Sharyl Attkisson, an award-winning CBS News investigative reporter who doggedly pursued the Benghazi and Fast and Furious scandals, resigned from the network yesterday. Attkisson was reportedly frustrated by CBS News’ liberal bias.
I have resigned from CBS.
— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) March 10, 2014
Attkisson was honored in 2012 with an Edward R. Murrow Award for her coverage of the Fast and Furious gunrunning debacle, which involved the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Attkisson shifted gears to cover the Benghazi terrorist attack that left four members of the U.S. diplomatic mission dead.
Politico‘s Dylan Byers reported Monday that Attkisson “had grown frustrated with what she saw as the network’s liberal bias, an outsized influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting.”
“She increasingly felt like her work was no longer supported and that it was a struggle to get her reporting on air,” Byers wrote.
Attkisson, who worked at CBS News for two decades, is writing a book tentatively titled, “Stonewalled: One Reporter’s Fight for Truth in Obama’s Washington.”
It was Attkisson’s pursuit of the truth about Obama Administration scandals that “led network executives to doubt the impartiality of her reporting,” according to Byers.
He added, “While some championed her relentless dedication to investigations — ranging from defective Firestone Tires to the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal — others saw evidence of a political agenda, particularly against President Obama.”
Politico previously reported Attkisson’s frustration that CBS News would not air her stories on Benghazi.
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