Sharyl Attkisson, Emmy Award Winning investigative reporter has left CBS News.
Attkisson, who has been with CBS News for two decades, had grown frustrated with what she saw as the network’s liberal bias, an outsize influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting, several sources said. She increasingly felt that her work was no longer supported and that it was a struggle to get her reporting on air.She had first tried to leave a year ago.
While media reports have focused on Attkisson’s investigations of the Obama administration, those familiar with the situation say she was stymied in getting airtime for stories beyond politics, including corporate scandals and a wide range of other subjects.Attkisson's stories (some listed below) arguably demonstrate no strong political bias beyond freedom of the press:
None of the investigative stories that Attkisson proposed in the past year were greenlighted for the “CBS Evening News”; in fact, most of her pitches were turned down. She wound up working on stories that the network assigned, say those familiar with the matter, including a string of investigative pieces on health care. But her output has declined significantly since 2008.
Fast and Furious questions linger as IG continues investgationWishing Ms. Attkisson good luck in her future endeavors.
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