CBS News is conducting a journalistic review of a discredited
report on the attack on the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, a spokesman confirmed Wednesday.
"The moment we confirmed there was an issue in our story we began a journalistic review that is ongoing," said a "60 Minutes" spokesman, who did not provide details of the review or its scope.
The confirmation of an ongoing review into the botched story by correspondent
The original Oct. 27 story, which Logan and her producer Max McClellan worked on for a year, relied heavily on the testimony of a supposed eyewitness, Dylan Davies, a security contractor who claimed to have rushed to the mission compound on the night of Sept. 11, 2012. Davies, using the pseudonym "Morgan Jones," is also the author of a book, "The Embassy House," published last month by a division of CBS (and since recalled).
CBS first acknowledged there might be a problem with Logan's reporting late Thursday night. The following morning, she appeared on "CBS This Morning" to acknowledge the error and apologize to viewers. At the end of Sunday's broadcast of "60 Minutes," she issued another brief mea culpa, in which she admitted she and her team had been "misled" but did not shed light on the circumstances surrounding the mistake. Nor did she indicate there was any kind of review underway by CBS News.
The incident has invited comparison to so-called Rathergate, a similarly discredited 2004 "60 Minutes II" report that called into question President