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Fri Nov 8, 2013, 10:51 AM

'We were wrong': CBS's Lara Logan apologizes for Benghazi report

Source: CNN

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," she said on "CBS This Morning." "That's disappointing for any journalist. It's very disappointing for me."

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.

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

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/08/politics/cbs-benghazi/



Congrats to Media Matters and others who called out CBS for this junk.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 10:52 AM

1. Stupid too; many of us not claiming to be journalists knew you were wrong before you aired it.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:31 AM

31. do a piece explaining the error. apologies are cheap

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Response to roguevalley (Reply #31)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:56 AM

37. That I'd like to see!

 

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Response to roguevalley (Reply #31)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:26 PM

49. As cheap as the price Logan sold herself out for.

Solid warmonger apologist for the MIC.

She doesn't do what she does for free, but compared to the hundreds of billions in profits her real owners make, she works for peanuts.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #49)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 07:08 PM

104. "Solid warmonger apologist for the MIC"

Thats the only kind of "journalist" allowed on air in these corporate "news" programs anymore eh?

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Response to roguevalley (Reply #31)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:24 PM

69. That was my first thought too.

Clean it up, Lara.

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Response to roguevalley (Reply #31)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 12:01 AM

121. And spent as much time explaining where you went wrong.....

as you used on the original 'report'.

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Response to roguevalley (Reply #31)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 01:22 AM

125. and do it on Faux "News"

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Response to roguevalley (Reply #31)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 08:35 AM

141. That's probably a great idea. "how misinformation and couple lies- can build a fake crisis"

they can interview Dan Rather.

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Response to roguevalley (Reply #31)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 10:37 AM

174. They're too stupid to realize

that doing that would enhance their image more than just a short apology. It would almost be like real reporting, which at this point is a foreign concept to them.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:59 PM

62. Resign or be fired. Either or.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:01 PM

64. Whatever happened to "Investigative"

journalisms? That meaning have long left the building. Look at the so called journalist now . . .Chuck Todd, Gregory . .and Faked news have none.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #64)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 01:24 AM

126. you'd think these "muckrakers" would have learned after BushCo's "valid" source, Chalabi

There was an agenda here just like back then, too.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:02 AM

164. If she did any work at all on this, she must have known beforehand it was a pack of lies

CBS needs to do a massive expose on the right-wing republican lie machine, Inc.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 10:57 AM

2. Disappointing for journalists?

Don't think of just yourself; pity the poor. poor Republicans! They must be screaming, kicking their little feet and turning blue!

(for those who need it)

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 06:04 PM

95. Sadly, this is a typical case of "a lie going around the world

Before the truth gets its pants on". The rethugs will just ignore it and move onto the next "scandal".

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 10:57 AM

3. A double injury for CBS.

Because of the apology their application to the right-wing news network will be revoked.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 05:46 PM

93. lol.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:01 AM

4. Time for Lara Logan to go. Anyone who thinks she did not

 

know exactly what she was doing, I have a bridge to show you. Logan is pure MIC. 60 minutes was one of the last programs I would watch before I quit watching tv altogether. The institution 60 minutes was is no longer.

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Response to boomersense (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:16 AM

14. I think she knows her days at CBS are numbered

She's just trying to set herself up for a future job at Faux News.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:22 AM

20. That would be okay with me. I have less chance of watching

 

Fox News than I do watching Chris Christie's fat head being unveiled at Mount Rushmore.

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Response to boomersense (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 12:57 AM

123. Your post made my day! nt

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Response to mimi85 (Reply #123)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 12:15 PM

148. Good!.........nt

 

dddddd

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 05:13 PM

89. Dan Rather was fired for much less!

She did not check her sources.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #89)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:55 PM

120. That was the very first thought that went through my head...

Wait, that's not true. My first thought was "where is my wine?", my second thought was "Dan Rather was hung out to dry for less". My third thought was "where is the corkscrew?"

Its been a loooooong day….

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Response to boomersense (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:26 AM

25. +1000. "As a journalist, you have to be complementary to generals,

 

in order to get the story." Remember that gem from her interview with Charlie Rose last year?

As if she's the first person to discover flattery when she actually is the last to realize it has almost no place in the professional journalist's repertoire.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:31 AM

32. Edward R Murrow is turning over in his grave. I remember. I

 

think I read it here. I get most of my news from Latest Threads on this site.

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Response to boomersense (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 03:37 PM

84. Why pile on Lara?

Don't you know that producers, researchers do the legwork and so forth for stories? Whomever missed this extreme discrepancy is at fault here, not Ms. Logan. Cut her some slack. She's been through hell and back for her job and I find her brave and resilient. She isn't the first to get fooled by a source. Anybody remember the Dan Rather/Dubya/National Guard scandal? And he's been doing this since before Ms. Logan was born and he got burned, damaging his career. It happens.

