Oct 282014
 
 October 28, 2014  Posted by  Govt, Surveillance

Kyle Smith and Bruce Golding report:

A former CBS News reporter who quit the network over claims it kills stories that put President Obama in a bad light says she was spied on by a “government-related entity” that planted classified documents on her computer.

In her new memoir, Sharyl Attkisson says a source who arranged to have her laptop checked for spyware in 2013 was “shocked” and “flabbergasted” at what the analysis revealed.

Read more on NY Post.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link. If Attkisson’s allegations are true, this is a pretty disturbing story. 

Update: I had initially delayed linking to the NY Post story because frankly, I had trouble believing it. But more has now come out. See this Washington Post coverage. Even though there’s more detail, however, some of her story still seems off. Hacking wouldn’t cause some of the symptoms she describes, and if there’s spyware on her system, there’s no need for any extra cable. Then, too, just because she was criticizing the government on Benghazi, would the government actually hack her for that?  I tend to doubt it. So I’ll remain skeptical for now.

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