60 Minutes Admits Mistake on Benghazi Report (Updated)


Back in September 2004, Dan Rather did a report for 60 Minutes on President George W. Bush's service in the Texas Air National Guard.

The authenticity of the documents on which Rather relied was challenged and the report was later discredited.

Rather lost his job and CBS doesn't even acknowledge his existence anymore. 

Fast forward to Today and CBS and 60 Minutes finds themselves in a very similar predicament. This time it's not Dan Rather, but Lara Logan. 

Logan did a report for 60 Minutes about the attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya.

The report relied mainly on information from security officer Dylan Davies (who used the name Morgan Jones on 60 Minutes and in his book). Many have questioned Davies account of the events and now CBS is questioning them as well. 

After the report aired, CBS and Logan stood by the story, but that seems to be changing now.  

CBS says "'60 Minutes' has learned of new information that undercuts the account told to us by Morgan Jones of his actions on the night of the attack on the Benghazi compound," a statement read. "We are currently looking into this serious matter to determine if he misled us, and if so, we will make a correction."

This morning, Logan went on the CBS Morning News and admitted to the mistake. "The truth is that we made a mistake." "We were wrong to put him on air." "We apologize to our viewers," Logan said.  

Logan added that 60 Minutes will issue a correction on Sunday night's broadcast. 

Somewhere, under a bridge on a Texas highway, former CBS Anchor Dan Rather is sticking his head out of the cardboard box that is now his home and he has huge smile on his face.  

H/T HuffPo

Update: Here's Logan admitting to the mistake on CBS Morning News.