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Sharyl Attkisson charges Media Matters helps produce news reports for CBS
American Thinker ^ | 04/21/2014 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 04/21/2014 6:31:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Now that she has left CBS News, Sharyl Attkisson is revealing all sorts of interesting facts about the way news is shaped by ideologues. Appearing on CNN’s Reliable Sources (transcript)

Attkisson: “Media Matters, as my understanding, is a far left blog group that I think holds itself out to be sort of an independent watchdog group. And yes, they clearly targeted me at some point. They used to work with me on stories and tried to help me produce my stories, and at some point” (emphasis added)
Well, well, well. So the Soros-funded group works with mainstream media journalists on stories, according to Attkisson, describing her own personal experience.  That’s wielding a lot more influence than merely blogging about the news, it is getting the left wing camel’s nose under the media tent, so to speak.

Kristinn Taylor of Gateway Pundit makes the excellent point that CBS has some explaining to do:

CBS News should disclose which reports by the network were done in collaboration with the Democratic Party front group Media Matters. Attkisson should also disclose on which stories she collaborated with Media Matters.

Evan McMurry of Mediaite ignored her revelation that Medias Matters actually gets inside the editorial process at CBS, and instead focused on her speculation that Media Matters may have been motivated by its financial backers:

In a detailed and thorough interview with Sharyl Attkisson, an investigative reporter who recently resigned from CBS News and has since accused the network of derailing her stories critical of the Obama administration, Reliable Sources hostBrian Stelter pressed Attkisson on charges that her reporting has been inaccurate and biased, charges she refuted.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: attkisson; benghazi; cbs; cronycommunism; georgesoros; matters; media; mediamatters; seebsnews; sharylattkisson; soros

1 posted on 04/21/2014 6:31:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
If the GOPe had any b*lls they'd make use of this woman to discredit their MSM critics.

But they don't and they won't.

2 posted on 04/21/2014 6:44:27 AM PDT by skeeter
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The brother of a top Obama administration official is also the president of CBS News, and the network may be days away from dropping one of its top investigative reporters for covering the administration’s scandals too aggressively.

CBS News executives have reportedly expressed frustration with their own reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, who has steadily covered the Obama administration’s handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack in Libya since late last year.

“Network sources” told Politico Wednesday that CBS executives feel Attkisson’s Benghazi coverage is bordering on advocacy, and Attkisson “can’t get some of her stories on the air.”

Attkisson, who is in talks to leave the network before her contract expires, has been attempting to figure out who changed the Benghazi talking points for more than five months.

“We still don’t know who changed talking points but have had at least 4 diff explanations so far,” Attkisson tweeted on November 27, 2012.

But on Friday, ABC News reported that the Benghazi talking points went through 12 revisions before they were used on the public. The White House was intimately involved in that process, ABC reported, and the talking points were scrubbed free of their original references to a terror attack.

That reporting revealed that President Obama’s deputy national security advisor, Ben Rhodes — brother of CBS News president David Rhodes — was instrumental in changing the talking points in September 2012.

ABC’s reporting revealed that Ben Rhodes, who has a masters in fiction from NYU, called a meeting to discuss the talking points at the White House on September 15, 2012.

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3 posted on 04/21/2014 7:00:50 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: skeeter

“But they don’t and they won’t.”

The GOPe is a willing participant in the corruption of the nation’s government, institutions, soul and culture. No b*lls required to collaborate.

4 posted on 04/21/2014 10:36:54 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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