Media Ignores Sharyl Attkisson’s Charge Classified Docs Planted on Computer by Obama Admin Spies
Days after celebrating the life of recently deceased former Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee, hailed as a hero for standing up to and exposing the Nixon administration over Watergate and other abuses of power that led to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon, the news media is ignoring a charge by one of their own that the Obama administration planted classified documents in her computer.
The New York Post reported Monday morning on the explosive allegations of government abuse in the soon-to-be-released book by former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson, Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.
A search on Twitter covering three hours ( approximately 10 a.m. to 1 p.m EDT) using the search term “Sharyl Attkisson” revealed no comments by her fellow reporters, only a tweet from the liberal activist news site Talking Points Memo about their article on Attkisson’s charge.
A Google News search turned up no articles by the media about Attkisson’s charge as of this writing.
A similar search of Google turned up nothing by the media, just conservative outlets.
An excerpt of the New York Post exclusive:
“A former CBS News reporter who quit the network over claims it kills stories that put President Obama in a bad light says she was spied on by a “government-related entity” that planted classified documents on her computer.
“In her new memoir, Sharyl Attkisson says a source who arranged to have her laptop checked for spyware in 2013 was “shocked” and “flabbergasted” at what the analysis revealed.
““This is outrageous. Worse than anything Nixon ever did. I wouldn’t have believed something like this could happen in the United States of America,” Attkisson quotes the source saying.
“She speculates that the motive was to lay the groundwork for possible charges against her or her sources.
“Attkisson says the source, who’s “connected to government three-letter agencies,” told her the computer was hacked into by “a sophisticated entity that used commercial, nonattributable spyware that’s proprietary to a government agency: either the CIA, FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency or the National Security Agency.””
…”Attkisson says her source — identified only as “Number One” — told her the spying was most likely not court-authorized because it went on far longer than most legal taps.
“But the most shocking finding, she says, was the discovery of three classified documents that Number One told her were “buried deep in your operating system. In a place that, unless you’re a some kind of computer whiz specialist, you wouldn’t even know exists.””
““They probably planted them to be able to accuse you of having classified documents if they ever needed to do that at some point,” Number One added.”