CBS' 60 Minutes delivered an apology Sunday night for its segment two weeks ago on the attack on the U.S. outpost in Benghazi. The program's correspondent, Lara Logan, said one of the two principal sources for the report had misled 60 Minutes about his activities on the night of the attack. Logan said the program was "sorry" and that it had been a mistake to include Dylan Davies, the British security contractor. The program did not elaborate on why it featured Davies, whose book on the matter has been pulled from shelves by publisher Simon & Schuster.
Craig Silverman, writing for Poynter, examines the parallels and differences between the Logan/Davies error and the 2004 National Guard story Dan Rather reported (an episode that preceded his departure from CBS News). Silverman examines how the context has changed (speed, in particular) but how many of the elements (errant source, poor vetting) were quite similar.
Venezuelan authorities have released Miami Herald journalist Jim Wyss. He had been detained without cause for two days after he had attempted to interview military officials near the Colombian border. Wyss has recently reported from the region on economic difficulties and the municipal election campaigns in Venezuela.
The Associated Press, citing the Committee to Protect Journalists, reports that at least 30 journalists have disappeared or been kidnapped in Syria in an "unprecedented" series of attacks and threats to journalists. Many organizations have not reported on the incidents in order to gain the release of their reporters through negotiations.
Bloomberg News has denounced as "false" a New York Times story Saturday indicating Bloomberg had spiked some stories about corruption that it feared would upset Chinese authorities. The Wrap reports that Bloomberg says the stories were not postponed or spiked out of fear.