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  • Obama’s Enemies List (Weekly Update)

    12/20/2014 11:23:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    President’s Political Junkets Continue Unabated Who is On the Obama Enemies List? Judicial Watch Sues to Find Out. The President from ACORN President’s Political Junkets Continue Unabated It has become a tiresome, tedious – and costly – routine. Hollywood calls with a passel of cash, and President Obama comes running – at great expense to taxpayers – to fill up his political coffers. That’s what we discovered anew after obtaining records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force highlighting yet another Obama fundraising trip to Los Angeles and San Francisco, California. These documents came to us in response to...
  • Judicial Watch Joins Sharyl Attkisson in Lawsuit against Justice Department to Obtain FBI Records...

    12/17/2014 11:32:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 17, 2014
    Full title: Judicial Watch Joins Sharyl Attkisson in Lawsuit against Justice Department to Obtain FBI Records about Attkisson Earlier FOIA records obtained by Judicial Watch show award-winning journalist was targeted by Obama White House and Justice Department over critical reporting (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on November 19, 2014, it joined investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson to file a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking “any and all records” relating to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background checks and other records on the award-winning correspondent. The request includes correspondence between Attkisson and...
  • Two Mystery Illnesses Linked to 12 Child Deaths; 94 Paralysis Cases Since August

    12/15/2014 8:21:50 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | December 14, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    In the span of four months, at least 94 children in 33 U.S. states have developed a devastating form of paralysis with symptoms similar to polio. Some require a ventilator to breathe. And some of the greatest government health minds in the country say they have no idea what’s causing it. At the same time, during the past four months, at least 12 children have died after falling ill with a respiratory virus called Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68). Again, federal health officials are at a loss to explain the origin of the epidemic. Are the mysterious outbreaks linked? The Centers for...
  • Attkisson: I’ve Been On Receiving End Of Obama Official’s Profanity-Laced Tirades [VIDEO]

    12/08/2014 9:51:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/8/14 | Al Weaver
    Appearing on “The Steve Malzberg Show” Monday afternoon, author Sharyl Attkisson responded to former ABC News correspondent Ann Compton’s claim that President Barack Obama and his officials routinely direct profanity-laced tirades at reporters. Attkisson told Malzberg she has been on the receiving end of those conversations in the past, and others, specifically The Associated Press, have been subject to scorn at the hands of Obama officials. “Maybe this is just me or a personal opinion that a profanity-laced conversation with professionals in the press by the president of the U.S. is probably inappropriate,” said Attkisson. “That’s not surprising to me,”...
  • Lawless DOJ Targeted Attkisson Over Fast And Furious

    11/24/2014 11:12:43 AM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 24, 2014 | IBD editorials
    Corruption: Smoking-gun emails show how the administration sought to derail a CBS reporter's investigation of its "gun-waking" operation — a reporter whose computers were mysteriously and mercilessly hacked. Fast and Furious, along with Benghazi, is one of the two "phony" administration scandals that produced body bags, and former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson is responsible for much of the truth-telling about both. That fact is enough to put her high atop the administration's enemies list. Attkisson, a casualty of liberal media bias, resigned from CBS in March after a series of clashes between her and her bosses over her exposes of...
  • Fast and Furious: White House, DOJ targeted Sharyl Attkisson (and Rep. Issa)

    11/20/2014 3:02:41 PM PST · by kristinn · 30 replies
    Human Events ^ | Thursday, November 20, 2014 | John Hayward
    Judicial Watch is looking to crowdsource the huge pile of documents finally delivered by the Obama Administration in response to their Freedom of Information Act lawsuit on Operation Fast and Furious. (In the unlikely event the mainstream media decides not to embargo this story, I don’t want to catch any of you claiming that it was a FOIA request. The request got ignored by the Most Transparent Administration In History, so they had to file a lawsuit. The document production is occurring under the stern gaze of a federal judge.) Here’s a little taste of what has already been discovered,...
  • Bombshell: Email Proves that White House, DOJ Targeted Reporter Sharyl Attkisson

    11/20/2014 6:02:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 11/20/14 | Bryan Preston
    Judicial Watch reports that the Obama administration has turned over about 42,000 pages of documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal. The administration was forced to turn the documents over to Judicial Watch in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Judicial Watch is posting them on its web site. The administration turned them over on November 18, 2014. One of the documents provides smoking gun proof that the Obama White House and the Eric Holder Justice Department colluded to get CBS News to block reporter Sharyl Attkisson. Attkisson was one of the few mainstream media reporters who paid any...
  • Attkisson: CBS Intentionally Held Obama Soundbite to Help Him Win Reelection

