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  • 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...
  • TV Anchors Shouldn't Lecture About Democracy

    11/05/2014 7:42:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    On the Sunday before the election, CBS "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer unloaded one of those pompously "progressive" end-of-show commentaries about how our democracy is being ruined by money. "The right to vote is our proudest possession, but the way it has become debased by money shames us all." He claimed "Congress hasn't done anything in years, yet these midterm elections will be the most expensive in history, just like the last one -- $4 billion this time around. That's billion with a B," he lamented. On one level, he is correct. Special interests are purchasing candidates right and...
  • 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...
  • Dan Rather’s Revenge and the Battle for Free Speech

    10/17/2014 11:13:09 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 94 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 17, 2014 | Scott Swett
    NEW YORK – Robert Redford will play Dan Rather in a film about the former CBS anchor’s disputed report about President George W. Bush’s National Guard service. The film, titled Truth, will be adapted from the memoir Truth And Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power by former CBS producer Mary Mapes, said the production company, Mythology Entertainment. Cate Blanchett is signed on to play Mapes. If you followed the 2004 presidential campaign, you probably recall the “disputed” 60 Minutes report claiming that George W. Bush shirked his duties and failed to follow orders as a young...
  • Toronto: Dan Rather Scandal Movie 'Truth' Gets Greenlight (Exclusive)

    09/04/2014 3:42:50 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 97 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 09/04/2014 | Pamela McClintock
    James Vanderbilt's Truth, the high-profile movie chronicling the scandal that derailed Dan Rather's career, has gotten the greenlight to begin shooting this fall. Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment will finance the movie, starring Robert Redford as the iconic news anchor and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, Rather's producer. At the same time, FilmNation has come aboard to represent international rights and will pre-sell the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night (based on the cast, it's sure to whet appetites). Mythology Entertainment is the driving force behind Truth, which was...
  • Obama joins long line of vacationing presidents

    08/24/2014 9:48:51 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 44 replies
    CBSNEWS.COM ^ | August 22, 2014, 6:58 AM | CBS
    No president ever enjoys a carefree vacation. Global hot spots and domestic problems frequently intrude. That's unquestionably true this year, as President Obama spends downtime on Martha's Vineyard. Through it all though, Mr. Obama,
  • MH17 crash: Rebels load bodies onto refrigerated trains

    07/20/2014 6:49:43 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 35 replies
    The Times of India ^ | July 20, 2014 | AP
    HRABOVE: Armed rebels forced emergency workers to hand over all 196 bodies recovered from the Malaysia Airlines crash site and then had them loaded onto refrigerated train cars bound for a rebel-held city, Ukrainian officials and monitors said on Sunday.... Nataliya Khuruzhaya, a duty officer at the train station in Torez, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the crash site, said she saw emergency workers loading plane victims' bodies on Sunday morning into five sealed, refrigerated train cars. She said the train was scheduled to head to the town of Ilovaysk, 35 kilometers (22 miles) further east toward the Russian border,...
  • Kerry: Ukraine crash is “a moment of truth” for Russia

    07/20/2014 7:46:52 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-20-2014 | Philip Bump
    Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on multiple political talk shows on Sunday to make the administration's case on the conflict in Ukraine. The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, he said on "Fox News Sunday," was a "moment of truth" for Russia in which Russian President Vladimir Putin needed to "exert all of the influences they have" to protect the integrity of an investigation into what happened.
  • Katie Couric felt ‘pummeled’ at CBS News, resented by coworkers for $15M salary and unfriendly

    06/14/2014 6:54:22 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/14/14 | RICH SCHAPIRO
    Full Title: Katie Couric felt ‘pummeled’ at CBS News, resented by coworkers for $15M salary and unfriendly personality: new book In excerpts of Sheila Weller’s highly anticipated book ‘The News Sorority’ obtained by the Daily News, resentment towards Katie Couric was immediate upon her arrival to CBS News. According to Weller, Couric compared herself to Hillary Clinton, received a large salary while others were asked to take pay cuts, and failed to make friends with former CBS staffers who described her as abrasive. Poor Katie — get her some Kleenex and a wrinkle-free pantsuit. TV star Katie Couric took such...
  • Ben Rhodes’s brother, the day after Benghazi: (VIDEO) Title Truncated

