Sinclair Broadcasting has hired former CBS Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson to work as an Investigative Reporter for the company.
Attkisson left CBS News after she said that the network kept spiking her stories. She has shown that her leanings are very conservative and will fit in perfectly with Sinclair, which leans the same way.
Attkisson working at Sinclair is akin to the mothership calling her home.
Here is the internal memo sent out to the News Directors at the Sinclair stations.
From: Scott Livingston
Date: Tue, Jun 24, 2014 4:47 AM
Cc: News - News Directors All SBG;
I'm pleased to announce that Sharyl Attkisson will be working as a freelance independent investigative reporter for Sinclair Broadcast Group. Sharyl is an award winning journalist, whose work has been recognized for more than a decade. She has broken many major stories including Fast and Furious, Benghazi and numerous government accountability stories. Sharyl will focus on stories that follow the money and waste watch type of investigations. I have admired her determination and desire to track the truth. As you know, she resigned from CBS News due to frustration over the network's perceived bias and lack of support for investigative reporting. She will be a great fit with our commitment to holding public officials accountable and being a viewer advocate. You can expect Sharyl's first story later this month.