Sharyl Attkisson Calls It Quits With CBS News


Sharyl Attkisson

Sharyl Attkisson wanted out of her contract with CBS News and they granted her wish. According to Politico she wasn’t happy with the network’s liberal political bias and its lack of interest in investigative journalism.

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. (Read More)

This is too bad, she did good work and will probably be replaced with another liberal. But you can’t really blame her for wanting out.

H/T TV Newser

Update: Linked by The Other McCain – thanks!