Simon & Schuster, CBS News In Full Retreat Over Bungled Benghazi Report
Threshold Editions, Simon & Schuster’s hard-right-wing imprint, is yanking from the market the book by “Morgan Jones”, who is the source for a 60 Minutes story for which Lara Logan apologized this morning:
The publisher for Dylan Davies, the source of “60 Minutes” controversial Benghazi report, announced on Friday that they are pulling his book “in light of information” brought to their attention since it’s publication.
Threshold Editions, a subsidiary of Simon & Schuster, which is owned by CBS, said on Friday they are notifying stores that copies of the book, titled “The Embassy House,” can be returned to the publisher, New York Times’ Julie Bosman tweeted.
The decision to pull the book was made “in light of information that has been brought to our attention” since the book’s publication just over a week ago, according to multiple reports.
CBS had already come under fire for not disclosing that the CBS owned Simon & Schuster was publishing a book by Davies about his Benghazi experience. Both Jeff Fager, the chairman of CBS News and executive producer of “60 Minutes,” and correspondent Lara Logan have said they regretted not including a disclosure.
Meanwhile, in the wake of Lara Logan’s on-air apology for the October 27th 60 Minutes report this morning, CBS News has remained mum all afternoon, and media circles in New York City are abuzz with a rumor that the news organization may go beyond the “correction” Logan hinted at this morning to a formal, all-out, on-air statement of “retraction”.