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'60 Minutes' apologizes for Benghazi report

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Dick Whitman, Nov 11, 2013.

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  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    In essence, Lara Logan had a report a couple weeks ago about Benghazi, in which a witness painted the Obama administration in a pretty unfavorable light. As it turns out, the witness told a completely different story when interviewed by the government. Oh, and he wrote a book for an imprint that is part of the same corporate family as CBS, which went undisclosed by Logan:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/11/business/media/60-minutes-airs-apology-on-benghazi.html?hp&_r=0

    "60 Minutes" has apologized.
     
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Be nice if Obama would apologize too. And, you know, stop lying.
     
  3. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    How about we not shit all over journalism board threads? Is that too much to ask?
     
  4. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    That's a bit of an over reaction. Someone says Obama has some 'splainin' to do, and suddenly we get profanity? A bad witness for 60 Minutes is a drop in the bucket compared to the cover-up that has gone on with Benghazi.
     
  5. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    It's not an overreaction at all given how one side of the political aisle keeps pulling this shit.
     
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Which side would that be?
     
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    How about neither side. Knock it off. Talk about the journalism aspect of it. Keep the other trash out of here -- and elsewhere.
     
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Why does it matter?
     
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Has 60 Minutes ever been the same since they yanked the smoking story? Was it the smoking story that I am thinking of?
     
  10. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    The fact that 60 Minutes didn't disclose the corporate link is ridiculous. Basic tenet of journalism. Hiding it makes it look like they were trying to lend credibility to the guy's story, which they may have been but if they weren't, not disclosing the connection makes it look like it was done just to push his book.
     
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

     
  12. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    It is noteworthy how often these major journalism scandals come down to a reporter, editor and entire news organization falling into a teenage crush on a single source. Isn't the business supposed to be based on the principle "if it sounds too good to be true it probably is?"
     
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