CBS finally retracted its flawed 60 Minutes Benghazi report. But as it continues to stonewall calls for an independent inquiry, new concerns being raised about the original report, and another flawed CBS report has emerged.
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More Major Issues
McClatchy is the latest news outlet to offer a damning critique of the 60 Minutes Benghazi report. McClatchy’s reporting finds fault in Lara Logan‘s report even beyond the statements of CBS’ discredited “eyewitness”: http://mm4a.org/1dqP2co Related: 60 Minutes‘ failure to disclose its financial conflict of interest was not an isolated incident: http://mm4a.org/172ASNu Eric Boehlert examines what questions CBS still must answer –and why they might not want to: http://mm4a.org/HMB6Pi
Another CBS Sourcing Issue
Another CBS “exclusive” story has quickly fallen apart. CBS reported a project manager was kept in the dark about HealthCare.gov security failures. In reality, a “partial transcript” that excluded the context shows that this was about a part of the site not due to go live until 2014: http://mm4a.org/1aRQWoz Related: Simon Maloy explains how CBS could have quickly fact checked this: http://mm4a.org/1dqTtnw Storied outlets from The New York Times to the Associated Press ran with this flawed story: http://mm4a.org/19kDQJX
What Is Wrong At Fox?
Fox host Stuart Varney said he got a “big smile” when Australia refused to give aid after an official from the Philippines tearfully asked for nations to give to a climate fund in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan: http://mm4a.org/1fBZbEw Related: Fox also lashed out at George Clooney over climate change and Typhoon Haiyan: http://mm4a.org/18mveD3 You can support the American Red Cross Typhoon relief effort here: http://rdcrss.org/1fDOiBS
The Daily Show and The Colbert Report both criticized CBS’ 60 Minutes for its now discredited Benghazi report. http://mm4a.org/1hCYnUi
In response to a series of ads for health care aimed at young people, Rush Limbaugh claimed his sexist attacks on Sandra Fluke from last year were vindicated. http://mm4a.org/1gKwuby
FACT CHECKING THE KELLY FILE
Megyn Kelly recently featured a guest who claimed he sold his business because of Obamacare. When Salon’s Eric Stern looked into it, he found the story far more complicated than Kelly let on: http://bit.ly/HVxMC3
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