Sharyl Attkisson resigned from CBS last month as an investigative reporter. She reportedly had grown tired of the network’s lack of dedication to investigative stories she was pursuing.
Thursday night on The Factor, Attkisson confirmed to Bill O’Reilly that she had to quit pursuing ObamaCare and the botched Fast and Furious Operation due to a “lack of interest.”
She said that as a result, questions went unanswered and other gun-running operations were not unearthed.
Attkisson was assigned to investigate the Benghazi attack three weeks after it happened. As she began to scratch the surface of the story, she told O’Reilly, “Interest was largely lost in that story as well on the part of the people who are responsible for deciding what goes on the news.”
While she wasn’t told directly to stop covering the story, Attkisson revealed that she was called a “troublemaker” for pursuing it.
“There is unprecedented, I believe, influence on the media, not just the news but the images you see everywhere by well-orchestrated and well financed campaigns of special interest, political interest and corporations,” she said.
Watch the interview above, plus hear much more from Attkisson when she sits down with Howard Kurtz, Sunday at 11a/5p ET on Media Buzz.