Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Is CBS News Silencing Fast and Furious Reporter?
Weekly Standard ^ | October 5, 2011 | MARK HEMINGWAY

Posted on 10/05/2011 1:16:12 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Yesterday, CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson told radio show host Laura Ingraham that the White House yelled and swore at her over her reporting on the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal tied to the deaths of two U.S. law enforcement agents. Attkisson also revealed that she'd also been yelled at by the Justice Department.

Today, I called CBS News in an attempt to interview Attkisson. I was told by CBS News senior vice president of communications Sonya McNair that Attkisson would be unavailable for interviews all week. When I asked why Attkisson would be unavailable, McNair would not say.

I've also heard from a producer at another media outlet that has previously booked Attkisson that they tried to book her since she made news with the Laura Ingraham interview yesterday. They were also told that she would be unavailable.

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: banglist; cbs; corruption; dncmedia; enemedia; fascistmedia; fastandfurious; gunrunner; liberalmedia; obama; obamedia; soros
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-70 next last

1 posted on 10/05/2011 1:16:15 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper

Who among us is shocked?


2 posted on 10/05/2011 1:17:23 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Georgia Girl 2

none here, the MSM will FAIL just like Obama.


3 posted on 10/05/2011 1:20:04 PM PDT by boomop1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Georgia Girl 2

I’m surprised Obama hasn’t had her murdered (with an ObamaGun from Fast+Furious).


4 posted on 10/05/2011 1:20:12 PM PDT by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper

I’m glad things are back to normal at CBS.

I was starting to wonder what had happened.


5 posted on 10/05/2011 1:20:41 PM PDT by mojito
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper

attending a re-education camp?


6 posted on 10/05/2011 1:23:12 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper

They could be keeping her under wraps for her own safety. From her account, the Administration Apparatchiks who cussed her out sounded seriously deranged.


7 posted on 10/05/2011 1:23:21 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Georgia Girl 2

Hmmmmmmmmmm . . . interesting. I don’t recall CBS silencing Dan Rather when he was investigating Watergate!!! Wonder why the change of heart?


8 posted on 10/05/2011 1:28:43 PM PDT by Mr. Wright (i)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper

Will she have the guts to speak up and get fired for it? Fox would be glad to take her on the payroll.


9 posted on 10/05/2011 1:29:15 PM PDT by mk2000
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mojito

Yesterday was starting to feel like an autumnal April Fools Day with a CBS reporter covering “Fast and Furious” and Jon Stewart making fun of the Perry Ranch rock.


10 posted on 10/05/2011 1:29:15 PM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S, TOO DAMN HIGH)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper
The Genie is out of the bottle. It is unfortunate that all of the thousands in the MSM who could easily become the Woodward and/or Bernstein of their generation are totally unwilling to simply write the 1st article to end Obama, Holder, Reid, Pelosi and all the rest of these rat scumbags. To bad because the train is going over the cliff even if no one steps up for the fame and glory that awaits.
11 posted on 10/05/2011 1:30:15 PM PDT by hflynn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Wright

What’s the frequency Obama?


12 posted on 10/05/2011 1:31:31 PM PDT by dancusa (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. W. Churchill)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MestaMachine; harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; ...
Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!
13 posted on 10/05/2011 1:32:13 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LyinLibs

“I’m surprised Obama hasn’t had her murdered (with an ObamaGun from Fast+Furious).”

Thats the truth. I’m also suprised CBS ever let this woman start her investigation in the first place. They must be slipping.


14 posted on 10/05/2011 1:34:53 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper

Rep. Issa—please supena Eric Schultz. And Kevin O’Reilly. Today.


15 posted on 10/05/2011 1:37:39 PM PDT by reagandemocrat (Obama is bitterly clinging to his Gunwalker cover-up)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper

I saw a short clip on CBS this morning.

It sure appears they are doing a reversal and going the “Blame Republicans” route. I am totally serious.


16 posted on 10/05/2011 1:39:03 PM PDT by yarddog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #17 Removed by Moderator

To: Berlin_Freeper

And I planned to write her that she may win a pulitzer for her reporting.

Holy cow, and, I thought cbs had gotten cahonis


18 posted on 10/05/2011 1:41:48 PM PDT by joyce11111
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper

Ms. Atkinson is learning the heard way that her employer is more interested in being chummy with the White House than exposing what may be the biggest scandal in the history of this country.


19 posted on 10/05/2011 1:43:14 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper

Word came down that she needs to direct the story in a different way or the whole damn house of cards will collapse. Think JFK, Watergate, Iran/Contra, Mina airport x 10.


