Friday, November 21, 2014

The ethics of CBS News, that oathbreaker in the Oval Office, and Eric Holder

In an email dated October 4, 2011, Attorney General Holder’s top press aide, Tracy Schmaler, called Attkisson “out of control.” Schmaler told White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz that he intended to call CBS news anchor Bob Schieffer to get the network to stop Attkisson.

Schultz replied, “Good. Her piece was really bad for the AG.”

Schultz also told Schmaler that he was working with reporter Susan Davis, then at the National Journal, to target Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA). Issa led the House investigation into Fast and Furious. Davis now works at USA Today. In the email chain, Schultz tells Schmaler that he would provide Davis with “leaks.”

Davis wrote a critical piece on Issa a few weeks later

Wonder if most of the media will report on this?  Or will it go into a memory hold because 'it's really bad for the President and the AG'.  After all, it's only the DoJ and White House getting some of that media to stomp on a reporter for being 'out of control' and actually REPORTING...

Yeah, notice that wording, Attkisson was 'out of control' because she was actually doing her job.  And those journalists at CBS shut her down.  Real journalists, they are.

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