You may recall reporter Sharyl Attkisson's battle with CBS over what she called biased coverage. Attkisson, who often pursued stories on Obama administrations scandals like Fast and Furious and Benghazi, insisted that CBS had blocked her from airtime. She resigned in 2014 and wrote a book about her experience, “Stonewalled: One Reporter’s Fight for Truth in Obama’s Washington," in which she described her alienation.
The scandal went beyond CBS. In 2013, reports confirmed that someone had hacked into Attkisson's computer. Because of the nature of her negative reporting, she fully suspected the Obama administration to be the culprit.
In October 2014, Attkisson shared video footage of what she believed to be the government directly hacking into her computer. In the footage, you can see words being deleted from her documents. She was so convinced the government was involved that she sued the Obama White House. The Justice Department denied the allegation.
The FBI reportedly opened an investigation into the hacking without her knowledge. In April, she asked why the agency was withholding her entire file with no explanation. "What on earth is in there?" she tweeted.
To this day, Attkisson has reason to believe the agency is retaining information about her without her consent.
FBI continues to incorrectly insist there are no outstanding records about me in its files. Here's still more evidence they are incorrect. pic.twitter.com/Xbcp4zXork— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) August 16, 2017
Many of her followers substituted the word "incorrect" for "lying."
Should we really put it past the government, however? After all, the Justice Department once seized the emails and phone records of Fox News correspondent James Rosen.