How Lara Logan Fearlessly Covered the Benghazi Story


Laura, you said that it was in 2016 because I always like to track how these things work. You were reporting about the Benghazi story, people who listened to this program are familiar with that story and with how the facts seem to paint a very damning portrait of Hillary Clinton and so if you run a foul of the clintons, you know, usually they find that you've committed suicide. They find you in a ditch. But obviously that didn't happen to you. What did happen to you? Well, can I just say hashtag I'm not suicidal, right? Just for the record for everybody. All right. I probably have started that. And I'm very grateful to him because there's a lot of us, you know, who are in the site, right? A growing number of us every single day. No, really what happened was, you know, I worked from when I was 17 years old, I was in print. I was in radio, I was in television, and when I finally was at 60 minutes and that was every day of my life working really, really, really hard to be worthy of the legacy of that incredible brand. And just doing my job as a journalist. And I got an amazing bit of information from a very good source that talked about the bravery of these two delta guys in Benghazi, Libya. And how this was a story that made the benign raid look like nothing. That was the tip that I got. So that was my motivation for looking at Benghazi, wasn't political motivation at all. It was this idea that there was an untold story, which actually turned out to be the story of two delta guys who were in Tripoli at the embassy, and they were never sent. Nobody ever ordered them to go in and rescue anyone, but they collected money from everyone in the embassy and they got a plane and they went down there and they are the reason that the guys from the annex survived. They had the reason there wasn't a hostage crisis. They're the reason for the Stevens body was recovered when it was recovered and nobody knew that they existed before our report.

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