Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Are the Media Revolting Against Obama Intimidation?

The media have been the propaganda arm of the Obama administration from the get go. Veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson has recently resigned from CBS and is lifting the veil

Sharyl Attkisson sat down with Brian Stelter of CNN to talk about why she resigned from CBS after 21 years. 

In a series of tweets investigative journalist @SharylAttkisson posted the following:

New York Times James Risen says Obama admin is trying to "narrow the playing field for reporters." Journalist Lowell Bergman warns the press must take action to fight for our press freedom under current administration. NYT James Risen: "We have to stand up and begin to fight back... against press restrictions. "We need to think about how to challenge the government in the way we’re supposed to challenge the government.” --Risen of NYT “[The Obama administration] want[s] to create an interstate highway for reporting in which there are police all along telling you... to stay on that highway. As long as we accept this interstate highway of reporting, we are enabling and complicit... in what’s happening to society and the press,” said Risen. I agree. Lowell Bergman, Director of the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism: says these are “sad times” and that reporters, “have to take some more direct action, public action,” to “raise the profile of what the government is doing or attempting to do.” --Bergman. 

Former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson tells Fox News' Howard Kurtz that the Obama White House has had a 'chilling effect' on journalism.

Attkisson has written her experiences down in a book "Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington"