Ooops, 60 Minute’s Benghazi Source Is A Liar


The Daily Kos has the article Ooops, 60 Minute’s Benghazi Source Is A Liar. The Daily Kos bases its report mainly on a Washington Post article, but it also adds comments from another source, too.

The Washington post article is ‘60 Minutes’ broadcast helps propel new round of back-and-forth on Benghazi.

In an explosive report on CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday, the British supervisor of local security guards protecting the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, provided a harrowing account of the extremist attack that killed four Americans.

The man whom CBS called Morgan Jones, a pseudonym, described racing to the Benghazi compound while the attack was underway, scaling a 12-foot wall and downing an extremist with the butt end of a rifle as he tried in vain to rescue the besieged Americans.
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But in a written account that Jones, whose real name was confirmed as Dylan Davies by several officials who worked with him in Benghazi, provided to his employer three days after the attack, he told a different story of his experiences that night.

In Davies’s 2 ½-page incident report to Blue Mountain, the Britain-based contractor hired by the State Department to handle perimeter security at the compound, he wrote that he spent most of that night at his Benghazi beach-side villa. Although he attempted to get to the compound, he wrote in the report, “we could not get anywhere near . . . as roadblocks had been set up.”

Apparently even Faux Noise had the good sense to disassociate itself from this guy.  Perhaps I should say that especially Faux Noise had good sense, because as Sharon said, “When it  comes to liars, it takes one to know one.”  Does that mean that CBS news is so honest they cannot tell when they are being lied to?  Being honest is not the only requirement for being a good news medium.  One also has to know how to separate fact from fiction.

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