Fresh off her resignation from CBS News, journalist Sharyl Attkisson’s website dedicated to seeking the truth about the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal, Benghazi, Obamacare and other important issues is gaining national attention.
Many have speculated why Attkisson, a highly successful reporter, left one of the largest news organizations in the world. The bold statement on the homepage of her website, SharylAttkisson.com, might provide a little insight: “Resisting undue corporate, political and other special interests.”
The simplistic website features individual tabs for stories relating to Fast and Furious scandal, Benghazi, Healthcare.gov, “Medical & Vaccines” and “Green Energy Going Red.” The site also provides a link to pre-order Attkisson’s upcoming book, “Stonewalled: One Reporter’s Fight for Truth in Obama’s Washington.”
While the site vows to focus on “untouchable subjects” and deliver “fearless reporting” in its tagline, it wasn’t immediately clear if it will be Attkisson’s main journalistic venture or if she would be personally contributing new, original content on the site.
However, a massive archive of Attkisson’s in-depth reporting on Fast and Furious, Benghazi and other important subjects is currently available on the site. The Obama administration still considers Benghazi to be a “phony” scandal.
Attkisson told TheBlaze in a phone call Wednesday that she wanted to give people a place where they could get all the information on Fast and Furious as well as other important topics in one centralized location, rather than have them scour news websites looking for them.
When she announced she was leaving CBS News earlier this month, Attkisson didn’t say exactly why she decided to suddenly quit her job. She said she was grateful for the opportunity to work for CBS and called the job “one of life’s great privileges” in a statement.
Citing unnamed sources, Politico later reported she “had grown frustrated with what she saw as the network’s liberal bias, an outsized influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting.”
That again brings us back to the message plastered in big letters on SharylAttkisson.com: “Resisting undue corporate, political and other special interests.”
Though Politico’s Dylan Byers tweeted that the site was “new,” Attkisson told TheBlaze she created it in 2013, but she never really publicized its existence.
The response to Attkisson’s website on Twitter Wednesday was overwhelmingly positive:
— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) January 8, 2014
— Boss Tweet (@texasbryanp) March 19, 2014
SHINY – really! http://t.co/owa1YjxbYG
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) March 19, 2014
Sharyl Attkisson, pushed out at CBS News, launches blog and new book on reforming journalism in US. http://t.co/cD6njZp9by
— Ralph Ward (@Boardroominside) March 19, 2014
This story has been updated. Carousel image via CBS.