Skip to comments.CBS Reporter: White House Official ‘Screamed’ & ‘Cussed’ at Me for Coverage of ‘Fast and Furious
Posted on 10/04/2011 7:18:41 PM PDT by Nachum
CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson has been doggedly covering the ATF and DOJ scandal surrounding the gunwalking Fast and Furious case. And now shes coming out with some juicy details about her attempts to get information from the DOJ and the White House regarding the case.
On Laura Ingrahams radio show Tuesday, Attkisson said she was screamed and cussed at by the White House while trying to get information last Friday, and that a DOJ spokesperson yelled at her while she was trying to get clarification on the case. And she named names.
Ingraham: So they were literally screaming at you?
Attkisson: Yes. Well the DOJ woman was just yelling at me. The guy from the White House on Friday night literally screamed at me and cussed at me.
Ingraham: Who was the person? Who was the person at Justice screaming?
Attkisson: Eric Schultz Oh, the person screaming was [DOJ spokeswoman] Tracy Schmaler, she was yelling not screaming. And the person who screamed at me was Eric Schultz at the White House.
Why such the reaction from the spokespeople?
They will tell you that Im the only reporteras they told methat is not reasonable, she told Ingraham. They say the Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, the New York Times is reasonable, Im the only one who thinks this is a story, and they think Im unfair and biased by pursuing it.
You can listen to her tell the story below (the revelation initially comes at the beginning and then picks up again at the 6:00 mark):
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...
If you want the Youtube recording of the show directly:
Get a clue, media. The 1st Amendment is not free.
Obama’s and Holder’s people are thin skinnned. Mmmmmmm, Mmmmmm,Mmmmmm.
Yep. Getting close to the target gets the most flak.
They say the Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, the New York Times is reasonable, Im the only one who thinks this is a story, and they think Im unfair and biased by pursuing it.
It’s not only Eric Holder that has some explaining to do, but also the News Chiefs at the Wash. Post, LA Times and NY Times.
Well she just outed the other news papers as being totally in the control of the white house.
Exactly! I wonder what they really are afraid of. How much did Brian Terry know? Has anyone asked his friends? Was he about to become a whistle blower? Was he set up to be murdered to silence him? If I were his parent, I would want to know.
Hardly a mention of this story on ABC, so they are “reasonable” by WH standards.
Read Sharyl Attkisson’s bio @ Wiki. She’s kind of a hottie.
I wonder, too. Bless his family and the families of others who have been murdered as a result of the TREASON!! It makes me frikkin’ SICK!!!
Hitler screamed too, in his bunker, as the end approached.
Reasonable = in the bag
Not thin skinned ... they are scared Sh*tless !!
At least the ‘Iran-Contra’ scandel didn’t get a U.S. Federal officer killed on American soil.
The tracks all lead up to the head of the DOJ , and into the WH .
This is NOT an ill-concieved investigation into illegal guns ,.. because there was no ability to conduct an investigation (into Mexico).
This was a bungled set-up , by U.S. officials to prove a point that US guns were being used to arm the drug gangs of Mexico, so as to curtail the 2nd ammendment rights of American citizens and firearms dealers.
It was bungled set-up because what they ( the WH and the DOJ ) did was ILLEGAL , and the tracks lead to their front door.
They armed a Foreign National (Mexican Cartel) and provided arms and ammunition to a foreign combatant , who seeks to destroy the USA .
This is a violation of their “OATH of OFFICE” , and led to the death of at least 2 Federal officers in the line of duty. The firearms used were left at the scene of the crime and are directly traceable to participation in these ‘botched investigations’ . The officials involved are therefore accessories before and after the fact , and are crimninally chargeable.
I wonder who they are going to throw ‘under the bus’ on this one ... ?
I can see why the dems might like her a whole lot, and fear her:
In July 2011, Attkisson was nominated for an Emmy Award for her “Follow the Money” investigations into Congressional travel to the Copenhagen climate summit, and aid to Haiti earthquake victims.  Attkisson received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2009 for “Outstanding Investigative Reporting of a Business News Story” for her exclusive investigations into TARP and the bank bailout. In 2002, Attkisson also won an Emmy Award for her Investigative Journalism about the American Red Cross. In the same year, she co-authored a college textbook titled Writing Right for Broadcast and Internet News . In 2003, Attkisson was nominated for an Outstanding Investigative Journalism Emmy Award for “Drugs, Money, and Safety”; reports on prescription drugs and vaccines.  In 2010, she received an Emmy Award nomination for her investigations into members of Congress, and she also received a 2010 Emmy Award nomination for her investigation into waste of tax dollars.  In 2006, she was one of a small number of female anchors covering the 2006 midterms.
They say the Washington Post is in our pocket, the LA Times is in our pocket, the New York Times is in our pocket, Im the only one who thinks this is a story, and they think Im unfair and biased by pursuing it.
