One of the documents provides smoking gun proof that the Obama White House and the Eric Holder Justice Department colluded to get CBS News to block reporter Sharyl Attkisson. Attkisson was one of the few mainstream media reporters who paid any attention to the deadly gun-running scandal.
In an email dated October 4, 2011, Attorney General Holder’s top press aide, Tracy Schmaler, called Attkisson “out of control.” Schmaler told White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz that he intended to call CBS news anchor Bob Schieffer to get the network to stop Attkisson.
Schultz replied, “Good. Her piece was really bad for the AG.”
That the Obama administration is lawless and thuggish is no news. But do note, Schmaler had reason to believe that CBS anchor Bob Schieffer was sufficiently in bed with the administration that DoJ could count on him to quash Attkisson, not because her reporting was wrong, but because it was unhelpful.
As Insty says, Job #2 is making sure you know what they want you to know. Job #1 is making sure you don’t know what they don’t want you to know.