CBS News Enraged at Sharyl Attkisson for Challenging Regime on Benghazi
Word has it Sharyl Attkisson is on thin ice at CBS News for practicing journalism, in arrogant violation of the shamelessly pro-Obama propaganda network’s policies. Her excellent and therefore unforgivable investigation of the impeachment-worthy Fast & Furious gunrunning scandal was bad enough. Now she has been failing to accept the Regime’s lies at face value regarding Benghazi. From liberal Politico:
CBS News … has grown increasingly frustrated with Attkisson’s Benghazi campaign. CBS News executives see Attkisson wading dangerously close to advocacy on the issue, network sources have told POLITICO.
Translation may be needed for those who don’t speak the Orwellian language of establishment liberals. Advocacy in this context means exactly the opposite of what it says in the dictionary. CBS News advocates Obama; its employees are expected to do the same. If they don’t comply, they are guilty of “advocacy,” the same way people outraged by the injustice of Affirmative Action are guilty of “racism.” Or as Hot Air puts it:
[Moonbats] can’t stop conservative media from existing, but they can ghettoize it as illegitimate and “partisan” in a way that their own partisan garbage isn’t. The problem with the Kochs buying the Times is that the paper already has a reputation among wider media for being respectable and impartial (giggle). That reputation can and will be retracted by the rest of the press if/when the Kochs take it over, but it’ll take more work to delegitimize it than it would some new Koch start-up. Same with Attkisson: Skepticism about Benghazi is fine for the wingnuts at Fox, but bringing such unhelpful nonsense into an “impartial,” i.e. pro-Obama, outlet like CBS risks lending credence to the GOP’s accusations. The proper line to take on Benghazi is to dismiss the new hearings with a sneer, a la Joe Klein, or, in the case of “impartial” news coverage, to dismiss them more lightly by referencing Hillary’s long-ago whining about a “vast right-wing conspiracy” to discredit the Clintons. “Going where the story leads” is unhelpful to liberalism in this case, ergo it’s advocacy by definition.
Any credibility CBS News might have had as a legitimate news organ was flushed away by Dan Blather in a paroxysm of Bush Derangement Syndrome. When Attkisson is inevitably forced out, the liberal media establishment will have staggered one step closer to the tar pits.