#1 Lara Logan placed on leave over discredited '60 Minutes' report by Rev 26.11.2013 19:38

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Lara Logan placed on leave over discredited '60 Minutes' report

By Tracy Connor, Staff Writer, NBC News

CBS correspondent Lara Logan has been ordered to take a leave of absence after an internal review found her discredited "60 Minutes" segment on the Benghazi consulate attack was poorly vetted, the network said in a memo to staff.

The network also asked Logan's producer, Max McClellan, to take a leave of absence. CBS did not specify a length for the leaves.

"As Executive Producer, I am responsible for what gets on the air," CBS' Jeff Fager said in the memo. "I pride myself in catching almost everything, but this deception got through and it shouldn’t have."

Logan has already publicly apologized for the October story, which featured an interview with security contractor Dylan Davies, who claimed he witnessed the 2012 raid that left four Americans dead.

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#2 RE: Lara Logan placed on leave over discredited '60 Minutes' report by Sanguine 27.11.2013 12:04

Set-up or blatant mistake by an experience journalist?

#3 RE: Lara Logan placed on leave over discredited '60 Minutes' report by ThirstyMan 27.11.2013 12:13

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Quote: Sanguine wrote in post #2
Set-up or blatant mistake by an experience journalist?



Good question. In this case someone said they were an eyewitness. Logan being placed on leave for simply interviewing a liar seems too harsh to me. Unless she was partly responsible for the deception and/or should have vetted his testimony.

#4 RE: Lara Logan placed on leave over discredited '60 Minutes' report by Frank Cannon 27.11.2013 13:06

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On the plus side, I heard 60 Minutes just dug up Harry Reasoner to fill in for Lara while she is out....

#5 RE: Lara Logan placed on leave over discredited '60 Minutes' report by ThirstyMan 27.11.2013 13:10

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Quote: Frank Cannon wrote in post #4
On the plus side, I heard 60 Minutes just dug up Harry Reasoner to fill in for Lara while she is out....




good choice on their part!

#6 RE: Lara Logan placed on leave over discredited '60 Minutes' report by Frank Cannon 27.11.2013 13:33

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Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #5


good choice on their part!


You're right. Here is Harry about to interview Netanyahu on the Kerry/Iran peace deal....

#7 RE: Lara Logan placed on leave over discredited '60 Minutes' report by Rev 27.11.2013 23:57

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@ThirstyMan @Frank Cannon

FOX?

Perhaps a replacement for Bill O'Reilly?

I know I'd hire her for the British accent alone.

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