    05/05/2014 3:21:03 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 5 2014 | Allahpundit
    FULL TITLE: Ben Rhodes’s brother, the day after Benghazi: The government thinks this could be a coordinated attack, not a video protest Ben Rhodes’s brother is of course David Rhodes, the president of CBS News — although, if you’re a CBS viewer, maybe I shouldn’t assume that you know that. Anyway, a nifty catch here by John Sexton of Breitbart. The key bit comes 50 seconds in. Quote: “Our government thinks that, you know, there’s a really good chance this was not just a spontaneous mob reaction to what some thought was an offensive film but actually a coordinated effort...
  • Benghazi emails suggest White House aide involved in prepping Rice for ‘video’ explanation

    04/29/2014 10:31:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/29/2014 | Catherine Herridge
    Newly released emails on the Benghazi terror attack suggest a senior White House aide played a central role in preparing former U.N. ambassador Susan Rice for her controversial Sunday show appearances -- where she wrongly blamed protests over an Internet video. More than 100 pages of documents were released to the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Among them was a Sept. 14, 2012, email from Ben Rhodes, an assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for strategic communications. The Rhodes email, with the subject line: "RE: PREP Call with...
  • Here’s What CBS Said in Response to Sharyl Attkisson’s Claims About Its Reporting Bias

    04/21/2014 7:11:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Blaze ^ | April 21, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Original Title:Here’s What CBS Had to Say in Response to Sharyl Attkisson’s Claims About Network’s Reporting Bias CBS News on Monday responded to its former employee Sharyl Attkisson’s claims that the network indirectly discouraged her from doing investigative reporting critical of the Obama administration. Attkisson reported extensively on Benghazi and the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. The ex-CBS reporter later revealed that she didn’t run into the same roadblocks while reporting on issues that hurt former President George W. Bush. She blamed a lot of the bias problems on special and corporate interests. n response to Attkisson’s public comments, CBS...
  • EXPOSED: Far Left Soros-Funded Media Matters Helped Produce CBS News Reports

    04/21/2014 6:29:47 AM PDT · by kristinn · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sunday, April 20, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    The liberal media and conservative outlets are highlighting former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s speculation that Media Matters for America is being paid to attack her reporting that was perceived as critical of the Obama administration. That’s a dog bites man story. Of course the Democratic Party front group is paid to attack reporters and media outlets that critically report on President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. What stood out in Attkisson’s comments about Media Matters, made in an interview with Brian Stelter on CNN’s Reliable Sources that was broadcast on Sunday, was the revelation that Media Matters helps...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Details the Obama 'Chilling Effect,'

    04/14/2014 2:28:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Over the weekend former CBS Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson appeared on Fox News' Media Buzz to talk in detail about why she left the news network. Now there have 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. 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...
  • CBS’s Bob Schieffer Interviews Dem. Elijah Cummings, Ignores His Relationship With Lois Lerner

    04/13/2014 4:09:20 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 13, 2014 | By Jeffrey Meyer
    ... Instead of asking Congressman Cummings about this damaging new report surrounding the IRS scandal, Schieffer ignored the entire issue, and focused on ObamaCare and equal pay for women for the entirety of the interview. The CBS host even falsely claimed that the GOP did not support equal pay for women: “Marsha Blackburn says Republicans are actually for equal pay for women. But yet, it was blocked in the Senate by Republicans…What is going on here?” Given that Schieffer had the opportunity to interview the ranking Democrat on the committee leading the IRS investigation, it would have made sense to...
  • The right loses its hero at CBS

