Oh boy! This should get people talking! Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson, known for her work investigating the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal and Benghazi, has chosen to leave CBS:
But why would she ever choose to leave
such a respected a mainstream media outlet like CBS? Via Politico:
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 reporting on air.
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.
So Attkisson was hired to go out and find the truth, but the truth doesn't align with what CBS wants because they have a different agenda? On top of that, CBS is getting pushed around by dollar signs from external corporate influences? That's a truly embarrassing business model for a news outlet.
You may or may not agree with her, but kudos to her for standing up for what she believes in. COMMENT below: Where do IJReview readers want to see her go?