Reporters pride themselves on being skeptical of everything they're told. People lie to us all the time. It's a reporter's job to smoke out the truth, but one of the hardest lies to challenge is when someone is looking you right in the eye and completely making up a story.
"60 Minutes" issued a brief on-air apology and correction on Sunday for its botched and mishandled report on the Benghazi attacks, but gave few details about the failures that led to its retraction of a piece it had staunchly defended.
In a humiliating retreat from a piece she had staunchly defended, "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan admitted on Friday morning that she and the news magazine had made a "mistake" in their reporting of a controversial story about the Benghazi attacks.