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CBS News Conducting ‘Journalistic Review’ Into ’60 Minutes’ Benghazi Story

LoganApologyCBS News is conducting an “ongoing journalistic review” into that “60 Minutes” report on the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi last year. Correspondent Lara Logan has apologized, twice, on air for being “misled” by former security contractor Dylan Davies.

The AP’s David Bauder reports:

The network would not say Wednesday who is conducting its review, whether anyone outside the network was involved, or whether the results would be made public. CBS has given no indication that Logan or anyone else involved in reporting or vetting the story will face disciplinary action.

“It’s far from over,” a source tells TVNewser. Bauder asks several questions that are “ripe for discussion.”

What importance did Davies’ book play in advancing the story?

How thorough was CBS’ investigation into Davies’ background and his claims?

Does Jeff Fager’s dual role at CBS News cut off opportunities for further questioning of a story like this before it goes on the air?

Does CBS News, particularly “60 Minutes,” owe a more thorough explanation to viewers about what happened?

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