The publisher of a book authored by a source of a recent CBS ’60 Minutes’ report on the Benghazi attack has halted the book’s publication, according to an Associated Press report:
Publisher withdraws disputed Benghazi book written by source for '60 Minutes' report. http://t.co/7pe5jm69CB
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Publication has been halted for a disputed book about the attack last year on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
Threshold Editions announced Friday that it has withdrawn Dylan Davies’ “The Embassy House: The Explosive Eyewitness Account of the Libyan Embassy Siege by the Soldier Who Was There” after serious doubts emerged about whether Davies had witnessed the 2012 raid.
“In light of information that has been brought to our attention since the initial publication of “The Embassy House,” we have withdrawn from publication and sale all formats of this book, and are recommending that booksellers do the same,” according to a statement from Threshold spokesperson Jennifer Robinson. “We also are notifying accounts that they may return the book to us.”
Threshold Editions is an imprint of Simon & Schuster, which is the publishing division of CBS Corporation.
This follows the news this morning that 60 Minutes had backed off its Benghazi witness story and promised a corrected story this weekend.
Lara Logan, who had interviewed Davies (aka “Morgan Jones”), indicated she has tried to contact him since learning about the contested information, but has not yet heard back from him, according to the NY Times.DONATE
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