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Response to Scairp (Reply #84)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 03:42 PM

86. Because it was her damn segment.

 

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Response to closeupready (Reply #86)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 05:40 PM

91. The buck stops with her.

Someone needs to resign. I'm looking at you, Lara.

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Response to Scairp (Reply #84)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 06:04 PM

96. Because I think she knew exactly what she was doing. Exactly

 

the reliability of her story teller, but decided to go for it anyway so as to blacken Obama and make a name for herself with the MIC and their string-pullers. I see a side of her that you don't. I think it her who "missed" the extreme discrepancy.

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Response to boomersense (Reply #96)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 06:11 PM

97. I totally disagree with everyone on this

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Response to Scairp (Reply #97)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 09:22 PM

116. There are none so blind.....

 

...as those who cannot see.

- There's actually a difference between news and propaganda.

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Response to Scairp (Reply #84)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 08:40 PM

109. Memories are short. Logan reported fearlessly from Iraq and was gang raped in Egypt.

I remember her going after Ingraham and O'Reilly in the bush years. She paid heavy dues as a foreign correspondent. Hope she finds her way out of this one.

I don't, however, recall Rather getting burned the same way. Some right wing nuts were somehow allowed to discredit him with some bunk about, uh, kerning, wasn't it?

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Response to Rose Siding (Reply #109)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:56 PM

170. Dan Rather was screwed big time for telling the truth.

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Response to Rose Siding (Reply #109)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 10:22 AM

173. Her lying about this Benghazi story

makes me question her Egypt story! That is what lying does for you - it DESTROYS your cred!

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Response to LibGranny (Reply #173)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 05:36 PM

175. Excuse me

But she was violently sexually assaulted in Egypt and for you to call her a liar over it officially makes you a lousy person. It happened and she was lucky to live through it. And as I see it she didn't lie, she was lied to by sources thought reliable.

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Response to Scairp (Reply #84)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 09:06 PM

113. Rather was right. :-| n/t

 

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Response to Scairp (Reply #84)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 09:13 PM

115. Didn't Rather get fired?

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Response to Scairp (Reply #84)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 01:46 AM

133. You can support a useless liar all you want to. I'm not in.

 

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Response to Scairp (Reply #84)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:54 PM

169. Have any of us FORGOTTEN the Rather thing?

At least he told the truth.

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Response to Scairp (Reply #84)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:21 PM

171. It happens--especially when the reporter has an agenda.

 

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:04 AM

6. CBS= Complete Bull Shit

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Response to QuestForSense (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:06 AM

8. CBS = "Cock-and-Bull Story"

Hey, this could be fun!

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Response to KansDem (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:16 AM

15. Well, dayum, that's good, too!

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Response to QuestForSense (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:15 AM

13. Their new motto!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:05 AM

7. From the department of that horse has left the barn



Ms. Lindsey can be found on his fainting couch.

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:24 AM

23. That's too funny! Great analogy and visual.

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:25 AM

24. That looks familiar...I've been on the ground watching my horse do that...

At an event just like that too...with lots of people watching

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #24)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:30 AM

29. Sometimes horses realize that they are a lot stronger then the people around them ....

.... and decide that they don't want to do what the people want them to do.

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Response to Botany (Reply #29)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:40 AM

34. Yeah, espcially the mare I could insert into that photo!

She had a mind of her own. Really embarrassing falling off at a show like that And it hurts.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #34)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:11 PM

42. years ago I was on a very big quarter horse and after about 20 minutes ...

.... he no longer wanted me on his back and then I was on the ground. He then
took off back to his barn and was waiting for me to feed and water him after my hike.

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Response to Botany (Reply #42)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:17 PM

66. reminds me of my ex

 

every time he climbed on his sister's horse it would run to the nearest tree and rub him off

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Response to Skittles (Reply #66)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:21 PM

67. Oh wow...

That can be taken so many ways...

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Response to Xyzse (Reply #67)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:36 PM

71. YEE HAW!

 

at work a tech guy was helping me with a laptop issue; he said OK, GO AHEAD AND JACK IT OFF (of its station)

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:07 AM

9. re:'We were wrong': CBS's Lara Logan apologizes for Benghazi report

liar. liar . pants on fire. ( my childish response)

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:10 AM

10. no one ever interviewed those who took Ambassador Stevens to the hospital.

He didn't get there on his own.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:13 AM

11. I'm not sure how they didn't see through the story to begin with.

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.


That whole sentence sounds like complete wish fulfillment. Something a fifteen year old that spent all night playing Call of Duty would come up with. Did he fight a dragon before hefting his fifteen inch penis into a Lamborghini and riding off into the sunset with his girlfriend (She's from Canada, you don't know her.) too?

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:27 AM

26. ha The Unknown hot Canadian Gf is always a dead giveaway

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:43 PM

54. That sequence of events happens to me so often I have a name for it:

Tuesday

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:44 PM

55. Rofl...


Hefting

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:46 PM

74. lol Love it.

