Well that was a short-lived, slap on the wrist, time out! Leave of absence my eye! It's the new nopology, the noleave of abscence. Logan and her discredited Benghaaaaaazi producer are already booking camera crews for early next year, picking up where they left off with unfinished projects before their 'vacations'. Even though a CBS spokesman has said no firm date for their return has been scheduled. Odd that they would be scheduling crews without knowing if they have a job.
Lara Logan and Max McClellan, the '60 Minutes' journalists who were put on a leave of absence following their now-retracted report on Benghazi, are set to return to the program early next year, POLITICO has learned.
Logan and her producer, who had unfinished projects in the works when they left in November, have started booking camera crews for news packages, network sources said. Their return could come as early as next month.
CBS News chairman Jeff Fager has stood firmly by and defended Logan, saying he should have caught the mistake. Well, maybe he should fire himself in that case. That of course would require some accountability from CBS, a condition in short supply.
Maybe CBS had a desperate need for another reporter on its staff, since the one who did this week's extragavanza on the NSA, is leaving:
The piece was fronted by reporter John Miller, who had to tell viewers this at the top of the segment: "Full disclosure: I once worked in the office of the director of National Intelligence, where I saw firsthand how secretly the NSA operates." Miller is also likely set to leave CBS soon to work for the NYPD.That's some career trajectory.
In other news, Dan Rather is still a discredited journalist. It just goes to show you, it's not what you do, but who you do it to (or about).