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CBS News' Lara Logan back at work

Lara Logan Has Returned To Work At '60 Minutes'

By David Bauder

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS News' Lara Logan is back to work at "60 Minutes" more than six months after being ordered to take a leave of absence for her role in a disputed story on the deadly 2012 raid at the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

CBS News spokeswoman Sonya McNair said Wednesday that Logan has returned. She had no details on when the correspondent resumed work and what type of stories she is working on. Logan did not immediately return a telephone message for comment.

Her October report on the CBS newsmagazine was quickly criticized and became the subject of an internal CBS investigation. The story relied on the testimony by Dylan Davies, a security contractor who said he was at the scene of the raid that since then has become a key Republican criticism of the Obama administration. But his story fell apart and it turned out there was no evidence he was there, and CBS issued a correction.

The internal CBS review of the incident concluded Logan and her "60 Minutes" colleagues should have done a better job checking out Davies' story before it went on the air.

The internal review also said that a speech Logan made in urging the U.S. to take action in response to the Benghazi raid represented a conflict of interest for a reporter later doing a story on the incident.

She was ordered to take the leave of absence in late November 2013.

The liberal watchdog Media Matters for America, a sharp critic of the Benghazi report from the beginning, had harsh words for CBS News for bringing Logan back.

"CBS indicated that they were serious about rebuilding its brand and taking accountability," said David Brock, Media Matters founder. "Having Logan back on '60 Minutes' shows the exact opposite."

There was some question whether Logan would return to "60 Minutes," although CBS never deviated from the story that she was on a leave of absence. "60 Minutes" is heading into its summer vacation season and will be dominated by reruns in the summer months, so it's not likely a Logan story will be on the air soon.

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Danny June 05 2014 at 12:36 AM

So where has the liberal watchdog been throughout the last 6 years of lies and deception of the Obama administration and their agenda to destroy America? There are only a few media outlets that haven't slobbered all over coverage of the imposter in the White House. Why hasn't the liberal watchdog said something? Oh........."Liberal" watchdog. That pretty much sums it up.

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cdlogan2002 June 05 2014 at 1:08 AM

Lara Logan was placed under more scrutiny and investigation than our President and Commander in Chief who knowingly lied to the American people about what happened. And now he has traded five Taliban terrorists for one American traitor and is smiling about it. As the first American president not to be born in our once great country, he has the confidence to do anything he pleases knowing he was "selected" by the New World Order whose goal is the destruction of America and the implementation of One World Government. If he doesn't completely destroy our country before his term ends, his successor, Hillary will. Bye bye Ms. American Pie. Without an American revolution, it's over folks.

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Jay June 05 2014 at 1:54 AM

What about the part where Hillary Clinton lied are we forgetting about? She was in charge and she needs to held accoutable and jailed.

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msanbaker June 05 2014 at 12:41 AM

Since when does media matters, matter. Just bunch of ultra liberal hacks. We know your MO, you think you are much more important than you are. I believe the national enquirer over your crap.

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msanbaker June 05 2014 at 12:43 AM

Have you ever reported a negative story about Obama, Rice, Holder, Kerry Clinton. If so . I think you need to publish the list , otherwise your a joke rag.

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child of God June 05 2014 at 12:55 AM

If Media Matters is attacking her, she must have been right.

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Dick June 05 2014 at 2:32 AM

Cut it any way you say and the president overstepped his bounds releasing 5 taliban murderers without and approval from congress. Sad he just gave in to terrorism.

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rwgebo1889 June 05 2014 at 12:05 AM

Media Matters, aren’t they the progressive propaganda leaders

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Lyndsy June 05 2014 at 1:35 AM

sounds like a war on women boy George Soros and his Media Matters loony tunes.

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Jay Lyndsy June 05 2014 at 1:55 AM

What war on women?......show me would you. It is all media fabrication.

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hanlon1212 Lyndsy June 05 2014 at 4:27 AM


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hanlon1212 June 05 2014 at 12:41 AM


LOGAN'S CONSPIRACY WITH LINDSAY GRAHAM -- Their advertisers just lost

my business.

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