Sharyl Attkisson: CBS News Nixed Story that Predicted Obama’s Comments on ISIS
Former CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson told Fox’s MediaBuzz Sunday morning that her former employer nixed a story of hers two years ago that anticipated much of what President Barack Obama is currently saying about ISIS.
Attkisson very publicly split with CBS News in the spring following a string of stories on Fast and Furious and Benghazi; on the way out she accused CBS of being too compliant with the Obama administration.
“Two years ago I was being told by military and intelligence officials some of the same things President Obama just said in the 60 Minutes interview, about how terrorists were using social media to exploit the vulnerabilities where these Arab Spring uprisings had happened and so on,” Attkisson said. “I proposed a story at CBS that would look at the regionally impact of what was going on rather than the country-by-country crisis, to look at the big picture, because my sources were saying that these things were connected.”
“Aaaaaaaand what happened?” asked a curious Howard Kurtz.
“The CBS managers were not interested,” Attkisson said. “I firmly believe had the White House put that on the front burner and suggested a story like that, or let us, I think we would [run with it].”
Watch the clip below, via Fox News:
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