Lara Logan’s temporary leave of absence from CBS’ 60 Minutes could become permanent, according to recent reports.

Lara Logan's Job At CBS In Jeopardy?

Logan infamously botched a report on the attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last year and has been serving her leave of absence from the program since November. It came as a surprise to many within the network that 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager had decided against firing Logan following her erroneous reporting. Some at CBS, six months later, are still hopeful that Logan will get the sack, according to a New York Magazine article.

“It’s not an accident that Lara Logan f–ked up,” an unnamed CBS News employee told New York Magazine. “It was inevitable. Everybody saw this coming.”

“She got everything she wanted, always, even when she was wrong,” said another source. “And that's been going on since the beginning.”

One person who Logan’s colleagues believe could be a potential replacement is Clarissa Ward, a foreign news correspondent at CBS. Ward was among the CBS News crew that was briefly detained by pro-Russian militants last week in eastern Ukraine. "We were blindfolded with cloth and masking tape really quite tightly around our heads so we couldn't see anything at all," Ward told CBS This Morning of the incident.

Logan's False Benghazi Report

Back in November, after searching for a new angle for the Benghazi story, Logan found her source in Dylan Davies – a former military contractor that claimed to have an eyewitness account that would rock the White House. Going off Davies's story, Logan reported that Al Qaeda had become a growing force in the region, a situation that the White House and State Department had ignored. She further relayed Davies's feeling that the government had been incompetent and had waged a cover-up in the aftermath of the tragic event in which American lives were lost.

In a failure that reached beyond Logan and to producer Bill Owens, Lindsay Davies and others, no one ever reached out to the State Department or the FBI to vet Davies’s assertions. It was implicitly trusted that Logan’s stamp of approval, calling him “one of the best guys,” was enough. If they’d done more research, they’d have learned that Davies gave a number of conflicting reports about where he was during the attack in 2012.

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