Lara Logan remains in good standing at CBS News

Lara Logan remains in good standing at CBS News

by digby

... despite the fact that she is an overrated, hawkish stenographer for the military:

CBS News chairman and '60 Minutes' EP Jeff Fager held a meeting with CBS News staff on Tuesday and took questions about the fate of Lara Logan and Max McClellan, the journalists currently on a leave of absence in the wake of the controversial '60 Minutes' report on Benghazi, POLITICO has learned.

In the meeting, held with 'CBS This Morning' staffers, Fager said he did not know how long Logan and her producer would be on leave, and made no indication that they would be asked to resign in the wake of the now-retracted report, according to sources familiar with the meeting. Those sources said that Fager defended Logan as a valuable member of the '60 Minutes' team even as he acknolwedged the erroneous nature of the report.

"He did not throw her under the bus," one source said of Fager's remarks about Logan.

That's nice. I guess it was a good thing she didn't fall for a hoax about something that happened 30 years ago or she would have been in big trouble.

You can't help but think of this:

In an effort reportedly intended to repair relations with the White House in the aftermath of CBS' publication of unauthenticated memos concerning President Bush's service in the Texas Air National Guard, CBS president Andrew Heyward met with then-White House communications director Dan Bartlett in January 2005. According to Broadcasting and Cable magazine: "Heyward was 'working overtime to convince Bartlett that neither CBS News nor Rather had a vendetta against the White House,' our source says, 'and from here on out would do everything it could to be fair and balanced.' "