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Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News,
a persistent voice of media
skepticism on Benghazi

Washington Post, by Paul Farhi

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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

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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?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scout Finch, 5/7/2013 11:07:18 PM     (No. 9315739)

When the media itself dumps on one of their own because of persistent digging in an important matter, it´s time for the MSM to hang their heads in shame and go quietly into the night.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JoniTx, 5/7/2013 11:08:11 PM     (No. 9315740)

Unbelievable article by the WaPo.

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.”~~

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Objectivity, 5/7/2013 11:09:16 PM     (No. 9315742)

Washington Post .....CBS ok, Fox -who?

Warren Buffett´s influence pedaling propaganda ´newspaper´.

What a joke ...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: smcchk, 5/7/2013 11:16:29 PM     (No. 9315748)

What a heroine!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bmoc, 5/7/2013 11:24:03 PM     (No. 9315766)

Right. SeeBS has been "right on top of it."

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.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: mfm, 5/7/2013 11:27:15 PM     (No. 9315770)

Lara Logan, Sharyl Attkisson, the very best in what they do..certainly there are others

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ocjim, 5/7/2013 11:55:14 PM     (No. 9315787)

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.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: flatwater, 5/8/2013 2:33:09 AM     (No. 9315873)

Sharyl Attkisson is the only real journalist at CBS. I hope they DO let her go. She belongs on a credible network, surrounded by people serious about telling the truth.

Good on ya, Sharyl! Thanks for not allowing the kneepad journalism of "60 Minutes" to rub off on ya!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mws50, 5/8/2013 4:32:36 AM     (No. 9315906)

Wait a minute...

CBS has actually hired a reporter? What happened? How did Sharyl Attkisson´s hiring get pass the upper echelon at CBS? This is the first reporter any of the big three has hired in decades.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: eoddad, 5/8/2013 7:24:00 AM     (No. 9316039)

Her lonely one person stand in the MSM world is a real indictment of today´s media.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: M2, 5/8/2013 7:30:50 AM     (No. 9316050)

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.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: Starlady, 5/8/2013 7:34:17 AM     (No. 9316056)

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.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Arby, 5/8/2013 7:40:29 AM     (No. 9316069)

Regardless of all of the maneuvering and posturing I´m grateful that at least one LSM person is on the case.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: plumnellie, 5/8/2013 7:54:31 AM     (No. 9316087)

To thrive in an atmosphere as toxic as CBS is quite a feat. I hope Attkisson can stay the course. Jake Tapper seems very subdued at CNN. He did at least interview the Mom of a slain Benghezi marine.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: red oak, 5/8/2013 7:54:34 AM     (No. 9316088)

I think Atkisson was the reporter that got Hillary on the "dodging sniper fire upon landing in Tusla Kosovo" whopper in 08.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: jinx, 5/8/2013 8:03:20 AM     (No. 9316111)

Jake Tapper is on CNN and shares the stage with that Communist Van Jones. Saw them yesterday and was shocked.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Jebediah, 5/8/2013 8:19:09 AM     (No. 9316139)

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!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Felixcat, 5/8/2013 8:19:26 AM     (No. 9316141)

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.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: nightvision, 5/8/2013 8:56:14 AM     (No. 9316223)

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.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: janjan, 5/8/2013 9:06:32 AM     (No. 9316244)

One CBS reporter decides ever so bravely to go out on a limb and actually tell the truth. This is big news at the WaPo.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: LZK, 5/8/2013 9:13:34 AM     (No. 9316258)

The media -- mr. farhi -- will never hang their heads in shame...

They just let a baby killer in Pennsylvania skate....

The MSM is done. WE the people don´t trust them and don´t look to them for any coverage of substance....

Fox is the place for fair and balanced.

LZK

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Reply 22 - Posted by: chicodon, 5/8/2013 9:18:01 AM     (No. 9316269)

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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Reply 23 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/8/2013 9:41:18 AM     (No. 9316305)

Re #13, the Benghazi hearing is at 11.30AM ET today. It will be aired live on CSPAN3 and here:

http://oversight.house.gov/hearing/benghazi-exposing-failure-and-recognizing-courage/

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Reply 24 - Posted by: 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"?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: killerbee, 5/8/2013 10:04:30 AM     (No. 9316340)

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.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 5/8/2013 10:14:19 AM     (No. 9316350)

The WaPo has, is, and will continue to pursue the dog-on-the-roof story.

There´s a huge scandal there - - and the WaPo is doggedly determined to sniff it out.

Stay tuned - - the roof is about to cave in on Romney and the Pubbies.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 5/8/2013 10:19:53 AM     (No. 9316366)

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.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 5/8/2013 10:27:30 AM     (No. 9316391)

Atkinson makes me proud to call be fellow American...

