Tuesday, October 04, 2011

CBS Reporter Says WH Screamed at Her Over Fast and Furious

On The Laura Ingraham Show today, CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson tells the story of abuse from the White House. Waaah, you're being so unfair!

H/T Matt Wolking.

From the transcript:
1:31 - In between the yelling that I received from Justice Department yesterday, the spokeswoman--who would not put anything in writing, I was asking for her explanation so there would be clarity and no confusion later over what had been said, she wouldn't put anything in writing--so we talked on the phone and she said things such as the question Holder answered was different than the one he asked. But he phrased it, he said very explicitly, 'I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.'

6:05 - Laura: So they were literally screaming at you?
Attkisson: Yes. Well the DOJ woman was just yelling at me. The guy from the White House on Friday night literally screamed at me and cussed at me. [Laura: Who was the person? Who was the person at Justice screaming?] Eric Schultz. Oh, the person screaming was [DOJ spokeswoman] Tracy Schmaler, she was yelling not screaming. And the person who screamed at me was Eric Schultz at the White House."

7:33 - Laura: Do we know the exact number [of guns] that went over to Mexico?
Attkisson: We know more than 2,000 in Fast and Furious and I will soon be reporting on the fact that that is not the only case. 2,000 for that operation according to the agents involved.

8:28 - ...Is it sort of a drip, drip. And I'm certainly not the one to make the case for DOJ and White House about what I'm doing wrong. They will tell you that I'm the only reporter--as they told me--that is not reasonable. They say the Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, the New York Times is reasonable, I'm the only one who thinks this is a story, and they think I'm unfair and biased by pursuing it.
Attkisson is one of the few reporters pursuing this scandal threatening to consume Obama. No wonder they're freaking out.

Meanwhile, it's time for a special investigator.

Update: More thoughts at AoSHQ.


DANEgerus said...

Wait wait wait...  you mean it's wrong to sell automatic weapons to Mexican Narco-Terrorists to rationalize gun control laws imposed upon the whistleblowers and American Citizenry?  That is just crazy talk. Democrats can't get laws passed for the people's own good if you cloud the debate with facts.

Martin Johnson said...

I wish Ingraham had held off on the pontificating until Atkisson was off the air--she acted like she was trying to get Atkisson in trouble.

This wasn't about Ingraham, it was about Atkisson.

Rebecca Harris said...

I just hope the few people pursuing the story aren't bullied into giving up.  The American people deserve to know what's going on.

daveinboca said...

The screamer at DOJ yelled that the WaPo is "fair," the NYT is "fair," the LAT is "fair," and why does Sharyl keep asking questions?    Sounds like "fair" means compliant and pro-Obama in the DOJ lexicon...!

Amazing...    a CBS reporter with actual journalistic instincts...!

Richard Butler said...

<span><span>"CBS Reporter Says WH Screamed at Her Over Fast and Furious"</span>  
<span>And the manly hags of the National Organization of Women were curiously silent. </span>  
<span>That, is just one more shred of NOW's non-existant credibility peeled back.