CBS goes to ground over claims it buried anti-Obama stories

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 at 7:31 am

CBS honchos stuck their heads in the sand Monday rather than address a former veteran reporter’s memoir that revealed how the network routinely canned stories it perceived as anti-Obama.

Everyone from network CEO Les Moonves to “Evening News’’ anchor Scott Pelley to former “Evening News’’ Executive Producer Patricia Shevlin ignored repeated phone calls and e-mails from The Post seeking comment on the bombshell claim by ex-CBS investigative ace Sharyl Attkisson.

In her new book, “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington,” Attkisson charges that CBS higher-ups quashed her reporting on the deadly attack on the US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, as well as reports on the federal “Fast and Furious’’ gun-running scandal and the president’s ObamaCare debacle.

Moonves failed to answer repeated phone calls or an e-mail seeking comment.

A secretary for David Rhodes, president of CBS News, immediately volleyed a Post reporter’s phone call to company spokeswoman Sonya McNail. Before the reporter could even ask a question, McNair curtly said, “We decline to comment. Thank you. Bye.”

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4 Responses to “CBS goes to ground over claims it buried anti-Obama stories”

  1. Post Racial One Party Rule Only Socialist Utopia on 28/28/14 at 11:20 am

    Even true believers know what the Central Barack System is all about.

  2. jukin on 28/28/14 at 2:00 pm

    When the deny it you know it is true.

    When they can’t even deny it you know it is worse than the accusation.

  3. Duke of URL on 3/03/14 at 10:40 am

    Y’know, we really can’t read your mind – when you refer to something, you should identify it. Denver Post? NY Post? DC Post? Seattle Post? Topeka Post?