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2019-05-16: Glow worms return

2019-04-11: Original memetic sin

2019-01-31: The theory of weight

2018-11-06: Origins of telephone network theory

2018-10-24: Modern thought

2018-09-10: Feeding a controversy

2018-06-11: Glow worm distribution

2018-04-23: Outlawing risk

2017-08-22: A rebuttal on the beauty in applying math

2016-11-02: In search of Theodore von Karman

2016-09-25: Amath Timeline

2016-02-24: Math errors and risk reporting

2016-02-20: Apple VS FBI

2016-02-19: More Zika may be better than less

2016-01-14: Life at the multifurcation

2015-09-28: AI ain't that smart

2015-06-24: MathEpi citation tree

2015-03-31: Too much STEM is bad

2015-03-24: Dawn of the CRISPR age

2015-02-08: Risks and values of microparasite research

2014-11-10: Vaccine mandates and bioethics

2014-10-18: Ebola, travel, president

2014-10-12: Ebola numbers

2014-09-23: More stochastic than?

2014-08-17: Feynman's missing method for third-orders?

2014-07-31: CIA spies even on congress

2014-07-16: Rehm on vaccines

2014-06-20: Random dispersal speeds invasions

2014-04-14: More on fairer markets

2014-02-17: Is life a simulation or a dream?

2014-01-30: PSU should be infosocialist

2014-01-12: The dark house of math

2013-12-24: Cuvier and the birth of extinction

2013-12-17: Risk Resonance

2013-12-15: The cult of the Levy flight

2013-12-09: 2013 Flu Shots at PSU

2013-12-02: Amazon sucker-punches 60 minutes

2013-11-26: Zombies are REAL, Dr. Tyson!

2013-11-22: Crying wolf over synthetic biology?

2013-11-21: Tilting Drake's Equation

2013-11-18: Why $1^\infty != 1$

2013-11-14: 60 Minutes misreport on Benghazi

2013-11-09: Using infinitessimals in vector calculus

2013-11-08: Functional Calculus

## 60 Minutes misreport on Benghazi

A few weeks ago, I watched 60 minutes's report on the 2012 Benghazi attack on a US embassy (official report). It was very compelling, and seemed to raise allot of questions about the decision making revolving around the attach. ( Looks like CBS is trying to scrub all evidence of the report off the internet, but here is one link to a transcript. )

Well, turns out "60 minutes" messed up. First, there was a report that their witness told his employer a different story and was also promoting a book. Then we found out the story he gave the FBI was also different.

Now, 60 minutes and CBS have acknowledged an issue and given an apology. That's good. But the apology really seems to have left me with more questions than answers. I cann't tell if they are just retracting that interview segment, or if there were any other parts of the reporting that were reported incorrectly at a result of the interviews with their fake-witness. And it looks like my concerns have support, and that there may have been allot of other flaws with the report.

UPDATE 2013-11-16: CBS has released a better report now, which makes things clearer. This update ties things together better.