CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson won the Edward R. Murrow award for Video Investigative Journalism in June 2012 for her reporting on Operation Fast and Furious.
Now, today from Politico, count the references to Fast and Furious.
The Obama administration won’t answer the CBS News correspondent’s questions because her investigations — into Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Solyndra — often reflect negatively on it. Some colleagues at CBS News, where she has worked for two decades and earned multiple Emmy awards, dismiss her work because they perceive a political agenda. And now, she says, someone may have hacked into her computers.
That was the reference.
The bulk of Attkisson’s work over the past five years has focused on the failures or perceived failures of the Obama administration, which has led to an icy relationship with the White House and the Justice Department.
“Perceived” failures. Because to leftists, Fast and Furious was a success, Benghazi was a success, Solyndra was a success. All wondrous successes of our glorious leader.
“You ask what makes Sharyl tick: It’s that she’s highly skeptical of people in power, and right now the people in power are Democrats,” one source said. “I don’t see her as an agenda-driven reporter.”
“[Attkisson believes] that public officials and federal officials work for us, and that it’s gotten to the point where they don’t believe that they should be held accountable,” another source said. “That’s not partisan.”
Somehow the reporter has become the story to the media, because she does have integrity, and she does examine the story. When she wrote about Fast and Furious and the pushback she got from her bosses, she noted that “there’s a story here”, and was perplexed by why her bosses would want to hush up the murders of some 200 Mexican citizens and 2 US federal agents. Of course, she knows the answer – that the media is horribly biased to the left. But it is something else to see that’s the case, and another thing to live in that world.
She’s had to watch stories get spiked or ignored just because the Obama administration and the left absolutely loathes the truth – because the truth about them is in direct opposition to their shining rhetoric and the outright lies they’ve pushed for years. She’s surrounded by leftist true believers who now view her as an obstacle or even outright enemy to the continuation of their glorious revolution of fundamental change.
Good on her for being who she is – an old-school journalist.