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CBS mines vines for One Direction clip, then cites copyright claim to pull it from YouTube

Mashable Reddit After Zayn Malik, one of the members of the English-Irish boy band One Direction, left the band yesterday, CBS aired a montage of fans posting vines weeping about Malik's departure. But as Mashable's Tricia Gilbride pointed out, one of the vines was a fake. Ben Berst, a self-described "comedian, entertainer, and YouTuber," posted a … Read More
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Sharyl Attkisson is suing the government

Politico | Fox News Former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson has filed suit against the U.S. Department of Justice for illegal surveillance allegedly conducted while she was reporting on the government, multiple sources reported Monday. Attkisson told Fox News' Howard Kurtz she and her attorneys have evidence tying the government to various surveillance attempts including monitoring the … Read More
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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 … Read More
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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 about the attack on the Benghazi embassy compound that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. But … Read More
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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 and will be followed by another one on tonight's broadcast. It's also a summary of events that could … Read More
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