Journalist Sharyl Attkisson, formerly of CBS, has made a reputation for herself by being one of the few — the very few — professional reporters investigating the Obama Administration.
Unlike the sycophants, lackeys and willing fanatics who make up much of the mainstream media, Attkisson is no blank-eyed, thrill-up-the-leg rewriter of press releases.
Her work is investigation, asking questions, prying open doors and unsealing files.
Naturally, that’s earned her some enemies in high places. Her new book, “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation and Harassment in Obama’s Washington,” details the resistance she faced from editors and other reporters as she asked questions about and attempted to file stories on the many scandals of Obama and his Administration.
It was her continuing investigation of Benghazi that seems to have broken the camel’s back at her former place of employment, CBS, leading her to resign and strike out for greener pastures.
Since leaving CBS, she has continued to hold the Administration’s toes over the fire, making her a favorite target of Media Matters, Huffington Post and the other pro-Obama press.
Among the many charges she levels at the Administration is the claim that someone — it’s unclear who — hacked her computer and deleted information.
Considering that Obama is in possession of the most extensive electronic spying program in the United States and probably the world, the accusation that it is being used to keep the media — who are supposed to be watchdogs for the people over the government — in line should be alarming to all Americans. But now that she is seen as being on “the other side,” Attkisson is easy for her former cohorts to dismiss.
Which is probably the reason why she has released a video of her computer being taken over and a story she was working on being rewritten.
The usual sites are trying to kill the story, of course, dismissing the computer activity in the video as being merely the result of a stuck backspace key and some random “malfunction.” Watch the video for yourself and decide.
The activity shown in the video is alarming, including not just deleted passages, but attempts to launch menu items and seemingly add material as well.
Attkisson said that she has shown the video to some of her own sources, who have verified that it was a government intrusion using a type of software that is used by the CIA and only a few other agencies.
One of her sources, who works inside the government, told her that what he found out about the attack on her computer was “worse than anything Nixon ever did. I wouldn’t have believed something like this could happen in the United States of America.”
But Obama was elected with the promise that he would fundamentally reshape America, and, as Attkisson has learned, he has succeeded in ways of which the public is completely unaware.