From the start, the Obama administration’s account of what happened in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11 last year didn’t quite square for Sharyl Attkisson. So the veteran CBS News reporter dug in, and kept digging. The result: Attkisson has been a persistent voice of news-media skepticism about the government’s story. On the air and online, Attkisson has questioned the administration’s timeline and its response. (Snip) While other media, particularly Fox News, have been similarly skeptical about the official narrative about Benghazi, Attkisson and CBS might put the story in a different light. As a much-decorated reporter from a news
Comments: She´s been good since day one, but this attempt by the WaPo to paint her as the most dogged on this story and to diminish Fox News is weak...so, where was the WaPo´s investigative reporting on this from day one?
Their last paragraph: ~~Despite reports of internal conflicts with her superiors, Attkisson says she has no immediate plans to leave CBS. “I am currently under contract,” she says flatly, declining to say when her agreement lapses or what might follow. “My goal is to report on untouchable subjects in a way that is fearless.”~~
Actually, I was just starting to write a book about crazy conspiracies that originally started out to do with the big ammo buys and whether Obama would leave office if he was defeated. I started the book September 7th, 2012. Trying to keep it current, I made a causal mention of the Benghazi business. Within two days, I was doing some research to find out some info about the situation there and ran across a blogspot column by a gal named "Lame Cherry."
Within 24 hours of the attack, she was writing that the WH not only knew about it, they watched it and that they stopped the efforts to send help. Virtually everything she wrote became truth as we know it today and it changed the focus of my book. She named names as it was happening and she was right, right down the line.
I must warn you that she has a way with words that can occasionally be offensive and she isn´t for everyone and there are some weeks she writes nothing but drivel, but if you read her steady, you will learn some interesting things that ´in time,´ become truth.
Unlike Ulsterman, it is apparent to me that this woman knows somebody somewhere. She told about the deal with Gen. Hamm long before I read it anywhere else. Same thing with the Naval Admiral. She is sort of like Rush on steroids when it comes to ego but read beyond that stuff and every few days, she will reveal something you need to know.
LOL, not to detract at all from Attkisson´s fine work, but just doing your job well in today´s corrupt news media makes you exceptional. You can literally count those exceptional ones on one hand. Bravo, Sharyl!
And what ever happened to Jake Tapper? Did he get dragged under at CNN? He at least used to tweet notable stuff.
This is a surprisingly favorable story about Attkisson, even though she does take her investigation wherever the evidence leads. However, because she´s from CBS and this is WaPo, it´s understandable that they never mentioned Katherine Herridge or Jennifer Griffin´s from-day-one investigative reporting.
And Attkisson seems like quite a woman. Read the story. I don´t think I´d like to get on her wrong side. Admirable. A star is born.
But putting this story in the "Style" section of the WaPo is as disgraceful as when the NYT put the unfavorable stories about Obama on the last pages of their rag. When they printed them at all, that is. WaPo´s fortune´s are not helped by this little stunt.
Sheryl Attkisson broke most of the major news on Fast and Furious, even before Fox. She has a book written about that criminal venture by Holder. I think it´s good to have a credible voice on CBS that might get some important news to the LIV.
This woman, and others like Kersten Powers, Democrats but also serious about their jobs, are a treasure in the wilderness. Also Jake Tapper, the ONLY voice at CNN to mention the hearings and the total lack of transparency. This became a political issue when our Commander in Chief passed on it to be fresh for a campaign $ raiser in Texas the next morning, and when Hillary Clinton passed on HER job to preserve her political ambitions. But none of this will matter if the MSM ignores the hearings and the story........and then they wonder why nobody with a brain (as opposed to those who think the "beloved" Tom Hanks is #1) reads their papers or watches their newscasts!
I applaud Sharyl´s efforts. She was interviewd Monday on WMAL radio - metro DC area and was asked why other reporters haven´t been covering Benghazi and others news stories and she stated she didn´t know why. I guess can´t she can´t completely separate herself from the pack and still survive in the MSM.
Is this the same Washington Post that employed Woodward and Bernstein, and gained fame for their dogged reporting of Watergate?
The way the WaPo see Atrkisson is that if she reports anything negative about the administration, she must be a closet Republican. The fact that she is merely seeking the TRUTH doesn´t seem to occur to them. Amazing.
More pap for WaPo´s morning coffee sippers. They are so predictable. The leftist press will report on Atkisson, the reporter, but not the facts contained in her report. It´s lazy, biased, journalism that only requires them to watch CBS or Fox News highlights. Not fit for a birdcage.
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Fiesta del sol, 5/8/2013 9:44:07 AM (No. 9316309)
On the WaPo website, the WaPo has this story under the "Style" section. And why not do an actual story on you know....Hillary Clinton and Obama´s dereliction of duty? Why not a full headline asking "where in the heck was Obama from 5pm on"?
So WaPo is using the only msm reporter to actually question WH/SD accounts as evidence that the msm was indeed doing their jobs? No sale. As above poster mentions, this article is in the style section. They have shown no interest in reporting at all. Just like Gosnell.
Atkinsson is an excellent reporter who has also followed up on Fast and Furious. I have no doubt CBS would love to be rid of her now rather than whenever her contract ends.
FTA: ..it is “inaccurate and unfair to imply that my body of work has a [partisan] tilt. It’s understandable that liberals or conservatives will carry the torch for my reporting, or criticize it, depending on how they see it. They are welcome to do so.”
Because Attkisson received an award from Accuracy in Media she was criticized as being "partisan." That tells you how corrupt and worthless the media is when you are considered a partisan for reporting the facts. From the media´s viewpoint reporting must always be beneficial to 0bama or any Democrat in order for it to be acceptable. When her contract expires I´m sure Fox News would love to have her. She´s a very impressive reporter, something that is sorely lacking these days.
Atkinson makes me proud to call be fellow American...
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Benghazi is not about politics...it is about honor, decency and the constitutional law..and a president who is willing to let Americans die rather than reveal his illegal arms running to AlQaeda to take down Syria..in their illegal trust to bring on world "transformation" Express your disgust over the lying...over leaving our people to be savaged...to the selling of arms illegally to AlQaeda rebels for the purpose of taking down Syria...Who does this president think he is...He is to make decisions of war with the Congress and the support of the people...not in the shadows illegally. A man with this little respect for the law has no business leading the executive branch...whose job is to enforce the laws...Not break them..lying to deceive the people for reelection
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St. Pitbull, 5/8/2013 10:29:44 AM (No. 9316397)
Pfffft. Attkisson does NOTHING that isn´t done daily at Fox, or reported by Rush, covered on Drudge, etc.... I have a problem with these occasional journalists. They finally report something of value and then, only if the dust clears and the evidence more than overwhelming that this is going to be picked up main stream, do their lib cohorts come out and say, "What a Journo-List!". Barf. I fart-eth in your general direction.
Many here are complaining that Fox News is not getting enough credit in the Benghazi scandal. This is 100% true. However, we live in a world where non-liberal voices are marginalized from the get-go. The only way this story (and Fast & Furious and Gosnell´s death mill, et al.) ever become national stories is through NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, NPR, the New York Times, and/or The Washington Post. It´s unfortunately that simple. We need to give Sharyl Attkisson tons of credit because she actually committed an act of journalism in a den of propagandists. She will be--and has already likely been--attacked, demeaned, and actively squelched by her editors, colleagues, and "friends". In spite of that, she persisted with this story that, if not for her, would have died after Hillary´s "What difference does it make?" hearing. Her career will likely suffer. Even if she is a liberal herself, I salute her brave reporting--she is a true journalist.
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