And people are noticing. Sharyl Attkisson is the lead CBS reporter.
At the Baltimore Sun, Z on TV writes:
The blowback from the White House and DOJ has been petty, nasty and has failed to responsibly address the serious charges Attkisson's reporting raises. This is exactly the White House contempt for the press that I wrote about shortly after Obama's inauguration. It's the White House I came to know when I criticized it for its war against Fox News in 2009.He goes on to say:
Team Obama, under the direction of David Plouffe, will try and find a way to punish CBS News for Attkisson's work, make no mistake about it. As I said two years ago, I have not seen a White House as vindictive in its dealings with the press since the one inhabited by Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew. But CBS News isn't backing down so far.Despite solid reporting by CBS, many in the media continue to either avoid the story. or attempt to pass of their shallow coverage as serious effort.
Meanwhile, the bloggers (David Codrea and Mike Vanderboegh), who broke the story continue to advance it as well. I've been following their coverage long before CBS picked up on the story. And even now, as I was back in February, I'm still perplexed the national media, for the most part, continues to shun its traditional watchdog role and avoid serious coverage.