Daily Commentary – Thursday, March 13, 2014 – Sharyl Attkisson Quits Her Job at CBS

  • Word is Sharyl Attkisson is working on a book “Stonewalled: One Reporter’s Fight for Truth in Obama’s Washington”



Daily Commentary – Thursday, March 13, 2014 Download

Sharyl Attkisson Resigns From CBS … Had Grown Frustrated With the Network’s Liberal Bias

WHAT, CBS HAS A LIBERAL BIAS … SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!

CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has resigned from CBS News after two decades at the network.  As reported at The Politico, Attkisson 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. What, you mean there is a liberal bias in the MSM and a lack of investigative journalism, really? Didn’t she get the CBS memo that there was to be no investigative reporting on Barack Obama or Democrats that would go against MSM/Obama propaganda? Hmm, remember when her computer was hacked? But that was just a coincidence.

As Thomas Jefferson to Lafayette, 1823, “The only security of all is in a free press. The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to. It is necessary, to keep the waters pure.”

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 Sharyl Attkisson  – @SharylAttkisson

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.

At the same time, Attkisson’s 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” — that addresses the challenges of reporting critically on the administration.

Feeling increasingly stymied and marginalized at the network, Attkisson began talking to CBS News President David Rhodes as early as last April about getting out of her contract. Those negotiations intensified in recent weeks, and her request was finally honored on Monday.

Newsbusters reminds us that Sharyl Attkisson kept the spotlight on Obama scandals like Benghazi and Fast and Furious. That must have endeared her to the liberal suits at CBS.

Sharyl Attkisson, whose coverage of the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal won CBS Evening News an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2012, and also provided hard-hitting reporting on the September 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, announced her sudden departure from CBS on Monday afternoon in a post on Twitter: “I have resigned from CBS.”

It is a shame that an accomplished investigative correspondent like Sharyl Attkisson would cited liberal bias at the network and an insufficient dedication to investigative journalism as a means as to why she would have to leave a network. The purpose of the media is to hold all accountable, no matter what political party they may lean toward. The PJ Tatler opines, but don’t worry, Attkisson won’t have a problem finding a job. Expect her reports to show up on Fox News eventually.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Says Obamacare is a Disaster, Barack Obama Should Apologize to the American People For Causing 5 Million to Lose Their Insurance and Then Fix the Problem

This weekend on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation,’ Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)  urged President Barack Obama to use Tuesday’s State of the Union address to apologize to the American people and the 5 million Americans who lost their insurance as a result of Obamacare. Cruz said that the president  should look in the camera and say, “I’m sorry, I told you if you like your health insurance plan, you can keep it.  I told you if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, and that wasn’t true — I’m sorry.” Cruz then said that mere words are not enough, Obama should then fix the problem that he caused.

VIDEO – via NRO

SEN. TED CRUZ (transcript):

But, you know, in terms of whether we should’ve stood and fought on Obamacare, I think the proof is in the pudding.  Millions of people across the country have seen now why we were standing and fighting, because Obamacare’s a disaster.

And, you know, for the State of the Union, one of the things President Obama really oughta do is look in the TV camera and say to the over five million Americans all across this country who’ve had their health insurance canceled because of Obamacare, to look in the camera and say, “I’m sorry.  I told you if you like your health insurance plan, you can keep it.

“I told you if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.  And that wasn’t true.  I’m sorry.”  But then, Bob, here’s the real kicker.  If you’re really sorry, you don’t just say you’re sorry.  You actually do something to fix the problem.  The pattern we’ve seen over and over again with this president is he says–

SEN. TED CRUZ: –he’s sorry and he expresses outrage but then he doesn’t fix the problem.  He keeps doing it over and over again.

National Security Advisor Susan Rice Does ’60 Minutes’ Interview and Calls Blaming Benghazi on the Mohammed Video a ‘False Controversy’ … What Difference Does it Make, Eh?

Susan Rice just did Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton no favors with her ’60 Minutes’ interview … “FALSE CONTROVERSY”!!!

National Security Adviser Susan Rice appeared on ’60 Minutes’ to do an interview with Leslie Stahl and I have no idea why. Rice did nothing but continue the stonewalling on Benghazi. She continued the Hillary Clinton talking points of “what difference does it make” when she said during last nights interview, “I don’t have time to think about a false controversy.” Doesn’t this pretty much sum up the Obama presidency … get caught in a scandal and instead of coming clean, double down and continue to deny it. Then there was that hard hitting piece of the interview where we found out Susan Rice was a mother. Really CBS, really? But then again it is not like ’60 Minutes’ has clean hands.

The American Spectator reminds us that ’60 Minutes’ mislead the public about the cover-up effort on Benghazi-gate and the effort by the Obama administration to blame the attack on anti-Muslim tapes.

CBS – 60 Minutes

Hmm, Susan Rice says Hillary Clinton didn’t do 5 Sunday morning talk shows because she was to busy lying to the families of those killed at the Benghazi consulate. Just the kind of person that we need president, isn’t it?

