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For 60 Minutes, a dubious honor for a journalistic failure that won’t go away quietly as Poynter lists the best and worst media errors for 2013

Anyone having a passing acquaintance with current events probably knows that CBS News and its  iconic program 60 Minutes have had a rough year.  To further add to a year the network would like to forget, 60 Minutes’ Benghazi debacle has been named by the Poynter Institute as the “2013 Error of the Year.”

Writing for Poynter, Craig Silverman notes that it wasn’t just the fact that 60 Minutes, arguably the most respected television news magazine, got duped that won them this dubious honor.  As problematic, it only took other news organizations a few days to take the story apart and expose significant flaws.

CBS News was not alone.  Silverman goes on to list many other notable errors and corrections (some disturbing; others amusing).  Read the entire article here.

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