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CBS Silent on Allegations It Killed Stories Critical of Obama

CBS Silent on Allegations It Killed Stories Critical of Obama
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By    |   Tuesday, 28 October 2014 11:53 AM

A host of CBS executives have gone silent amid allegations in the book of the network's former award-winning investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, which outline her inability to report stories critical of Obama administration policies, the New York Post reported.

From network CEO Les Moonves to CBS President David Rhodes to CBS "Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley, all refused comment on allegations in the book that says Attkisson's watchdog stories were regularly killed by her bosses because they were too damaging to the White House.

Attkisson, a University of Florida alum who worked for CBS for 20 years, claims in her book, “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington,” that her reporting on such big stories as Benghazi and the "Fast and Furious" scandal was quashed.

She notes that after several stories about the government's loss of millions in failed investments to green-tech start-up Solyndra were killed, Patricia Shevline, a former "Evening News" Executive Producer now with "60 Minutes," questioned Attkisson's environmental beliefs, allegedly asking her: "What’s the matter, don’t you support green energy?"

Shevline, like the others, did not return the Post's call for comment.

Attkisson, who is not yet giving interviews in advance of her book's Nov. 4 release, has built a drumbeat of interest for it on her Twitter account, where her bio notes that she's "dreaming of a day when public officials answer questions as if they know they work for the public."

Attkisson's book, noted Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz, "reads in part like a spy thriller." It offers a "chilling" account of her personal and work computers being hacked as part of a "mystery surveillance" effort to shut down her watchdog reporting — dubbed biased by the White House — against government malfeasance.

Upon inspection of her computers, one tech source concluded that the covert hacking was “worse than anything Nixon ever did.”

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A host of CBS executives have gone silent amid allegations in the book of the network's former award-winning investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, which outline her inability to report stories critical of Obama administration policies, the New York Post reported.
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