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After internal review on Benghazi report, CBS puts reporter, producer on leave

Special to SEGAZINE

CBS has asked Lara Logan, the 60 Minutes correspondent whose recent story on a deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was found to have multiple flaws, to take a leave of absence, along with her producer on the story. An internal report also found wider problems at the network; a summary of that report’s findings was leaked to the media Tuesday.

The news was revealed to staff at CBS in a memo from network chairman Jeff Fager, who is also the executive producer of 60 Minutes. In it, he cited the “distinguished” work Logan and her colleague have done for CBS over the years.

Logan’s report on the attack that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans was retracted within weeks of its airing on Oct. 27. It featured Dylan Davies, a security contractor who reportedly told a different version of events to 60 Minutes than he did to his employer and to the FBI.


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