20 posted on 10/05/2011 1:51:30 PM PDT by reagandemocrat (As Obama bitterly clings to his Gunwalker cover-up)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper
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.

Laura: 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."

21 posted on 10/05/2011 1:51:38 PM PDT by GBA (The Constitution and conservatism must win in 2012!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper

No, she simply needs the courage to leave CBS and go where her work is appreciated.


22 posted on 10/05/2011 1:55:20 PM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; Josephat; Prince of Space; ...


JUST DO IT!

23 posted on 10/05/2011 2:07:50 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: G Larry

She sure needs to leave CBS. That network was big into running stories about how rogue gun dealers were selling assault rifles to the mexican drug gangs. Cbs would have to admit that they were wrong on so many levels.


24 posted on 10/05/2011 2:08:41 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]




Click the Pic               Thank you, JoeProBono

Follow the Exciting Adventures of Gary the Snail!

Abolish FReepathons
Go Monthly

Planning to donate $10 or more?
YOU can sponsor a New Monthly Donor
FReepmail TheOldLady

25 posted on 10/05/2011 2:08:58 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Georgia Girl 2
Who among us is shocked?

The shock was yesterday when I learned there was an ACTUAL reporter employed by CBS News and she was covering the Fast & Furious scandal.

That CBS is now shutting her up and refusing any interviews with her --- no shock there.

Does anyone remember when Andrea Mitchell had an interview with one of Clinton's victims, and all of a sudden, Andrea is no longer seen on NBC news? I remember Brit Hume wearing a button that said "Free Andrea".

26 posted on 10/05/2011 2:10:34 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: rigelkentaurus
attending a re-education camp?

Or feeling v-e-r-y depressed and looking for a park bench.

27 posted on 10/05/2011 2:12:46 PM PDT by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: G Larry

“No, she simply needs the courage to leave CBS and go where her work is appreciated.”

While she is still able to breathe. see bs and the obammy White House play for keeps. And, we aren’t talking a friendly game of tiddly winks, here.


28 posted on 10/05/2011 2:14:22 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper

They also told her that she was unreasonable to ask if Holder lied and that the New York Times, The Washington Times, LA Times they were reasonable. I’d be willing to bet a call was made from the White House and she was called off. She is a good reporter and someone that wants to increase readership should pick her up


29 posted on 10/05/2011 2:16:00 PM PDT by shoff (Environmentalists are the 21st century’s luddites.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

This is why the MSM have absolute NO credibility. Question: where have they hidden Cindy Sheehan since Hussein Obama’s inauguration?r


30 posted on 10/05/2011 2:19:26 PM PDT by Godwin1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper
The shameless behavior at CBS is par for the course. Had this administration been Republican, the hearings would be live, 24/7, and she would already be spending her bonus. Why anyone watches any television from the big 3 is a mystery to me. Guess they must agree with the network's anti-gun, anti-family, anti-God, anti-Constitution agenda. They are all, ALL, liberals trained in liberal schools of journalism, learning to be good little Communists and liars. These are the same people who supported the Soviets and any tin horn, two bit revolutionary who spouts anything anti-American.
31 posted on 10/05/2011 2:21:10 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper

Pravda has been notified that their articles are inconveniencing the Politboro.


32 posted on 10/05/2011 2:27:39 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper

This is on the front page of their website, posted 2 hours ago. She’s still on it.

ATF shuffles personnel amid Fast and Furious “gunwalking” scandal: “We’re gonna hit the reset button”

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20116164-10391695.html


33 posted on 10/05/2011 2:30:47 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Raebie

Interesting.


34 posted on 10/05/2011 2:34:19 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Inyo-Mono

Which tells me CBS sent a big FU to the White House.

I need to lay down for a bit to recover from the shock.


35 posted on 10/05/2011 2:35:48 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: yarddog

Greta had an AP reporter on last night. She also was downplaying it and say the Bush administration had a similar program. Greta was happy to oblige her.


36 posted on 10/05/2011 2:42:19 PM PDT by jersey117
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper

Of course. You can’t report anything that might hurt Obama’s chances.


37 posted on 10/05/2011 2:45:48 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Raebie

Things have changed CBS has Hit the reset button.

Watch the video

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/10/05/earlyshow/main20115824.shtml?tag=contentMain;contentBody

Snip...
Attkisson asked, “When you look back and think in hindsight knowing what we know now - that all those guns were going on the street - what do you think about?”

Detty said, “It really makes me sick.”

