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"Worse Than Hell"; "60 Minutes" Retraction; Amazon.com And Uncle Sam Join Forces; Peyton Manning Shines & Gets Hurt
Aired November 11, 2013 - 06:30 ET
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ANNA COREN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: They are survivors to some of these disaster sites. They are the worst hit areas from the Super Typhoon Haiyan. We spoke to some of them. They are shell shocked. They lost everything, their families, their friends, their to homes.
Now, we are at the Cebu air strip. This is a standing point if you like. This massive military operation that is now under way.
The planes that are behind me, they're not only steering people out of the disaster zone, they are turning around, packed with supplies with food with bottles of water, with medical supplies and taken down to those badly hit areas.
So this is what is going on. Logistics have been huge problem. We were out with a military helicopter earlier today and visited some of those devastated areas and you just cannot access them. Runways have been washed out. The roads have been washed out.
So at this stage, trying to get to these areas, you need to do just it by chopper. You have to remember, the Philippines is an archipelago made up of thousands of islands. The central Philippines is washed out. So much of these islands, up to 90 percent of these areas are devastated.
So this is what is military is facing, and, Michaela, just before I go, we got word from the weather bureau that rain is forecasted for the coming days, if not another typhoon. This is the last thing the people of Philippines need.
MICHAELA PEREIRA, CNN ANCHOR: Utter devastation there.
Anna Coren, thank you so much for that report. We'll continue to follow this.
Another news, a Louisiana family takes justice into their own hands, ending a two-day search. A man reportedly finding then killing his abducted cousin's kidnapper.
That shooting is now being ruled justified by the Lafayette Parish sheriff's department. The unidentified cousin says he heard screams coming from an abandoned house, an open fire when Bethany Arceneaux's ex began to stab her.
We now know the identity of the woman killed at that wild cat sanctuary in the suburb of Portland, Oregon. Renee Radziwon, Wild Haven says that she had been their head keeper for eight years now and was a certified veterinary technician. They say they believe she was alone in the sanctuary and alone in the enclosure when that cat attacked.
It is Veterans Day. There will be an event to honor our heroic men and women. President Obama will honor military service men and women this morning. First with a breakfast for the heroes and their families. Then he will go to the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Ceremony for wreath laying and speech.
The Olympic torch back on solid ground. A trio of astronauts from Russia, Italy and the U.S. return from the International Space Station Sunday notice with the torch in hand. It had arrived on the ISS Thursday and for the first time ever, two Russian crew members took it often a space walk for a cosmic relay and photo op, all a part of the lead-up to the 2014 winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia.
How about that for a verse? Going to the International Space Station and doing a cosmic space walk. Wow! So cool.
CUOMO: It makes almost the Olympics seem like a step down.
PEREIRA: It kind of does, doesn't it?
BOLDUAN: After that. Well, all right.
CUOMO: Coming up on NEW DAY, the source "60 Minutes" relied for a piece that said things were wrong in Benghazi turned out to be unreliable. CBS says they were duped and apologized. Is that enough? How bad is this for "60 Minutes"?
BOLDUAN: Also ahead, do you want your Amazon packages faster? Sunday delivery is on the way via the post office. Could it be the solution for the so-called money woes?
BOLDUAN: Welcome back to NEW DAY, everyone. Happy Monday.
Let's get a quick check of the weather and what it's looking like for you. Over to Indra.
INDRA PETERSONS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: Hey, definitely, big changes in the air. We're going to start talking about some winds picking up today, gusts from 20 to 40 miles per hour from the mid-west into the Northeast, and down to the mid-Atlantic. If you have flights today, you definitely want to be watching for some delays.
What is going on? Look at this huge bull's eye of arctic air spreading across the country. That means a chill is making his way in and we are about temperatures expected to go well below normal. Now, today, we are seeing a little bit of a dusting of snow out there. Typically, when you have a cold system, you are really talking about degree air. You will see that system making its way across Ohio Valley, exiting the northeast overnight tonight.
So let's take a look at what's expected. It's cold. Not releasing precip or rain out of this. Very moisture starved. Except over the lakes. We could be three to five inches over Erie, some other lakes about one to three inches of light snow.
Then we talk about something pretty and unusual -- all that cold air dipping and diving down all the way South. Snow flurries are possible around even Kentucky, around Tennessee, unusual this time of year.
Then there's the temperatures. Omaha, looking at temperatures 13 degrees below normal. Chicago, 49 today. But check out tomorrow, you are going down to 35 degrees for your high tomorrow, yes, this cold air, remember that bulls eye, it spread farther to the east. So by the Northeast on Wednesday, we are talking about 41 degrees as your high. So get used to it. Cool, windy air, that will be the new story -- Chris and Kate.
CUOMO: All right. Thank you, we will be coming back to you all morning, obviously.
