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November 18, 2013

LYONS: CBS still has some explaining to do

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So the incident report is a forgery? Wow, that would be news.

Who wrote it, Michelle Obama?

Then on Nov. 7, the hammer dropped — The New York Times produced the FBI report: “Dylan Davies, a security officer hired to help protect the United States Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, gave the FBI an account of the night that terrorists attacked the mission on Sept. 11, 2012, that contradicts a version of events he provided in a recently published book and in an interview with the CBS News program ‘60 Minutes.’”

So last Sunday, they sent Logan out to apologize: “The most important thing to every person at ‘60 Minutes’ is the truth,” she said, “and the truth is we made a mistake.”

Sorry, but that simply won’t do. Logan’s a formidable figure and “60 Minutes” has long defined TV journalism. But if CBS wants its reputation back, they’ve got a lot more explaining to do.

Gene Lyons is a columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He can be reached at eugenelyons2@yahoo.com.

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