    11/09/2014 9:37:24 PM PST · by george76 · 96 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 9 Nov 2014, | Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channel's "MediaBuzz," investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson told the story of CBS executives intentionally hiding a clip from the day after the Benghazi attacks with President Barack Obama refusing to admit Benghazi was a terrorist attack. ... after the second 2012 debate, it became a big issue whether or not the president had or had not referred to Benghazi attacks as terrorist attacks.
  • AUDIO: What Sharyl Attkisson says about Congressional oversight will sober celebratory Republicans

    11/06/2014 8:36:37 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 9 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-11-06 | Benjamin Weingarten
    In response to a question about information likely to leave the Department of Justice with Eric Holder when the attorney general steps down, and whether Congress or the media will be able to uncover information heretofore withheld by Holder and his colleagues, Attkisson told us: Congress has gotten in some respects like some in the media, where according to members themselves and their staff, there is not the appetite to do the hard-nosed investigations and oversight that they used to do.
  • Sharyl Attkisson Dismisses Media Matters: ‘Paid, Left-Wing Blog’ [VIDEO]

    11/05/2014 11:28:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/5/14 | Alex Griswold
    In an interview with Huffington Post Live, former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson hit back at criticism of her new book “Stonewalled” by the liberal group Media Matters, calling them a “paid left-wing blog” with close ties to President Obama and Hilary Clinton. Attkisson said that she was not disturbed by criticism from “…the usual suspects. I mean, that’s part of the game. There are entire industries set up that perpetuate and work with partners in the quasi-news media or just bloggers online…” (RELATED: Reporter Says Federal Government May Have Hacked Her Computer) Huffington Post Live host Alyona Minkovski asked Attkisson...
  • Attkisson: The Inside Story of How CBS Sat on a Crucial Piece of Benghazi and Protected Obama

    11/05/2014 6:57:27 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 15 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-11-05 | Benjamin Weingarten
    What if there was a crucial piece of information with potentially election-altering implications that a leading media organization sat on until the final weekend before a presidential election — information contradicting the storyline advanced by the president and parroted ad nauseam by that very same media organization for several weeks? Emmy Award winning journalist and former CBS News correspondent and anchor Sharyl Attkisson describes just this scenario in her new book, ”Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.” In an episode that would “irreparably destroy any confidence in and respect…I [Attkisson]...
  • Former CBS News Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Claims Existence of Obama Enemies' List

    11/04/2014 7:47:48 AM PST · by RummyChick · 64 replies
    hollywood reporter ^ | 11/3 | paul bond
    "I kind of assume I’m on a list. I don’t think I’m the only one" Sharyl Attkisson is an investigative journalist who became the story when she quit CBS News after two decades amid allegations that the network refused to run some of her stories that were critical of President Barack Obama. Ahead of the Tuesday release of her book Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington, she spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about her struggles with CBS executives and her assertion that her computers were hacked, possibly by Obama operatives.
  • Sharyl Attkisson Just Released a Creepy Video of Her Computer...

    10/31/2014 4:07:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/31/2014 | Jon Street
    Former CBS News Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson — who claims the government hacked her computer, TV and phone while she reported on the Benghazi terror attack — has released a new video showing what could be evidence of the government taking over her computer. “That very night, with [White House spokesman Eric] Schultz, [White House Press Secretary Jay] Carney and company freshly steaming over my Benghazi reporting, I’m home doing final research and crafting questions for the next day’s interview with [Thomas] Pickering. Suddenly data in my computer file begins wiping at hyperspeed before my very eyes. Deleted line by line...
  • Attkisson exposes C-SPAN- White House dispute

    10/31/2014 11:00:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/31/14 | Erik Wemple
    Among the juicier tidbits in the new book “Stonewalled” by former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson relates to a tiff between C-SPAN and the White House. As Attkisson tells the story, C-SPAN eminence Brian Lamb interviewed President Obama on Aug. 12, 2010, for a documentary on the White House. In the session, Lamb asks Obama about the Oval Office: “What have you changed in this room?” The president responds, “We have not yet redecorated this room . . . Given that we are in the midst of some very difficult economic times, we decided to hold off last year in
  • Former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson alleges network suppressed stories on ‘corporate

    10/28/2014 3:04:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/28/14 | Erik Wemple
    CBS News declined to comment on the allegations below. In an astonishing media tour following her resignation from CBS News last spring, correspondent Sharyl Attkisson sat before interviewers ranging from radio host Chris Stigall to CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter and launched attacks on her newly former employer. Such attacks were rarely specific. Example: “With various stories, you do get the idea at some point that they want you to stop, especially if you start to dig down right into something very, very important,
  • Details Of Government Spying/Hacking and Bugging Of Sharyl Attkisson Begin To Surface….