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 09:12 PM

114. Best thing I've read today!

 

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:04 AM

162. LOL nt

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 06:01 PM

176. It is straight out of the Red Rascal's exploits! nt

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:15 AM

12. The damage is done, but I'm glad that they apologized.

Last edited Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:22 PM - Edit history (1)

I hope that CBS will also make a public apology on 60 Minutes this Sunday.

I don't get it, thousands of people both civilian and military, died during the Bush years: two wars, 9/11/01, 60 plus people attacked by terrorists at diplomatic posts, etc. and the RW is foaming at the mouth over four people????

The death of the ambassador and the others was a tragedy that I hope is never repeated, but the way the RW is going after Obama and Hillary is way over the top.



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Response to Beacool (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:20 AM

17. CBS needs to to as extensive an apology on 60 Minutes

Ar they did on their original report. They need to do a segment on exactly what was wrong in their original segment.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:14 PM

44. I doubt that they will do a whole segment on it.

Lara will probably go on air and issue an apology. Five minutes tops.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #44)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 05:56 PM

94. I'm betting under 60 seconds

n/t

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 03:36 PM

83. How about they do a report on how they got scammed, and who inside

 

CBS news participated in perpetrating the scam?

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #83)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 03:46 PM

87. Yes

Investigate, report, name names.

This "Whoops! Sorry!" Just isn't good enough.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:19 PM

46. because they don't give a rat's ass about those people.

they're probably happy the people died frankly: it gave them something to go after the president about. that is all they really care about.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:52 PM

59. IOkIYAR

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:19 AM

16. Apologizing on a morning show is one thing, are they/is she going to devote another

60mins segment on how wrong she was to present such a clearly biased and unresearched report? I think not. I knew it was bullshit when I watched it. I knew it was nothing but another 60mn hit piece on this Administration

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:21 AM

18. I am waiting for the M$M to start broadcasting this far and wide...

...still waiting...guess I'll put my feet up. Might be here awhile.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:33 PM

51. ....<crickets>.....

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:22 AM

19. She's cute, but not much of a journalist, the latest example

 

of her incompetence being that report.

I give credit to her for publicly admitting to this, however.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:23 AM

21. No kidding? Friday News dump? Poor and unacceptable!

If you really want to apologize CBS, do it by taking out a ads on Fixed Noise.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:24 AM

22. When I was watching that 60 mins segment...

...the story was unbelievable. It seemed bogus and far fetched. Like some sort of Hollywood fantasy. What was disgusting were the softball questions to that liar. It's as if Lara was "in on it".

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Response to SHRED (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 01:29 AM

127. yeah, the hit with the rifle butt in the dark was pure Hollywood

I was thinking WTF? This sounds like James Bond or something.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:29 AM

27. Waiting for CBS to fire her like they did Dan Rather.

 

Then she can get her dream (con) job at Fux Noise

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:30 AM

28. And CBS

is publishing his book. Good grief. "Liberal" media my @ss.

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Response to ctsnowman (Reply #28)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 07:50 AM

138. They pulled his book, too.

They're definitely doing some damage control. I, for one, will tune into to 60 Minutes tomorrow just to see how they handle it.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:30 AM

30. FIRE HER

 

Are they fucking joking. They shitcanned Rather for a less egregious error. She should be cashiered yesterday.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #30)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 06:21 PM

98. Yes, she should be history, and everyone associated with her crap segment should be scrutinized. n/t

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:35 AM

33. Coch Brothers Syncophants?

IF THEY DON'T DEVOTE AS MUCH AIRTIME TO DEBUNKING THIS AS THEY DID AIRING AND ADVERTISING:



FUCK 'EM!

You know this will be used to hurt Democrats who Obama has campaigned for and winning. That lame protest in Dallas was created by this oh, so delicious lie. They've also been caught lying about the ACA for their Koch masters. They are a cancer, destroying a major source for many people to make informed voting choices.

I'd wish the FCC would yank their license, but then we really would be the party CBS represents.



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Response to freshwest (Reply #33)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:06 PM

41. Do you

have a link to that Fuck 'Em gif? I love it

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Response to PasadenaTrudy (Reply #41)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:17 PM

45. Just right click on it and copy the URL.



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Response to Beacool (Reply #45)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 06:47 PM

101. :-)

 

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #101)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:17 PM

118. Thanks!!!

That's usually me at work.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #118)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 01:09 AM

124. When I worked

me too! Shit, I needed that laugh, rough day. Those are both so freaking hilarious. I even called my husband to look at them. Seriously lmao!

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Response to mimi85 (Reply #124)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 11:19 AM

145. I'm glad that you got to laugh.

A sense of humor is what keeps us all sane in this crazy world.

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #101)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 06:59 PM

157. Who is that guy?

I know it's not Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity or Savage.