It was an on-air retraction we want to talk to you about right now, though, it was "60 Minutes" who gave it. They say they were duped by the source they relied on very heavily for a scathing look at the attack of Benghazi. The mistake involves security officer Dylan Davies who said he was at the compound the night of the attack.
That may not have been the case. Take a listen.
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LARA LOGAN, CBS NEWS: On Thursday night when we discovered the account he gave the FBI was different than what he told us, we realized we had been misled, and it was a mistake to include him in our report. For that, we are very sorry.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
CUOMO: All right. Joining us now is "New York Times" new media reporter Brian Stelter.
Brian, thank you very much. Obviously, this is unusual. A lot of things came up. You have accountability and journalism, how they dovetail on this situation. What do you make of the mistake and how it's been handled so far?
BRIAN STELTER, NEW YORK TIMES: In some ways, it's very striking to see "60 Minutes" come on and air correction. It's very rare to see that. Even more rare to see an apology from as esteemed as Lara Logan in the journalism world.
On the other hand, it took two weeks to have that apology on "60 Minutes." The piece that air at the end of October. There are questions raised almost immediately about it. So, I think the question now that media writers will be writing about this week is what took so long and what is "60 Minutes" doing to make sure this doesn't happen again.
BOLDUAN: What do you think, what do you think has been the viewer reaction? That's harder to gauge because we are reading some media corrects seem to think the apology has been inadequate. It wasn't enough. They should do more. You need to explain how they got from point A to point Z more.
How do you think viewers are reacting?
STELTER: Media critics are critics for a reason, right? But I did see hostile reaction from random viewers last night. You don't want to take Twitter reaction entirely seriously. But I do think people who were already skeptical of CBS, who were already predisposed to be critical, are probably likely to be more critical, probably going to be less likely to watch in the future.
Then, again, most people just casually watch "60 Minutes" after football. They love the show and they're going to keep watching the show. It's hard to know if there have been long-term damage.
PEREIRA: Let's be clear, upset that they made a mistake. Because we know that sources can go back bad. We talked about they can go sideways. What about how they handled the whole thing, the apology, et cetera?
STELTER: That becomes the issue now. Why did it take so long? And what are they doing about it? So far, CBS resisted having any investigation. They could have an international investigation where someone in the newsroom figures out where they went wrong. Or they could have an independent investigation, the way they did in 2004 when the "60 Minutes II" story about then President Bush's National Guard time was severely scrutinized.
CUOMO: Is this worse?
STELTER: This may be in some ways worse. This may be a lot less resistant, though.
STELTER: On the one hand, that was all about liberal bias. There were lots of people that had questions about Dan Rather and whether he was biased or not. I don't know if they're those same kind of questions this time. I'm not sure if cries of conservative bias are as resonant as those were.
CUOMO: Is that bias enough? Lara Logan said - and look, again, there is a first, the media talking about this, everybody who talks about it say there but for the grace. Anybody who says this would never happen to me. You don't know that. Investigative reporting, I've been in it for 15 years; it can get very tricky.
But one of the things that happens here is, the FBI reports, that isn't new. The question is, why didn't they go to the FBI sooner? And it develops a question of is it because you wanted this guy to be telling the truth, that you had an angle on this story that you were promoting, and maybe you didn't vet this guy the way you would otherwise if he was contracting your theory? Anything to that?
STELTER: Well, that could be the original sin in journalism. If we start out believing we know what the story is and the story changes on us, reporters can sometimes be wary of changing their to whole story. That's maybe the original sin in journalism, sometimes.
BOLDUAN: But coming from -- I think, looking at the reaction or the blowback or the fallout or whatever you want to say, I think it is interesting. I think it is interesting, as a reporter who was caught in the middle of the fallout of inaccurate reporting after the Supreme Court decision myself, we corrected it within minutes. But there was blowback for weeks and months.
I'm not judging the blowback. I'm not judging the fallout. But it's interesting to see the different levels of reaction to inaccurate reports when you come out and you say, 'We made a mistake.' What more can you ask?
STELTER: The ripple effects can be enormous. This wasn't breaking news; this was a story that they worked on for a year. And that's why people wondered, did they come in with an agenda?
CUOMO: Right, but again, you know what, at the end of the day, it's still "60 Minutes." They have earned their reputation for a reason.
STELTER: They have. They have a great name. And that's not going away. But it did take a hit this week.
CUOMO: That's true.
BOLDUAN: Great to see you, Brian.
BOLDUAN: Thanks so much.
CUOMO: Always appreciate the perspective.
Coming up on "NEW DAY": we know the postal service is bleeding money. You hear about it all the time. It doesn't want to deliver on Saturdays anymore. But could Sunday delivery of Amazon.com products actually be the answer?
PEREIRA: And on this Veteran's Day, we all know, nobody would argue with the fact those guys are heroes. But guess what? They also have moves. We're going to show you in our must-see moment, coming up.