    10/28/2014 9:22:32 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 19 replies
    The Conservative tree House ^ | 10-28-14 | Sundance
    This has been an interesting story since it first surfaced in May of 2013. Sharyl has been tight lipped since she announced knowing who had bugged her back in June of 2013. The exfiltration and bugging was extensive and highly professional. Her Skype program was used as a bugging tool for government agencies (NSA, CIA, FBI) to listen in to her conversations, and electronic classified documents were planted in her computer system in case blackmail leverage was needed… This was done while Sharyl was investigating Fast-n-Furious and Benghazi. (New York Post) A former CBS News reporter who quit the network...
  • Confirmed: Sharyl Attkisson's Computer Was Hacked, Heavily Monitored By The Federal Government

    10/27/2014 5:25:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Last year Former CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who is known for incredible work on Operation Fast and Furious, Benghazi and other White House scandals, noticed her computers at work and at home were acting strange. She suspected someone had hacked into her computer, specifically into a desktop in her home due to the machine turning on and off by itself at all hours of the night. An initial review of the hard drive revealed that her computer had in fact been compromised, but it wasn't known at the time who did it. The intruder into her system didn't...
  • CBS goes to ground over claims it buried anti-Obama stories

    10/28/2014 6:51:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 28, 2014 | By Sophia Rosenbaum
    CBS honchos stuck their heads in the sand Monday rather than address a former veteran reporter’s memoir that revealed how the network routinely canned stories it perceived as anti-Obama. Everyone from network CEO Les Moonves to “Evening News’’ anchor Scott Pelley to former “Evening News’’ Executive Producer Patricia Shevlin ignored repeated phone calls and e-mails from The Post seeking comment on the bombshell claim by ex-CBS investigative ace Sharyl Attkisson. A secretary for David Rhodes, president of CBS News, immediately volleyed a Post reporter’s phone call to company spokeswoman Sonya McNail. Before the reporter could even ask a question, McNair...
  • The highly sophisticated hacking of Sharyl Attkisson's computers

    10/28/2014 6:06:07 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 28, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    From the moment that Sharyl Attkisson met a shadowy source I’ll call Big Mac, she was plunged into a nightmare involving mysterious surveillance of her computers. They met at a McDonald’s in Northern Virginia at the beginning of 2013, and the source (she dubs him Number One) warned her about the threat of government spying. During their next hamburger rendezvous, Big Mac told Attkisson, then a CBS News reporter constantly at odds with the Obama administration, that he was “shocked” and “flabbergasted” by his examination of her computer and that this was “worse than anything Nixon ever did.” Attkisson’s forthcoming...
  • EX-cbs-reporter-explains-how-the-liberal-media-protects-obama

    10/26/2014 6:29:09 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 25,2014 | Kyle Smith
    Sharyl Attkisson is an unreasonable woman. Important people have told her so. When the longtime CBS reporter asked for details about reinforcements sent to the Benghazi compound during the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack, White House national security spokesman Tommy Vietor replied, “I give up, Sharyl . . . I’ll work with more reasonable folks that follow up, I guess.” Another White House flack, Eric Schultz, didn’t like being pressed for answers about the Fast and Furious scandal in which American agents directed guns into the arms of Mexican drug lords. “Goddammit, Sharyl!” he screamed at her. “The Washington Post...
  • Ex-CBS reporter: Government agency bugged my computer {Sharyl Attkinson]

    10/27/2014 7:24:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/27/2014 | By Kyle Smith and Bruce Golding
    A former CBS News reporter who quit the network over claims it kills stories that put President Obama in a bad light says she was spied on by a “government-related entity” that planted classified documents on her computer. In her new memoir, Sharyl Attkisson says a source who arranged to have her laptop checked for spyware in 2013 was “shocked” and “flabbergasted” at what the analysis revealed. “This is outrageous. Worse than anything Nixon ever did. I wouldn’t have believed something like this could happen in the United States of America,” Attkisson quotes the source saying. She speculates that the...
  • Ex-CBS reporter: Government agency bugged my computer