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Response to PasadenaTrudy (Reply #41)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:33 PM

52. Click on the photo for a drop down window and it will give you the link. Let me know if that works.

Otherwise I'll copy the link and break it in half so it'll show up as text for you.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #33)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:21 PM

68. Ok

I downloaded to desktop, I'll try reposting it and see how it goes. Thanks!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #33)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:24 PM

70. Rats

Tried to upload from desktop to facebook, wouldn't load. Got error message.

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Response to PasadenaTrudy (Reply #70)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 03:30 PM

82. Okay, give me a second and I'll get it for you so it'll work.

I'm back. Here's the link, just cut the space I made with a paragraph to create one 'sentence' and that will give you the link in your browser, or just to paste in a message box. It'll read as a 'sentence' when compressed that way in your edit function, but will pop up as a picture in preview or posting. Here goes:

http://funnyasduck.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/

funny-cat-pushing-things-off-table-fuck-this-animated-gif-pics.gif

Give it a try and let me know how it works! You can also post that into another screen's address bar and drag that to your desktop. I have this in its own little folder, the link, the picture and I use the pictures as an icon on the folder. That way I can see what I'm looking for to use. When you make the sentence, you get:



Good luck!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #82)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 08:08 PM

108. I tried

all your suggestions and it still won't work, lol! Thanks for trying to help

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Response to PasadenaTrudy (Reply #108)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 08:55 PM

111. Did you compress the sentence? It shows up as an underlined link and a sentence. The link won't work

You are not getting the entire sentence together. It's a very, very long link. If you can click on any link and get an answer, even an error, there is nothing wrong with the computer. Also, many people when highlighting to copy for pasting, don't get the entire link highlighted, and that is why it doesn't work. I wish you'd try again.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #111)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 09:00 PM

112. I did

I highlighted the underlined part and the sentence. I removed the space between them too..

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Response to PasadenaTrudy (Reply #112)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 01:33 AM

129. I'd like to know also

I have a MacBook and an iMac. Any help for us hapless Apple folk?

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Response to mimi85 (Reply #129)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 07:21 PM

158. That's what I have. I found it through google images. If DU didn't automatically convert links to

videos and images, I could send or post the link itself. Here is the search page:

http://images.google.com/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&q=cat+says+fuck+this&gbv=2&oq=cat+says+fuck+this&gs_l=img.3...1498.7272.0.8175.30.16.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0....0...1ac.1.24.img..30.0.0.I6zMIyP0_jw

It's the second image, click on it and it will give the image and copy the address and paste it. See if that works for you.

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Response to PasadenaTrudy (Reply #112)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 03:07 AM

134. Try this. It's the same URL with the "h" at the start removed

Just remember to add the "h" back

With "h" removed:

ttp://funnyasduck.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/funny-cat-pushing-things-off-table-fuck-this-animated-gif-pics.gif

With "h" added back:



I know there's a smoother way of showing that, but I'm going to bed in 2 minutes and not going to look it up.

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Response to JHB (Reply #134)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 07:23 PM

159. Good method.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:46 AM

35. Who put Davies up to this lie? Who was he working with?

.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:49 AM

36. "When Lara Logan Trashed Michael Hastings"

http://gregmitchellwriter.blogspot.com/2013/11/when-lara-logan-trashed-michael-hastings.html

When Lara Logan Trashed Michael Hastings

Worth re-visiting the McChrystal backlash in light of, you know. Matt Taibbi covered it in Rolling Stone in 2011 in one of his classics. Excerpt:

http://m.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/lara-logan-you-suck-20100628

I thought I'd seen everything when I read David Brooks saying out loud in a New York Times column that reporters should sit on damaging comments to save their sources from their own idiocy. But now we get CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan slamming our own Michael Hastings on CNN's "Reliable Sources" program, agreeing that the Rolling Stone reporter violated an "unspoken agreement" that journalists are not supposed to "embarrass [the troops] by reporting insults and banter."

Anyone who wants to know why network television news hasn't mattered since the seventies just needs to check out this appearance by Logan. Here's CBS's chief foreign correspondent saying out loud on TV that when the man running a war that's killing thousands of young men and women every year steps on his own dick in front of a journalist, that journalist is supposed to eat the story so as not to embarrass the flag. And the part that really gets me is Logan bitching about how Hastings was dishonest to use human warmth and charm to build up enough of a rapport with his sources that they felt comfortable running their mouths off in front of him....

As to this whole "unspoken agreement" business: the reason Lara Logan thinks this is because she's like pretty much every other "reputable" journalist in this country, in that she suffers from a profound confusion about who she's supposed to be working for. I know this from my years covering presidential campaigns, where the same dynamic applies. Hey, assholes: you do not work for the people you're covering! Jesus, is this concept that fucking hard?

