Looks like CBS News is trying to marginalize Sharyl Attkisson for the great reporting she’s been doing on Fast and Furious and Benghazi:
POLITICO – The second Goliath is CBS News, which 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.
Farhi mentions “internal conflicts” in the final paragraph, though he seems to dismiss them. The “internal conflicts” are indeed real — Attkisson is still eyeing an exit, according to sources — and provide important context for today’s piece. Today, CBS News is celebrating Attkisson’s commitment to the Benghazi story. It’s good press. But that support is an aberration.
Amazing. If CBS News execs think her reporting is advocacy, then the liberal bias has never been any clearer. A stunning revelation, actually.
But hey, if CBS News believes it’s advocacy who is there to argue with them? Everyone on the left will just fall in line like they always do. It’s not about good journalism and speaking truth to power. Hasn’t been about that in a long time. It’s about the good guys vs the bad guys, and Democrats are the good guys. Or there’s another word for it.
Maybe Fox News needs another good reporter. But then that’s probably what CBS News wants to happen, so they can say Attkisson is with the wingnuts where she belongs. Well who cares. I don’t watch CBS News anyway.
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