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CBS News Faces Backlash Over Journalism Scandal After It Seized Award-Winning Reporter's Confidential Files

"The timing of Herridge’s termination immediately raised suspicions in Washington. She was pursuing stories that were unwelcomed by the Biden White House..."

Veteran national security reporter Catherine Herridge was abruptly terminated from her job at CBS News nearly one week ago under suspect circumstances.

Herridge's eagle-eyed, intrepid, and uncompromising approach to journalism in the murky and deep underbelly of Washington D.C. politics was a breath of fresh air for Americans who longed to know the inner workings of their own government.

Thus, it came as an unpleasant surprise when the award-winning journalist was axed from CBS News in the kind of media blood-letting that typically includes the unheralded rank-and-file.

Herridge, however, has been a thorn in the side of the Biden administration, which has been mired in national security scandals that have gone largely unreported in major news outlets like CBS News.

In contrast to the majority of corporate journalists, the investigative reporter has been strikingly unwilling to twist narratives to suit the D.C. establishment or withhold counter-factuals that are necessary to fully understand the balance of an important story.

On everything from the Biden corruption scandal to the IRS whistleblowers to the border crisis to the Russia-Ukraine war to Covid to to the Trump Mar-a-Lago raid to the January 6th riots, Herridge has steadfastly and fairly reported down-the-middle on stories without prejudice or favor regarding the power players involved.

So it is with grave concern for the future of journalism that a story out of CBS News arises that indicates that her former employer seized her confidential files in an unsanctioned violation of her sources and methods.

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