    03/15/2014 8:32:54 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | Updated: 3/11/14 12:59 PM EDT | DYLAN BYERS
    The White House won’t be shedding any tears. CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, known for her critical reporting on the Obama administration, resigned on Monday, bringing an end to months of hard-fought negotiations stemming from her dissatisfaction with the network, sources familiar with her departure told POLITICO. Attkisson, who had been with CBS News for more than two decades, had grown frustrated with what she saw as the network’s liberal bias, an outsize influence by the network’s corporate partners, and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting, several sources said. She increasingly felt that her work was no longer...
  • CBS Allows a Real Journalist to Resign

    03/12/2014 4:59:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    After months of pressing the CBS News brass to get out of her contract, reporter Sharyl Attkisson was finally granted her request. While that is good for her, it ought to underline how CBS has abandoned hard-hitting reporting in the Obama era. Politico's Attkisson headline was "The right loses its hero at CBS," and liberal blogs tried to guess how long it would take for her to sign up with Fox News Channel. That might happen. Roger Ailes loves scooping up talent from other networks. That's meant as an insult, of course. Only those dreadful right-wing propagandists challenge Team...
  • Sharyl Attkisson resigns from CBS after months of talks

    03/11/2014 12:34:18 PM PDT · by Enchante · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jessica Chasmar
    Miss Attkisson had grown frustrated at CBS with what she saw as liberal bias, as well as “an outsized influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting,” several sources told Politico.
  • Sharyl Attkisson out at CBS

    03/10/2014 11:40:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 48 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | 3/10/14 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Sharyl Attkisson is out at CBS according to her Twitter Account.
  • Sharyl Attkisson Resigns from CBS News

    03/10/2014 11:42:33 AM PDT · by kristinn · 64 replies
    Poitico ^ | Monday, March 10, 2014 | Dylan Byers
    CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has reached an agreement to resign from CBS News ahead of contract, bringing an end to months of hard-fought negotiations, sources familiar with her departure told POLITICO on Monday. Attkisson, who has been with CBS News for two decades, had grown frustrated with what she saw as the network's liberal bias, an outsized influence by the network's corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting, several sources said. She increasingly felt like her work was no longer supported and that it was a struggle to get her packages on television. At the...
  • Poll: Obamacare support, Obama approval sink to new lows

    11/20/2013 5:17:04 AM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 20, 2014 | Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Anthony Salvanto and Fred Backus
    President Obama's job approval rating has plunged to the lowest of his presidency, according to a new CBS News poll released Wednesday, and Americans' approval of the Affordable Care Act has dropped it's lowest since CBS News started polling on the law. Thirty-seven percent now approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing as president, down from 46 percent in October -- a nine point drop in just a month. Mr. Obama's disapproval rating is 57 percent -- the highest level for this president in CBS News Polls. [Snip] Republicans are nearly unanimous in their disapproval of the law, and...
  • CBS's Major Garrett Grills President on ObamaCare Debacle: Where's the Accountability?

    11/14/2013 11:23:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 14, 2013 | Scott Whitlock
    CBS journalist Major Garrett grilled Barack Obama at a White House news conference, Thursday. On the subject of ObamaCare's disastrous rollout, the reporter repeatedly zeroed in on what the President knew and when: "You said after the law was implemented or signed, if like your plan, you can keep it. Americans believed you, sir, when you said that to them over and over."[See video below. MP3 audio here.] Garrett pushed, "Do you not believe, sir, the American people deserve a deeper, more transparent accountability from you  as to why you said it over and over and when your own statistics,...
  • ‘Just NAILED’ him! CBS’ Major Garrett hammers Obama at press conference

    11/14/2013 10:12:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | November 14. 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Thank you, @MajorCBS.— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) November 14, 2013 Thank you Major Garrett. This will infuriate him.— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) November 14, 2013 Why the thanks to CBS’ Major Garrett? Major Garrett just NAILED Obama.— RB (@RBPundit) November 14, 2013 Whoa. Major Garrett just went off.— Matt or Matt (@mdrache) November 14, 2013 Oh yes. He did. Major Garrett lowered the hammer: "Do you not believe, sir, that the American people deserve deeper, more transparent accountability from you …?" Major Garrett— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 14, 2013 Major Garrett: Do we deserve more detailed expl of whether you...
  • Dan Rather excluded from CBS' anniversary coverage of Kennedy assassination

