To me this story seems to be a scandal in and of itself. The mainstream news media however, seems to disagree. In one article I read the columnist said rebublicans want to cast her as a 'victim of liberal bias who was gutsy and stood up to her bosses for not letting her stories critisizing the Obama administration run. The article added that liberals want to cast her becoming agenda driven saying she fell down a 'Rabbit Hole.' New York magazine headlined, “The Right’s Favorite Mainstream Benghazi Reporter Resigns From CBS.”
It's amazing how an investigative journalist simply does her job, which in this case happened to be revealing some facts that happen to be unfavorable to the Obama Administration, and immediately her motives are questioned, and she gets trashed or completely ignored by the mainstream media. How in the world they can question her like this is beyond me and takes a lot of nerve. Even for the openly liberal media. This isn't someone whos has been working as a conservative in the media for the last twenty years. She began her career at CNN, Went to CBS for twenty years, and has won emmy awards for her journalism. In addition she has done countless negative storie about Goerge W. Bush when he was in office. Now that she wants to reveal something negative about Obama suddenly she is agenda driven or “The Right’s Favorite Mainstream Benghazi Reporter."
The news media should be covering these issues themselves instead of attacking Sharyl Attkisson for covering them.
In her interview with Howard Kurtz, Kurtz asked her if she feels she was a vicitim of liberal bias at the network. She didn't answer the question directly but did rattle off about six or seven negative stories she did about the Bush Administration and added that CBS was always happy to get them and never had any problems running those stories.
Another interesting point that cannot go unnoticed is the fact that Ben Rhodes, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting according to emails that have been released had a hand in creating the innacurate Benghazi talking points. These e-mail revealed that the administration had atleast some correct talking points but eliminated the correct information and left in the false information. I guess it is just a coincidence that David Rhodes is the president of CBS News.