Susan Rice: I don’t have time to think about a false controversy. In the midst of all of the swirl about things like talking points, the administration’s been working very, very hard across the globe to review our security of our embassies and our facilities. That’s what we ought to be focused on.

Lesley Stahl: But the questions keep coming. When someone heard that I was going to be talking to you they said, “You have to ask her why Hillary Clinton didn’t do the interview that morning.” Did she, did she smell trouble?

Susan Rice: She had just gone through an incredibly painful and stressful week. Secretary Clinton, as our chief diplomat, had to reach out to the families, had to greet the bodies upon their arrival at Andrews Air Force Base. If I were her, the last thing I would have wanted to do is five Sunday morning talk shows.  So I think it’s perfectly understandable–

Lesley Stahl: So when they asked you –

Susan Rice: So when the White House asked me, I agreed to do it.

Lesley Stahl: Do you ever think, “Gee, I wish I hadn’t done that.” You know, if you hadn’t done that, I’d be calling you Madam Secretary of State maybe.

Benghazi-gate will doom Hillary Clinton. She has much explaining to do and it does make a difference Hillary!!!

Daily Commentary – Friday, November 29, 2013 – CBS Takes Action After False Benghazi 60 Minutes Report

  • CBS makes reporter Lara Logan take a leave of absence

Daily Commentary – Friday, November 29, 2013 Download

CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ Host Bob Schieffer Says “Obamacare Rollout Fight Worse than Shutdown” … “Worse and Worser” (VIDEO)

CBS Smacks Obamacare rollout …

CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ host Bob Schiefer goes on a rant on today’s Commentary about the Obamacare rollout and actually said that it was worse than the government shutdown. He went on to say that, “we have heard from all the people who’s fault it wasn’t.” Schieffer further opines, “It was the Washington that we have come to know, all talk, all the time, but at the the of the day just another example of how government seems incapable of making things better and it never seems to learn.”

In the wake of the rollout Barack Obama actually had the audacity to compare Obamacare to Apple; however, Schieffer brings some sanity and honesty back to the conversation. Schieffer matter of the fact stated, “Does anyone believe that successful start-ups like Amazon or Google would have risked launching their programs before they were properly tested? There may be a lesson there, maybe if those involved had spent less time refining the talking points and more time actually trying to make things.” OUCH!!!

Worse & Worser

VIDEO – CBS

WOW … “60 Minutes” Finally Reveals Benghazi Was a Real Scandal & You Were Lied To by Obama Administration

Phony scandal eh? Since when does ’60 Minutes’ cover phony scandals …

Last night ’60 Minutes’ did what the Obama administration had hoped they would never do. Although it might have been done to distract from the disasterous Obamacare website roll out, they story had to be told in the MSM. They finally covered the Benghazi terror attack and revealed that it was a real scandal and that the American people were lied to. So much for Obama, Democrats and their minions referring to the talking points that Benghazi was a phony scandal. 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan reported that Benghazi was a planned, sophisticated attack by al Qaeda against a barely protected American outpost.

The 60 Minutes report was a damning review that was a year in the making and will have ramifications for years to come on Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. You will remember that the Obama administration and their minions rolled out the notion that the terror attack and murder of four Americans was a result of a video tape and not pre-planned. And an all too complicit media was willing and able to carry their water.

VIDEO – CBS

Although the attack began here, the more organized assault unfolded about a mile across the city at a top secret CIA facility known as the Annex. It lasted more than seven hours and took four American lives.

Contrary to the White House’s public statements, which were still being made a full week later, it’s now well established that the Americans were attacked by al Qaeda in a well-planned assault.

Five months before that night, Morgan Jones first arrived in Benghazi, in eastern Libya about 400 miles from the capital, Tripoli.

He thought this would be an easy assignment compared to Afghanistan and Iraq. But on his first drive through Benghazi, he noticed the black flags of al Qaeda flying openly in the streets and he grew concerned about the guard forces as soon as he pulled up to the U.S. compound.

Morgan Jones: There was nobody there that we could see. And then we realized they were all inside drinking tea, laughing and joking.

Lara Logan: What did you think?

Morgan Jones: Instantly I thought we’re going to have to get rid of all these guys.

Read the ’60 Minutes’ full transcript of the Benghazi piece with Lara Logan HERE.

As stated at Powerline, 60 Minutes deemed Benghazi Is Too Awful a Scandal to Cover Up.

