#WarOnJournalism: Who’s been snooping in Sharyl Attkisson’s computers?

Posted by: Phineas on May 21, 2013 at 12:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Hmmm… Maybe FOX’s James Rosen and the AP aren’t the only targets of the White House’s ire? Here’s a radio interview CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson did with WPHT’s Chris Stigall in which she mentions unknown parties have accessed her home and work computers since February, 2011:

You’ll recall that both my blog-buddy ST and I have mentioned Attkisson several times on our blogs for being one of the few remaining MSM reporters actually willing to hold the administration to account for their actions, Fast & Furious and Benghazi being the most notable. She so got under their skin that, as Allahpundit reminds us, a DoJ official screamed and cursed at her over the phone. Attkisson herself has recently said that she has been shut out by her White House sources. There have been rumors (1) that David Rhodes, president of CBS News  and brother of Ben Rhodes, a would-be fiction writer and now an Obama national security deeply involved in Benghazi, might fire Attkisson for being too aggressive in her coverage of the White House… where his brother works.

Keep in mind that the DoJ got access to James Rosen’s GMail account by affirming to a judge that they believed he was engaged in a criminal conspiracy to violate the Espionage Act, and then got a court order forbidding Google from telling Rosen of the access. And now we hear that somebody has been accessing Attkisson’s computers.

What was going on in February 2011? The Fast and Furious scandal, having been rumored for months, was finally breaking into the mainstream news, and Attkisson was filing stories that weren’t settling for administration spin.

And about that same time, she gets hacked.

What. A. Coincidence.

(1) Attkisson has said there has been no pressure from any CBS News executive regarding her Benghazi reporting.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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2 Responses to “#WarOnJournalism: Who’s been snooping in Sharyl Attkisson’s computers?”


  1. Carlos says:

    That would be awfully hard to prove. Unless, of course, one had the unlimited resources of the government and didn’t give a rip, like the government, about whose rights they violated getting the information off the hard disc they sought.

    But since that only happens on TV in movies/shows that show how evil certain people are or how evil conservative governments are, I know it’ll never happen here ’cause everyone in the world knows how righteous and pure as the driven snow this administration is…

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    This is beginning to demonstrate the degree of desperation the Obhammud WH is experiencing. The most notable uses of the Espionage Act were during WWII to prosecute infiltrated Nazi agents involved in the Duquesne Spy Ring and Operation Pastorius. Ms. Atkisson does not necessarily strike anyone as Axis Sally.

    “For there is nothing hid, except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret, except to come to light.”–Mark 4:22