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While on Malzberg’s program, she responded to claims made by ABC News Correspondent Ann Compton that Barack Obama and others in his administration regularly made profanity-laced comments towards reporters. She also claimed that she herself had been subject to such comments in the past, as had colleagues of hers at the Associated Press and other media outlets.
Attkisson said: “Maybe this is just me or a personal opinion that a profanity-laced conversation with professionals in the press by the president of the U.S. is probably inappropriate.”
Attkisson went on: “That’s not surprising to me. There have been profanity-laced discussions on their part with members of the Obama administration that they’ve talked to me about similar things, thinking that a cover story…was not warranted or fair. ”
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