    10/27/2014 6:39:08 AM PDT · by detective · 125 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 27, 2014 | Kyle Smith and Bruce Golding
    A former CBS News reporter who quit the network over claims it kills stories that put President Obama in a bad light says she was spied on by a “government-related entity” that planted classified documents on her computer. In her new memoir, Sharyl Attkisson says a source who arranged to have her laptop checked for spyware in 2013 was “shocked” and “flabbergasted” at what the analysis revealed.
  • Stonewalled No More: Ex-CBS Reporter’s Tell-All Exposes Liberal Bias ( Sharyl Attkisson )

    10/26/2014 7:56:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 26, 2014 | Melissa Mullins
    Sharyl Attkisson used to be an investigative journalist for CBS News, but now finds herself making headlines as the whistleblower who blew the lid off CBS's blatant bias toward the president and his administration. ... Attkisson exposes outright political corruption, and the media circus surrounding the Obama Administration; the constant praise and fawning over the president, the political bent on stories, and the decision to air “softer” news versus hard-hitting investigative reports that could potentially show the Obama Administration in bad light. Attkisson cites many examples of liberal media bias in Stonewalled. When asking follow-up questions on scandals such as...
  • CDC: 7th U.S. Death Linked to Polio-Like Respiratory Virus

    10/17/2014 5:58:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Sharylattkisson.com ^ | Oct. 16,2014 | Shayrl Attkisson
    The latest CDC update on the current outbreak of the polio-like Enterovirus D-68 states that it has now been detected “in specimens from seven patients who died and had samples submitted for testing. Unlike Ebola, CDC is not publicly addressing the spread of EV-D68 in television interview or telephone briefings. According to the latest update from CDC, at least 796 people in 46 states have been sickened with the respiratory illness that can cause paralysis from mid-August through October 16. The outbreak is likely more widespread than reported since some states are not lab testing all respiratory illnesses to confirm....
  • Attkisson: polio-like illness id'ed with illegal aliens

    10/08/2014 8:00:44 PM PDT · by Prospero · 68 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | 10/4/2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    (Attkisson site now possibly subject to DOS attack.) Earlier thread RE: Drudge, directs to intense traffic jam. At least five children infected with the respiratory illness known enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) have died in the U.S. in the past month. The latest confirmed victim was a four-year-old New Jersey boy, Eli Waller. He died at home on September 25. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed the cause of death Friday night. But health officials say they have no idea how he contracted the virus. A health official says Eli was “asymptomatic and fine” when he went to bed but died...
  • Polio-like illness claims fifth life in U.S.

    10/09/2014 10:43:52 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | 10/4/14 | Sharyl Attkisson
    At least five children infected with the respiratory illness known enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) have died in the U.S. in the past month. BreakHowever, a study published in Virology Journal, found EV-D68 among some of the 3,375 young, ill people tested in eight Latin American countries, including the Central American nations of El Salvador and Nicaragua, in 2013. (See Fig. 3) Though the U.S. government is keeping secret the locations of the illegal immigrant children, there are significant numbers of them in both cities in which the current outbreak was first identified, Kansas City, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois, according to local...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: 'The Media Waits for the Administration to Dictate the Agenda and Coverage'

    10/06/2014 9:36:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 5 Oct 2014
    Sunday on the Fox News Channel's "MediaBuzz," Sharyl Attkisson blasted the mainstream media for being President Barack Obama's lap dogs. While discussing the media's lack of coverage of the growing threat of ISIS, Attkisson said, "Here's my cynical viewpoint. It would have been on the front page had the administration wanted it to be on the front page," and "The media waits for the administration to dictate the agenda and coverage."
  • Multiple Controversies Plagued Eric Holder Prior to Resignation [Sharyl Attkisson summary]

    09/27/2014 10:03:56 AM PDT · by upchuck · 34 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | Sept 25, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    The unexpected resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder follows a series of court rulings against his Department of Justice over its failure to produce documents related to the government’s “Fast and Furious” firearms operation. Holder also has come under increasing congressional criticism for a tepid investigation of evidence that IRS officials deliberately targeted tea party and other conservative groups for greater scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. Eric Holder leaves a Justice Department facing numerous controversies and negative court rulings. Calling the government’s arguments for “even more time … unconvincing,” a federal judge this week refused to grant Holder’s...
  • Benghazi Select Committee Answers 'What Difference Does It Make?'

