Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Media Buzz,” former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson revealed how the Obama administration intimidated reporters and successfully stopped her former network CBS from covering critical and controversial stories.
“Now there’ve always been tensions, there have always been calls from the White House under any administration I assume, when they don’t like a particular story,” Attkisson said. “But it is particularly aggressive under the Obama administration and I think it’s a campaign that’s very well organized, that’s designed to have sort of a chilling effect and to some degree has been somewhat successful in getting broadcast producers who don’t really want to deal with the headache of it — why put on these controversial stories that we’re going to have to fight people on, when we can fill the broadcast with other perfectly decent stories that don’t ruffle the same feathers?”
“It borders on inappropriate if it is part of a campaign to stop, influence, and manipulate the reporting,” Attkisson continued.
Attkisson went on to to describe the large amount of pushback she says comes directly from the Obama administration when unfavorable facts are discovered and reported on.
“Rather than providing the information that I think they’re required to provide, the public information that we own and answering questions, it’s just a lot of obfuscation, accusations, saying things are phony scandals, bogus, not real, giving misinformation and false information… and then modifying it when they’re caught doing so…,” Attkisson said.
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