    11/05/2013 1:11:54 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 60 replies
    Newsday ^ | 11-5-2013
    Dan Rather excluded from CBS' anniversary coverage of Kennedy assassination Published: November 5, 2013 1:57 PM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The 50th-anniversary coverage of the Kennedy assassination on CBS News won't include the recollections of its longtime anchor Dan Rather, further proof of the lingering bitterness following Rather's messy exit and subsequent lawsuit against the network. Rather helped organize CBS' plans for President John F. Kennedy's visit to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, and as a young reporter was a key component of assassination coverage. Now 82, with his own show on AXS-TV, he's one of the few reporters on...
  • Obamacare: Memo reveals health care adviser warned W.H. was losing control 3 years ago

    11/04/2013 6:05:10 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    November 4, 2013 8:05 AM Obamacare: Memo reveals health care adviser warned W.H. was losing control 3 years ago (CBS News) CBS News is learning the Obama administration knew of the risks associated with the Obamacare rollout well before last month. Three years ago, a trusted Obama health care adviser warned the White House it was losing control of Obamacare. A memo obtained by CBS News said strong leadership was missing and the law's successful implementation was in jeopardy. The warnings were specific and dire -- and ignored. David Cutler, who worked on the Obama 2008 campaign and was a...
  • 60 Minutes: Benghazi (CBS Transcript)

    10/27/2013 5:45:31 PM PDT · by kristinn · 93 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sunday, October 27, 2013 | Lara Logan
    The following script is from "Benghazi" which aired on Oct. 27, 2013. The correspondent is Lara Logan. Max McClellan, producer. When Chris Stevens was killed in Benghazi, Libya, on the anniversary of September 11th last year, it was only the sixth time that the United States had lost an ambassador to its enemies. The events of that night have been overshadowed by misinformation, confusion and intense partisanship. But for those who lived through it, there's nothing confusing about what happened, and they share a sense of profound frustration because they say they saw it coming. Tonight, you will hear for...
  • CBS News May Drop Benghazi Bomb On Obama

    10/23/2013 7:03:00 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 76 replies
    From The O'Reilly Factor on FNC. Video at link.
  • Bob Schieffer Hammers GOP Rep.: You’re ‘Plunging Off into the Unknown’ to Stop Obamacare

    10/13/2013 7:43:11 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | October 13, 2013
    Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer interrogated Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KA) on the House Republicans’ tactics to shutdown the government and test the breaching of the debt ceiling, challenging Huelskamp to name what, if anything, such measures had accomplished or were intended to accomplish. “At the end of the day, what we have accomplished?” Huelskamp said. “Not much yet. But we have to focus on Obamacare, and we have to focus on the underlying problem that’s been ignored for years, and that’s too much spending.” “But congressman, don’t you have to focus on keeping the government running?” Schieffer asked. When...
  • CBS News buries poll result showing Tea Party support rising

    09/28/2013 10:01:37 AM PDT · by digger48 · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 28, 2013 | William A. Jacobson
    CBS News touts Gallup poll showing supposed decline, ignores own poll showing rapid rise in Tea Party support I told you just a couple of days ago that the Gallup headline of a decline in Tea Party popularity was misleading. The misleading headline, ignoring the details of the poll, was picked up far and wide, Congrats @Gallup for inspiring these 5 misleading anti-Tea Party headlines. The Washington Post yesterday, however, revealed that the Tea Party popularity was rising, Obamacare fight reenergizes tea party movement (emphasis added): "The tea party movement rose to prominence in the early years of Obama’s presidency,...
  • CBS News poll finds more Americans than ever want Obamacare repealed