Attkisson noted that all this happened under the Bush administration - three years before the start of “Fast and Furious,” the better-known ATF operation under the Obama administration that has come under scrutiny . “Fast and Furious” allegedly let thousands of weapons fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, and is now the subject of two investigations.


38 posted on 10/05/2011 2:49:31 PM PDT by fudimo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper

unbelievable.

FUBO! We have worse than a mobster thug criminal in our WH!


39 posted on 10/05/2011 2:51:44 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper

Rush refers to ‘em as “state-controlled media” - for those who may have considered that monicker a bit of hyperbole, there’s nothing like having CBS prove that Rush is Right (yet again).


40 posted on 10/05/2011 3:05:07 PM PDT by Stosh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Raebie; Interesting Times; fudimo

“This is on the front page of their website, posted 2 hours ago. She’s still on it.

ATF shuffles personnel amid Fast and Furious “gunwalking” scandal: “We’re gonna hit the reset button”

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20116164-10391695.html";
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

That article is no indication she is “still on it.” She is reporting a Gov press release. I have no doubt she will continue to cover the story with breaking news, but reporting on this press release is no indication to what extent she has been hamstrung by CBS.

While all the headlines from the Ingraham interview were “WH Screams at Attkisson,” they missed THIS from Attkisson:

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:

http://pajamasmedia.com/tatler/2011/10/04/house-republicans-call-for-fast-and-furious-special-counsel/

THIS is the next article to look for from Attkisson! Will CBS allow her to publish THIS next revelation?


41 posted on 10/05/2011 3:06:02 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; Bikkuri; Plummz; ...
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Is CBS News Silencing Fast and Furious Reporter?

Article, also # 7 and # 8.

42 posted on 10/05/2011 3:07:19 PM PDT by LucyT
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper

Nothing unusual here. As 20 year reporter, I remind you of “Rule # 27.”

“NEVER BECOME THE STORY”


43 posted on 10/05/2011 3:10:17 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Forget AMEX. Remember your Glock 27: Never Leave Home Without It!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rigelkentaurus

attending a re-education camp?

Yes the next time we hear from her, she will be saying that Laura Ingram took her statements totally out of context.


44 posted on 10/05/2011 3:20:17 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Berlin_Freeper; Freee-dame; Joe Brower; marktwain; archy
"The White House and Justice Department will tell you that I'm the only reporter--as they told me--that is not reasonable. They say the Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, the New York Times is reasonable, I'm the only one who thinks this is a story, and they think I'm unfair and biased by pursuing it."


45 posted on 10/05/2011 3:26:03 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #46 Removed by Moderator

To: MindBender26
Nothing unusual here. As 20 year reporter, I remind you of "Rule # 27."

"NEVER BECOME THE STORY"

Are you putting blame on the reporter here?

If not, please clarify what you mean.

47 posted on 10/05/2011 3:56:46 PM PDT by Ken H
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Travis McGee

>Anybody for starting a Kevin O’reilly R.I.P. day waging pool? I’d guess his spooky days are numbered.

14 Dec; IIRC, the date of the death of Brian Terry.
{I pick this date because the admin was so arrogant as to post that obviously faked birth certificate that I can imagine them orchestrating it this way as a sort of taunt that we can’t touch them, ever.}


48 posted on 10/05/2011 4:21:02 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: MestaMachine

I saw this on another site but the link goes to a pdf file that I can’t open due to computer/brain problems:

Comment on another site about the memo below:

BTW, have you seen this memo, from one Justice Dept official to another in October 2010? Apparently CBS news got hold of it. The chief (James Trusty) of the Organized Crime and Gang Section of the DOJ, talks to the Deputy Assistant Atty General (Jason Weinstein), about guns being allowed across the border as part of these ATF operations. They are trying to evaluate whether it will simply be seen as “normal”, that guns from U.S. sources are being used in crimes in Mexico, or whether any of the blame will come back to them.

www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/pdf_64.pdf?tag=contentMain;contentBody

Quote from link:

James Trusty
“It’s not going to be any big surprise that a bunch of US guns are being used in MX, so I’m not sure how much grief we get for “guns walking”.


49 posted on 10/05/2011 5:31:16 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Travis McGee

>>>Anybody for starting a Kevin O’reilly R.I.P. day waging pool?<<<

Is All Hallows Eve taken? If not, put me down for that.


50 posted on 10/05/2011 5:32:51 PM PDT by reagandemocrat (As Obama bitterly clings to his Gunwalker cover-up)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-70 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson