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  •  There's no connection (1+ / 0-)
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    Other than to note that the show's staff was played. 60 Minutes was trying to do what it always does -- trying shine a light in corners that powerful folks try to keep hidden. Because they are perceived as typically targeting those on the right, they were probably over-eager to find a hook to go after the current Administration. If you're suggesting they were deliberately complicit, I think you're way off. That's why I wrote that it's inappropriate and uncool to be gleeful.

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    by FischFry on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 08:09:55 AM PST

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    •  You know what, you are right (5+ / 0-)

      in the big picture. We end up with things like NSA revelations years into the spying, partly because journalists didn't look in that dark corner. But they have to quit with the 1/2 truths and sensationalism and using each other as sources. It's a fucked up mess, and without the internet we would have minimal resources to look up the truth ourselves.

      In this particular case, Benghazi has been ridiculously overblown and CBS played right into it, even after they knew there were questions with their witness' story. At this point the right has turned Benghazi into a political football for reasons other than 4 dead Americans - although if anyone questions their motives it becomes an accusation that nobody cares about the dead. A revelation like this false report does make me gleeful because it might take away the bullshit use of "Benghazi" to hold up the government, and maybe even end the filibustering once and for all.

    •  Not deliberately complicit, but wilfully negligent (3+ / 0-)
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      Joe Hills Ghost, elwior, polecat

      60 Minutes was warned that their source was shifty, but they went with him anyway.  That part of it is, indeed, on Logan and her producers.

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