Columbia Journalism Review: CBS Shouldn’t Cover Benghazi Because They Publish Conservative Books

On Monday, the Columbia Journalism Review reviewed the 60 Minutes debacle in which security officer Dylan Davies’ lies about his experiences in Benghazi, Libya during the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks were given heavy coverage. On Friday, CBS News reporter Lara Logan went on CBS This Morning and apologized for giving Davies coverage, stating, “The most important thing to every person at 60 Minutes is the truth, and today the truth is that we made a mistake.”

The Journalism Review praised Logan’s move as “classy,” but then went on to suggest that Logan should not report on Benghazi at all because she has called in the past for America to “exact revenge and let the world know that the United States will not be attacked on its own soil. That its ambassadors will not be murdered, and that the United States will not stand by and do nothing about it.”

The Review stated:

Seek retribution? Exact revenge? That may be the kind of language media activist Glenn Greenwald can fire off, but it isn’t what folks expect from a 60 Minutes correspondent. And it’s not what viewers should expect from Logan if she is going to report on Stevens and the highly charged political controversy surrounding his murder in Benghazi.


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