For a story by NPR’s David Folkenflik, the Erik Wemple Blog went on record with some skeptical words about former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson. “I don’t buy her act. Especially the act of leaving CBS and emerging to basically call out her supervisors and call out CBS News for not having the guts to publish her stories,” we said in the Folkenflik report.
Just to clarify: This blog is fine with people calling out their former employers; the problem with Attkisson’s recent media tour, however, is that she hasn’t provided much in the way of specifics to support her claims, which would seem de rigueur for a journalist.
Attkisson summed up the story on Twitter as follows:
NPR’s @davidfolkenflik report on my “saga” with contributions from Lisa Myers & a WashPost gossip blogger….
— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) July 7, 2014
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