What Fresh Hell Is This?

November 8, 2013

Question For The Post-Gazette and Jack Kelly

Now that this:
There was a large crack Sunday night in the wall of silence the “mainstream” media have erected around the events in Benghazi on the night of 9/​11/​2012.

CBS broadcast on its “60 Minutes” program a segment that featured an interview with one of the eyewitnesses to the attack on our consulate the Obama administration has been trying to hide from congressional investigators.

He is “Morgan Jones.”
(For those who might still not know, Morgan Jones is the pseudonym of one Dylan Davies.)

Well, it turns out that what Jack Kelly was talking about turns out not to be completely true:
LARA LOGAN: Good morning Norah, well. You know the most important thing to every person at 60 Minutes is the truth and today the truth is that we made a mistake, and that's very disappointing for any journalist. It's very disappointing for me. Nobody likes to admit that they made a mistake, but if you do, you have to stand up and take responsibility and you have to say that you were wrong, and in this case we were wrong. We made a mistake. And how did this happen?

Well, Dylan Davies worked for the State Department in Libya. He was the manager of the local guard force at the Benghazi special mission compound, and he described for us his actions that night, saying that he had entered the compound and he had a confrontation with one of the attackers, and he also said that he had seen the body of Ambassador Chris Stevens in a local hospital. 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. And, you know, he denied that report. And he said that he told the FBI the same story that he had 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.
CNN has more:
On Thursday a U.S. official told CNN that there were discrepancies between the contractor's accounts to the FBI and CBS, although the official did not specify them.

A second U.S. official told CNN the same thing Friday.

The New York Times, citing two senior government officials, reported Thursday that the contractor told the FBI he did not go the Benghazi compound on the night of the attack.
And so CBS has apologized said that they were wrong for using Morgan Jones/Dylan Davies as a source.

And so now I am wondering, considering the fact that CBS has effectively retracted the story, when will Jack Kelly?


Cirze said...

Thanks for the update.

I remember several alternate stories that emanated from "knowledgeable" sources at the time and wonder which one or ones you find credible.

Again, my thanks for the reporting on the nebulous.

Heir to the Throne said...

I love that the Bush TANG memo truthers are outraged at this story.

At this time in the Rathergate/Bush TANG memo scandal CBS announced the creation of the review panel and said they would not answer any questions until the panel completes the investigation after the Presidential election.


The Bush TANG truthers Media Matters, Rather and Mapes still say that the TANG memos were 100% verified and completely accurate.

You believe that too Dayvoe?

EdHeath said...

Are you saying George Bush completed his entire service in the Air National Guard, or just that you don't care as long as you can distract us away from conservative lies about Benghazi.

4 lives versus 4,492 lives, but you don't care.