Is the media afraid of the surveillance state?

Back in February, award-winning investigative reporter, Sharyl Atkisson, commented on how the majority numbers of journalists expressed no interest in investigating possible abuse of surveillance powers by the US government:

Atkisson has been the apparent target of surveillance abuse after her investigative stories about the Obama adminstration:

Just when you think Attkisson’s imagination might be running away with her comes wave after wave of evidence that both her CBS computer and personal iMac were repeatedly hacked and its files accessed, including one on Benghazi. A consultant hired by CBS reached the same conclusion. Further scrutiny of her personal desktop proves that “the interlopers were able to co-opt my iMac and operate it remotely, as if they were sitting in front of it.” And an inspection revealed that an extra fiber-optics line had been installed in Attkisson’s home without her knowledge.

Are most journalists afraid of the surveillance agencies or their allies?