One of the enduring mysteries of former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s computer intrusions stems from her June 2013 appearance on Fox News’s “The O’Reilly Factor.” That appearance came in the wake of a statement from CBS News confirming that Attkisson’s computers had been hacked. As Attkisson writes in her new book, “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington,” host Bill O’Reilly was the “only non-CBS entity” with which the company wanted her to do an interview.
So she did. In response to questions from the King of Cable News, Attkisson declared, “I think I know” who invaded her computers. She was not, however, “prepared” to disclose who it was.
Not a great deal has changed since then, according to “Stonewalled.” About a month before that Fox News interview, Attkisson writes, she makes “contact with an excellent source who has crucial information: the name of the person responsible for my computer intrusions. He provides me the name and I recognize it. I’m not surprised. It strikes me as desperate and cowardly that those responsible would resort to these tactics. That’s all I can say about that for now,” reads “Stonewalled.”
For now? Heck, this story is already more than a year and a half old!