Skip to comments.Sharyl Attkisson Resigns from CBS News
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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If Fox is smart, they’ll sign her today.
Fox... or The Blaze!!
I’ll bet the terms of her departure will prevent that, at least for a while.
“But Attkisson had become a polarizing figure at the network, sources there said...’
There is nothing more polarizing to progressives than truth.
Can't wait to see this courageous lady providing major network reporting on critical issues without being stymied and marginalized by her employer.
Bet the farm she goes to Fox News. I believe she meets their special appearance requirement expected of females, as well.
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.
She committed the crime of journalism at CBS.
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!”
Leftist intolerance on display
Nuthin but gangsters - don’t lockstep with the party line? Yer out
Stalinists one and all
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
I remember Breitbart had one..
Yeah. “Hi, Sharyl!”
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.
Failure? Obama? Cognitive dissonance at CBS.
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