Report – 60 MINUTES resident hottie LARA LOGAN bites the bullet for CBS with "vacation" after Benghazi report screw-up.
Showbiz bible Variety reported that Logan and producer, Max McClellan, both involved involved in a major SNAFU.
As The ENQUIRER reported previously a "60 Minutes" report on last year’s attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, drew criticism from not only venerable Gray Lady — New York Times but Richard Nixon’s favorite tab, The Washington Post, as well.
According to an internal memo from CBS News Chairman that Jeff Fager issued Tuesday both Logan and the producer are taking a so-called “vacation”.
Having inherited "60 Minutes" from its founder the late Don Hewitt, Fager is exec producer of the august TV newsmag.
"As Executive Producer, I am responsible for what gets on the air," Fager wrote in the e-mail memo to the news staff.
"I pride myself in catching almost everything, but this deception got through and it shouldn’t have. When faced with a such an error, we must use it as an opportunity to make our broadcast even stronger. We are making adjustments at "60 Minutes to reduce the chances of it happening again.”
The “60 Minutes” report came under scrutiny after reports surfaced suggesting Dylan Davies, the security officer whose statements provided the grist for the criticized seg, had given less than accurate information to the CBS news programmer.
As The ENQUIRER previously reported Logan in a November 20 broadcast, producers came to realization they “has been misled, and that it was a mistake to include (Davies) in our report” after it was revealed Davies had given quite a different account of his Benghazi adventure to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
“The most important thing to every person at ’60 Minutes’ is the truth,” said Logan, “and the truth is — we made a mistake.”
The intrepid Logan has overcome far worse – including a horrific sexual assault by a frenzied mob in Egypt while reporting the revolution.
Enjoy your vay-cay, guys – nobody’s perfect.