    09/18/2014 10:08:55 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 18, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Democrats claim it's been asked and answered, but the question of why four Americans had to die in a diplomatic outpost in a terrorist haven with inadequate security and no plans for rescue has not. That all questions regarding Benghazi have not been answered and new ones have in fact arisen was shown by the recent revelation by former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell to reporter Sharyl Attkisson. Maxwell said he witnessed State Department personnel sifting through stacks of documents and emails to filter out those that would put the department in a bad light before turning any over...
  • Politico Absurdly Avoids Attkisson Bombshell in Hillary Benghazi Story

    09/16/2014 4:21:29 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 16, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Imagine the absurdity of reporting on supporters of Richard Nixon during the Watergate hearings with no mention of the White House Plumbers who performed the break-in at the complex. Such is the case now with Politico reporting on groups of Hillary Clinton supporters who will be defending her during the Congressional Benghazi hearings which makes absolutely no mention of the Sharyl Attkisson's report about how Hillary's aides at the State Department scrubbed the Benghazi documents of possibly incriminating information. To get an idea how ridiculous it is for Politico to avoid the Benghazi elephant in the room, let us first...
  • Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Department Official Reveals Details of Alleged Document Review

    09/15/2014 4:34:33 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 62 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 9-15-2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
  • Former CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Amazed: ´We Still Have No Idea´ What Obama Did About Benghazi

    09/12/2014 4:07:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/12/14 | Tim Graham
    Via Twitchy, we learn that former CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson took the opportunity of the second anniversary of the Benghazi fiasco to tweet away about the amazing fact that we still do not know what President Obama was doing in real time as four American public servants were killed in Benghazi. (Tweets) On the original 9/11, the scale of murder of American civilians was so high (presumed to be much higher than the actual toll of the lost) and the size of the ongoing threat was so uncertain that the media obsessed over President Bush´s movements and kvetched
  • Attkisson: Obama Admin Refusing to Tell Congress Where Illegal Children Went

    09/03/2014 6:52:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/3/14 | Breitbart TV
    Wednesday on Newsmax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show," former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson said the Obama administration is refusing to tell Congress where the ten of thousands of unaccompanied minors who crossed the U.S.-Mexican Border this summer were sent after they were processed though holding centers along the border. Attkisson said the Obama administration seems to be intentionally stonewalling by not answering letters from members of Congress or reporters questions.
  • Attkisson: Border Patrol Says They’re Told 'Let As Many People Go As Possible'

    08/14/2014 1:31:20 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 14,2014
    Former CBS News Correspondent and senior contributor to The Daily Signal said Border Patrol officers she has spoken to say they are being told to “let as many people go as possible.” “Whether spoken or unspoken, there is a policy coming from the top, that they’re basically to be very lenient and try to let as many people go as possible, that’s what they think, that’s the message they think they’re receiving,” she stated on Thursday’s broadcast of “The Laura Ingraham Show.” She added that agents she has talked to believe “they’re being told not to do the job.” Attkisson...
  • Attkinson: Journalism Has 'Gone Backwards' Since Days Of Woodward, Bernstein

    08/10/2014 2:14:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 57 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 10,2014
    On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” fill-in moderator Martha Raddatz asked how journalism has evolved since the time of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s role in the Watergate scandal that resulted in the downfall of then-President Richard Nixon. Sharyl Attkisson, formerly an investigative reporter with CBS News, where she resigned after becoming disenfranchised with the editorial direction of CBS, suggested that had the Watergate scandal happened today, Nixon might have skated if he employed the tactics President Barack Obama’s is using in handling his controversies. “I think we have gone backwards since that time where we...
  • Secrecy Surrounding Shelter for Illegal Immigrant Minors

    08/05/2014 8:48:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 53 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | August 5,2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    It highlights the role of a nonprofit called “BCFS” which, according to Time, has received more than $280 million since December to operate temporary housing shelters for children who illegally cross the Mexican border into the U.S. On July 7, two days before [the charity head] met Obama in Dallas, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded BCFS $190,707,505 in a single grant. The Time article also brings attention to an ongoing theme under the Obama administration: its penchant to withhold public information of public interest. According to Time, “To shield vulnerable kids from angry opponents of immigration and...
  • Federal Hearing on DOJ “Fast and Furious” Withheld Docs

