On Wednesday morning, Politico reported — on the heels of a glowing Washington Post profile of CBS News journalist Sheryl Attkisson, who has covered the Benghazi attacks of September 11, 2012 in detail – that CBS News is unhappy with Attkison. Dylan Byers reports that CBS News “has grown increasingly frustrated with Attkisson’s Benghazi campaign. CBS News executives see Attkisson wadin dangerously close to advocacy on the issue, network sources have told POLITICO. Attkisson can’t get some of her stories on the air, and is thus left feeling marginalized and underutilized. That, in part, is why Attkisson is in talks to leave CBS ahead of contract, as POLITICO reported in August.”
Byers called CBS News’ current support of Attkisson “an aberration.”
That’s what happens when you challenge the White House’s lies about Benghazi: CBS News looks to punish you. Journalistic integrity comes at a high price for Attkisson.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).