Stonewalled CBS reporter fights back, embarrasses Obama administration on Twitter


Sharyl Attkisson’s appears on “Face the Nation” to discuss “Fast and Furious.”

CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson has had enough of the uber-secretive Obama administration’s handling of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, which led to the murder of four Americans, including that of Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Attkisson has gone where no women and very few men have gone before in her pursuit of a story. Her reporting has earned her multiple Emmys, most recently for her investigations on Operation Fast and Furious. She’s also a multiple winner of the Radio and Television News Directors Association-Edward R. Murrow Award.

Attkisson knows when she’s being stonewalled or handed a line. The Obama administration, which calls itself the most open and transparent presidential administration in recent history, is doing both, and Attkisson voiced her frustrations on Twitter Tuesday evening to let the world know it.

She began at 9:41 p.m., tweeting about a statement the Obama administration sent to her and CBS News:

The Obama Admin has indicated it will not be answering Benghazi questions we’ve been asking since Oct. I will list some of them.”

She followed up two minutes later with a question that took up two tweets:

What time was Ambassador’s Stevens’ body recovered, what are the known details surrounding his disappearance and death…”

“. ..including where he/his body was taken/found/transported and by whom?”

And from that moment forward, she just kept hammering:

“Who made the decision not to convene the Counterterrorism Security Group (CSG) the night of the Benghazi attacks?”

“We understand that convening the CSG a protocol under Presidential directive (“NSPD-46”). Is that true? If not, please explain…”

“… if so, why was the protocol not followed?”

“Is the Administration revising the applicable Presidential directive? If so, please explain.”

“Who is the highest-ranking official who was aware of pre-911 security requests from US personnel in Libya?”

After Attkisson’s preliminary questions, she drove on, asking about the White House cover-up and its narrative blaming the incident on a demonstration against an anti-Islamic YouTube video:

“Who is/are the official(s) responsible for removing reference to al-Qaeda from the original CIA notes?”

“Was the President aware of Gen. Petraeus’ potential problems prior to Thurs., Nov. 8, 2012?”

“What is your response to the President stating that on Sept. 12, he called 911 a terrorist attack, in light of his CBS interview…”

“…on that date in which he answered that it was too early to know whether it was a terrorist attack?”

Attkisson B52

Attkisson was one of the first journalists to fly on a combat mission over Kosovo, seen here on an Air Force B-52 in 1999.

I’m not going to list all of Attkisson’s tweets — they’re too numerous, and they continued rapid-fire until 11:44 p.m. Then, the reporter apparently awoke in the middle of the night with the following afterthought:

“Forgot to mention that Sen. Graham has asked 4 transcripts of FBI iviews w/Benghazi survivors but at last word that hadn’t been provided”

“It should be pointed out that Attkisson hasn’t reported on the Benghazi story on the air since the November 23, 2012 edition of CBS This Morning, according to a search on Nexis,” Newsbusters reported Tuesday.

I just hope Attkisson keeps asking her questions — and doesn’t give up until someone in the administration finally starts answering them.

Read Attkisson’s entire string of tweets at Twitchy

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65 thoughts on “Stonewalled CBS reporter fights back, embarrasses Obama administration on Twitter

  1. Dan says:

    Great work! Perhaps she can find a position at a network where journalism is the norm and not the exception.

  2. megapotamus says:

    Be cautious of Rubio. He makes soothing noises but he has made it plain that his loyalties are ethnically based.

  3. Joanne Christie says:

    All these cover ups will continue until these morons are held accountable. I am sick of it. I hope she keeps fighting the fight.

  4. marlio says:

    I woulnt want to talk about benghazi either if I knew both myself and the president were guilty to doing things considered to be treasonous. I would be stonewalling too hoping the public would forget, but the THINKING sector, WONT!!!

  5. Eric Fruechting says:

    Don't give up! Some body needs to expose the traitors, and I think Obummer is one; Hilaryious another.

  6. Brucew56 says:

    Maybe she can go to work for Fox!

  7. John M says:

    Where are all the employees of this Consulate? Supposedly there is 30 of them out there somewhere. Have they been questioned at all? What stories do they have to tell? Why are they being sequestored? Why haven't they been subpoened to talk and answer questions?

  8. tucker says:

    she has had this information since it happened and even more but CBS would not let he report it because they are one sided so she recently quit last week.

    – by the way she is my aunt

  9. Bart Cooper says:

    This could be the only big media reporter asking obvious questions of Obama and company.

    Awesome Please keep up the pressure.

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