A glimmering light of honesty in the otherwise murky depths of the mainstream media. Hopefully 60 Minutes and other recognized mainstays of the media will continue to communicate the truth to those who seek it, the American people. We here at PBN aren’t holding our collective breaths, of course, and will continue to serve you the truth all day, every day.
That all said, they still didn’t quite go far enough in their apology. As you can see from our previous articles, there are still issues with how 60 Minutes handles the truth. A step in the right direction, but certainly not a leap. –PBN
“60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan apologized Friday for what CBS News is now acknowledging was a flawed report last month about the Benghazi attacks.
“The most important thing to every person at ’60 Minutes’ is the truth, and today the truth is that we made a mistake, and that’s very disappointing for any journalist, it’s very disappointing for me,” Logan said on “CBS This Morning. “Nobody likes to admit that they made a mistake, but if you do, you have to stand up and take responsibility and you have to say you were wrong, and in this case we were wrong.”
CBS and “60 Minutes” came under fire after their Oct. 27 report with security contractor Dylan Davies, who recalled dramatic details about the attacks in Libya last September that left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
Davies, who appeared using the pseudonym Morgan Jones, “worked for the State Department in Libya, he was the manager of the local guard force at the Benghazi special mission compound, and he described for us his actions that night, saying he had entered the compound and he had a confrontation with one of the attackers, and he also said that he’d seen the body of Ambassador Chris Stevens in a local hospital,” Logan said Friday.
But days after the interview aired, The Washington Post reported that Jones submitted an incident report to his employer in which he said he was not actually at the compound the night of the attacks.
“He denied the report and he said he told the FBI the same story that he told us, but what we now know is he told the FBI a different story to what he told us,” Logan said. “That was the moment for us that we realized that we no longer had confidence in our source and that we were wrong to put him on air and we apologized to our viewers.”
Source: The Blaze