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Publisher withdraws Benghazi book written by CBS source

Publisher withdraws Benghazi book written by CBS source

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:

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Threshold Editions announced Friday that it has withdrawn Dylan Davies’ “The Embassy House: The Explosive Eyewitness Account of the Libyan Embassy Siege by the Soldier Who Was There” after serious doubts emerged about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of information that has been brought to our attention since the initial publication of “The Embassy House,” we have withdrawn from publication and sale all formats of this book, and are recommending that booksellers do the same,” according to a statement from Threshold spokesperson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.


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Almost makes you think this was an elaborate set up to discredit this story so it does not have legs in 2016…

Smells, big time.

In a statement to The Daily Beast, the executive producer of 60 Minutes, Jeff Fager, said, “CBS news confirmed with our own sources at the FBI that the story he told the FBI was not in agreement with what we were told.” The New York Times first reported that two senior U.S. government officials had confirmed the FBI interview of Davies contradicted the account he gave 60 Minutes.

The Daily Beast has not been able to confirm this account.

So. The story seems to have a rather open end, dunnit?

There was a time when the FBI was a pretty solid source.

But there was also a time when the IRS was not a campaign organ for the Re-elect Pres. ScamWOW team.

And the AG was not an outlaw.

    creeper in reply to Ragspierre. | November 9, 2013 at 8:10 am

    And the Chief Justice wasn’t extorted.

    This had to have been an elaborate setup. CBS, having been burned by the Dubya military scandal, would never have aired that story unless they had every reason to believe it was true.

    The whole thing stinks.

      Ragspierre in reply to creeper. | November 9, 2013 at 8:42 am

      Go and read the statement Logan gave on CBS about what all they did to confirm they guy was who he was and his story.

      Pretty thorough, seems to me.

Fake, but accurate?

BannedbytheGuardian | November 8, 2013 at 7:14 pm

I myself am waiting for the fBI guys & gals who are very thin & fly around in a private plane .they leave the fat geeky chic behind .

Could be an inoculation, so they can claim that “all that Benghazi stuff was a fake”, but that would call for a bit of planning and scheming, and that seems unlikely as it’s becoming more apparent day by day that this administration is made up of very stupid people.

Or maybe they’ve been threatening higher-ups at CBS to manufacture some sort of retraction or they’ll sic the IRS or Holder on them. That wouldn’t require intelligence or planning, just a predisposition to thuggery. And THAT the administration has plenty of.

Unfortunately by now in a conflict between wild rumor and an FBI statement, I’d tend to grant more credibility to wild rumor. Any department reporting to Holder is suspect from top to bottom.

Dear Threshhold,

That’s a nice little Publishing company you have there. Be a shame if something happened to it.

V. Jarrett.

Okay, so…

(1) Davies is delusional, or lunatic, or otherwise just thought he could spout grandiose lies in a book and on national television versus an administration he knows is trying to keep info under cover — and somehow thought they wouldn’t be challenged, contested, or outed, or that somehow it just didn’t matter. (Lying is so okay these days anyway, isn’t it.) Or…

(2) Davies on his own or with unknown “assistance” (maybe even CBS), was induced to sabotage, obfuscate, and create conspiracy and credibility issues in lots of blogosphere noise going every which way (CIA-like) so to drown out the facts and divert mainstream media (a-HA! Here’s my birth certificate, see?) Or…

(3) We now live under the equivalent of a Stalinistic censorship.

Which one is it.

The Obamafia strikes again. Hillary is guilty as sin.