that might unsettle to corporate partners.

She also says that her employer, CBS News, would kill stories or direct her away from lines of reporting critical of the Obama administration.

Attkisson writes a colleague told her that one executive wanted stories about failing green energy companies on the CBS Evening News, but then-executive producer Pat Shevlin did not agree.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2808163/Mainstream-media-outlets-cover-Obama-administration-according-former-CBS-reporter-left-network-upset-soft-coverage.html#ixzz3HS24tkmT
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