    07/24/2013 10:50:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 24, 2013 | By Amanda Cochran
    A new CBS News poll finds more Americans than ever want the Affordable Care Act repealed. According to the poll, 36 percent of Americans want Congress to expand or keep the health care law while 39 percent want Congress to repeal it - the highest percentage seen in CBS News polls. The poll also found a majority of Americans - 54 percent - disapprove of the health care law, 36 percent of Americans approve of it and 10 percent said they don't know about it. The poll also found just 13 percent of Americans say the health care law will...
  • CBS REPORTER SHARYL ATTKISSON: I THINK I KNOW WHO HACKED MY COMPUTER

    06/18/2013 7:43:50 AM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 29 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | June 18, 2013 | Matthew Burke
    CBS News reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, one of the very few real reporters left in the mainstream media, appeared on Monday’s O’Reilly Factor, telling Bill O’Reilly that she thinks she knew who hacked her computer (scroll down for video). In the interview, Attkisson begins by explaining that both her personal computer, as well as her CBS work computer would mysteriously turn on in the middle of the night, even though she’d shut them down...
  • No! Sharyl Attkisson’s computer breached? Get OUT!

    06/14/2013 7:08:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Anchoress ^ | 6/14/2013 | Elizabeth Scalia
    Well, this is interesting. A few months ago, there were whispers that CBS News was becoming, shall we say “testy”? Let’s settle on “testy” with its award-winning, intrepid journalist, Sharyl Attkisson, because…well…she just wouldn’t leave stories alone. First it was the Fast and Furious “non-story” — nothing to see there! Then it was Benghazi — where no one knew anything, no photos from the situation room were available, some stupid video caused death and mayhem, um, scratch that, but what difference did it make, anyway! There she was asking questions and refusing to stop picking at the big bumps showing...
  • CBS News confirms multiple breaches of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer

    06/14/2013 7:58:50 AM PDT · by sunmars · 112 replies
    CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson revealed in May that her computer had been compromised. When asked about the situation, CBS News responded with a statement that it was conducting an investigation. That investigation has reached the following conclusions, according to CBS News spokeswoman Sonya McNair: “A cyber security firm hired by CBS News has determined through forensic analysis that Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions late in 2012. Evidence suggests this party performed all access remotely using Attkisson’s accounts. While no malicious code was found, forensic analysis revealed an intruder had executed...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • Wow: CBS News President and WH Official Tied to Benghazi Scandal Are Brothers

    05/11/2013 2:20:19 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 11, 2013 | Guy Benson
    One of the mainstream media journalists whose pursuit of the truth has been truly tenacious and nonpartisan is CBS News' Sharyl Attkisson. Her tough reporting has made life difficult for everyone from Hillary Clinton to the Bush administration and Congressional Republicans. She's also been relentless on the Obama administration's Fast & Furious gun-running scandal -- and, of course, Benghazi. As we mentioned this week, Attkisson's tough investigative journalism is starting to bother unnamed CBS News executives. Here's Politico's scoop, in case you missed it: But from where Attkisson is sitting, there are actually two Goliaths, one of which is almost...
  • Former Obama Speechwriter Behind Benghazi Cover-Up?

    05/09/2013 4:34:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | May 9, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Writing at American Thinker, Ed Lasky points to Obama National Security Team member Ben Rhodes as the man possibly behind the Benghazi cover-up. Lasky notes that when the Benghazi attacks took place, "CIA career officials clearly and repeatedly identified Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda-linked Islamic terrorists as the culprits behind the murder of four Americans." But the theory is that this news was suppressed because it "would cause embarrassment for the Obama team," which had spent years telling us Al Qaeda's best years were behind it and the "'tide of war' was receding." Lasky asserts that Obama's 2009 Cairo speech...
  • Report: CBS News Bosses Irked by Correspondent's Thorough Benghazi Reporting

    05/08/2013 3:20:49 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 05/08/13 | Guy Benson
    The biggest Benghazi-related story that took place outside of the House Oversight Committee's hearing room today is this item in Politico, regarding CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson. She's the reporter who famously drew White House officials' profane ire over her unapologetic pursuit of the Fast & Furious scandal story; now she's apparently facing searing criticism from another source: Her own bosses. Why? Because she's been covering the Benghazi story too aggressively. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you media bias: "Attkisson, who holds a third-degree black belt in taekwondo, takes a fighting stance when she feels she’s being stonewalled. Which...
  • Sharyl 'Benghazi Campaign' Attkisson Hadn't Reported About the Attack On the Air in Over 5 Months

