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Sharyl Attkisson Resigns from CBS News
Poitico ^ | Monday, March 10, 2014 | Dylan Byers

Posted on 03/10/2014 11:42:33 AM PDT by kristinn

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 same time, Attkisson's own reporting on the Obama administration, which some staffers characterized as agenda-driven, had led network executives to doubt the impartiality of her reporting. She is currently at work on a book -- tentatively titled "Stonewalled: One Reporter's Fight for Truth in Obama's Washington" -- which addresses the challenges of reporting critically on the Obama administration.

Feeling increasingly stymied and marginalized at the network, Attkisson began talking to CBS News President David Rhodes as early as last April about getting out of her contract. Those negotiations intensified in recent weeks, and her request was finally honored on Monday.

Reached by phone, Attkisson described her resignation as "amicable." She said she will now turn her attention to the book, which is being published by HarperCollins (and not by Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS Corporation.) She declined to comment further.

Sonya McNair, the senior vice president for communications for CBS News, said in a statement: “CBS News veteran Sharyl Attkisson is leaving the news division to pursue other endeavors. We appreciate her many contributions and we wish her well.”

But Attkisson had become a polarizing figure at the network, sources there said...

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1 posted on 03/10/2014 11:42:33 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

wow!


2 posted on 03/10/2014 11:44:01 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: kristinn

If Fox is smart, they’ll sign her today.


3 posted on 03/10/2014 11:44:17 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: kristinn

BTTT


4 posted on 03/10/2014 11:47:10 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Fox... or The Blaze!!


5 posted on 03/10/2014 11:47:21 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: PapaBear3625

I’ll bet the terms of her departure will prevent that, at least for a while.


6 posted on 03/10/2014 11:47:27 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Broi)
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To: PapaBear3625

“But Attkisson had become a polarizing figure at the network, sources there said...’

There is nothing more polarizing to progressives than truth.


7 posted on 03/10/2014 11:47:36 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: PapaBear3625
If Fox is smart, they’ll sign her today.

Can't wait to see this courageous lady providing major network reporting on critical issues without being stymied and marginalized by her employer.

8 posted on 03/10/2014 11:47:39 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: kristinn
How many more real journalists will follow her example?
9 posted on 03/10/2014 11:48:41 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: PapaBear3625

Bet the farm she goes to Fox News. I believe she meets their special appearance requirement expected of females, as well.


10 posted on 03/10/2014 11:49:02 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: kristinn

Maybe she prefers an organization where she can report the (upcoming) Arpaio revelations about Obamatollah......

....without having the lives of her family threatened by the Marxists/Islamists that control the US government.


11 posted on 03/10/2014 11:49:04 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: kristinn

She committed the crime of journalism at CBS.


12 posted on 03/10/2014 11:49:10 AM PDT by AU72
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To: kristinn

Mark Steyn just mentioned this on the radio (Rush fill in) ten seconds ago.

I wonder if Steyn has a freeper handle?

“Hey, Mark! Love your work!”


13 posted on 03/10/2014 11:49:34 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: kristinn

Leftist intolerance on display

Nuthin but gangsters - don’t lockstep with the party line? Yer out

Stalinists one and all


14 posted on 03/10/2014 11:49:43 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Travis McGee

I believe he and Rush both have Freeper handles.

Kinda crazy to think you could be talking to either one at any time and not know it! lol


15 posted on 03/10/2014 11:50:34 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Travis McGee

I remember Breitbart had one..


16 posted on 03/10/2014 11:50:49 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Rennes Templar
Sharyl didn't play ball like all the other Sally Sweetlies working for American Pravda.


17 posted on 03/10/2014 11:51:14 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Yeah. “Hi, Sharyl!”


18 posted on 03/10/2014 11:51:46 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: kristinn

Another glaring example made, and the message reinforced.

Play along with the Liberal/Democrat/Gay agenda as determined by Julie Brown’s partygoer’s, or kiss your national media job goodbye.

Not many will have the stones to kiss their careers g’bye, and their livelyhoods, in this kind of an environment.


19 posted on 03/10/2014 11:51:54 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: kristinn
The bulk of Attkisson’s work since 2009 has focused on the failures or perceived failures of the Obama administration

Failure? Obama? Cognitive dissonance at CBS.

20 posted on 03/10/2014 11:53:09 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: LyinLibs

Maybe she prefers an organization where she can report the (upcoming) Arpaio revelations about Obamatollah......

....without having the lives of her family threatened by the Marxists/Islamists that control the US government.

Then she will have to go to RussiaToday, or Al Jazeera.


21 posted on 03/10/2014 11:53:19 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

That’s very true.

You don’t find a lot of people willing to do that..


22 posted on 03/10/2014 11:53:26 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Regulator

The Left is on the move. They want it all and they want it now.


23 posted on 03/10/2014 11:53:52 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: kristinn

She was the only reporter there actually doing her job, which explains why she was persona non grata with the suits.


24 posted on 03/10/2014 11:54:06 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: kristinn; smoothsailing

Good news, she’s a very good investigative reporter, too good for cBS.

Hopefully she’ll go on to FOX.


