And then yesterday, she went on the radio show of right winger Chris Stigall to imply that the Obama administration had been hacking her computers.
CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson said on Tuesday that her personal and work computers have been "compromised" for over two years.So its been going on "for quite a long time" but she still doesn't have any definitive answers about these "issues" with her computers. And yet she makes no bones about linking it to the stories about DOJ getting phone records for AP reporters or investigating James Rosen's involvement with national security leaks.
Attkisson told a local Philadelphia radio station that she has been working with investigators to discover the source of the activity.
"There has been an issue in my house and there has been an issue with my computers that's gone on for quite a long time that we're looking into," she said.
"I think there could be some relationship between these types of things and what happened to me," she said, adding that something suspicious had been happening since "at least February of 2011 and I think probably a significant period of time before that."Let me remind you, this is not a Brietbrat...this is a CBS News reporter.
In defense of CBS, it looks as if the network pretty much ignored her Benghazi reports and Politico says she's in negotiations with them to leave (I'm sure Fox News has a opening). But a look at her record indicates an interesting array of stories that she's focused on.
- Waste and abuse in the ARA investment in green energy
- Fast and Furious
- The link between childhood inoculations and autism
I write all this so that when/if any mainstream media starts linking these ridiculous claims of hers about her computers (to date, its only wingnuts, Politico and HuffPo that are talking about it) to the current scandal mania, you'll know where the nonsense comes from. Ms. Attkisson might not have the obvious historical ties to right wing groups that we've noted with Jonathan Karl. But her own legacy of reporting should make anyone call into question the claims she's making.