November 11th, 2013
10:24 AM ET

'We Were Wrong': CBS's Lara Logan Apologizes for Benghazi Report

CBS correspondent Lara Logan apologized Friday and said the network was "wrong" for a "60 Minutes" report that raised questions about the Obama administration's response to last year's attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

The assault left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

"In this case, we were wrong. We made a mistake," Logan said on "CBS This Morning." "That's disappointing for any journalist. It's very disappointing for me."

New Media Reporter for the "New York Times" Brian Stelter weighed in on Monday's "New Day." Stelter says the 'original sin' in journalism could be at play.

"If we start out believing we know what the story is and the story changes on us, reporters can sometimes be wary of changing their whole story. That's maybe the original sin in journalism sometimes.'

A primary source for the "60 Minutes" report on October 27 was a security contractor using the pseudonym "Morgan Jones," later identified as Dylan Davies. Davies told CBS he was able to reach the Benghazi compound on the night of September 11, 2012, scale a wall and even fight off a militant.

Also on Friday, the publisher of a book containing Davies' account said it was suspending the sale and publication of the book. Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, is recommending that booksellers not sell "The Embassy House" and return the books, spokeswoman Jennifer Robinson told CNN.

The "60 Minutes" story broadcast October 27 cast doubt on whether the Obama administration sent all possible help to try to save Stevens and his three colleagues. The story was then cited by congressional Republicans who have demanded to know why a military rescue was not attempted.

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  1. Cathy McCray

    OK, Lara, now go on all the other stations, especially Fox and undue the harm you have inflicted. All you did was use hearsay and by gosh Fox will make the most of it. In fact, they are the champs at hearsay, maybe you should join their team!

    November 11, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Reply

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