    05/08/2013 5:00:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 8, 2013 | Matthew Balan
    CBS's Sharyl Attkisson is apparently viewed by network executives as "wading dangerously close to advocacy" in her coverage of the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, as Politico's Dylan Byers asserted in a Wednesday item. Byers reported that "Attkisson can't get some of her stories on the air, and is thus left feeling marginalized and underutilized." Attkisson's minute-long report about the House Oversight Committee's latest hearing on the attack on Wednesday's CBS This Morning was actually the first time since November 23, 2012 that the journalist reported about the story on air, according a search...
  • Does Obama Care More About Benghazi Families, or Himself?

    05/06/2013 3:37:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 6, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    The Benghazi scandal is easy to understand, and that’s what makes it so dangerous for the White House. Simply, the Obama administration’s narrative — that al-Qaeda was on the run, that Hosni Mubarak had to go, and that the Arab Spring was a good thing — was proven false when four brave Americans were killed. Because the administration was a slave to their own narrative, rather than aggressively fighting al-Qaeda, rather than recognizing the $50 billion investment in Mubarak’s stability, and rather than realizing that the upheaval they sponsored in the Middle East empowered Muslim Brotherhood radicals, they lied repeatedly...
  • ‘Gangnam Style’ Artist PSY Attending White House Correspondents Dinner As Guest Of…

    04/26/2013 6:58:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Friday, April 26, 2013 | Josh Feldman
    The South Korean pop star who took the internet by storm with “Gangnam Style” will be in attendance at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents Dinner as a guest of CBS News. This marks PSY’s second high-profile appearance in D.C., following his performance last year at the White House Christmas concert, which followed controversy over an anti-American song he rapped a few years ago. According to Deadline, PSY will be attending the dinner at the CBS table,
  • CBS Follows ABC to Airing Ugly Accusations Against Pope

    03/19/2013 10:29:54 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    Monday night's CBS Evening News followed CNN and ABC to the ugly decades-old accusations against Pope Francis from his time in Argentina. CBS featured the same critic of Pope Francis that ABC did on Sunday. CNN, meanwhile, was the only one of the three networks to seriously question the accusations. "There are still questions, though, about the Pope's relationship with Argentina's former government, a military dictatorship that kidnapped and killed thousands in the '70s and '80s," reported fill-in anchor Bob Schieffer. CBS centered the story around Francis' accuser, with only one quote in his defense.
  • Even Bob Schieffer Has Limits [gay cardinals, popes of other colors, and irrelevancy][Rush Limbaugh]

    03/12/2013 11:57:43 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 12, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The College of Cardinals is now entering the Sistine Chapel to begin the conclave to elect the next Vicar of Christ.  For those of you in Rio Linda, that would be the next pope.  For those of you who are Italian, it would be Il Papa.  You may not know this.  Yesterday on CBS, Slay the Nation, they had a roundtable. Bob Schieffer had Washington Post columnist Sally Quinn and Carl Bernstein on from Vanity Fair. Bernstein of Woodward and Bernstein fame. And they were talking about the church, the Catholic Church, and the selection of the new pope....
  • CBS' Bill Plante: Obama Admin "Undercutting The First Amendment," It's "State-Run Media" (video)

    02/25/2013 5:55:44 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 25, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    HOWARD KURTZ, CNN: Bill Plante, you have been patrolling that building since Ronald Reagan. Does the White House press look self-involved and whiny, as I said earlier, complaining about this Tiger incident? BILL PLANTE, CBS NEWS: We have gotten used to being called whiny lap dogs. I've heard it for 30 years. But this is not about a picture of Tiger Woods. This is about access to the president. And access to the president has been cut and pushed and curtailed over every administration I've covered. Here's the nub of it, Howie, this administration has the tools to reach people...
  • Boom: CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson tears into Obama Admin over Benghazigate

