Ex-CBS News Star Reveals Why Media Still Cover for Obama

Sharyl Attkisson says reporters intimidated into ignoring IRS scandal

Drew Zahn
WorldNetDaily
6/20/2014

The Obama administration has been awash with scandals – some that have been said to surpass Watergate – and yet America’s mainstream press has apparently forgotten its role as watchdog, claims Fox Business News’ Lou Dobbs, and his award-winning journalist guest has a theory as to why.

Emmy-winning investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson appeared on the June 19 “Lou Dobbs Tonight” program and explained the media isn’t digging into allegations the White House used the power of the IRS to target tea-party groups because “propaganda interests” have intimidated reporters so severely, they’re afraid if they cover the administration’s scandals, they’ll be seen as a “right-wing nut.”

“Whether it’s Fast and Furious, whether it is spying on a journalist, whether it’s IRS targeting, Benghazi, the list goes on and on and on,” Dobbs posited to Attkisson. “Yet the national liberal media, as I often style it, simply will not rise up to the level of a watchdog for the state. Instead they are behaving much more like lap dogs. It is, to me, mind boggling.”

Attkisson suggested some reporters may simply not be that interested in these scandal stories, but she also suggested there may be more nefarious forces at work…

…A quick survey of major news sources’ online homepages at the time of this report revealed while many were headlining the IRS scandal, CNN.com, for example, had no mention of the story on its homepage and CBSNews.com framed its headlines with the phrases “monumental waste” and “sensationalizing scandal.”

Yet Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in his own right, wrote the scandal was even more significant than the one that toppled the Nixon presidency.

“The IRS tea-party audit story isn’t Watergate; it’s worse than Watergate,” Henninger wrote…

 

 

The complete article, with video of the interview, at WorldNetDaily.

 

 

 

 

 

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