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自分が読んで興味深く感じた英文記事を中心に取り上げる予定です

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やじ馬根性ですが。。。

 
定評ある調査報道番組60ミニッツの先週の番組での誤報が大きく報じられています。レポーターのLara Loganが謝罪をするまでになっているようです。



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NORAH O'DONNELL: 60 Minutes has learned of new information that undercuts its Oct. 27 account of an ex-security officer who called himself Morgan Jones. His real name is Dylan Davies, and he recounted to Lara Logan, in great detail, what he claimed were his actions on the night of the attack on the Benghazi compound. Lara joins us this morning. Lara, good morning. What can you tell us?

LARA LOGAN: The most important thing to every person at 60 Minutes is the truth, and today the truth is that we made a mistake. 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, was the manager of the local guard force at the Benghazi Special Mission compound. He described for us his actions the night of the attack, saying he had entered the compound and had a confrontation with one of the attackers, and 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. He denied that report and said that he told the FBI the same story he told us. But what we now know is that he told the FBI a different story from what he told us. That's 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.

動画の最後に以下のように語っているように、今日の放送で番組内でも謝罪するようです。

NORAH O'DONNELL: So how do you address this moving forward? Are you going to do something on Sunday on 60 Minutes?
LARA LOGAN: Yes. We will apologize to our viewers, and we will correct the record on our broadcast on Sunday night.

60ミニッツのサイトでは上記の動画と以下のような告知があるだけです。どのような説明になるのでしょうか。

November 7, 2013 7:53 PM
60 Minutes reviewing account of Morgan Jones on Benghazi

60 Minutes has learned of new information that undercuts the account told to us by Morgan Jones of his actions on the night of the attack on the Benghazi compound.
We are currently looking into this serious matter to determine if he misled us, and if so, we will make a correction.

UPDATE: 60 Minutes apologizes for Benghazi report
60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan tells CBS This Morning that "we were wrong" on our Benghazi report and "we apologize to our viewers."


これほど大きく取り上げられるのも、昨年のBenghaziの事件のインパクトがまだ大きいからでしょう。Vanity Fairの8月号にも当時の状況を語る記事がありましたから読んでみたいと思います。

40 Minutes In Benghazi
When U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was killed in a flash of hatred in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, the political finger-pointing began. But few knew exactly what had happened that night. With the ticktock narrative of the desperate fight to save Stevens, Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz provide answers.
By Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz

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