Don't you just hate it when you do a big story to satisfy the wing nuts and to show you're "fair and balanced" and it turns out your main source for the story is, well, a liar?!
Here it is from the Washington Post
Here's how the WP describes what he told 60 minutes;
The man whom CBS called Morgan Jones, a pseudonym, described racing to the Benghazi compound while the attack was underway, scaling a 12-foot wall and downing an extremist with the butt end of a rifle as he tried in vain to rescue the besieged Americans.But here's what the WP says he wrote in a report to his employer three days after the attack.
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.”Ooops, looks like it's one of those, was he lying then or is he lying now type of things.
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’s book on the attack, titled “The Embassy House,” by “Sergeant Morgan Jones,” was published this week and largely comports with the “60 minutes” account. It says that he served 14 years in the British military before becoming a private security contractor.Well getting caught in a lie is certainly not what your publisher had in mind to start off the book tour with. But I'm sure it won't stop the Republican filibusters that we need so we can get to the bottom of these new "revelations".
Dan Rather's gotta be laughing his butt off right about now.
There's some confusion over who Davies is, so from the WP story;
But in a written account that Jones, whose real name was confirmed as Dylan Davies by several officials who worked with him in Benghazi, provided to his employer three days after the attack, he told a different story of his experiences that night.Media Matters has a story that doesn't add much to the WP story, but they make a very good point that I thought should be added here.
The 60 Minutes report was the result of a year-long investigation by Logan and producer Max McClellan. In the Q&A, they describe what Logan terms an "exhaustive" interview process, speaking with what McClellen describes as "dozens and dozens and dozens" of background interviews over "months and months.So in this "exhaustive" interview process, it never occured to Logan to ask Davies if he filed a report with his employer about that terrible night?