Call Congress ...encourage them to deal with the treasonous seditious Obama administration ...put a stake in it so the likes of these haters never rises again

Call John Boehner...Speaker of the House 202 225-6205

Call Paul Ryan (202) 225 3031. Or (608) 752 4050

Call Senator Rand Paul 859 322-3499

Call Senator Ted Cruz 202 224-5922

Call Daryl Issa (202) 225 3906

Call Senator Mike Lee (435) 628-5514

Call Jason Chaffetz (202) 225-7751

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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Reply 29 - Posted by: 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.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Raristotle, 5/8/2013 10:40:07 AM     (No. 9316426)

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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Reply 31 - Posted by: geronimo, 5/8/2013 6:20:12 PM     (No. 9317201)

Rather late in the day to be posting to a thread, but 25, 30 and others, CBS has taken as much as it can stand:

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2013/05/08/report-cbs-news-bosses-irked-by-correspondents-thorough-benghazi-reporting-n1591242

How DARE she behave like a journalist when she was hired to be a journalist....um...I mean....uh....well, you know.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: reddfroge, 5/8/2013 11:27:58 PM     (No. 9317480)

I worked with Sharyl years ago at WTVT in Tampa.
She is one of the best...smart and honest...love what she is doing.

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Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
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A caveat right off the bat: RAND’s estimate only runs through March 28 whereas the actual deadline for signing up was March 31st. Given the crush of traffic on Healthcare.gov in late March, many more people could have signed up over those last three days than were captured by these numbers. On the other hand, the White House was claiming six million sign-ups as of March 27. There’s no way to reconcile that with RAND’s data. One of them is wrong. Maybe both, in fact. There’s a big spike in Medicaid, just as everyone expected. There’s a less big but

Researchers raise
questions about flu drugs

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USA Today, by Michelle Healy    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/10/2014 1:17:52 AM     Post Reply
A new review is questioning the effectiveness of two key drugs enlisted in the fight against influenza and in turn the investments by governments to stockpile the drugs in the event of a global flu outbreak. The antiviral drugs Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and Relenza (zanamivir ) are commonly used to treat influenza in healthy adults and children. In the case of Tamiflu, the drug does shorten symptoms of influenza by about half a day - as the manufacturer suggests - but there is insufficient evidence to support claims that it reduces hospital admissions or serious complications, such as confirmed pneumonia or

Holder on Gohmert exchange: ‘What
attorney general has ever had to
deal with that kind of treatment?’

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Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/9/2014 7:08:41 PM     Post Reply
Eric Holder ventured off script in a speech Wednesday to the National Action Network, the organization led by MSNBC host and recently-exposed FBI informant Al Sharpton. “I’m pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and by lasting reforms,” said Holder at the conference of black activists, before improvising “even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly, and divisive adversity.” “If you don’t believe that, if you look at the way, forget about me, forget about me, if you look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated

Democrat Elijah Cummings Faces
Up to Five Years in Federal Prison

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/10/2014 5:20:42 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) could face up to five years in federal prison for obstructing a Congressional proceeding. On Wednesday, Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and five Subcommittee Chairmen on the committee sent a letter to Ranking Member Cummings demanding an explanation for his staff’s queries from the IRS, why the Minority hid these efforts from the Majority, and why the Ranking Member denied such actions by his staff at a February Subcommittee hearing: “Although you have previously denied that your staff made inquiries to the IRS about conservative organization True the Vote that may have led to additional

George Bush´s paintings
are ´copied off Google images
and Wikipedia´ art critic claims

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Independent [UK], by Rob Williams    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/9/2014 10:47:55 AM     Post Reply
As a former President of The Most Powerful Country In The World, George W Bush has significantly greater access to world leaders than most budding artists. (Snip) Art critics have pointed out that a number of the 30 portraits in the exhibition appear to be based on images thrown up by a cursory search of the person´s name in Google Images. In some cases the portrait seems to have been based on the very first image result on the search engine. Rather remarkably, even the portrait of his own father, someone who he surely could have asked to sit for him, appears to be based on an Associated Press portrait which appears on the first page of

Hercules Actor Kevin Sorbo:
Hollywood, Media Ignoring
‘The Crime of the Century’

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Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/9/2014 6:57:56 PM     Post Reply
Although the news media and Hollywood relish telling stories about horrific crimes and serial killers, they are strangely silent about Dr. Kermit Gosnell, an abortionist who killed living, viable babies by snipping their spinal cords with scissors, and who is “America’s most prolific serial killer,” said actor Kevin Sorbo and his wife Sam Jenkins in a video to promote funding for a movie about Gosnell. “Kermit Gosnell is America’s most prolific serial killer,” says Kevin Sorbo, who starred in the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. “For more than three decades he was an abortion doctor in Philadelphia, where he

Firefox Expands Into Censorship
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American Thinker, by Jack Kemp    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/9/2014 9:10:58 AM     Post Reply
This morning I clicked on a link to a Red State website article concerning “The War on Women” and “Paycheck Equality” and got quite a surprise (the same thing happens when a Firefox user goes directly to the article). Nanny Firefox posted a political opinion on my screen before allowing me to proceed to read the article. This message didn’t appear when I accessed a second article which met with Firefox’s political commissar’s approval. Here’s what Firefox said: Careful Now! (shouldn’t they have said “Achtung! or “Verboten!” or something similar?). This website could not be displayed by Firefox because it is not

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman
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Entertainment Magazine, by James Hibbard    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/10/2014 12:10:39 PM     Post Reply
Official: Stephen Colbert is the new host of CBS’ Late Show. Release: The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment. Letterman, the legendary, critically acclaimed host of the CBS late night series for 21 years, announced his retirement on his April 3 broadcast. Colbert’s


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