THERE, Fixed it!
This ladies goose is cooked at cbs, but I couldn’t be happier to see a pro once in awhile, just to demonstrate the contrast...
She has been an attack dog on this. If she gets fired, fox will pick her up.
I guess that punk learned to do that during the Al Franken and John Edwards campaigns he worked on. Figures. The WH knows this Fast and Furious thing could get really ugly for them if it keeps going down this path.
I hope someone puts together a Hitler rant on this on this story of the DOJ spokeperson Tracy Schmaler yelling at Sharyl Attkisson, and the deranged WH asst communications director Eric Schulz literally screaming & cussing at Sharyl. The Hitler rants are a GREAT FUNNY PARODY about the 0dumb0 regime & idiotic stunts.
Yep. They had to bring in a ‘Fixer’. Dirty tricks ahead...
Ignore the dead bodies.
Have another muffin Eric.
Who is the CBS anchor nowadays? Is this lady getting air time on the evening broadcast?
What a pansy faggot looking type of "guy". Ohhhh to see this pansy mugged & mugged hard leaving the WH some evening. He would deserve every punch thrown at him. I hope he gets the sh_t beat out of him!
“Reasonable” = State-controlled.
Gotta love the euphemism.
I predict that as more & more of this bungled operation AND cover-up & lying by the AG and 0dumb0's WH comes to light, that Holder will resign by end of October, and in return for his silence on implicating 0dumb0, there will be a promise of either immunity or pardon for Holder if he is prosecuted.
I remember her CNN days - had a crush on her.
Good for her! Courage, Sharyl .. God protect you.
I posted on the other Nachum “WH Screaming” thread that
the take-away and headline from Ingraham’s interview with Attkisson should have been:
7:33 Laura: Do we know the exact number [of guns] that went over to Mexico?
Attkisson: We know more than 2,000 in Fast and Furious and I will soon be reporting on the fact that that is not the only case. 2,000 for that operation according to the agents involved.
Bryan Preston picked it up here:
However, a newly discovered memo dated July 2010 shows Michael Walther, director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, told Holder that straw buyers in the Fast and Furious operation are responsible for the purchase of 1,500 firearms that were then supplied to the Mexican drug trafficking cartels.
Other documents also indicate that Holder began receiving weekly briefings on the program from the National Drug Intelligence Center beginning, at the latest, on July 5, 2010, Smith wrote.
These updates mentioned, not only the name of the operation, but also specific details about guns being trafficked to Mexico, Smith wrote in the letter to Obama.
*snip* "Heres the chart of guns that the administration says it didnt allow to walk to Mexico."
isn't this what was said about Woodward and Bernstein at the WAPO when they were pursuing watergate? From the WH and DOJ no less.
What do you mean?....
of course these "newspapers" are honest../s..
and these World Leaders, stand w/ Pres__ent OBama.
You left out Obama. The COMMUNITY ORGANIZER himself is the only one stupid enough to think this could work. Obama is a race baiter, a traitor, a serial liar.
Nobody but Obama himself could have ordered this operation. Add in the fact Obama is the only one stupid enough to think he could have have gotten away with it and you have the shark swimming at the top of the cess pool.
This is Obama's WATERGATE. Add in the fact that Obama not only is doing everything he can to obstruct justice, he was the man (boy) who ordered it's implementation.
And Biden will pardon him so let's wait until Sarah Palan or Cain is POTUS. Then we can imprison the clowns.
The New York Times
All the News
That fits the White House Views
Michelle is answering the phone now?
William LaJeunesse on Fox has been working hard on this story as well.
HOW DARE CBS question The Won’s Regime.
They are not supposed to do that. I thought CBS was on teh team coming in for the big win!
Oh no .. does this mean that they are going to start actually reporting NEWS about Obama and his cronies instead of his propaganda?
I think Hell just froze over.
Seems Sen Cornyn may be a bit unreasonable as well. I just heard him on Bill Bennett,he closed out the show. At least they know what is going on up there in Senate land.Now will they actually do anything? Question remains.
Yeah and she can whup your butt too. :)
Reporters’ starry-eyed idealism (”I just want to make the world a better place”)
runs up against the harsh realities of communism.
yeah well when they are not toting the party line she see’s what she has been supporting this whole time.
I wonder how it feels to be on the other end of the whip now?
Perhaps she can sympathize with the “right wing wackos” they love to report on so much now?
I wonder of she is actually disenfranchised enough now to go to a TEA party and report the reality of them .. no racism, just everyday people trying to regain our country?
NAW ... too much to ask. She will be back in love w Obama and co soon enough ..
Would not be that hard to do. According to Obama I’ve gotten a little soft.
The promise of socialism/communism is strong,
and it plays to the ego, just as the serpent did in Gen 3.
“You can be gods!”
And, you can add in “you get to feel good about yourself” to boot.