Sharyl Attkisson serves up proof WH tried to manipulate media and ‘fix Fox’; perjury for Holder?


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Given a few more days to peruse the thousands of pages of newly released documents related to the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal, former CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson said she has uncovered attempts by the Obama administration to manipulate news coverage.

Emails show that administration officials were especially concerned about Fox News.

Attkisson documented a telling exchange between Attorney General Eric Holder’s top press aide, Tracy Schmaler, and White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz on how to spin the media.

This is how the conversation went, according to her website:

[Schmaler to Schultz]
“I’ve talked to NYT, NBC and NPR —gave them all this. NBC not likely to go. Still waiting on other two.” [Note: Then, the documents redact the ‘points’ Schmaler actually sent to the news outlets. That is public information that should not be redacted.]

[Schultz to Schmaler]
Any way we can fix Fox?

The administration released 42,000 pages of “Fast and Furious” documents Tuesday after Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

Attkisson drew attention Thursday to a damning email between the two officials that appeared to prove the administration was trying to shut her down for being “out of control,” as Schmaler described her. The former CBS reporter has for years been doggedly pursuing the gun-running scandal.

Attkisson also uncovered a document that shows Holder may have been advised to lie.

An adviser, Matthew Miller, told the attorney general to “say that you don’t recall reading [briefings] or being aware of Fast & Furious at any time before early this year,” Attkisson reported. Holder seems to have followed the advice, because that is precisely what he did.

A thorn in the administration’s side that’s not going away any time soon, the award-winning journalist turned to Twitter to post at length on her new findings. Here are a few samples from the social media site:

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79 thoughts on “Sharyl Attkisson serves up proof WH tried to manipulate media and ‘fix Fox’; perjury for Holder?

  1. eastedie33510 says:

    Go to They have listed all the documents received by filing FOIA. E-mails back & forth, including Holder are quite interesting and I believe he will after to answer to Congress. It isn’t over until it is over.

    1. Mike says:

      If only it was not Judicial Watch.

      After suffering with all the false starts from JW during the Clinton’s WH orgy years and them losing every court battle it is like watching the 1000th rerun of Lucy yanking the football away from Charlie Brown.

      Either JW is a gaggle of some of the most incompetent lawyers on the planet or more than likely, the legal system is totally broken and none of us REAL Americans have standing.

      1. Raconteur Duck says:

        “the legal system is totally broken and none of us REAL Americans have standing.” Nailed it.

  2. Garys_opinion says:

    “Any way we can fix Fox?”
    They must have tried, I’ve noticed O’Reilly has softened up some.

    1. LittleRoot_48 says:

      He has ALWAYS been a “fence-sitter” when it came to this administration. He talks tough, but carries a toothpick.

    2. diane7000 says:

      He is a Liberal and is all for letting all the illegals stay right here!

    3. mac12sam12 says:

      He doesn’t want to scare any potential guests so he gives the appearance of being open minded.

  3. Maxwell Friedlander says:

    It seems that the Obama regime wanted to fix Fox News because they have the audacity to oppose Obama & his Communist ways.

    1. Doug says:

      Will yankee fans embrace uber-cheater A-Rod? Of course they will.

      1. AFlaVet says:


        1. John Campbell says:


          It’s a “Doug” thing. :o)

  4. LittleRoot_48 says:

    No wonder Reichsfuhrer Holder didn’t want this getting out. There is no doubt about it…..this administration will go down in history as the MOST CORRUPT ADMINISTRATION IN US HISTORY. The msm will also go down in history as the most shameless, crooked, pathetic excuse for “journalism” in the entire world.

    1. Raconteur Duck says:

      Except, look at who is writing the history and teaching it…

    2. Greg says:

      I wish all these Obama supporters understand the truth. Obama has been the worst president in history. I pray Hillary doesn’t get elected and continues where Barry leaves off…

  5. Fred Doe says:

    The most corrupt den of snakes to ever slither into the White House door.
    What do you do with a den of dangerous, poisonous snakes?
    You don’t impeach them.

    1. RIDGERUNNER29 says:

      Jimmy carter who I thought of as the worst President in history looks better every time Obama does an end around Congress.The difference,Carter was an American and a Patriot,neither of which title can be attached to the imposter in the White House

    2. wsurfs . says:

      You hang them for treason..!

  6. xoxozo says:

    The ONLY REASON this admin is able to get away with the NUMEROUS scandals is the Socialist MSM is NOT reporting on them

  7. Andylit says:

    My greatest fear is that the next POTUS, either party, will fail to perform a full blown investigation into the various crimes of this administration.

    It is a very strong possibility that the next POTUS will set this all aside in a bid to “heal” the nation by not stirring the pot.

    If this happens, or Republic is forever doomed. if this happens, it means that the new POTUS WANTS the same illegal powers usurped by 0bozo.

    Be aware, be on guard. Make it clear to all candidates that we will not accept a clean slate. We DEMAND that the scope and breadth of these crimes be revealed in all their vile detail.

  8. Mary Brown says:

    Obama, impeach, trial for treason, hang. Holder, trial for treason, hang. Build the gallows on the white house lawn and leave them there as a warning.

  9. retiredbobinFla. says:

    The whole bunch should be arrested and sent to prison!

  10. emiliani says:

    I think they already found the smoking gun, and this explains why Holder is leaving. Republicans don’t want to fight the fight, and the WH would just assume avoid another scandal … easy fix, Holder leaves to take a lucrative job wherever he wants. Everyone’s a winner!!!

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