CBS News said an engineer made an “audio error” by “dubbing the sound of a loud traditional car engine over footage of the much quieter Tesla electric car in a story that aired Sunday,” AP reports.
Spokesman Kevin Tedesco said Tuesday that the loud car audio has been edited out of the online version of the story on Tesla founder Elon Musk. Anchor Scott Pelley reported the story, and CBS said he wasn’t aware of the added audio ahead of time.
Robert Sorokanich wrote in Jalopnik that the story “definitely includes motor noises that definitely don’t come from a Tesla.”
Here’s the CBS story:
In December “60 Minutes” drew some criticism for a soft-focus report on the NSA by John Miller. In November it said it had placed correspondent Lara Logan on leave following a botched report on Benghazi.