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #36)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:43 PM

53. I first learned of that from reading Glenn Greenwald.


MONDAY, JUN 28, 2010 04:29 AM PDT
The Two Poles of Journalism
Michael Hastings and Lara Logan illustrate the difference between afflicting and serving the powerful
BY GLENN GREENWALD

http://www.salon.com/2010/06/28/journalism_9/

<<With his Rolling Stone article on Gen. McChrystal, Michael Hastings has become both the personification of, and spokesperson for, Real Journalism, and as a result, has provoked intense animosity from establishment-serving “reporters” everywhere. He apparently committed the gravest sin: he exposed and embarrassed rather than flattered and protected a powerful government official, and in our upside-down media culture, doing that is a sign of irresponsibility rather than fulfillment of the basic journalistic function. As Barrett Brown notes in this excellent defense, Hastings in 2008 did to the establishment media what he did to Gen. McChyrstal — exposed what they do and how they think by writing the truth — after he quit Newsweek (where he was the Baghdad correspondent) and wrote a damning exposé about how the media distorts war coverage. As Brown put it: “Hastings ensured that he would never be trusted by the establishment media ever again.”

Yesterday, Hastings was interviewed on CNN’s Reliable Sources about the criticisms he has received from media figures over his article, and that was followed by a segment with CBS’ Lara Logan, who lambasted him. I really recommend watching these two segments (video below), as they illustrate the two poles of journalism: those who view their role as exposing the relevant secrets of the powerful (Hastings) and those who view their role as protecting those secrets and serving the interests of those officials (Logan). Amazingly, Logan sounds like the most devoted member of McChyrstal’s P.R. staff or even his family: so furious is she that Hastings would publish an article that reflected negatively on this Fine, Great Man (whom she supposedly covers) – so devoted is she to the interests of this military official — that, at one point, she drops the neutral journalist mask and shows her Bill Kristol face, and actually spat: “Michael Hastings has never served his country the way McChrystal has.” >>

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Response to deurbano (Reply #53)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 01:36 AM

131. One of the first times I

I like what GG had to say. Usually I find him insufferably narcissistic.

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #36)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:02 AM

165. k & r

nt

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:57 AM

38. Issa and his goons will still waste tax payers

money and continue the investigation on Benghazi and Obamacare.

Ms. Lindsey and her boyfriend McCain will still cry foul and want more witnesses.

This will continue up to and including 2016 which will keep H Clinton front and center in a very bad light.

GOPers don't give a fuck about the deaths of the 4 Americans and the Libyans who tried to protect them.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:59 AM

39. SeeBS is.....

....just Fox News in sheeps' clothing. They feel their position as the Unofficial Official mouthpiece for the people that think they can run the world gives them immunity from being questioned.

I try not to waste too much time on information given to me by people that make 100x more than the average working stiff, thank you. The best clarification of the objectivity of the MSM will happen when the salaries of the people giving you the news is posted right before they start talking.

It used to be don't trust anyone 30, now its don't trust anyone over 50,000 a year.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:02 PM

40. Marcy Wheeler: @emptywheel: Just to remind, it's Cheney flack Mary Matalin's imprint which published

@emptywheel: Just to remind, it's Cheney flack Mary Matalin's imprint which published "Morgan Jones" and mainstreamed him to 60 Minutes. #FireMaryMatalin

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:13 PM

43. im sure she'll be losing her job next

deja vu dan rathers?
terrible thing is, he had it right.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #43)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 06:45 PM

100. roger ailes on line three

She will have an office next to judith miller at fox.....

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:23 PM

47. Unfortunately, a lie travels halfway round the world before

the truth has a chance to put its pants on.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:26 PM

48. I wonder what Dan Rather thinks of this

I believe Dan was set up by some Republican operatives! After all his years at CBS, they treated him like pond scum!

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Response to young_at_heart (Reply #48)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 06:02 PM

151. "Dan Rather declined to comment...

...on the discredited Benghazi story when reached by Talking Points Memo on Friday."

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024004150/

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:31 PM

50. How did the 60 minutes story contradict the account provided by the State Dept.

I haven't been following the Benghazi story because the accusations of Issa et al sounded completely unhinged. Sorry for being such a dope but this apology from Lara Logan, who did some good work early in her career, is big enough to make me want to know more, in large part because I can't help but giggle when I think of Lindsay's reaction to the apology.

Thanks.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #56)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:02 PM

65. so, Lindsay is pissed because the WH closed the investigation w/o talking to the "witnesses"

and it turns out the "witness" wasn't even there.

Sweeeeet.

If Graham had a shred of decency he'd apologize too.

But he doesn't, so he won't. And to think there was a time Graham didn't drive me completely crazy. True story. He was pretty good on the torture issue, pushing back in public against the "this isn't torture" and "we can do it because we are exceptional" bs from W and Cheney. Stopped clock right once a day I suppose.

