Saturday, June 21, 2014

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Sharyl Attkisson

Democrat Media Monkeys

... they’ll be seen as a “right-wing nut.”

 Emmy-winning investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson appeared on the June 19 “Lou Dobbs Tonight” program and explained the media isn’t digging into allegations the White House used the power of the IRS to target tea-party groups because “propaganda interests” have intimidated reporters so severely, they’re afraid if they cover the administration’s scandals, they’ll be seen as a “right-wing nut.”

Attkisson has twice won Emmys for her investigative journalism and has been nominated for several more, most recently for her reporting on the Fast & Furious scandal.

In March 2014, however, Attkisson resigned from CBS News, in part because of her frustration with the network’s liberal bias and lack of dedication to investigative reporting.
“Whether it’s Fast and Furious, whether it is spying on a journalist, whether it’s IRS targeting, Benghazi, the list goes on and on and on,” Dobbs posited to Attkisson. “Yet the national liberal media, as I often style it, simply will not rise up to the level of a watchdog for the state. Instead they are behaving much more like lap dogs. It is, to me, mind boggling.”

Attkisson suggested some reporters may simply not be that interested in these scandal stories, but she also suggested there may be more nefarious forces at work.

“I think to some degree they have been played by propaganda interests who suggest that if these stories are covered, they are simply phony scandals and Republican generated. Which they’re not, in my opinion,” she said. “From a neutral viewpoint there are many important questions to be asked and implications here. But the propaganda campaign says that if you’re interested in the story you’re a conservative and a right-wing nut.

“Media should not be swayed by that,” she concluded, “but I think to some degree they are.”

Attkisson made similar comments on radio host Laura Ingraham’s program the same day – not about the IRS scandal, but about the recent flood of underage illegal immigrants streaming across the U.S. border.

Attkisson explained how “only one side” of certain stories are being reported, the side sympathetic to illegal immigrants.

“It’s perceived as you’re negative, or you’re mean, or you’re racist perhaps if you go after these other stories,” she said, “and I simply don’t think that’s the case, but I feel like there is that kind of pressure sometimes.”

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ABC's John Stossel and Brit Hume, and CBS's Bernard Goldberg are examples of high profile, highly regarded newsmen who were fired (Goldberg) or left for more friendly environs, and were/are highly critical of the Liberal network bias.  Has it had any effect?  I mean, have GE (NBC), Disney (ABC) or Time Warner (CNN) execs ever sent a memo suggesting that news ought be neutral biased?  Have Disney ever been embarrased by the trainwreck that is MSNBC?  Not to my knowledge. Which is why we have to (sigh) nuke them all.