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CBS: Lara Logan, producer ordered to take leave
« on: November 26, 2013, 04:49:15 PM »
http://bostonherald.com/business/media_marketing/2013/11/cbs_lara_logan_producer_ordered_to_take_leave

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NEW YORK — CBS ordered "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan and her producer to take a leave of absence Tuesday following a critical internal review of their handling of the show's October story on the Benghazi raid, based on a report on a supposed witness whose story can't be verified.

The review, by CBS News executive Al Ortiz and obtained by The Associated Press, said the "60 Minutes" team should have done a better job vetting the story that featured a security contractor who said he was at the U.S. mission in Libya the night it was attacked last year.

Questions were quickly raised about whether the man was lying — something "60 Minutes" should have better checked out before airing the story, the report said.

The report also said Logan should not have done the story in the first place after making a speech in Chicago a year ago claiming that it was a lie that America's military had tamed al-Qaida.

CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager, who is also the "60 Minutes" executive producer, said he had asked Logan and her producer, Max McClellan, to take a leave of absence of an undetermined length.

Fager said he prides himself on catching almost everything, "but this deception got through and it shouldn't have." There was no word about whether Fager will face any repercussions for his role.

"The 60 Minutes" journalistic review is concluded, and we are implementing ongoing changes based on its results," said CBS News spokeswoman Sonya McNair, not making clear what those changes were.

The "60 Minutes" piece relied on testimony by Dylan Davies, a security official who was given a pseudonym in the report. The newsmagazine believed his account that he was at the scene even after informing CBS that he told his employers that he wasn't there — something that Ortiz said should have raised a "red flag" about his story.


What a bunch of malarkey! 


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Re: CBS: Lara Logan, producer ordered to take leave
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2013, 04:58:16 PM »
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The report also said Logan should not have done the story in the first place after making a speech in Chicago a year ago claiming that it was a lie that America's military had tamed al-Qaida.

Huh?  It was/is a lie......
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Re: CBS: Lara Logan, producer ordered to take leave
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2013, 04:59:55 PM »
Yet Susan Rice still has a job.


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Re: CBS: Lara Logan, producer ordered to take leave
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2013, 05:30:22 PM »
I recall a time when if 60 Minutes came knocking you knew you had a problem on your hands.  They used to be the definitive investigative reporting show on television, and over the years they did some simply amazing pieces, not all politics and corruption either.  But this is no longer Morley Safer's show either.

How far the mighty do fall....


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Re: CBS: Lara Logan, producer ordered to take leave
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2013, 05:42:13 PM »
I recall a time when if 60 Minutes came knocking you knew you had a problem on your hands.  They used to be the definitive investigative reporting show on television, and over the years they did some simply amazing pieces, not all politics and corruption either.  But this is no longer Morley Safer's show either.

How far the mighty do fall....
I remember we used to all get around the TV to watch 60 minutes as a young flower pod.  Those days are long gone. I didn't even watch this episode. I just forgot about it.


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Re: CBS: Lara Logan, producer ordered to take leave
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2013, 09:41:45 PM »
Megyn Kelly doing some great reporting on HER show tonight on Benghazi..... it was AQ (duh) and the security that was there was not only unarmed, one of the guys was running around barefoot and another was tooling around in a landcruiser......
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Re: CBS: Lara Logan, producer ordered to take leave
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2013, 06:11:23 PM »
Huh?  It was/is a lie......

It was not only a lie, but the guy stands by his 60 Minutes story. Who to believe? Obama/FBI or someone who was there?


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