Anyway, thanks for the link. I honestly thought there was more to it than this. Davies apparently doesn't say the WH lied about anything. At least not according to the WP.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:46 PM

57. She should resign or be fired

 

and get some other line of work. She has been a shill for the MIC for a long time. When Rolling Stones published a general's private rants against President Obama, she said they shouldn't have done it under journalistic ethics when clearly the public's right to know outweighed and made the rants newsworthy.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:48 PM

58. it's hard to take this seriously when the right didn't exactly hold Baby Bush's feet to the fire for

9/11.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:52 PM

60. Meaningless.

Unless they do a full show to report on the truth. Otherwise it's just lies on page 1, retraction on page 12.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:56 PM

61. a lot of people lie on TV interviews (like republicans), why is it the journalists fault?

besides if a person is charged with some kind of crime, they are responsible for what they say to media on interviews.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #61)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 01:34 AM

130. journalists are supposed to investigate their sources first before pronouncing them credible

You don't just pull any guy off the street for an interview as a witness. You don't just believe a guy's story b/c he says he was in Benghazi at the exact moment right after the attack and touts himself as a Big Hero.

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Response to wordpix (Reply #130)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 07:57 AM

139. the source was his book and he was stationed there. He lied to the journalist (and the public)

edit to place in Slate (I think) did a book excerpt months before the journalists interview on the same 'story'. So maybe that media fed the misinformation to the other medias. I still don't understand why the journalist or that media is the target.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #139)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 11:48 AM

146. when you only have one source, you should check him out thoroughly

If you don't, you could end up with mud on your face and lack of credibility, which is what happened here.

And just b/c the guy has a book coming out, that is all the more reason to check the source. What an author puts in a book is not necessarily the truth and nothing but. The journalists should have been all the more skeptical b/c having a book come out is obviously a motive to tell a tall tale that will sell more books, be made into a movie, and make million$ for the source. That's a powerful motive to embellish details and outright lie. 60 Mins. should have checked this guy out thoroughly before going with the interview.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #139)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:37 PM

172. As has been said elsewhere, Journalism 101:

 

single source, with a conflict of interest (wants to sell books). And they already knew he had told two different stories--and the one he's selling lately is the Rambo version. Red flags all over the place. Painfully obvious, especially to anyone in the biz...unless the "anyone" has an agenda (as Logan does).

A 90-second apology for this pile of crap? Not nearly enough.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:01 PM

63. Fuck 60 Minutes...they lost all credibility in 1986

 

With their bogus story on "sudden acceleration" in Audis. Anyone but a bought and paid for moron (hello, Ed Bradley..and all of your producers) should have known that the whole thing was bogus, as very simple tests showed. Haven't matched a minute of it since, and haven't missed it. Nothing has changed at CBS.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:42 PM

72. Has Alex Jones or any other RWer called it intentional by CBS?

intentionally putting a false story out there, so the retraction vindicates Obama & Clinton?

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:43 PM

73. Disappointing?

You're paid millions of dollars a year and you call this disappointing?

This is unconscionable. Unprofessional. It borders on fraudulent
irresponsibility.

They eventually ran Dan Rather out of town for the AWOL story, and they
should make heads roll and fire the unprofessionals responsible
for failing to corroborate the facts on this cooked up story.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:48 PM

75. Sorry is not good enough. 60 minutes is not credible anymore.

 

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:49 PM

76. And once again, the Benghazi "scandal" deflates

n/t

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:55 PM

77. Won't do anything but arouse more suspicion from wing-nuts.

Is Fox News even covering the apology?

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #77)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 05:55 PM

150. "Is Fox News even covering the apology"?

Believe it or not, the answer is "Yes"

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/07/60-minutes-reviewing-account-benghazi-attack-witness/


From the Faux News story:
"Morgan Jones told "60 Minutes" that Al Qaeda forces first attacked the U.S. Special Missions Compound, where Ambassador Stevens was killed...Then they launched a second attack on a secret CIA annex about a mile across the city."
"They knew what they were doing," he told CBS.."That was a well-executed attack."


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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #150)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 06:12 PM

153. On their website, right after I asked the question, it was buried on the right side list of

20 of the "latest stories". I don't see it there today. Take a look around, if you don't mind being angry for getting dumbed down for a while.

http://www.foxnews.com/

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #153)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 06:19 PM

154. Going to Fox News even once is more than I can take...

...and I only did that to answer your question

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #154)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 07:27 PM

160. I hear you. That was just their website though. I still wonder what kind of coverage their

cable channel got.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #160)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 08:51 PM

161. My guess would be........None!

(Fair and balanced my ass)

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 02:26 PM

78. And the moral of the story is ...

Anytime anything comes along that fits the right wing's narrative, consider it a lie and the source a fraud until proven beyond a shadow of a doubt otherwise. Then wait a year or more and look at it all over again before you even think about giving it any credence. They are shameless, compulsive and habitual liars.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 02:41 PM

79. "60 Minutes" belongs on Fox.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 03:06 PM

80. I guess she won't be getting the Dan Rather treatment.

 

Since this was a false story about a Democratic President it's okay for her to keep her job. Despite the fact that a True story about a Republican President got Dan Rather fired.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 03:20 PM

81. Next up on 60 Minutes: How the Grand Canyon was formed by Paul Bunyan dragging his ax...

 

It must be true because people telling it have been consistent in the story from the word go and have downplayed their own role in the story.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 03:39 PM

85. Separtely, how do serious journalists who share the 60 Minutes

 

tagline with amateurs like Logan feel, seeing the program they've devoted their lives to being dragged through the mud, making it seem more like a tabloid than a serious journalistic institution?

