Protecting the Legacy of Obama: The Impact of the Media

sharyl-attkissonSharyl Attkisson posts this and quotes a story from NY Magazine.  Here is the relevant portion (bold mine):

That October, Myers couldn’t get Williams to air a segment about how the White House knew as far back as 2010 that some people would lose their insurance policies under Obama­care. Frustrated, Myers posted the article on NBC’s website, where it immediately went viral. Williams relented and ran it the next night. “He didn’t want to put stories on the air that would be divisive,” a senior NBC journalist told me. According to a source, Myers wrote a series of scathing memos to then–NBC senior vice-president Antoine Sanfuentes documenting how Williams suppressed her stories.

I have been reading Attkisson’s stories for the past several months that document her struggles with CBS to attempt to get investigative reporting on the air.  The major networks all deny that there is some bias, and even today, some journalists will look you square in the eye and deny it when you know they have their fingers crossed behind their backs. Continue reading