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Benghazigate More Difficult to Investigate


Way to Go 60 Minutes/Lara Logan

 

 

Lara Logan Interviewing Morgan Jones - Benghazi

By John R. Houk

© November 12, 2013

 

So CRAP!

 

On October 26 I pushed an alert about Lara Logan interviewing an alleged eyewitness of the Islamic Terrorist attack that claimed the lives of Americans Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. Logan reporting for CBS 60 Minutes even gave the whistleblowing eyewitness a pseudonym – Morgan Jones.

 

AND THEN I posted a Youtube version of the full Lara Logan interview with a guy calling himself Morgan Jones on November 6.

 

Both the posts had videos and both videos have been pulled from whence they were embedded. Why?

 

It turns out Morgan Jones is really Dylan Davies, a British “security contractor” who lied to Logan about being an eyewitness. He actually showed up to the battered Benghazi compound the next day after the Islamic Terrorist attack. Logan has since appeared and apologized twice for being a part of the lie as if it was truth.

 

Thanks to CBS now the Obama Leftists have ammunition to continue another lie; i.e. that Benghazigate is a bogus scandal. Real whistleblowers who fear for their jobs or even their lives are now going to be extremely reticent to go public with information that will make the White House and the once Hillary led State Department exposed to the truth. Leftist spin doctors will call any Congressional subpoenas as a Logan-Davies fabricated witch-hunt.

 

Once again impeachable offenses will be covered up. I applaud CBS for risking their Left Wing bona fides for trying to report truth on Obama, but their lack of fact checking and vetting the source harms the whole reporting media system.

 

JRH 11/12/13

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CBS News and reporter Lara Logan face brutal criticism on flawed Benghazi report (page 2)

 

By Paul Farhi

November 11, 2013

Washington Post

 

Questions about her Benghazi report began to swirl days after her “60 Minutes” story aired, when a Washington Post story revealed that her primary source, British security contractor Dylan Davies, had contradicted his account to Logan in an “incident report” to his employer. Logan had reported that Davies had raced to the compound amid the attack, scaled a wall and fought off terrorists who killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens.

 

Logan originally defended her reporting, but apologized to viewers Friday on “CBS This Morning,” saying the source had “misled” her. The drumbeat of criticism against Logan began almost immediately.

 

At the end of Sunday’s “60 Minutes,” Logan gave a second, on-air apology for the story. “The most important thing to every person at ‘60 Minutes’ is the truth, and the truth is, we made a mistake,” she said.

 

It may have only made things worse, for her and CBS.

 

Numerous critics and commentators have called Logan’s apologies inadequate. Some point out an obvious irony: that a program that has prided itself on getting to the bottom of controversial subjects has offered no details about how its own controversy came about.

 

“In this day and age, ‘60 Minutes’ needs to be transparent about this,” said Steven Reiner, a former “60 Minutes” producer who now directs the broadcast and digital journalism program at Stony Brook University in New York. “They should explain their verification process and how it broke down. . . . To simply say they were wrong and fooled is merely stating the obvious.”

 

Terence Smith, a former CBS and PBS correspondent, pointed to another troubling aspect of the story: Logan and CBS’ failure to disclose that Davies’ sensational account was timed with the publication of a book by Davies, “The Embassy House,” published by Simon & Schuster, a subsidiary of CBS. The publisher withdrew the book Friday.

 

CBS needs “to do a thorough reconstruction of their reporting . . . and assure us that this was not done to help sell books for Simon & Schuster,” said Smith.

 

Logan, Smith said, “has major egg on her face.”

 

CBS News said Monday that its news executives are no longer giving interviews on the subject. Logan also was not available.

 

High-ranking CBS News sources said last week that they did not expect anyone to be fired for the flawed Benghazi report.

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Benghazigate More Difficult to Investigate

By John R. Houk

© November 12, 2013

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CBS News and reporter Lara Logan face brutal criticism on flawed Benghazi report (page 2)

 

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60 Minutes – Benghazi (CBS)


Here is the full Lara Logan interview with Morgan Jones (pseudonym) who was at Benghazi when Islamic Terrorists attacked the U.S. compound in which Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods were all brutally murdered.

 

JRH 11/6/13 (Hat Tip: Stephanie Ashmore Rodriguez – Benghazi-gate FB Group)

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VIDEO: 60 Minutes – Benghazi (CBS – Oct 27, 2013) (Full)

Posted by Steven Fredrik

Published: Oct 27, 2013

 

Lara Logan reports on the events in Benghazi, Libya, September 11, 2012. The al Qaeda attack killed four Americans, including Ambassador, Chris Stevens.

“We’re here to kill Americans”: Witness on Benghazi attack


Lara Logan Interviewing Morgan Jones - Benghazi

Lara Logan interviews a Brit that was utilized to procure and train Libyans as guards for U.S. Embassy personnel. He describes what he knows about the Benghazi attack. The gentleman obviously has fears because he uses a pseudonym in the interview. The full interview will appear on 60 Minutes Sunday October 27.

 

JRH 10/26/13 (Hat Tip: Noisy Room)

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“We’re here to kill Americans”: Witness on Benghazi attack

 

By Tammy Bruce

October 24, 2013

Tammy Bruce – Live Wire

 

Lara Logan of “60 Minutes” has a segment on Sunday’s program featuring a security officer who witnessed the attack on Benghazi. I’m sure the Obama/Hillary gang are not happy about that. Here’s a preview. Very rarely will I suggest you watch or DVR “60 Minutes,” but this is one of those times.

 

VIDEO: Preview of Lara Logan Interview with Morgan James on 60 Minutes

 

We’re hearing for the first time from a security officer who witnessed the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year.

