Sharyl Attkisson spills the beans in her tell-all book. I wonder if she will be under special scrutiny from the IRS now? Check it out…
Think what you will of investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, but one thing is certain: Unlike many of her colleagues, the award-winning journalist was never a lackey for the Obama administration — even at the height of Obama-mania.
That’s one point many readers will glean from Attkisson’s new book, “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.”
Called a “pit bull” by former CBS bosses, Attkisson was in the White House’s eyes an unreasonable woman, according to the New York Post. The book includes two instances where that was made clear.
“Goddammit, Sharyl!” White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz screamed at Attkisson, according to the book. “The Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, The New York Times is reasonable. You’re the only one who’s not reasonable!”
Schultz was upset with Attkisson’s persistence in questioning the administration over the Fast and Furious scandal, the Post reported.
“I give up, Sharyl,” White House national security spokesman Tommy Vietor said while Attkisson questioned him about security at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. “I’ll work with more reasonable folks that follow up, I guess.”
An old-school journalist who worked at CBS News for nearly 20 years, Attkisson offers a no-holds-barred look at the industry in the book.
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