Honestly, the jokes are going to start writing themselves when it comes to being a 'reporter' from 60 Minutes, seems like.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 05:10 PM

88. I call bullshit on her "disappointment". Yeah she's disappointed she got caught!

 

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 05:22 PM

90. CBS going to do less retraction than This American Life which did an entire show retracting

This American Life Retracts Story
Says It Can't Vouch for the Truth of Mike Daisey's Monologue about Apple in China

This American Life and American Public Media’s Marketplace will reveal that a story first broadcast in January on This American Life contained numerous fabrications.

This American Life will devote its entire program this weekend to detailing the errors in the story, which was an excerpt of Mike Daisey's critically acclaimed one-man show, "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs." In it, Daisey tells how he visited a factory owned by Foxconn that manufactures iPhones and iPads in Shenzhen China. He has performed the monologue in theaters around the country; it's currently at the Public Theater in New York. Tonight’s This American Life program will include a segment from Marketplace’s Rob Schmitz, and interviews with Daisey himself. Marketplace will feature a shorter version of Schmitz's report earlier in the evening.

When the original 39-minute excerpt was broadcast on This American Life on January 6, 2012, Marketplace China Correspondent Rob Schmitz wondered about its truth. Marketplace had done a lot of reporting on Foxconn and Apple’s supply chain in China in the past, and Schmitz had first-hand knowledge of the issues. He located and interviewed Daisey's Chinese interpreter Li Guifen (who goes by the name Cathy Lee professionally with westerners). She disputed much of what Daisey has been telling theater audiences since 2010 and much of what he said on the radio.

During fact checking before the broadcast of Daisey's story, This American Life staffers asked Daisey for this interpreter's contact information. Daisey told them her real name was Anna, not Cathy as he says in his monologue, and he said that the cell phone number he had for her didn't work any more. He said he had no way to reach her.


http://www.thisamericanlife.org/blog/2012/03/retracting-mr-daisey-and-the-apple-factory

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 05:44 PM

92. No, you did not make a mistake. You neglected to do your job.

Huge difference. Time to resign or get fired.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 06:29 PM

99. 60 Minutes with their noose ready for Obama...

...but GWB gets away with more obvious errors...
(Just calling it the way it is.)

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 06:48 PM

102. Yet, 2 110 story buildings fall at 10 stories a second

 

And NOBODY investigates ANYTHING. Pathetic.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 07:02 PM

103. Lets see...13 embassy attacks under Bushy boy

Marine barracks attack under Raygun...240 or so Marines killed...reich wing is silent.

One terribly sad attack under Pres O and all hell breaks loose on the reich.

Lets note the differences...repig vs democratic...and white vs black.

hmm...f in slimeballs!

13 Benghazis That Occurred on Bush's Watch Without a Peep from Fox News

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/13-benghazis-that-occurre_b_3246847.html

At 6:39 a.m. on that autumn day in 1983, 220 Marines, 18 sailors and three American civilians were killed and another 60 were injured as a result of a horrific explosion detonated by a terrorist suicide truck bomb that destroyed the Marine barracks at the airport in Beirut, Lebanon.

http://www.phillyburbs.com/entertainment/in-debacle-reagan-escaped-the-blame-game/article_0174fce9-b60c-5b6b-8934-915bd3c2bcf7.html

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 07:18 PM

105. Sen. Rand Paul: Time for you to un-fire ex-Sec. Hillary Clinton.

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Response to SDjack (Reply #105)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:19 PM

119. As if............

He probably would rather shave the squirrel growing on his head.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 07:22 PM

106. Well if you werent in such a hurry to win ratings by screwing the president..

 

this would not have happened..

BULLSHIT!!!!! That is what I say to your goddamned apologies..

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 07:46 PM

107. NBC news just reported that a "60 Minutes" apology is forthcoming.


Might be worth watching this Sunday, for a change......

