"60 Minutes and the Benghazi Scandal Trap The New Yorker November…
"60 Minutes and the Benghazi Scandal Trap
The New Yorker
November 12, 2013
What ethical issues where raised?
Dylan Davies gave an account of an incident that did not happen.
Davies was not at the compound on the night.
Davies account was different from what he told the FBI.
"60 MInutes" only issued correction.
"60 Minutes" could have found other people at the compound to interview.
Interview Karen DeYoung of the Washington Post. She wrote the story of what really happened.
Show what papers were turned into Congress.
Sloppy reporting was done to get the story out.
Definitely not enough research was done on the subject.
Instead of a correction a full retraction of the story should have been issued.
Lara Logan should have been reprimanded.
How using balance and research would have made a difference.
Checking the papers with Congress would have shown a difference in the stories.
Using other sources. Someone may have none that Davies was not at the compound.
Using google would have found the Washington Post story.
Asking the White House for comment. They would have pointed out the false statements made by Davies.
Why wasn't there check on Davies' information?
Did anyone at "60 Minutes" read the Washington Post article on Davies?
Did anyone at "60 Minutes do a background check
Did anyone at "60 Minutes" try to look for the FBI report to see if there were any differences?