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    Re: 'We were wrong': CBS's Lara Logan apologizes for Benghazi report

    It looks like this is the crux of it:

    ...On Friday, Logan responded to questions from CBS's Norah O'Donnell, who pressed her for details about Davies.

    "What we know now is, he told the FBI a different story to what he told us," Logan said. "That was the moment for us when we realized that we no longer had confidence in our source and we were wrong to put him on air, and we apologize to our viewers."

    Logan was also asked about how CBS vetted Davies and his story.

    "We verified him, confirmed who he was, that he was working for the State Department at the time, that he was in Benghazi at the special mission compound the night of the attack," Logan said. "He showed us -- he gave us access to communications he had with U.S. government officials."...

    On Thursday a U.S. official told CNN that there were discrepancies between the contractor's accounts to the FBI and CBS, although the official did not specify them.
    A second U.S. official told CNN the same thing Friday.

    The New York Times, citing two senior government officials, reported Thursday that the contractor told the FBI he did not go the Benghazi compound on the night of the attack...

    The CBS story first came into question because of an incident report filed by the contractor's employer, the Blue Mountain security company. The incident report, obtained by CNN and first reported in The Washington Post, said the contractor never reached the Benghazi compound...

    CBS initially stood by the story after the incident report came to light. Davies said he never saw the incident report. But he said it matched a false account he gave his Blue Mountain supervisor to cover up that he had disobeyed the supervisor's order not to go to the compound...

    Davies' co-author, Damien Lewis, also told CNN this week that Jones never wavered in his story.

    "He's been consistent in the story from the word go," Lewis said. "Not only that, he's the kind of guy who downplays his role."

    Reached Friday after CBS's apology, Lewis said he would have nothing more to say until Davies comments.
    So he lied to someone about the question of whether or not he got to the compound - either to the guys who ordered him not to go (whom he told he didn't), or to CBS (whom he told he did).

    As I recall, we had a member a while back, a liberal, in fact, who worked with State who had literally just left that compound a few weeks before. He confirmed to us that the accounts used to attack the testimony of the State Department guy who was sidelined by the administration was accurate (he seemed pretty bitterly disappointed in it all, actually) - I wonder what he would say about this.

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    Re: 'We were wrong': CBS's Lara Logan apologizes for Benghazi report

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Kinda funny about this is the fact that, after CBS aired the story, FOX News devoted 13 news segments on it, and pushed the story very hard. Now that CBS has retracted the story, all you get from FOX is crickets. They are not saying a single word about the retraction. LOL.
    oh, i remember. i was a libertarian fox viewer until i couldn't take it anymore. eventually, you just look at it and say, "really? come on."

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    Re: 'We were wrong': CBS's Lara Logan apologizes for Benghazi report

    Anyone need any more proof that the racist right is completely grasping at the straws to destroy this president?
    I have a simple worldview: I'm for freedom but against "freedumb".
    I'm for liberty and against "liberteh!1".
    I support policy based on sound social science and facts not following the "kawnstitution" off a cliff.

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    Re: 'We were wrong': CBS's Lara Logan apologizes for Benghazi report

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Turns out that the so-called whistleblower was lying through his teeth, in an attempt to publish a book for the wingnutosphere that he could make money off of. Turns out that he wasn't even there when the attack occurred.

    But incidents like this are rare with CBS, right? They would never slander a president. They never used fake information to claim that Bush was AWOL either. Remember that one? I think you should take anything CBS says with a grain shaker of salt. LOL.

    Another day, another manufactured story from incompetent journalists shot down.

    Article is here.
    Looks to me that some lefty tried to shut her up.
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    Re: 'We were wrong': CBS's Lara Logan apologizes for Benghazi report

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaAdonis View Post
    Anyone need any more proof that the racist right is completely grasping at the straws to destroy this president?
    Everything you don't like about Obama is racist..........Its never how incompetent this clown is....For God sake gets some new talking points..........those are worn out. Personally myself I could care less if the president is, black, white, yellow pink, blue, etc if he is incompetent I will call him on it and I am not a racist. I would vote for a man like Doctor Ben Carson for president in a NY minute oh and in case you did not know he is black.
    "God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."

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    Re: 'We were wrong': CBS's Lara Logan apologizes for Benghazi report

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaAdonis View Post
    Anyone need any more proof that the racist right is completely grasping at the straws to destroy this president?
    You completely discredit yourself when you make accusations like this.


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    Re: 'We were wrong': CBS's Lara Logan apologizes for Benghazi report

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Everything you don't like about Obama is racist..........Its never how incompetent this clown is....For God sake gets some new talking points..........those are worn out. Personally myself I could care less if the president is, black, white, yellow pink, blue, etc if he is incompetent I will call him on it and I am not a racist. I would vote for a man like Doctor Ben Carson for president in a NY minute oh and in case you did not know he is black.
    Ben Carson is a buffoon.
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    Re: 'We were wrong': CBS's Lara Logan apologizes for Benghazi report

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Everything you don't like about Obama is racist..........Its never how incompetent this clown is....For God sake gets some new talking points..........those are worn out. Personally myself I could care less if the president is, black, white, yellow pink, blue, etc if he is incompetent I will call him on it and I am not a racist. I would vote for a man like Doctor Ben Carson for president in a NY minute oh and in case you did not know he is black.
    Gee NP, it looks like you would vote for him because he is black.


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    Re: 'We were wrong': CBS's Lara Logan apologizes for Benghazi report

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    You completely discredit yourself when you make accusations like this.
    What other explanation can there be? The repiglicans are throwing any s*** they can get their hands on against the wall.
    I have a simple worldview: I'm for freedom but against "freedumb".
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    Re: 'We were wrong': CBS's Lara Logan apologizes for Benghazi report

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaAdonis View Post
    What other explanation can there be? The repiglicans are throwing any s*** they can get their hands on against the wall.
    I'm sure there are many explanations for their behavior against President Obama, one of which could be racism, I'm just saying you need some good argument if your going to get anywhere.


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