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In the second part of Brian Stelter's interview with Sharyl Attkisson, she responds to criticism of her own reporting work at CBS News. (Here's the first part.)
After taping this interview, we sought comment from a spokeswoman for CBS News, with the hope that the network would directly respond to Attkisson's assertions. The network responded with the same statement it distributed after Attkisson resigned in March: "We appreciate her many contributions and we wish her well."
We also sought comment from Media Matters; Attkisson said she thought it was possible that the liberal media monitoring group had been paid to discredit her. Media Matters responded:
"Sharyl Attkisson is continuing a pattern of evidence-free speculation that started at the end of her tenure at CBS. We have never taken contributions to target her or any other reporter. Our decision to post any research on Attkisson is based only on her shoddy reporting."