April 20th, 2014
12:24 PM ET

Charges of bad journalism at CBS News

Former CBS News Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson talks to Brian Stelter about why she left the network. (The above video is part one; here's part two.)

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."

Filed under: Bias • Blog • CBS News • Reliable Sources
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    After bringing on Media Matters, just rename Reliable Sources "Reliable Bias," and the country has no problem with this show.

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  5. profnickd1967

    Attkisson isn;t the only CBS reporter to make the claim - Bernard Goldberg has as well. read his "Slobbering Love Affair," about the media's starry-eyed, fanboy treatment of the 0bama administration.

    April 21, 2014 at 4:10 pm | Reply
  6. Simon Jester

    Liberal bias in the press is a "dubious claim" because Liberals and the Press say so. Well gee, what the hell else would you expect them to say?!?

    April 21, 2014 at 10:18 am | Reply
  7. Jim Woodworth

    The thing that I find most disturbing was Mrs. Atkinsson's continued emphasis on how it so important for the individual reader to do in-depth research on the news that you are getting to validate its credibility. That is the problem. there is not time in a day to validate all the comments of the modern journalist. What happened to the journalist of old and Newspapers when honor and unbiased was the creed of journalism. Facts were the strength of Journalism. Now if I could find that non-red/blue tinted fact based news I could then make a credible decision on the news and have a valid opinion. But that would wipe out the need for Cable news. Just dreaming again.

    April 20, 2014 at 4:20 pm | Reply
  8. Greg Gilbert

    Sharyl Attkisson lost all credibility when she claimed that the there is still a scientific debate about whether vaccines can be linked to autism. While this is a popular controversy among the uninformed it is long settled in the scientific community.

    Attkisson has also taken up the cause of so called liberal bias in the press, another popular but dubious claim.

    Is this "journalism for sale?"

    April 20, 2014 at 12:41 pm | Reply
    • Grace

      Even Dr Bernadine Healy said it was not settled so why don't you refute what Attkisson turned up in her investigation instead of trying to blow it off by attacking the messenger?

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