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Sharyl Attkisson - The Journalist who refuses to be cowed by the Obama administration


Skyrocket

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Officials from the White House and the Justice Department have yelled, screamed and cursed at her for her reporting, she has now been frozen out altogether by the White House and her computers were compromised over the past two years in a manner she thought bore similarities to the current scandals surrounding the monitoring of reporters emails and calls enveloping the Justice Department (a spokesperson for the Department denied involvement "to the best of our knowledge"). Her bosses at CBS News have been putting her under pressure to drop her aggressive pursuit of the truth surrounding the Benghazi attack and she doesn't expect to last much longer at the network.

Outside of Fox News, CBS investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson (nicknamed "Pit Bull" by some CBS producers) has been one of the few mainstream media reporters who have doggedly pursued the White House over scandals such as Fast and Furious, Solyndra and Benghazi before it became chic to adopt a less subservient and compliant attitude among mainstream media reporters in the wake of this month's barrage of scandals to hit the Obama administration.

She was recently the subject of a POLITICO profile that is well worth a read:

The Sharyl Attkisson approach - Dylan Byers - POLITICO.com
 

NYCKY

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Kudos to Ms Attkisson for standing up and not fawning over the administration as many of her colleagues do all the time.
 

P Ryan

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Kudos to Ms Attkisson for standing up and not fawning over the administration as many of her colleagues do all the time.
hopefully she checks under her car and then checks the brakes each morning....
 

linny55

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Fox news is mentioned , enough said . Whats their motto again , Lets screw Obama.
 

Astral Peaks

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Kudos to Ms Attkisson for standing up and not fawning over the administration as many of her colleagues do all the time.
Maureen Dowd even had an attack og the vapours and described Obama as "wistful and petulant" recently.
 

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CBS News confirms multiple breaches of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer

After investigation

“A cyber security firm hired by CBS News has determined through forensic analysis that Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions late in 2012. Evidence suggests this party performed all access remotely using Attkisson’s accounts. While no malicious code was found, forensic analysis revealed an intruder had executed commands that appeared to involve search and exfiltration of data.
This party also used sophisticated methods to remove all possible indications of unauthorized activity, and alter system times to cause further confusion.
CBS News is taking steps to identify the responsible party and their method of access.”
The Department of Justice issued this statement after the initial claims.

To our knowledge, the Justice Department has never compromised Ms. Attkisson’s computers, or otherwise sought any information from or concerning any telephone, computer, or other media device she may own or use.
 

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I though it would not happen. I really did. It was supposed to be practically impossible.

But if we do now have brave Medias seeking to expose the truth, weak governments ran loops around by powerful international corporations with laws of their very own, a global information network and shady agencies doing surveillance on everything on it, urban mercenaries being used to fight the wars... we are only commercial artificial limbs and EUR and USD merging short of Cyberpunk 2020 completely becoming the existing reality.

Do we have a Rocker on his quest to change the world?
 

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Interesting testimony from Ms Attkisson before the Senate Judiciary Committee recently:

"In 2013, Reporters Without Borders downgraded America's standing in the global free press rankings, rating the Obama administration as worse than Bush's. It matters not that when caught the government promises to dial back or that [FOX News'] James Rosen gets an apology. The message has already been received. If you cross this administration with perfectly accurate reporting they don't like, you will be attacked and punished. You and your sources may be subjected to the kind of surveillance devised for enemies of the state.

For much of history, the United States has held itself out as a model of freedom, democracy, and open accountable government. Freedoms of expression and association are of course protected by the constitution. Today those freedoms are under assault due to government policies of secrecy, leak prevention, and officials contact with the media, combined with large scale surveillance programs. The nominee if confirmed should chart a new path and reject the damaging policies and practices that have been used by others in the past. If we aren't grave enough to confront these concerns, it could do serious long-term damage to a supposedly free press. Thank you."


Sharyl Attkisson: If You Cross Obama Admin They Will Treat You Like "Enemies Of The State" | Video | RealClearPolitics
 
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