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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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For that, we are very sorry.

 


定評ある調査報道番組60ミニッツでの誤報に関して、番組内でローガン記者が謝罪しました。背景を説明した後にFor that, we are very sorry.と語るシンプルなものですね。

やはりこの点に関して説明が不十分だとPoliticoのブログ記事は書いています。

Lara Logan: '60 Minutes' is 'very sorry'
By DYLAN BYERS

"60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan issued an on-air apology Sunday night for the now-discredited Oct. 27 report in which Dylan Davies, a security contractor, claimed to have been a witness to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

"We realized we had been misled and it was a mistake to include him in our report. For that, we are very sorry," Logan told viewers at the end of the broadcast. "The most important thing to every person at '60 Minutes' is the truth, and the truth is: we made a mistake."

Logan's apology, which echoed remarks she had made Friday on "CBS This Morning," was an attempt to correct an error that has dogged "60 Minutes" and CBS News for more than two weeks now. But her apology offered little in the way of an explanation for the show's error, which has become a black mark for a program that has long prided itself on the depth and thoroughness of its reporting.

もっと手厳しく批判しているのはニューヨーカーのブログ記事の方でした。疑惑が出たときにローガン記者は一度反論していたのですね。

NOVEMBER 12, 2013
“60 MINUTES” AND THE BENGHAZI SCANDAL TRAP
POSTED BY AMY DAVIDSON

“We end our broadcast tonight with a correction,” Logan said this Sunday. She used Jones’s real name, Dylan Davies. After the broadcast, she said, “questions arose about whether his account was true when an incident report surfaced. It told a different story about what he did the night of the attack.” Davies, she said, “insisted the story he told us was not only accurate, it was the same story he told the F.B.I. when they interviewed him.” When “60 Minutes” learned on Thursday that, in fact, the F.B.I. report “was different from what he told us, we realized we had been misled, and it was a mistake to include him in our report. For that we are very sorry. The most important thing to every person at ‘60 Minutes’ is the truth. And the truth is, we made a mistake.”

This is an odd statement and an understatement. To say that the incident report “surfaced” and told “a different story” isn’t quite adequate: Karen DeYoung, of the Washington Post, obtained it, and it was apparently already among the papers turned over to Congress. The discrepancies extended to Davies’s location that night: he was not in the compound at all but, rather, in his “beach side villa.” (“We could not get anywhere near,” the report read.)

こちらが当初番組の正当性を主張していたローガン記者の反応を載せたニューヨークタイムズの記事です。

CBS News Defends Its ‘60 Minutes’ Benghazi Report
By BILL CARTER
Published: November 5, 2013

Ms. Logan, who said she spent about a year investigating the Benghazi attacks for “60 Minutes,” attributed the critical response to the report to the intense political warfare that has surrounded the episode. “We worked on this for a year. We killed ourselves not to allow politics into this report,” she said.

But fallout from the report is already the subject of further partisan sniping, with Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, citing the CBS account as evidence that the Obama administration was withholding facts about the attack. He said it was a reason to stand by his pledge to block every potential presidential appointee until he gets more information.

Ms. Logan said “The Embassy House,” the book written under the Morgan Jones pseudonym, along with Damien Lewis, presents a version of events consistent with what was reported on the television program. “If you read the book, you would know he never had two stories. He only had one story,” Ms. Logan said.

60ミニッツの誤報と言えば2004年の大統領選挙時にブッシュ大統領の軍歴詐称以来だそうで、より大きな視点で捉えようとしたのが以下のラジオ番組です。リベラルバイアス、保守バイアスなどと関わるのでやっかいそうです。



The Brian Lehrer Show
60 Minutes' Benghazi Apology
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
CBS News chief Jeff Fager has called the 60 Minutes report on Benghazi "as big a mistake as there has been" in the program's history. Media Matters for America Senior Fellow and author of Bloggers on the Bus: How the Internet Changed Politics and the Press (Free Press, 2009), Eric Boehlert, explains why, and describes what was missing from Lara Logan's apology over the weekend.

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