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Friday, October 7, 2011

Video: CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson on O'Reilly Factor

Bill O'Reilly appears to be taking an increased interest in the Fast and Furious scandal, if his coverage this week is any indication. In this exchange, he interviews CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who is the one mainstream news reporter who has been on the story since practically Day 1. Attkisson released memos and e-mails earlier this week that call Eric Holder's May 3rd testimony before the House Judiciary Committee into question. That's only part of the story and not what prompted O'Reilly to have her on his show.

After the documents were released, Attkisson appeared on Laura Ingraham's radio show and conveyed to Ingraham that when she reached out to Justice Department spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler to get a statement, she was subsequently yelled at. She then confessed that a White House spokesman named Eric Schultz 'screamed' at her, saying that she was the only 'unreasonable' reporter he had to deal with on the developing Fast and Furious scandal. Based on this exchange with O'Reilly, Attkisson gives the impression that she regrets opening that can of worms with Ingraham. Her answer seems to indicate that she doesn't want so completely tee-off the administration that another stonewall goes up.

Perhaps she's starting to feel real pressure from the administration as well. It's hard to say but there's no getting around the fact that what she told Ingraham on radio is making serious waves. Reports are that she has been inundated with interview requests. Her inclination may be to think she did wrong but based on the frenzy that may be about to ensue, it may have been the best thing she could have done.

Anyway, here's the interview.

h/t Hapblog

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