I've just been reading CBS' own version of their retraction/takedown/denial/excuses and something just doesn't fit. Their full statement is at the link.
Below are direct excerpts (in the order they appear) by Lara Logan from the CBS statement (bolding mine):
"60 Minutes" issues apology about Benghazi reportI'm sorry, Lara. You can't have it both ways...
"...And after our report aired, questions were raised about whether his account was real after an incident report surfaced that told a different story about what he'd done that night..."
"He denied that report and he said that he told the FBI the same story he told us, but what we now know is that he told the FBI a different story to what he told us and you know, that was the moment, for us, when we realized that we no longer had confidence in our source and that we were wrong to put him on air and we apologize to our viewers."
Last Thursday, the Washington Post ran a report that questioned the central parts of what Davies had told Logan, citing an incident report right after the attack that he gave to Blue Mountain, the security firm he worked for. He told them that he never made it to the compound, that he was at his villa there.
"We did not know about that incident report before we did our story," Logan said.
Asked why she continued to believe Davies after he admitted lying to his own employer, Logan said, "Because he was very up front about that from the beginning, that was always part of his story."
In one sentence you state that you didn't know about the incident report until after the Washington Post report.
But then you immediately contradict yourself by stating that lying to his employer was known by you up front from the beginning and "always part of his story."
Which is it, Lara?
Another of your statements is absolutely false:
"...that he was working for the State Department at the time..."
Every other news source seems to have had no trouble confirming that Dylan Davies was NOT working for the State Department, but in fact a British citizen working for a third-party British security company.
Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy. Did you attend the Rand Paul School of Journalism? I'm surprised he didn't flunk you.
Nothing more below the spaghetti plate.