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11/05/2014 03:50 pm ET

Sharyl Attkisson Is Just One More Journalist Who Says This Is 'Worst' White House For Press Freedom

Sharyl Attkisson isn't afraid to criticize the Obama administration, because she believes she's just saying what every journalist already knows.

The former CBS News investigative reporter sat down with HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss her new book, Stonewalled, which dives into how she claims she was surveilled and heavily monitored while reporting on the White House administration. During the interview, Attkisson said that there is now full "consensus" among the media that the current administration is the "worst White House they have dealt with in recent times for transparency and freedom of the press."

"There's obstruction, delay and obfuscation," she said, citing one example where she just recently received a Freedom of Information request that she said she filed 10 years ago.

Attkisson said that with each administration, the transparency and ability for reporters to do their jobs freely has gotten worse and worse. But while admitting that every administration she has dealt with has been difficult at times, she said that the Obama administration has brought "a different kind of aggression."

Attkisson joins several other prominent journalists and news organizations, including former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, who say that this is "the most secretive" and most "dangerous" White House for the press in U.S. history.

Her comments also come just after she told The Hollywood Reporter that an "enemies list" exists under the Obama administration, and that she believes she is a target.

"I kind of assume I’m on a list," she said. "I don’t think I’m the only one."

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