Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Reports of Sharyl Attkisson being kidnapped by network trolls are greatly exaggerated. Resurrection of "Katie Graham's tit" spells doom for Holder.
"Katie Graham's gonna get her tit caught in a big fat wringer if that's published." -- U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell to Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein, 1972.
Is CBS News Silencing Fast and Furious Reporter?
In a word, no.
Sources familiar both with the CBS network and Sharyl's reporting caution not to panic. She has not been kidnapped by network trolls -- not that there AREN'T any network trolls at CBS, there certainly are. However, the CBS net is apparently inundated since yesterday with interview requests for her. It is reported by the sources that every conservative outlet and blogger wants to talk to her and there’s no way she could do them all even if CBS wanted her to. Her editors are reported to want her to focus on the story, which they now think is terrific and don’t want to try to pick and choose certain interviews for her to do.
That, in any case is the explanation. Not that the White House isn't still pissed at her. It is.
Another source said, "The White House press flack coming all apart on her (Sharyl) was the Gunwalker scandal's 'Graham's tit' moment." He added, "It was priceless and likely guaranteed Eric Holder's doom. He'll be thrown overboard any day now to try to save the S.S. Obama."