Tweets from Legal Insurrection:

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Flashback … Susan Rice, Obama’s UN Ambassador on FNS lying to the American people about the Benghazi attacks

Daily Commentary – Monday, October 21, 2013 – Former VP Dick Cheney Reveals New Information About his Heart in 60 Minutes Interview

  • Feared that terrorists could use the defibrillator that had been implanted near his heart to kill him and had his doctor disable its wireless function during ’60 Minutes’ interview

Daily Commentary – Monday, October 21, 2013 Download

Daily Commentary – Monday, September 9, 2013 – Looks like Charlie Rose of CBS Nabs the Big Interview With Assad

Daily Commentary – Monday, September 9, 2013 Download

Thomas Hicks, We Knew Benghazi was a Terrorist Attack “from the Get-Go” … Dem Rep. Lynch Admits that Benghazi Talking Points: ‘It Was Scrubbed … It Was False Information.”

BENGHAZI-GATE just got worse for President Barack Obama and future presidential wannabe Hillary Clinton.

The headline might as well be, CBS News reports … Bombshell tonight, ala Nancy Grace; however, in this case, it truly is a bombshell and the Obama Administration has much explanting to do. Bob Schieffer from CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ started out by saying its the story that just won’t go away. For those Republicans in the House that think they have no political juice, here are words that I never thought I would ever hear from CBS News … “there is new information raising questions about whether there was a cover-up by the State Department to deflect criticism that it had ignored requests for more security for its people in Libya.”

That is much to the displeasure this morning in the Obama White House, with former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and the among the MSM who have tried to bury what really happened at the  Benghzi consulate in Libya on September 11, 2012.  Just how bad is the government cover-up of Benghazi-gate when CBS News is forced to report the new information and use the “cover-up” word? As discussed at the PJ Tatler, Thomas Hicks, the former deputy chief of mission in Libya and the number-two diplomat in Libya at the time of the terrorist attack on our diplomatic mission reportedly told a congressional committee that they knew that it was a terrorist attack “from the get-go.”  This is a far different story that we were told directly after the terror attack that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Also, a much different story than put out by the Obama WH and that individuals have testified to in front of Congress.

“Everybody in the mission” in Benghazi, Libya, thought the attack on a U.S. consulate there last Sept. 11 was an act of terror “from the get-go,” according to excerpts of an interview investigators conducted with the No. 2 official in Libya at the time, obtained by CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

“I think everybody in the mission thought it was a terrorist attack from the beginning,” Greg Hicks, a 22-year foreign service diplomat who was the highest-ranking U.S. official in Libya after the strike, told investigators under authority of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Hicks, the former U.S. Embassy Tripoli deputy chief of mission, was not in Benghazi at the time of the attack, which killed Chris Stevens – then the U.S. ambassador to Libya – and three other Americans.

The House hearings on Benghazi this week with “whistle-blowers” Mark Thompson, Gregory Hicks and Eric Nordstrum just got a lot more interesting and promises to be must see TV,  http://Oversight.House.Gov at 11:30  here

Also this weekend on ‘FOX News Sunday’ with Chris Wallace, Democratic congressman Stephen Lynch said that Susan Rice used “scrubbed” talking points on Benghazi to deliver “false information” to the American people. Lynch went on to say that, “Absolutely, they were false, they were wrong,” after being asked about Steve Hayes’s report on “The Benghazi Talking Points.” Damning.  It is pathetic yet all too common for this Administration that the moment there was a tragedy, as stated at Michelle Malkin.com they looked for the political advantage rather than leadership and dealing with the issue at hand rather than leadership and dealing with four dead Americans. It was all about the “talking points” and how Obama could exploit this, not about the death’s of four brave Americans.

The Weekly Standard has the transcript of the key parts of the discussion:

Lynch: “They certainly weren’t accurate. I don’t know what the process was there. But, absolutely, they were false. They were wrong. There were no protests outside of the Benghazi compound there. This was a deliberate and strategic attack on the consulate there. So any statements that this was sort of like the other protests that we saw in Cairo and other embassies- this was not that type of case. This was a concerted effort. ”

Wallace “How do you explain the fact that that Sunday, UN Ambassador Rice came on this show and 4 other Sunday shows- never mentioned Al Qaeda extremists which had been scrubbed from the talking points- but did mention a reaction to the anti-Islam video which had never been in any of the talking points?”

Lynch: “Well it was scrubbed- it was totally inaccurate. You’re absolutely right. There was no excuse for that. It was false information. And what they tried to was harmonize what happened in Benghazi with what happened everywhere else across the Middle East. Which was totally wrong.”

Wallace: “And do you think part of that was- do you think it was scrubbed because of the fact that didn’t fit into President’s narrative that Al Qaeda was on the run?”

Lynch: “Well I, yeah, I think it was a victory of ‘hope over reality’- to be honest with you. They were hoping this wasn’t the case.”

As they say, the cover-up is always worse than the crime. However, in this case because four Americans died, both are equally as bad. It is obvious this cover up took place to play a four corners offense and delay the truth so that the reelection of Barack Obama could take place first, rather than “The One” having to deal with a “Watergate” prior to the 2012 election. And the MSM was all too willing to oblige.

I would say to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, it looks like Benghazi just got a bit more recent.

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