Never Watch Network News Again
Just finished Stonewalled by Sheryl Attkisson, an investigative reporter for over thirty years. She finished her career at CBS News where she was fired from. A few observations from my reading:
- Nobody in the news bureaus want investigative reporting anymore – too risky for all of the negative blowback by those in power.
- Nightly News Programs are dumbed down and filtered so that everyone will be happy – a weather story is the most wanted feature – everyone loves weather and no one will complain.
- The Obama admin goes after certain stories it disagrees with by going above the reporters head with specific threats on future interview access, etc.