Via RCP, via CBN.

CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson: “I’ve received a lot of encouragement from the top executives who I consider Jeff Fager, who is our CEO and David Rhodes who is our president who have certainly never said anything to try and interfere with the coverage. They’ve complimented a lot of my work and strongly supported it. On the other hand, every story that you present as a reporter has to be bought by a broadcast meaning, not purchased for money but you have to get them interested in it so maybe the evening news wants one story, morning news wants a story and there hasn’t been an appetite for the stories that I’ve offered on Benghazi so I’ve published a lot online because there’s unlimited content space and I’ve done a lot of my reporting there. Until recently there hasn’t been as you said much of a market for on the air and that’s for a variety of reasons I can’t speak to. I don’t know all of the decision-making that’s involved except that on a given day there’s a finite amount of time to put stories on and there are plenty of stories happening every day that obviously someone’s judging to be more important or more urgent.” (Interview with David Brody of CBS News, May 15, 2013)

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  1. strider says:

    Any mainstream follow up might bring on a debilitating entanglement with some fed agency.

  2. Alain41 says:

    Of the multiple reasons why her stories don’t get much air time, I think most likely they involve; 1) liberal bias of news people in general, and 2) Scott Pelley. I can’t believe that if Mr. Pelley wanted her stories to air that he would be denied. I’m no expert in TV news, but seems to me that the most important criteria is that the anchor likes the reporter. Re CBS morning show with Charlie Rose, Gayle King, and Norah O’Donnell – Oh please.

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