From the Dept of deadpan: Who’d have thunk it?
Former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has been making the media rounds, discussing her departure from the network she called home for more than two decades. She appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources over the weekend and shed additional light on a developing culture inside CBS News that she said she could no longer abide. Attkisson cited the network’s “declining appetite” for original investigative reporting, prompting host Brian Stelter to note the irony that CBS News’ slogan is “original reporting.” But her concerns extended far beyond some producers’ and executives’ apparent disinterest in her brand of journalism. She said CBS’ internal editorial inertia resists stories that could reflect poorly on the Obama administration, or the federal government in general.
Wait, is Ms Attkisson really suggesting that a major, national mainstream media source is more interested than covering up for Obama and the federal leviathan he runs than it is in covering the federal government in a way that speaks truth to power? Well, then. Looks like we’ve unveiled another racist.
The Left’s objective with Attkisson — who has been one of the few mainstream reporters willing to wade into major Obama scandals — is to “controversialize” her work product in an effort to convince her fellow journalists to tune her out. Liberals ghettoize conservative outlets and Fox News as illegitimate, so Attkisson’s tenacious pursuit of the “wrong” stories prompted a furious marginalization campaign. Watching Attkisson coolly and professionally expose their machinations on CNN must have caused some heartburn at Media Matters headquarters — although they’ve got their hands full at the moment with an absolutely hilarious labor dispute with…the SEIU.
Somewhere, Oliver Willis is crying into a giant 8 layer cake with a side of ice cream flavored only “gallon.”
The other day on Twitter I suggested that the Koch Bros. REALLY get political active and fund a full-scale investigation into Harry Reid’s land deals. Reid is free to libel and lie while on the Senate floor, but once he has to defend himself outside the walls of power, he’s just another flesh and blood human, albeit one with the gaunt, haggard appearance of Walking Dead extra.
So let’s up the ante yet again and have the Koch Bros. — and the TEA Party — see what we can do about getting Media Matters declassified as a non-partisan outfit. Because everyone knows it’s a mere hit squad for the progressives, and any disinterested study would show that the risible veneer of non-partisan media criticism is a sham, and that Media Matters is therefore required to reorganize for tax purposes.
The country’s warring factions, the socialists masquerading as “progressives” and the constitutionalists constantly presented as “fringe” or Hobbity, etc., are nearing a point of a no-holds barred battle for the soul of the nation. Our advantage is, we understand just who and what they are; whereas they have always had to fool others into making us into things we are not.
That’s going to harder to do the more people are awakened. And it’s happening. I can feel it.
Check out these video clips of Attkisson making her case below: