Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson: Emails Reveal White House Hid Truths About Benghazi Attack

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"If we knew everything then that we know now, one week after it
happened, I think that would have been really devastating to
[Obama's reelection] campaign," says former CBS reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, referencing
the
2012 Benghazi terrorists attacks. Recently revealed White House

emails suggest that the Obama administration may have attempted
to mislead the American public by placing the blame on an Internet
video and not Islamic terrorists, which would have raised questions
about Obama's foreign policy strategy.Attkisson, an award winning investigative reporter, was
one of the few journalists who continued pursuing the Benghazi
story long after many in the main stream media lost interest.
According to Attkisson, her bosses at CBS wanted her to drop the
story. As a result, she left CBS, her employer for two decades,
this past March over what she claims is "liberal bias" at the
network and a lack of serious devotion to investigative
reporting. She goes on to say that many in her field are frustrated by the
decline of hard-hitting investigative reporting endemic at all
networks and not just CBS. The congealing of corporate, news, and
political interests at networks have made investigative journalism
a relic of the past. "As one whistleblower put it to me: things have never been worse
for people who try to speak the truth inside the government about
illegalities and wrong doing. In their view, and I tend to agree,
every administration is more clamped down and closed than the one
before it. And the next one starts at the finishing point. It's
very hard to make it go backwards. There are rules being
implemented now against journalists and the type of work that we do
that I think will be very hard to unwind." Attkisson sat down with Reason TV's Nick Gillespie to
discuss her reporting on Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and the
decline of investigative journalism in America.About 20 minutes.Camera by Todd Krainin and Joshua Swain. Edited by Amanda
Winkler. Scroll down for downloadable versions and subscribe
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