Sharyl Attkisson charges Media Matters helps produce news reports for CBS

Thomas Lifson
American Thinker

Now that she has left CBS News, Sharyl Attkisson is revealing all sorts of interesting facts about the way news is shaped by ideologues. Appearing on CNN’s Reliable Sources (transcript)

Attkisson: “Media Matters, as my understanding, is a far left blog group that I think holds itself out to be sort of an independent watchdog group. And yes, they clearly targeted me at some point. They used to work with me on stories and tried to help me produce my stories, and at some point” (emphasis added)

Well, well, well. So the Soros-funded group works with mainstream media journalists on stories, according to Attkisson, describing her own personal experience.  That’s wielding a lot more influence than merely blogging about the news, it is getting the left wing camel’s nose under the media tent, so to speak…

…“It’s a far-left blog group that I think holds itself out to be sort of an independent media watchdog group,” Attkisson said. “They clearly targeted me at some point…When I persisted with Fast and Furious and some of the green energy stories I was doing, I clearly at some point became a target. I don’t know if someone paid them to do it or they just took it on their own.”

Stelter asked if she really thought it possible that Media Matters was paid off.

“Well, they get contributions,” Attkisson said. “That’s what some of these groups do, absolutely.”…



The complete article, with video, is at American Thinker.




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