Now we find that she is being double-teamed by CBS, her long time former employer, and Media Matters, the vicious liberal group that calls itself a truth squad for liberal politics. Using a play on that famous quote by Bill Clinton during his impeachment trial with a slight change of wording: It depends on what the meaning of truth is.
Since being forced out from CBS, and also having suffered from violation of her privacy by illegal searching of her personal home computers, Ms. Atkisson has embarked on somewhat of a media tour of her own where she has told the truth about what happened to her. CBS fought tooth and nail to keep the stories quiet and not give her much air time and this left her with no choice but to leave if she wanted to be true to the highest ideals of her profession while maintaining her excellent reputation.
She presents to us a very frightening picture of what this Administration is all about and what steps it will take to cover its corruption and illegality. And it is clearly seen in most press briefings and conferences run by the White House that the overwhelming majority of media representatives are too petrified to ask anything substantive. Oh, there are a few exceptions: Ed Henry at Fox and on a few occasions Jake Tapper come to mind. But by and large the questions are softball and deal with anything but the major issues of the day. It's one of the reasons why I decided to just turn the TV off and disconnect it. I get much better information via the internet and radio, my two primary sources today.
I hope good, patriotic Americans will join with me for thanking Ms. Atkisson for her courage and her stand to try and make journalism an honorable profession again. Right now it ranks right up there with politicians since it has basically become their tool. And I hope that she will stand her ground because she has much talent that is sorely needed to tell the truth about what is happening in America today.
Thank you, Sharyl Atkisson, and God bless you. There are many of us who salute you this day.