Reporter Cites Left-Wing Bias, Helped Break Fast & Furious
By Harold Hutchison
CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who stood out among reporters for mainstream media outlets due to her willingness to look into Obama Administration scandals like Operation Fast & Furious and the Obama Administration’s handling of the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, has resigned from the media outlet.
According to media reports, Attkisson had been frustrated with the number of stories that were not seeing air time, and felt that CBS was biased. “It’s no secret that Sharyl has been unhappy about CBS’s lack of interest in investigative reporting, especially when it comes to stories about the Obama administration,” a source close to Attkisson told Politico.
Some at CBS had accused Attkisson of having a political agenda, given her willingness to investigate scandals surrounding the Obama Administration. Attkisson received a 2nd Amendment Freedom Fighter Award in 2011 for her reporting on Fast & Furious, along with National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea and gun blogger Mike Vanderboegh.
In August, 2013, Attkisson reported that her computer had been hacked in 2012. Attkisson had been looking into the 11 September, 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Attkisson is working on a book called Stonewalled: One Reporter’s Fight for Truth in Obama’s Washington, which is being published by HarperCollins, which is tied to NewsCorp, which owns Fox News.
See this video clip of Attkisson: