Marvin Kalb, former host of Meet the Press, past NBC News chief diplomatic correspondent and one-time Moscow bureau chief, called the situation "a serious problem" for 60 Minutes noting Davies "could not both be there, and not be there, at the same time. It is, to put it mildly, surprising that 60 Minutes did not check this discrepancy before broadcast."CNN's Reliable Sources also covered this morning. Can't confirm but someone tweeted to me that "60 Minutes" tonight in their mailbag segment mentioned three positive letters and made no mention of criticism of their report.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Logan's Bad Run
More troubles for that disturbing "60 Minutes" report on Benghazi tragedy last week, which has been picked apart all week for good reason--its star told a totally different story in his official report. Media Matters has been all over it--but now relate criticism from media heavyweights and ethicists. Lara Logan may deserve to get canned, following the Dan Rather example. Totally bogus to not even mention that he told different story earlier. And later asked to be paid for info. And is flacking book. And admits he lied in his initial, so he has a track record.
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