Sharyl Attkisson Speaks of “Chilling Effect” from Obama Administration Leaning on CBS News Executives
Worth watching in its entirety:
Attkisson told Kurtz that the White House would pressure her to change or drop her reporting, and when that didn’t work, they worked her bosses instead. Kurtz asked how this differed from the “working the refs” actions that go on all the time in Washington, and Attkisson says that it went too far. “It’s just a lot of obfuscation, accusations, saying things are ‘phony scandals,’ ‘bogus,’ ‘not real,’ giving misinformation and false information. I mean, that’s provably true in some cases.”
She also speaks of working to get sources to go on the record, only to let the source down when the risk they took going public leads to no story.
And the oppression still goes on.