25 posted on 03/10/2014 11:54:32 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

But, but she doesn’t come from the special, secret breeding farm Roger Ailes maintains on a clandestine island in the South Pacific for Fox News babes, as reported by Rush.


26 posted on 03/10/2014 11:55:01 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: kristinn
I love it when agenda driven liberals blame non-agenda reporting as agenda driven.

-PJ

27 posted on 03/10/2014 11:55:06 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Travis McGee

I check CBS.com headlines daily. The dearth of coverage over the calamity of Obamacare is appalling.


28 posted on 03/10/2014 11:56:39 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: kristinn

There is no “news” anymore. There’s only the liberal narrative.


29 posted on 03/10/2014 11:57:17 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: CivilWarBrewing
Bet the farm she goes to Fox News. I believe she meets their special appearance requirement expected of females, as well.

Ya know, if you're going to make that kind of comment on this kind of thread, you need to follow the rules and post a pic of her...

;-)
30 posted on 03/10/2014 11:58:26 AM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: kristinn

She wanted out of her contract because CBS News has a political agenda and she wanted no part of it. Good for her.

She won two Emmys for her reporting which included, not only Benghazi, but Republican fundraising.

Her marketability as a reporter may be peaking now. I believe she is making a great career move. I wish her well.


31 posted on 03/10/2014 11:59:15 AM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: Travis McGee

Maybe her new employer can protect her form this happening

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cbs-news-confirms-sharyl-attkissons-computer-hacked/


32 posted on 03/10/2014 12:01:12 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Travis McGee

Somebody posted a abused wife Sally Sweetlies graphic, bruises, black eye, missing tooth.

If anyone knows the URL, I’d like it.


33 posted on 03/10/2014 12:01:30 PM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Speaking of seeing, she’s not bad looking for her age (50s). In the Nineties, she was downright pretty on the Sunday night newscast.


34 posted on 03/10/2014 12:01:37 PM PDT by 12Gauge687
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To: kristinn

sooo
ya think obammy or his minions might offer her a job to shut her up??


35 posted on 03/10/2014 12:03:46 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Rennes Templar
There is nothing more polarizing to progressives than truth.

Liberals are repelled by truth.

36 posted on 03/10/2014 12:04:06 PM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: be-baw

Now she can dump all her unwanted news where it will be reported. I cannot wait to find out what CBS rejected from this great reporter.


37 posted on 03/10/2014 12:04:33 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: kristinn
"...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."

Really!!!

38 posted on 03/10/2014 12:13:49 PM PDT by Tula Git (There IS a coup in America and it's on track and almost complete.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

They are here trust me i talked to rush about his recovery by frrep mail


39 posted on 03/10/2014 12:13:55 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: jazusamo; kristinn
Good news, she’s a very good investigative reporter, too good for cBS. Hopefully she’ll go on to FOX.

Great News! I am so glad she's broken free of that fever swamp of leftist bilge called CBS.

Can't wait 'til her book comes out!

Stonewalled: One Reporter's Fight for Truth in Obama's Washington

Thanks for the ping, Jaz! B^)

40 posted on 03/10/2014 12:14:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Now she can dump all her unwanted news where it will be reported. I cannot wait to find out what CBS rejected from this great reporter.

Good point! "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?" Perhaps The Sheryl knows...

41 posted on 03/10/2014 12:16:07 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: PapaBear3625
If Fox is smart, they’ll sign her today.

If she's smart she was ALREADY talking with FOX BEFORE she resigned.

42 posted on 03/10/2014 12:16:33 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: kristinn

Win Win. I’m sure CBS was looking for excuses to fire her.


43 posted on 03/10/2014 12:17:41 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: kristinn
In other words she wasn't just another simpering, Obama worshiping fool so she had to go. She had the audacity to actually shed some light on the deception, fraud and corruption being played on the American people.

Just imagine if she were in a position to actually report ALL the truth about our communist leader imposter.

44 posted on 03/10/2014 12:17:59 PM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: kristinn
At the same time, Attkisson's own reporting on the Obama administration, which some staffers characterized as agenda-driven, had led network executives to doubt the impartiality of her reporting.

Oh dear. Clearly she failed to worship hard enough at the "Church of Barack's Saintliness" (CBS)

45 posted on 03/10/2014 12:18:14 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Travis McGee

Or: “If it is not A REPUBLICAN scandal we won’t report it.”


46 posted on 03/10/2014 12:20:36 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: libstripper
But, but she doesn’t come from the special, secret breeding farm Roger Ailes maintains on a clandestine island in the South Pacific for Fox News babes, as reported by Rush.

She doesn't need to! B^)


47 posted on 03/10/2014 12:23:28 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: CivilWarBrewing
I'm beginning to believe FNC leans farther to the gay/Left than I'd like, were I Atkisson.

Besides that, who is there on FNC that would take the spot of her counter point, O'Reilly, ?

48 posted on 03/10/2014 12:23:47 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: WayneS

If you wanted to turn a news network around she, Goldberg, and stossel would be a good start.


49 posted on 03/10/2014 12:25:00 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: be-baw

Sharyl, not Sheryl. My bad.


50 posted on 03/10/2014 12:25:09 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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