CBS Reporter Active in Covering Benghazi, Fast & Furious Announces Surprise Resignation... White House most feared reporter...


(TheBlaze) -- Sharyl Attkisson, a CBS News investigative journalist who has been active in covering the aftermath of the Benghazi terror attacks and the Fast and Furious scandal, announced Monday that she had resigned from the network.

“I have resigned from CBS,” she tweeted.

According to Politico, sources said Attkisson had grown increasingly frustrated by what she perceived as a liberal bias at CBS News:

Attkisson, who has been with CBS News for two decades, had grown frustrated with what she saw as the network’s liberal bias, an outsized influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting, several sources said. She increasingly felt like her work was no longer supported and that it was a struggle to get her reporting on air.

At the same time, Attkisson’s own reporting on the Obama administration, which some staffers characterized as agenda-driven, had led network executives to doubt the impartiality of her reporting. She is currently at work on a book — tentatively titled “Stonewalled: One Reporter’s Fight for Truth in Obama’s Washington” — which addresses the challenges of reporting critically on the Obama administration.

In June, CBS announced that Attkisson’s computers had been hacked by an “unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions in 2012.”

“Evidence suggests this party performed all access remotely using Attkisson’s accounts. While no malicious code was found, forensic analysis revealed an intruder had executed commands that appeared to involve search and exfiltration of data,” CBS said at the time.

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