CBS News experienced an embarrassing moment Monday as their ace investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, resigned from the network. She had been best known for her exhaustive research on the Obama administration including Solyndra, Benghazi, and Operation Fast and Furious.
The Emmy Award-winning journalist had grown tired of CBS’s news bias and her demotion to less air time, Politico reported.
It came as no surprise to the CBS brass that had negotiated with Attkisson for over a year to terminate her contract. Politico, quoting unnamed sources, said Attkisson was having problems with "corporate partners."
One source told Politico, “It’s no secret that Sharyl has been unhappy about CBS’ lack of interest in investigative reporting, especially when it comes to stories about the Obama administration."
Attkisson, known as “Pit Bull” by her producers, won five Emmy Awards and was noted for her fiery stories on Fast and Furious as well as Republican fundraising, according to Politico.
She also wrote a book titled “Stonewalled: One Reporter’s Fight for Truth in Obama’s Washington.”
While Attkisson publicly praised the resignation as “amicable," CBS wasn’t so forthcoming, according to Politico. As they put it, “CBS News veteran Sharyl Attkisson is leaving the news division to pursue other endeavors. We appreciate her many contributions and we wish her well,” said a stoic Sonya McNair, senior vice president for communications for CBS News.
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham praised Attkisson saying, “She is actually doing what journalists are supposed to do. That’s not easy in Washington, D.C., where we have a president with whom the majority of reporters agree with politically.”
CBS, NBC and ABC have all been heavily criticized for what many perceive as news biased towards the liberal spectrum of politics.
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