    07/07/2014 7:08:27 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Shayrl Atkisson
    A hearing has been set for tomorrow, July 8, in federal court regarding the attempt by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch to lift the indefinite stay regarding its longstanding Freedom of Information lawsuit in Fast and Furious. Judicial Watch sued the Justice Department for failure to provide public documents that the Obama Administration also is withholding from Congress under executive privilege.
  • [AP July 25, 2003 13 yrs ago] EPA in Contempt for Destroying Computer Files

    06/21/2014 2:07:35 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Sharylattkisson.com ^ | June 21,2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    It’s hard to hear about this week’s Environmental Protection Agency contempt case and not think about the controversies surrounding the IRS “loss” of Lois Lerner’s email–and hard drive–and crash of the relevant server. According to an Associated Press report, a federal judge has held the EPA in contempt for destroying computer files sought after by a conservative group: Landmark Legal Foundation. It’s taken more than 13 years. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth had ordered the EPA on Jan. 19, 2001, at the end of the Clinton administration, to preserve all documents relevant to a Freedom of Information Act request by...
  • Democrats Apologize to IRS Commissioner at Hearing on Lost Emails

    06/20/2014 9:39:29 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 65 replies
    sharylattkisson.com/ ^ | 6/20/2014 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    In his first Congressional appearance since news of the lost Lois Lerner emails, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was alternately attacked by Republicans and praised by Democrats who apologized to him for his treatment and called the investigation an “endless conspiracy theory” by Republicans. Under oath before the House Ways and Means Committee, Koskinen restated what Congress had been told privately: that emails of Lerner and six other relevant IRS officials have been irretrievably lost because of crashes of their hard drives and servers. Koskinen defended not telling Congress in numerous previous appearances about the email losses. In those appearances, he...
  • House Committee Requests Testimony from White House Official

    06/19/2014 7:50:42 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | 6-19-2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    House Committee Requests Testimony from White House Official by Sharyl Attkisson on June 19, 2014 Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.) requested that Jennifer O’Connor of the White House Counsel’s office testify next week.In a letter, Issa requested O’Connor’s appearance at a hearing on Tuesday at 9:30a, a day after IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is scheduled to testify. The Tuesday hearing is entitled, “IRS Obstruction: Lois Lerner’s Missing E-Mails, Part II.”In a series of disclosures that began last Friday, the IRS notified Congress that it has “lost” two years worth of key emails to and...
  • What the IRS Commissioner Said About Those Lois Lerner Emails Back in March

    06/17/2014 3:02:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson.com ^ | Sharyl Attkisson
    Friday’s revelation that the IRS “lost” Lois Lerner’s emails in a computer crash came ten months after Congress first requested them and seven months after they were first subpoenaed by the House Oversight Committee. But what IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified about the emails at a hearing in March appears to be at odds with his agency’s newer reported claims that the emails are irretrievable. Under questioning by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on the House Oversight Committee, Koskinen said IRS emails “get taken off and stored in servers.” That was part of the reason, he said, it was so difficult...
  • Attkisson On Missing IRS Documents: If The Emails Really Are Lost, ‘That’s Quite A Story In Itself’

    06/17/2014 10:10:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    philadelphia.cbslocal.com ^ | June 16, 2014 1:03 PM | Dom Giordano
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Dom Giordano spoke with reporter Sharyl Attkisson about an announcement from the House Ways and Means Committee that the IRS reported losing all of Lois Lerner’s emails from 2009 to 2011. Lerner was formerly the head of the IRS division on tax-exempt organizations, and Republicans charge she oversaw the targeting of conservative political groups for excess scrutiny in their application for tax-exempt status. Attkisson said there should be procedures in place to prevent something like this from happening. “These emails are not stored on a signal server or a single computer, so if there were a crash...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Asks Questions That CBS Isn't Asking About the Suddenly Missing IRS E-mails

