Sharyl Attkisson Says Journalists Have ‘Gone Backwards’ Since Watergate Scandal

Posted by Mike Confino, August 15, 2014

CBS EVENING NEWS

How would the media respond if the Watergate scandal occurred today?

Sharyl Attkisson thinks there wouldn’t be much of a response at all. The former CBS News reporter argued Sunday on ABC News’ “This Week” that journalists today seem to have far less authority than they did 40 years ago.

“I think that we’ve gone backwards since that time when we really felt empowered as journalists,” she said.

Attkisson speculated on how the Nixon controversy would have been handled in a world filled with today’s television and social media obsessions.

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