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’60 Minutes’ apologizes for overdubbing sound in Tesla story

Associated Press | Jalopnik 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.
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CBS News: Bill Whitaker’s new job ‘has nothing to do’ with Lara Logan

News & Record | Politico
We got to wondering when correspondent Lara Logan would be back at "60 Minutes" when we read an item in the (Greensboro, N.C.) News & Record reporting that Lesley Stahl would replace Logan at Guilford College's Bryan Series lecture on April 8.

Logan was suspended in November along with producer Max McClellan after an internal report called her Oct. 27 story on Benghazi "deficient in several respects."

Politico's Dylan Byers reported in December that Logan and McClellan were set to be back on the program "early next year," although CBS had not scheduled a return date.

News that Bill Whitaker will be joining "60 Minutes" also fueled speculation on our part that he could be Logan's replacement.

Kevin Tedesco, CBS News/60 Minutes communications executive director, cut that short in an email to Poynter:
Lara is still on a leave of absence and Bill Whitaker’s appointment has nothing to do with her.
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’60 Minutes’ reporter didn’t want NSA story to be ‘a puff piece’

"60 Minutes" In an interview with "60 Minutes Overtime" producer Ann Silvio, John Miller talks about his intentions with "60 Minutes"' two-part NSA story, which ran Sunday. Miller said the disclosure that he used to work in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence was important, but "You also don't want this to be a puff piece."
I think we asked the hardest questions we could ask. And part of this is not to go there and show you can beat up a public official in an interview. I have been beat up as a public official in interviews, and I have beaten up public officials in interviews. Our job this time was to take the hardest questions we could find and ask them, 'What's the answer to it,' and then spend a couple of minutes listening. Because this is really the side of the story that has been mined only in the most superficial ways. We've heard plenty from the critics. We've heard a lot from Edward Snowden. Where there's been a distinctive shortage is, putting the NSA to the test and saying not just 'We called for comment today' but to get into the conversation and say that sounds a lot like spying on Americans, and then say, 'Well, explain that.'"
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Time: ‘60 Minutes’ Benghazi apology nearly as good as Rob Ford’s

Time
CBS News' retraction of "60 Minutes"' big Benghazi story is No. 4 on Time's list of the year's best apologies: "Logan issued two on-air apologies on CBS This Morning Nov. 8 and on 60 Minutes Nov. 10, though media watchdogs said the mea culpa should have explained how the program failed to see all sides of the story."

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's apology for smoking crack came in a little higher.

Time's year end Top 10 Everything in 2013 package also takes a few more looks at journalism:

TOP 10 OVERREPORTED STORIES - NO. 4, Wendy Davis's shoes:
Never mind that for 11 hours Texas State Senator Wendy Davis filibustered a controversial bill that she and other critics insisted would close all but five of the state’s abortion clinics. Instead, Look at her shoes! Just look at those things! They’re pink and stylish and, seriously, they look really comfortable.
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Correspondent Lara Logan of "60 Minutes" is on a leave of absence following an internal review by CBS News of her story on the Benghazi embassy attack. (AP Photo/Robert Spencer)

CBS memos suggest Logan had bias, but don’t say why no one addressed it

The CBS memos from Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News, and Al Ortiz, executive director of standards and practices, suggest that correspondent Lara Logan had a preconceived bias that prevented her from fully vetting her source before airing his story … Read more

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Correspondent Lara Logan from "60 Minutes" agreed to take a leave of absence after an internal CBS News review found her story on Benghazi was "deficient." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

CBS News review: Benghazi story was ‘deficient in several respects’

The Huffington Post "60 Minutes" reporter Lara Logan and producer Max McClellan will "take a leave of absence," CBS News chairman Jeff Fager tells staffers in a memo obtained by The Huffington Post. "60 Minutes" failed to "take full advantage of the reporting abilities of CBS News that might have prevented" its botched Benghazi report from happening, Fager writes. CBS News later confirmed the HuffPost report in its own story posted Tuesday. HuffPost also has a summary of Al Ortiz' review of the segment, which Ortiz says "was deficient in several respects." "60 Minutes" source Dylan Davies' admission to CBS "that he had not told his employer the truth about his own actions – should have been a red flag in the editorial vetting process," Ortiz writes. Further, Logan "made a speech in which she took a strong public position arguing that the US Government was misrepresenting the threat from Al Qaeda, and urging actions that the US should take in response to the Benghazi attack" last October, Ortiz notes. That's "a conflict," Ortiz says. Previously: 60 Minutes apologizes for botched Benghazi report: A timeline | How the ’60 Minutes’ Benghazi debacle is similar, different than Rathergate | '60 Minutes’ apology shows CBS News is ‘not used to the openness of the new environment’ | Al Tompkins: “CBS explained nothing”
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’60 Minutes’ apology shows CBS News is ‘not used to the openness of the new environment’

PBS NewsHour
On PBS NewsHour Tuesday night, Poynter's Kelly McBride and the American Press Institute's Tom Rosenstiel talked with Jeffrey Brown about "60 Minutes" recently apologizing for its Benghazi reporting.

"CBS deserves credit for admitting that they made a mistake," Rosenstiel said. "That's unusual in broadcast." But CBS' apology didn't outline exactly what it had done wrong, he said. (more...)
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Former CBS news anchor Dan Rather poses on the roof of an office building overlooking New York's Times Square, Monday, Nov. 6, 2006. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

How the ’60 Minutes’ Benghazi debacle is similar, different than Rathergate

A lying source, a failure to properly vet him, and critical information that turned out to be unsupportable.

That appears to be the core of the “60 Minutes” Benghazi debacle that led to an on-air apology from correspondent Lara Logan

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60 Minutes apologizes for botched Benghazi report: A timeline

CBS News | Huffington Post | The New York Times | Slate | The Daily Beast Friday morning, "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan apologized for a report on Benghazi marred by conflicting stories from the show's key source, contractor Dylan Davies. Until Friday morning, Logan and CBS have stood by their reporting. "The most important thing to every person at '60 Minutes' is the truth," Logan said on "CBS This Morning." "And today, the truth is that we made a mistake." That mistake first aired on "60 Minutes" October 27. It centered on the account of "Morgan Jones." Here's what's happened since. (more...)
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Tennis, Obama interview muted CBS’ rollout of Assad exclusive

Associated Press
Charlie Rose's interview with Syrian President Bashar Assad was ready at an awkward time for CBS, David Bauder reports.

Not only did "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley have an interview with President Obama, "the evening news was pre-empted on all but the West Coast by CBS Sports’ telecast of the U.S. Open men’s tennis finals." (more...)
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