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 08:45 PM

110. you were wrong, alright

You were wrong for pandering to right wing nut jobs. And you would not admit you propagated a lie until you were forced to. You knew it was a lie from the beginning and you went ahead, anyway. Eat crow.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 09:25 PM

117. I knew that the first 30 seconds I watched of the report.

I turned it off, disgusted.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 12:52 AM

122. If Darrel Issa was dismissed from his committee chair and the next one told there would

Not be anymore time and money spent on their committee investigation we would be dollars. I would like to see an apology from Lara Logan and have her to expose her lying source. There should be some apologies coming from the GOP rats also.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 01:32 AM

128. When I get caught lying, I sometimes try the "I was wrong" weasel too

It rarely works for me, at least.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #128)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 01:45 AM

132. Lara's sexual assault in Egypt.

In Wikipedia, there's the bit about her being sexually assaulted in Egypt. I don't doubt that it happened, but "she said the incident involved 200–300 men and lasted around 25 minutes". What is that, a dude every 15 seconds? Rape is without a doubt a horrendous act and I'm not making any excuses for it in the least. But is that really believable?

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 03:18 AM

135. How many more times will they allow themselves to be "duped"?

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 04:24 AM

136. The "60 Minutes" of Mike Wallace is gone. Now it's Chris Wallace.

They figure they need to attract an audience the size of that of Fox Noise.

So they act like Fox Noise.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 04:43 AM

137. and people wonder why the internet is rising

While traditonal journalism is falling.

Sorry kids, but you allowed people to see that behind all that lovely journalistic crap were a bunch of clowns hiding behind a curtain. It is not that we do not need real journalism; why else would we heap honors upon Jon Stewart who at times seems to beg to be allowed to be the guy who tells fart jokes.

http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-207_162-4863292.html

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-march-12-2009/jim-cramer-pt--1

But it is clear that the oligarchy has bought, pushed, and shoved itself into dominating the press, even PBS shows signs of corporate influence. Do not complain when we do not respect you. You have allowed Jounralism to be kidnapped. We will keepin blogging until she is freed, or at the very least, avenged.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #137)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 10:33 AM

143. Some news organisations are blending traditional journalism with "outside sources".

Those who are smart go along with it. Proper traditional news organisations embrace social media and the blogosphere. It's another means to achieve balance and to maintain credibility.

60 Minutes (as of late) doesn't seem to achieve this balance. Take it with a pinch of salt.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 08:27 AM

140. I don't understand why this "Dylan Davies" isn't the target of intense scrutiny now?

someone helped him write that book and helped spread the 'misinformation' for several months. He didn't just lie to CBS, he lied to everyone for many months.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 09:13 AM

142. No, Lara, a mistake is when you accidentally hit Reply All or wash a red sock in your whites.

You royally effed up.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 11:06 AM

144. They "catapult the propaganda" for the right wing. Then, when their lies

are exposed, they stonewall for a while, even spending time the following week on the show reading letters praising the story, but ignoring the *already available* news about the lies and the liar that they based the story on; but NO letters questioning the story are read.

Finally, when they can't cover it up any longer, they offer a Emily Latella "Never mind," on a different show (or, in other situations, buried deep in the newspaper), hoping most people won't see it.

By this point, the lie has had time to do its dirty work, so most who swallowed it will dig in their heels and reject any attemot at correcting their error. It has also given 3 craven RW senators an excuse to block judicial appointments.

Mission accomplished.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 12:00 PM

147. She needs to be fired

Dan Rather was fired for far less, and he was a real journalist. Lara Logan is not.

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Response to lanlady (Reply #147)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 06:47 PM

156. Dan Rather was a "real journalist"

Lara Logan?..not so much.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 05:29 PM

149. Dan Rather declined to comment on the discredited Benghazi story...

Last edited Sat Nov 9, 2013, 06:24 PM - Edit history (3)

..when reached by Talking Points Memo on Friday.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024004150/


Remember "What's the frequency, Kenneth"?

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 06:04 PM

152. I understand people make mistakes in good faith

 

the problem I have here is I do NOT believe it was in good faith - they produced PROPAGANDA

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 06:20 PM

155. Its simple economics, big business is wasting advertising dollars on MSM that caters to....

 

a dwindling Demographic. It does not take a marketing guru to see demographics have changed, if big business wants to capture their market share they need to start catering to to the larger demographic. So companies who own the media like GE, can sell more blenders and Disney can sell more tickets to mouse land. SIMPLE ECONOMICS, who owns the media, how much more do they want to make their product more market friendly to the masses. The Masses dictate sales, end of economics 101 DU style.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:53 AM

163. She was duped imo. What really needs to happen is

find out who was behind Dylan Davies. It could get juicy and might destroy some wingnuts.

I can't get behind the firing of Lara Logan without saying Dan Rather's firing was justified. I don't and won't. Logan was duped by a source. Rather was duped by his own producer if I remember correctly. Regardless. CBS needs to do better verification as it seems somebody out there is determined to discredit them. I want to know who.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:57 AM

166. Who watches 60 Minutes anymore? Nursing home residents? People who read Reader's Digest?

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:39 PM

167. 60 Minutes peddles fake BS story to appease Tea Baggers.

 

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:51 PM

168. Hey, Lara, who is WE?

Edited because I could not spell who.

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