Where this goes -- or ends -- who knows, but CBS News has finally confirmed that it's launched an investigation in the who, what and whys of the Lara Logan-reported Oct. 27 "60 Minutes" story that resulted in one of the most significant retractions in this classic's 45-year history.
Per a spokesman, via statement, issued Wednesday:
"The moment we confirmed there was an issue in our story we began a journalistic review that is ongoing."
As you may be aware, CBS had to retract the portion of the Oct. 27 story featuring an "exclusive" interview with one "Morgan Jones" who said he had arrived at the U.S. embassy compound in Benghazi, in the middle of the Sept. 11, 2012, firefight that left four U.S. envoys dead. He said the attack was led by Al Qaeda, and his comments appeared in direct opposition to the Obama administration's -- thus fanning the flames of the ongoing "cover-up" conspriracy theories that have swirled in its wake.
But Jones -- real name Dylan Davies -- fabricated the account, and CBS retracted Sunday night. (The report put "60" squarely in the midst of an ongoing battle between left and right, with right initially citing Davies' account as proof of cover-up; plus there was also the implication that if Davies could fight his way into the compound, where was the significant U.S. response?