    01/23/2013 5:59:45 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 34 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | January 23, 2013
    CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson has been one of the few members of the media willing to hold the Obama Administration’s feet to the fire over Benghazigate. Despite Obama et al.’s toxic mixture of silence, prevarication, and obfuscation, Attkisson has doggedly pursued the truth about the September 2012 attacks that left four Americans dead. Today, she spotlighted the list of questions that the Obama Administration has yet to answer:
  • 'Unbiased' CBS Political News Director John Dickerson Begs Obama to Nuke GOP

    01/22/2013 9:56:22 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    This rabble-rousing spew comes via Moonbattery: "The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP. If he wants to transform American politics, he must go for the throat. … Obama’s only remaining option is to pulverize. Whether he succeeds in passing legislation or not, given his ambitions, his goal should be to delegitimize his opponents. Through a series of clarifying fights over controversial issues, he can force Republicans to either side with their coalition’s most extreme elements or cause a rift in the party that will...
  • Condoleezza Rice Hired to Contribute to CBS News

    01/20/2013 6:43:14 PM PST · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Condoleezza Rice has been hired as a new regular contributor to CBS News, The New York Times reports. CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president David Rhodes made the appointment. Rice, who served under President George W. Bush as national security advisor from 2001 to 2005 and secretary of state from 2005 to 2009, is expected to comment regularly on national and international issues.
  • CIA talking points for Susan Rice called Benghazi attack "spontaneously inspired" by protests

    11/15/2012 8:34:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 15, 2012
    CBS News has obtained the CIA talking points given to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice on Sept. 15 regarding the fatal attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, four days earlier. CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan says the talking points, which were also given to members of the House intelligence committee, make no reference to terrorism being a likely factor in the assault, which left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. "Available information suggests that the demonstrations in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault... There are indications...
  • Media Hiding Libya Debacle BOMBSHELL: Obama Denied In CBS Interview that Benghazi Was 'Terror'

    11/05/2012 7:51:06 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Guess that makes Dear Leader, Candy Crowley,  and most of the MSM blatant, in-your-face LIARS... ________________________________________________________________________________ Ace of Spades (higlights mine): Obama did an interview with CBS' Steve Kroft on the night of September 12th and the first question is about why he didn't call it terrorism in his Rose Garden statement that day. ...that directly contradicts Obama's pre-planned statement during the second debate with Romney. You know, the one where hacktastic Candy Crowely (sic) vouched for Obama's lie... ________________________________________________________________________________ [CBS video source here] Let there be no doubt, my friends: Obama's hubris, misguided FP agenda, and managerial incompetence is...
  • Will white men sink Obama? (CBS plays race card to try and save Obama)

    10/26/2012 3:32:27 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 48 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/26/2012 | BRIAN MONTOPOLI
    Listen to President Obama and Mitt Romney on the campaign trail, and you could be forgiven for briefly thinking only one gender is allowed to vote. Both candidates regularly tailor their message to female voters: You can see it in the president's attacks on Romney's desire to cut Planned Parenthood funding and potentially appoint judges to overturn Roe v. Wade, and in Romney's claim that "this president has failed America's women" due to an uptick in female poverty. There's a reason for this: Women are widely perceived as more likely than men to be swing voters. In the battleground state...
  • CBS BUSTS OBAMA--AND ITSELF--IN BENGHAZI COVER-UP

    10/25/2012 6:11:05 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 24 replies
    Breitbart-Big Government ^ | October 24, 2012 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    CBS News has released a clip of an interview by Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes on Sep. 12 with President Barack Obama that indicates Obama knew the assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya was a premeditated terror attack--and suggests the White House later deceived the public by blaming protests against an anti-Islam video. CBS chose not to air the clip for over a month--but did air Obama’s attack on Romney that same night. Obama told Kroft that the attack in Benghazi was different from the violent protest at the U.S. embassy in Cairo: "You're right that this is...