And she said the White House has been steadily clamping down on the media's watchdog abilities for years.
"There is pressure coming to bear on journalists for just doing their job in ways that have never come to bear before," she said, The Blaze reported. "Now there've always been tensions. ... But it is particularly aggressive under the Obama administration, and I think it's a campaign that's very well organized, that's designed to have sort of a chilling effect and to some degree has been somewhat successful in getting broadcast producers who don't really want to deal with the headache of it."