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  •  Was Logan lying then, or is she lying now? (6+ / 0-)

    Or is she, perhaps, simply too naive and trusting to be a journalist?

    This Media Matters story is worth re-reading in light of CBS's and Logan's backtracking, but here's the part that really catches my attention (emphasis added) :

    Asked in a CBSNews.com Q&A about why Davies (identified by CBS with the pseudonym "Morgan Jones") had decided to speak with the network, Logan said he "is tortured by guilt that he was not able to save his friends in the U.S. Compound, that he wasn't able to save Sean Smith's life or Amb. Stevens' life."

    "That may sound ridiculous to people who couldn't think of anything more insane than rushing towards a burning building that is overrun with al Qaeda terrorists," Logan continued, "but Morgan Jones is the kind of man who would do that and who did do that. And when he failed the first time, he went back again."

    On what basis did Logan feel she was justified in vouching for Davies's integrity (particularly when he turns out not to have any)? I don't think she's mentioned having any kind of personal relationship with Davies outside of her reporting for this story, so just how did she "know" what kind of man he is?

    Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

    by Nowhere Man on Sat Nov 09, 2013 at 03:43:03 PM PST

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