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Tue Nov 12, 2013, 01:27 PM

Lara Logan’s Husband Was a Propagandist for the U.S. Military


Everyone wants to know: Why did CBS correspondent Lara Logan trust Dylan Davies, the now-discredited security contractor, and the story he told 60 Minutes about the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya? It’s truly mystifying—unless, that is, you know about her last significant lapse in professional judgement involving a security contractor.

Many people know that in 2008 Logan married Joseph W. Burkett, a defense contractor she met while stationed in Baghdad to cover the Iraq War for CBS News. Logan and Burkett were both married to other people when they became involved, and the story of their war-zone love affair—complete with reports of a brawl between Burkett and CNN’s Michael Ware, another rival for Logan’s affections—lit up the tabloids at the time.

What most people don’t know, however, is the nature of Burkett’s work in Iraq. He was an employee of the Lincoln Group, a now-shuttered “strategic communications and public relations firm” hired by the Department of Defense in 2005 to plant positive stories written by American soldiers in Baghdad newspapers during the Iraq War.

“He did information operations,” one former colleague of Burkett's told Gawker. “It was really spooky stuff. We worked with one of those special spooky IO outfits that didn’t even have a unit patch.” It’s the kind of work for which a close relationship with an American network correspondent might come in handy...


http://gawker.com/lara-logan-s-husband-was-a-propagandist-for-the-u-s-mi-1462275766

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Response to MinM (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 01:43 PM

1. So she's married to one of Bush's propogandist and the head of CBS is a former Fox executive.

Few seem to realize that a former Fox News exec became the head of the CBS News in February 2011. He is David Rhodes.

So I guess we can write CBS off as a reliable source.

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Response to OregonBlue (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 02:02 PM

2. Right .. more CBSh*+

@GregMitch: Claim: "60 Minutes" doesn't mind, fear or worry about "pissing off" liberals, so don't expect major probe of scandal. http://bit.ly/HPbRfJ

@GregMitch: If you missed: CBS News chief was at Fox News for 12 yrs until 2008, and Lara Logan revealed her own bias last year. http://bit.ly/1ccajoP

CBS wanted "a piece of that right-wing narrative" on Benghazi

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Response to MinM (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 02:13 PM

3. I never watch CBS news already, now I've slashed 60 Minutes from my list; it used to be so good.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 03:16 PM

4. Its 15 minutes are up, that's for sure

n/t

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Response to MinM (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 03:30 PM

5. I don't know why she wasn't asked to leave CBS...unless

it's because the Fox News Guy now is in charge of CBS News.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 04:16 PM

6. CBS is chasing the Fox News democraphic of elderly, gullible white people nt

 

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Response to MinM (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 06:07 PM

7. All of CBS is a propagandist for our corrupt government, not to mention corrupt corporations

 

As soon as someone as CBS is "held responsible" 100 other propagandists will fill their jobs instantly.

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Response to MinM (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 12:25 PM

9. Lara Logan’s Mystery Man

Jeff Stein ‏@SpyTalker: Lara Logan’s Mystery Man http://nswk.ly/17S8Xx7 via @newsweek #benghazi #cia #60minutes #intrigue

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Response to MinM (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 01:31 PM

14. K&R n/t

 

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Response to MinM (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2014, 09:43 AM

10. The Fox 'News'-ification of CBS News and '60 Minutes': 'The Cleantech Crash'

DUer Brad Friedman has an excellent piece on what happened to 60 Minutes ..


The President of CBS News is David Rhodes. He was hired in February 2011. He was formerly the Vice President of News at Fox "News".

Again, the current President of CBS News was formerly the VP of News at Fox "News".

According to his bio posted at CBS: "Rhodes began his career as a Production Assistant at the newly-launched Fox News Channel in 1996, where he later became Vice President of News. At the network he managed coverage of three presidential elections, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, hurricanes including Katrina, and was the channel's Assignment Manager on the news desk the morning of September 11, 2001."

That means, as The Nation's Greg Mitchell pointed out at the height of the recent CBS News/60 Minutes Benghazi report controversy (before CBS was finally forced to retract the entire fake story), that Rhodes "was the guy who worked hand-in-glove on the biased, often propagandistic, Fox 'coverage' of the run-up to the Iraq war, the 2000/2004/2008 elections, the Plame affair, the worst years in Iraq, and all other things Bush and Cheney, and so on."

Again, the guy who cut his teeth in the news business, beginning as a Production Assistant and working his way up to become VP at Fox "News", is now the President of CBS News...

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10444

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Response to MinM (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 7, 2014, 10:19 AM

11. This should be an OP.

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Response to MinM (Original post)

Sun May 4, 2014, 10:35 PM

12. Lara Logan's Future At CBS Uncertain Since Discredited

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Response to MinM (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 08:15 AM

13. 60 Minutes Producer on What Drove Him to Quit | Interview with Charles Lewis

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