HOT BLAST: Daily Show, Colbert offers takes on bogus Benghazi story
Nov 12, 2013 | 1259 views |  0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Greg Mitchell sets the scene for what is becoming a huge embarrassment for the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes:

Two days after their “apology” Friday morning, 60 Minutes covered their bogus reporting on the Benghazi scandal in their regular show tonight. It came after Jeff Fager, the executive producer, told Michael Calderone of Huff Post that, yes, Dylan Davies had told them he lied to his boss about where he was on the fateful night. And yet they went ahead with their report, without seemingly tough vetting, after that.

Here’s a write-up on tonight’s “apology” by Lara Logan, which last all of ninety seconds and added nothing to their earlier statements. Now they are “very sorry” but she calls it simply “a mistake.” Pathetic. Clearly they will try to tough it out and not even do a major probe, so it’s up to other journalists to push them. 

The next (and inevitable) chapter of this saga came last night, when The Colbert Report and The Daily Show offered their treatments:

"Of course Fox News has been working this story for a year, having definitely proven that tragedy ... something, something, something ... Hillary Clinton," says Stephen Colbert. 

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