Sharyl Attkisson: Perhaps MSM’s New Woodward/Bernstein?

attkisson3_320x245For months now, the only time you ever heard anything about Benghazi was when you were watching Fox News, or CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson.  Of course, we would expect Fox News to be on top of this, and they should be praised for continuing to keep the story out there.  But to hear reports on Benghazi from one of the mainstream media was surprising, to say the least.  And yes, even though Jay Carney insisted, “Benghazi happened a long time ago” there are those of out here who are still very concerned about finding out the truth.

Back in May, Attkisson was on fire on Twitter, with a constant stream of tweets about the whistleblowers, and the facts that were coming out.  Twitchy re-posted some of her tweets, along with enthusiastic praise from those on the Right.   Sharyl was also taking to the airwaves and the Internet with constant updates and information. She was not afraid to use words like “cover-up”.  She knew she was making waves, going out on a limb, taking risks, but she was not ready to join the ranks of those on the left who were much more inclined to keep Benghazi out of the news.

In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, CBS Investigative Reporter Sharyl Attkisson says that when it comes to reporting on the Benghazi controversy, she believes that “some in the media were not as curious as I think naturally journalists ought to be.” She goes on to say, “The media’s not always consistent in the vigor that they use to pursue a given topic.”

Attkisson has been lauded by conservative groups because she has been one of the few mainstream media reporters to continually investigate the controversy surrounding Benghazi since the beginning.

Bravo Sharyl! You would think she would be applauded, revered, admired.  But no, Sharyl was hacked.

Sharyl first revealed that her computer had been compromised a few months ago, and CBS News was conducting an investigation.  Well, the results are in, and surprise, surprise, she was right.

“A cyber security firm hired by CBS News has determined through forensic analysis that Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions late in 2012. Evidence suggests this party performed all access remotely using Attkisson’s accounts. While no malicious code was found, forensic analysis revealed an intruder had executed commands that appeared to involve search and exfiltration of data.

This party also used sophisticated methods to remove all possible indications of unauthorized activity, and alter system times to cause further confusion.  CBS News is taking steps to identify the responsible party and their method of access.”

As of this writing, no person or group has been identified as the hacker.  We can only hope that CBS News keeps investigating to find out the truth.  It’s the least they can do for one of their own who did the same for the American people.

Written by Debby Wolf

Ann-Marie Murrell

Ann-Marie Murrell is one of the creators of PolitiChicks and co-owns the site with Morgan Brittany. Ann-Marie is co-author of two bestselling books, “What Women (Really) Want” and "PolitiChicks: A Clarion Call to Political Activism". She has appeared on dozens of television shows including Fox & Friends, CNN, Hannity, the Dr. Phil Show, Huckabee, Lou Dobbs, C-SPAN, One America News, Stuart Varney & Company, Newsmax, MSNBC, and more. In addition to PolitiChicks, Ann-Marie has written for multiple other news sites. You can find Ann-Marie Murrell on Facebook and Twitter: @PolitichickAM E-mail:

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