The Attkisson file

There is a lot of meat for conservatives to chew on in former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s memoir cum exposé Stonewalled: My Fight For Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation and Harassment in Obama’s Washington. It is easily one of the most important political books published last year.

One can infer from the subtitle of the book much of what Attkisson has on offer. One might not have guessed, however, that in Attkisson’s telling those “forces” in the book’s subtitle include the current head of CBS News. Attkisson adds a compelling inside/outside element to the story of her coverage of the Obama administration scandals around which the book is organized.

I have been puzzled by the dearth of attention the book has received in the conservative media, even following the filing of Attkisson’s lawsuit against the Obama administration earlier this month. In the lawsuit Attkisson and her family assert explosive claims against the Obama administration based on the monitoring of her computers as revealed in the book.

Seeking to interest readers in her story, I wrote a column on the book for NRO. My column is posted on the site this morning as “The Attkisson file.” My thanks to NRO associate editor Molly Powell for her thoughtful work on the draft I sent editor Rich Lowry to make it a stronger column. Please check it out if you have any interest in the subject.

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