    06/16/2014 12:31:35 PM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 37 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | June 16, 2014 | 12:56 | P.J. Gladnick
    Great questions which contrasts sharply with the CBS online report:WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service says it has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. The IRS told congressional investigators Friday it cannot locate many of Lois Lerner's emails prior to 2011 because her computer crashed that year. Lerner headed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status....The IRS was able to generate 24,000 Lerner emails from the 2009 to 2011 because Lerner had copied in other IRS employees. The agency said it pieced together the emails from the...
  • Exclusive: Sharyl Attkisson on Journalism’s Very Dangerous Trend

    06/04/2014 5:10:58 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 8 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 03, 2014 | Rob Bluey
    Sharyl Attkisson, an award-winning investigative reporter who resigned from CBS News earlier this year, says the news media are heading down a dangerous path with attempts to “censor or block stories” that don’t align with their preferred agenda.
  • Exclusive: Sharyl Attkisson on Journalism’s Very Dangerous Trend

    06/03/2014 7:43:53 AM PDT · by shove_it · 15 replies
    DailySignal/Drudge ^ | 3 Jun 2014 | Rob Bluey
    Sharyl Attkisson, an award-winning investigative reporter who resigned from CBS News earlier this year, says the news media are heading down a dangerous path with attempts to “censor or block stories” that don’t align with their preferred agenda. “There’s a tendency in the news media, on the part of some managers, to censor or block stories that don’t fall in line with the message they want sent to the viewers,” Attkisson said in an exclusive interview with The Daily Signal. “I think that’s really a very dangerous perspective to have.” In the first of three segments, Attkisson shared her views...
  • Attkisson: There’s a ‘Well-Orchestrated Strategy to Controversialize’ Benghazi

    05/05/2014 6:59:31 AM PDT · by maggief · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 5, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson joined the hosts of Fox & Friends on Monday and was asked for her thoughts on apparent efforts by former Obama administration officials Tommy Vietor and David Plouffe to dismiss the latest revelations about the response to the Benghazi attack. The former CBS reporter said that she believes there is a concerted effort to delegitimize investigations into that deadly 2012 attack orchestrated by people close to the White House. Attkisson was asked for her thoughts on how the White House has reacted to the latest release of emails pertaining to the response to Benghazi,...
  • Attkisson: Media Now ‘Sounding the Alarm’ on WH Muzzling Them

    05/02/2014 4:21:24 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 58 replies
    MEDIAite ^ | May 2nd, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Sharyl Attkisson spoke with Philadelphia radio host Dom Giordano Friday about the latest Benghazi news and how she believes that the media is slowly becoming more interested in covering the story and “sounding the alarm” about the press restrictions being imposed by the Obama administration, in spite of their early pledge to be the most transparent administration. Attkisson said this week’s big Benghazi revelations aren’t necessarily new information, but now there an “appetite for the information” in the mainstream press that wasn’t there before. She pointed out how there are journalists from every news organization starting to speak out on...
  • Internal Emails: State Dept. Immediately Attributed Benghazi Attacks to Terrorist Group

    05/01/2014 9:50:56 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | May 1, 2014 | by Sharyl Attkisson,
    A newly-released government email indicates that within hours of the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya; the State Department had already concluded with certainty that the Islamic militia terrorist group Ansar al Sharia was to blame. The private, internal communication directly contradicts the message that President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice and White House press secretary Jay Carney repeated publicly over the course of the next several weeks. They often maintained that an anti-Islamic YouTube video inspired a spontaneous demonstration that escalated into violence. The email is entitled “Libya...
  • Attkisson: Benghazi Narrative Shows Admin Officials 'Were All Reading From the Same Page'

    04/30/2014 9:19:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 4/30/14 | Hannity Show
    A newly released email obtained by Judicial Watch suggests that the White House was involved in prepping Susan Rice for the media following the Benghazi attack. An email from Ben Rhodes was sent to a dozen members of the Obama administration’s inner circle, including Jay Carney. The subject line read, “Re: PREP Call with Susan: Saturday at 3:00 pm ET,” and the email lists the following two goals: "To underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy." "To reinforce the President and Administration's strength and steadiness in dealing with difficult challenges."
  • Sharyl Attkisson on the new Benghazi email revelations

    04/30/2014 10:12:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4/30/14
    On Wednesday morning, Glenn Beck interviewed former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson – one of the few mainstream media reporters to do actual, skeptical reporting on the Benghazi affair, and other Obama Administration scandals, which is a big reason why she’s a “former CBS News reporter” – about the White House spin-control emails uncovered by Judicial Watch.