Lara Logan has publicly apologized for her false report on Benghazi for 60 minutes.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Benghazi victims were remembered on 9/11, but the families say Obama and the government have lied about what happened.
Part of the story revolved around the September 11, 2012 attack at Benghazi which made headlines for the attacker alleged crying out “we’re here to kill Americans”.
The story in question now is the 60 Minutes story which aired October 27th about a security contractor, “Morgan Jones”, later identified as Dylan Davies, who supposedly scaled a wall and fought off a militant. The segment called into question President Obama’s response to the Benghazi attack in which four Americans were killed, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Many criticized Obama’s response as inadequate and it was hinted that the President had not sent all available support to combat the attackers.
Yesterday however, Lara Logan issues a formal apology for misleading viewers after it was discovered that Dylan Davie’s account wasn’t even remotely true:
“What we know now is, he told the FBI a different story to what he told us. 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. The most important thing to every person at 60 Minutes is the truth, and today the truth is that we made a mistake.”
Logan was also questioned in regards to how CBS validated the 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. He showed us — he gave us access to communications he had with U.S. government officials.”
Originally though, Dylan Davies had told FBI he wasn’t even present at Benghazi during the attacks. But that was discarded as a legitimate cover story to protect himself. CBS will be issuing a correction story, scheduled for Sunday night’s episode.
Many are speculating that Lara Logan was just a little too invested in the story, and blames her desire to break a story for the mistake. The fact that the story was released so quickly, wasn’t properly researched and her backup sources were known Benghazi critics.
What do you think of Lara Logan covering a false Benghazi report, should she be held totally responsible?