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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:49 PM

…And why was 60 Minutes so hellbent on making that "mistake," Lara?

Wanna explain that?

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Reply …And why was 60 Minutes so hellbent on making that "mistake," Lara? (Original post)
MrScorpio Nov 2013 OP
Gman Nov 2013 #1
spanone Nov 2013 #4
Gman Nov 2013 #9
truebluegreen Nov 2013 #11
TwilightGardener Nov 2013 #2
gopiscrap Nov 2013 #3
Uncle Joe Nov 2013 #7
gopiscrap Nov 2013 #8
Warpy Nov 2013 #5
slingsam Nov 2013 #6
Snarkoleptic Nov 2013 #10

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:00 PM

1. Lara Logan's history is full of risk taking

Sometimes it's served her well, at times it got her seriously assaulted by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. In any event, she take risks. She took one with this story and she got burned. She should have known better. That's my take on this. There also may well be more sinister motives like panderng to the far right. We may never know for sure.

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Response to Gman (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:06 PM

4. i doubt she has complete control over her content. i blame her, producers and the network.

the truth is not risky..her lies are.

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Response to spanone (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:19 PM

9. I'm not so sure because

Few know the Middle East as well as she does. She has covered the ME for years. She knows many people connected with the ME and has relationships there.

Here's the thing. She was covering the ME when the neocons got us into Afghanistan and Iraq. Winger neocons where all over the policy making in the ME and some likely gave her some great leads and stories so there could be a right wing connection there.

But in all likelihood someone she knows from those days gave her the guys name. She got the name because these right wing bastards are all about selling something to make money off their ideology. And the guy has a book deal. So they know she's the kind that would run with a story like this. Facts matter not to the RW when there's money to be made. Somebody burned her, but she took the risk.

And because of her very extensive experience in the ME, I believe they let her have the control. And the higher ups got burned too.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:03 PM

2. CBS decided to go all-in for bagger viewership.

That's pretty much it.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:04 PM

3. because CBS is nothing but a giant fucking corporation

whose sole purpose is to fuck people out of as much money as possible. Therefore to keep getting corporate welfare they need to suck up to the republican/teabag meme.

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:09 PM

7. I believe you summed it up pretty well, gopiscrap. n/t

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:10 PM

8. thank you!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:06 PM

5. It's not a mistake when you know it's a right wing lie

and they're trying gin it up to get Clinton out of the race before she even gets in.

The whole thing is shameful.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:09 PM

6. Hell!

She started out by spelling her name wrong! Don't they use "U" in South Africa? (OK...OK>>>>Dimwit moment!)

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:25 PM

10. I read that the subject of the piece had a book being published by

a CBS-owned publisher that is linked to RW propagandist Mary Matalin.
So it seems to me they let their guard down as a IOKYAR nod and wink.

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