Friday, November 8, 2013

CBS says misled by source in 60 Minutes’ Benghazi story, will apologize to viewers

CBS News said Friday that it was misled by a 60 Minutes source who claimed he was on the on the scene of a 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya when it now turns out there are serious doubts about whether he was.
Reporter Lara Logan said that 60 Minutes would correct its Oct. 27 report on Sunday’s broadcast. A video copy of that story was taken off the 60 Minutes website late Thursday.
Logan had interviewed Dylan Davies, a security contractor who claimed he took part in fighting at the mission, and gave him the pseudonym Morgan Jones. But the Washington Post reported the contractor’s real name four days later, and said that Davies had written a report to his employers telling them he was not at the site.
A book written by Davies has been suspended by its publisher.

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