CNN/MSNBC reporter: Corporate executives forced pro-Bush, pro-war narrative
Boom. Here is the smoking gun. And it isn't a mushroom cloud, it's a reporter admitting that she was forced to only tell pro-war and pro-Bush stories and forbidden from being critical of war.
And my own experience at the White House was that, the higher the president’s approval ratings, the more pressure I had from news executives — and I was not at this network at the time — but the more pressure I had from news executives to put on positive stories about the president.
I think, over time…
COOPER: You had pressure from news executives to put on positive stories about the president?
YELLIN: Not in that exact — they wouldn’t say it in that way, but they would edit my pieces. They would push me in different directions. They would turn down stories that were more critical and try to put on pieces that were more positive, yes. That was my experience.