Lara Logan apologizes for '60 Minutes' Benghazi source: 'We made a mistake'

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correspondent Lara Logan appeared on "CBS This Morning" Friday (Nov. 8) to issue an apology to viewers after new information has come to light that contradicts her recent report about the attack on the embassy in Benghazi.

"We were wrong. We made a mistake," says Logan. "Dylan Davies worked for the State Department in Libya, was the manager of the local guard force at the Benghazi Special Mission compound. He described for us his actions the night of the attack ... but what we now know is that he told the FBI a different story from what he told us. That's when we realized that we no longer had confidence in our source, and that we were wrong to put him on air, and we apologize to our viewers."

"We take the vetting of sources and stories very seriously at '60 Minutes,' and we took it seriously in this case. But we were misled and we were wrong, and that's the important thing. We have to set the record straight and take responsibility," says Logan.

She adds that the news program will "correct the record" during Sunday's (Nov. 10) broadcast.
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