Lara Logan and 60 Minutes Producer Suspended Over Discredited Benghazi Story
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Not since "Rathergate" has 60 Minutes had so much egg on their face (and to be fair, that was 60 Minutes II). In that case, the conservative blogosphere nabbed one of their first scalps. It pretty much put the arch tea-bagger site FreeRepublic.com on the map. This time, the shoe is kind of on the other foot. 60 Minutes was trying to play into a right-wing conspiracy theory, and got suckered by a guy who sold them a story that fit the narrative. Interestingly, the FReeper types still believe the discredited story, in kind of a reverse of the "story is true, but the evidence was fake" theme they made fun of with the Bush National Guard documents of Rathergate. I hope Dan Rather got a chuckle out of this one, at least.
Lara Logan and ’60 Minutes’ producer put on leave after discredited Benghazi report
CBS News confirmed on Monday that correspondent Lara Logan and producer Max McClellan had been effectively suspended from60 Minutesafter a discredited report on Benghazi that the network was later forced to retract. . .