CBS Investigative Journalist Fired and Had all Her Work Seized by Joe Biden* Administration

UPDATED: Thursday, February 22, 2024 21:01
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Thursday, February 22, 2024 4:34 PM



The timing of Herridge’s termination immediately raised suspicions in Washington. She was pursuing stories that were unwelcomed by the Biden White House and many Democratic powerhouses, including the Hur report on Joe Biden’s diminished mental capacity, the Biden corruption scandal and the Hunter Biden laptop. She continued to pursue these stories despite reports of pushback from CBS executives, including CBS News President Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews.


Keep pretending that you guys aren't the real fucking Russians.


Thursday, February 22, 2024 4:40 PM



Given the other layoffs and declining revenues, the inclusion of Herridge was defended by the network as a painful but necessary measure. But then something strange happened. The network grabbed Herridge’s notes and files and informed her that it would decide what, if anything, would be turned over to her. The files likely contain confidential material from both her stints at Fox and CBS. Those records, it suggests, are presumptively the property of CBS News.

For many of us who have worked in the media for decades, this action is nothing short of shocking. Journalists are generally allowed to leave with their files. Under the standard contract, including the one at CBS, journalists agree that they will make files available to the network if needed in future litigation. That presupposes that they will retain control of their files. Such files are crucial for reporters, who use past contacts and work in pursuing new stories with other outlets or who cap their careers with personal memoirs.

The heavy-handed approach to the files left many wondering if it was the result of the past reported tension over stories.

Regardless of motive, the company is dead wrong.

These files may contain sources who were given confidentiality by Herridge. The company is suggesting that the privilege of confidentiality (and the material) rest ultimately with CBS. As a threshold matter, that cannot be the case with regard to files that were generated during Herridge’s long stint with Fox News. Yet CBS appears to be retaining those files, too.

When sources accept confidentiality assurances, it is an understanding that rests with the reporter. It is a matter of trust that can take a long time to establish on a personal level between a reporter and a source.

It is certainly understood that the network stands behind that pledge. However, most sources understand that their identity and information will be kept protected by the reporter and only disclosed to a select group of editors or colleagues when necessary. It is the reporter who implicitly promises to go to jail to protect confidentiality — and many have done so. Such agreements are less likely to occur if sources are told that any number of unnamed individuals, including non-journalists, could have access or custody of these files.

When “Deep Throat” agreed to disclose his identity to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, he was assured that they would protect it until his death. He would not have been so inclined if he had been told that this was a type of privilege by committee with potential disclosures to corporate, legal and HR personnel. Reporters like Herridge have long served as the primary defenders of privileged sources. Indeed, Herridge is still in court defending confidentiality over a series of stories at Fox News in 2017, even at the risk of being held in contempt.

CBS is suggesting that it will allow unnamed individuals to rifle through Herridge’s files to determine what will remain with the network and what will be returned to the reporter. That could fundamentally alter how reporters operate and how willing sources are to trust assurances that they will be protected.

I wonder how many whistleblowers might have their lives ruined because they dared say something bad about the current regime.

But please, by all means... Keep telling us about how much you give a shit about Alexei Navalny.

Oh? You don't remember Alexei Navalny? That's right. The media already stopped talking about him today.


Political correctness is just tyranny, with a smiley face.


Thursday, February 22, 2024 5:04 PM


The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at

Who got fired? CBS News Layoffs Claim Former Fox News Star, Catherine Herridge. Tough shit when a worthless asshole gets fired.

And who is bitching about it? Jonathan Turley, another worthless asshole closely aligned with Trump and the GOP:

By Jonathan Turley | February 22, 2024
No, the Indictment of Alexander Smirnov Does Not Exonerate Hunter Biden

Also from today by Jonathan Turley | February 22, 2024
Master and Commander: The Biden Dogs Accused of Dozens of Additional Attacks at White House

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at


Thursday, February 22, 2024 6:09 PM


For years I've watched you post shit that shows you are clueless as to how America works. And for years I've watched you post hate towards America and Americans. You don't live here. Comrade...



Thursday, February 22, 2024 9:01 PM



Political correctness is just tyranny, with a smiley face.






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