 

U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the attack on the mission and a nearby annex. In an interview for “60 Minutes,” correspondent Lara Logan spoke with a British citizen, who had been hired to train the Libyan guards at the U.S. mission. He calls himself Morgan Jones, a pseudonym to protect his safety.

 

Jones says he was annoyed that the State Department wouldn’t allow his guards to carry guns. As the attack began on Sept. 11, one of the guards called Jones, who was living nearby.

 

“I could hear gunshots, and I — and he said, ‘There’s — there’s men coming into the mission,’” Jones said. “His voice, he was — he was scared. You could tell he was really scared, and he was running. You could tell he was running.”

 

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Tammy Bruce, an Independent Tea Party Conservative, is a radio talk show host, New York Times bestselling author, blogger, Fox News Political Contributor and columnist at Newsmax.com and The Guardian newspaper. A lifelong Democrat (until 2008 when she registered as unaffiliated), Ms. Bruce worked on a number of Democratic campaigns in 1990s, including the 1992 Boxer and Feinstein senate races and the Clinton for President campaign. President Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky and the liberal and feminist establishment continued support of him was one of many tipping points in Ms. Bruce’s consideration of conservative ideals.

 

Ms. Bruce also has a consistent history of supporting conservatives as well, including READ THE REST

CBS 60 Minutes: An Unholy Attack on Israel


Broken 60 Minutes

Yesterday I was alerted to Sunday’s (4/22/12) 60 Minutes story lamely being used as the propaganda tool of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. The propaganda is Israel policies are scaring Arab-Christians out of Judea-Samaria (aka West Bank) and not Arab-Muslims dedicated to the destruction of Israel and the obliteration of Jews. The alert was sent via the San Fernando Valley ACT for America email list and the story was by Yuval Zaliouk. I was outraged especially after I watched the clip of the CBS news magazine!

 

I received another email alert from Honest Reporting has a bit more details. I am cross posting the Honest Reporting article along with some supportive articles that demonstrate is simply an Israel hating Left Wing media tool.

 

JRH 4/25/12 (Read the two page HR article as one page at SlantRight 2.0)

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Crony Capitalism, Schweizer and 60 Minutes


Throw Them All Out bk jacket

 

John R. Houk

© November 15, 2012

 

I received an alert message from Team Sarah concerning Crony Capitalism. The alert centers on Peter Schweizer who was part of an exposé on 60 Minutes about Crony Capitalism. Here is an excerpt of the original email sent by Team Sarah (The link above is an updated message of the original email):

 

Team,

 

It seems that the rest of the media is finally paying attention to the crony capitalism drum that Governor Sarah Palin has been beating for quite some time.  Tonight, 60 Minutes will air an episode that will feature Peter Schweizer, adviser to Governor Sarah Palin, and author of “Throw Them All Out”.

 

CBS news provides the following information on tonight’s show which will air at 7:00 p.m. Eastern:

 

Martha Stewart went to jail for it. Hedge fund honcho Raj Rajaratnam was fined $92 million and will go to jail for years for it. But members of Congress can do the same thing -use non-public information to make stock trades — and there’s no law against it. Steve Kroft reports on how America’s lawmakers can legally make tidy profits on information only they know, simply because they won’t pass a law against themselves. The report will be broadcast on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

 

Among the revelations in Kroft’s report:

 

* Members of Congress have bought stock in companies while laws that could affect those companies were being debated in the House or Senate.

 

* At least one representative made significant stock purchases the day after he and other members of Congress attended a secret meeting in September 2008, where the Fed chair and the treasury secretary informed them of the imminent global economic meltdown. The meeting was so confidential that cell phones and other digital devices were confiscated before it began. (You can read the rest of the CBS article HERE) 

 

There were several links relating to Crony Capitalism inherent in Congress (Dems & GOP) and the Executive Branch. The reports focus on Obama’s Administration of the Executive Branch but I would not be surprised that there has been Crony Capitalism among several Presidential Administrations over the years in the 20th and 21st centuries.

 

Just so we are all on the same page, let us examine briefly a definition of Crony Capitalism:

 

Crony capitalism is a term describing a capitalist economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials. It may be exhibited by favoritism in the distribution of legal permits, government grants, special tax breaks, and so forth.

 

Crony capitalism is believed to arise when political cronyism spills over into the business world; self-serving friendships and family ties between businessmen and the government influence the economy and society to the extent that it corrupts public-serving economic and political ideals. (Wikipedia)

 

The definition above seems to focus on the benefits of business from the favoritism of government. In most cases many of benefits if exposed quite probably are illegal for private citizens. Schweizer examines Crony Capitalism through the lenses of benefits for government individuals as noted earlier in Congress and the Executive Branch. In Congress’ case it is totally LEGAL for members of Congress to benefit from economic and stock information for personal enrichment monetarily. I am guessing the Obama Administration does not have the covering of a legal umbrella that will prevent investigations and arrests.

 

Sarah Palin close-up

 

Crony Capitalism is a primary message that had been delivered by Sarah Palin in her Tea Party stumping over the past few years (too bad she opted out of GOP nomination). A good example of this is Sarah Palin herself as heard on Grizzly Coalition Action Report from Blog Talk Radio.

 

Peter Schweizer’s book, articles and news shows appearances are important because he is also getting coverage from the MSM. Schweizer’s coverage of Crony Capitalism gives strength for the existence of the Tea Party Movement (TPM) and TPM’s influence in the Republican Party to give the boot to politicians that insist on the old politics as usual thinking. One of the ways to get a hold of America’s economic woes is to make the rule of law apply to government just as much as to Joe Voter.

 

Below is a Schweizer article on Crony Capitalism followed by the 60 Minutes spot that peers into government Crony Capitalism with a particular focus on Congressional Insider Trading.

 

 

JRH 11/15/11

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