That belated 60 Minutes hit job on the Benghazi tragedy—much ballyhooed this week, especially by Fox News, Sen. Lindsay Graham and others on the right—is now under attack for severe credibility problems.
The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung leads the way with this report, strongly calling into question the star witness promoted by Lara Logan—who just happens to have a book to sell, has asked for money for his account, and told a completely different tale on his official report on the fateful night.
In Davies’s 21 / 2-page incident report to Blue Mountain, the Britain-based contractor hired by the State Department to handle perimeter security at the compound, he wrote that he spent most of that night at his Benghazi beach-side villa. Although he attempted to get to the compound, he wrote in the report, “we could not get anywhere near…as roadblocks had been set up.”
He learned of Stevens’s death, Davies wrote, when a Libyan colleague who had been at the hospital came to the villa to show him a cellphone picture of the ambassador’s blackened corpse. Davies wrote that he visited the still-smoking compound the next day to view and photograph the destruction.
Media Matters is also exposing this today.
Bob Dreyfuss gives a rundown of the misleading hysteria surrounding Benghazi.