CBS News/60 Minutes Have apologized
for their interview
of 10/27/13 in which Benghazi security Supervisor Dylan Davies said he was inside the Benghazi Consulate the night of the attacks. 2 Senior Government officials have confirmed
the existence of a report in which Davies tells the FBI he was never there. Benghazi critics who were crowing
about the interview earlier in the week are now strangely silent.
posted by Xurando
on Nov 8, 2013 -
"It looked like any neighborhood tavern in Chicago. The beer was cold, the bratwursts hot."
"The Mirage Tavern
was a drinking establishment at 731 N. Wells St. in Chicago purchased by the Chicago Sun-Times in 1977 to investigate widespread allegations of official corruption and shakedowns visited on small businesses by city officials. The journalists used hidden cameras to help ensure that city inspectors caught accepting payoffs for ignoring safety hazards were all properly documented."
Thirty-five years ago this week, the Sun-Times began a 25-part series, which documented its work with government watchdog organization Better Government Association
and venerated TV news program 60 Minutes
* to capture the shakedowns, shoddy inspections, and graft galore. And now Sun-Times digital editor Marcus Gilmer is reposting every story on the day it ran in 1977 here
along with additional reporting and details. [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara
on Jan 9, 2013 -
This evening 60 Minutes did a segment
on "walking away" from your underwater home... They featured a web site Youwalkaway.com
) which, this evening, is suffering from an overload of hits.
Are we going to see an uptick in folks who have said enough...
posted by HuronBob
on May 9, 2010 -
"Con men used to travel town to town hawking medical remedies said to be made of Chinese snakes. Snake oil
was useless and dangerous. So the FDA was created to put a stop to it and other food and drug scams. But, today, quack medicine
has never been bigger. In the 21st century, snake oil has been replaced by bogus therapies using stem cells
. Stem cells may offer cures one day, but medical charlatans on the Internet are making outrageous claims that they can reverse the incurable, from autism to multiple sclerosis to every kind of cancer."*
Video Part 1
[13:15] || Part 2
[11:49]. [more inside]
posted by ericb
on Apr 18, 2010 -
This is what we know--or do not know--about NSA prgram called Echelon, from 60 Minute show (TV) in 2000. If we assume this what had been going on and there were some sort of restraints for internal spying, then what is going on now? This evening I had heard on radio that the White House claimed that only calls going in and out of the country might be monitored. But this early interview suggests that such calls were monitored previous to the "new" approach. Why were legal restraints put in place calling for judicial hearings? Because of spying abuse done under Nixon. Those restraints are now removed.
posted by Postroad
on Dec 19, 2005 -
Clinton and Dole on "60 Minutes"
While the 1996 Presidential Debates weren't seen as the pinnacle of political discourse at the time, they were congenial by today's talk-show standards. Will these 'elder statesmen' have time in a short TV segment to start genuine discussion of critical issues? Is there any other media outlet that already accomplishes this?
posted by stevis
on Mar 6, 2003 -
Did anyone catch 60 Minutes II
last night, and their piece on inventor Dean Kamin
? After watching this show I felt that the hype surrounding "IT" may not be unfounded. His company's inventions are truly revolutionary. Plus, the guy has some really cool homes that make Bill Gates' mansion look boring.
posted by Sal Amander
on Feb 7, 2001 -