PEREIRA: I swear, they pick the best music. Welcome back to "NEW DAY". We know the postal service has been struggling for a while now. Could it save in the form of internet giant, Amazon.com? The two of now reached a deal to have postal workers deliver your Amazon packages on Sunday.
Christine Romans is here to talk about it. What is Jeff Bezos doing here? Is he trying to just get his product to customers or is he trying to save another struggling institution much like he arguably did with the "Washington Post?"
CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN CHIEF BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: He wants Amazon to be a part of every part of your life, and this is one --
ROMANS: This is a partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, so the postal service who deliver on Sunday a package for you. If you're an Amazon prime member, that means you can order a backpack for your kids on Friday and be packing it Sunday night for school on Monday for free.
So this is a big, big move. The good news for postal service is like, look, you know, they can make more money delivering packages and delivering mail. They lost a lot of money last year. So this is a good move for them to try to become relevant again.
BOLDUAN: What does it mean for the postal service? I mean, should people be viewing this as this could be the savior of the postal service because -- already talking about dropping Saturday deliver?
ROMANS: This is a part of the transformation of the postal service, and they're talking about dropping Saturday delivery of mail.
ROMANS: But packages, this means the postal service is now really, really competing with the UPS and the FedEx and Amazon. That's a lot of packages that they're delivering.
CUOMO: I'm confused. Shock. The postal service is a government entity, yes?
ROMANS: It is a quasi-government entity.
CUOMO: When did the profit motive become the determination of whether or not you get to exist in this kind of relationship? Like how much does this matter if they're losing money?
ROMANS: This is a story that takes a very long time -- because, they are losing money. Postal service is losing money, and they've been told by Congress that they --
ROMANS: Yes. Congress wants them to try to turn things around. I mean, for me, the big story here is what this means for consumers, Chris. I mean, this means, why you ever have to go to a brick and mortar store ever again? I mean, you can sit down at your computer on Friday and get something on Sunday for free --
PEREIRA: Yes. If you're an Amazon prime member -- (CROSSTALK)
ROMANS: And you can get like a six-month trial period and all that stuff, but what it really shows is a sort of transformation of the online shopping experience, right?
BOLDUAN: How did people keep up with Amazon? I think that's -- isn't that what every business is asking? How do you keep up with this --
ROMANS: -- the other retailers have been tying up with other package delivery companies to try to be relevant --
CUOMO: -- a lot of package delivery companies.
ROMANS: Well, I think anything that's good for the consumer is -- you know, this race to be able to deliver cheapest, the most stuff, it's got to be different.
CUOMO: This is all good. This is all good. We're talking about losing money --
ROMANS: I mean, I'm wondering what it means for Santa. I mean, if it's going to put Santa out of business, if you --
BOLDUAN: Zip it.
BOLDUAN: Zip it, Romans.
CUOMO: The spirit of giving, when you have a red blouse on? How dare you?
ROMANS: This is New York, this is Los Angeles, and then they think this is going to move to Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, and Phoenix maybe some time next year. So we'll see how it works and whether, you, too, can order something on Friday and enjoy it on Sunday.
PEREIRA: A worth of something special. I wonder what it will be.
PEREIRA: Our "Must-See Moment" today --
PEREIRA (voice-over): -- in honor of Veterans Day. Show them the skills? They go beyond heroes on the battlefield. This event was a celebration of the U.S. Marine Corps 238th birthday Saturday. Of course, you can hear Billy Jeans, Michael Jackson in the background, the dancing, in a word, spectacular.
The guy in the white pants feels a show of his fancy drop, shuffling on the dance floor. But if you watch long enough, there is the talent. One of the other guys like, oh, no, I'm not letting you go out this way.
BOLDUAN (voice-over): Music. Waiting for the video, oh my goodness!
PEREIRA: So we just thought that we'd show you them having a moment --
BOLDUAN: This is like our free game warm up (ph) -- for the show, right?
PEREIRA: Very much like it. Thankfully, no cameras were on. Guess who did that move?
BOLDUAN: You should see Christine's move.
BOLDUAN (on-camera): It's crazy on a Monday.
CUOMO: I'm going for the slide step, but I must say, there's nothing more. Just when you thought they couldn't be more impressive.
BOLDUAN: I know.
PEREIRA (on-camera): Right, exactly.
BOLDUAN: Even in those stiff uniforms. They've got better moves --
Coming up next on "NEW DAY", he's accused of bullying a Miami Dolphins teammate, but Richie Incognito says it was all part of the game. Was locker room culture to blame? We will get the perspective from a former NFL player in a bit.
CUOMO: And I'll set the scene for you. It is the most amazing moment in football. Fourth quarter -- one chance to save the game -- in our back yard-- a Hail Mary --
CUOMO: Maybe. We'll let you know when we come back. Got to get the get. See you after the break.
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JAY LENO, HOST, "THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO": Oh, President Obama's approval rating now down to 39 percent, to which Congress said, 'How do you keep it so high? What's a -- you're a genius. What are you doing? How do we make that happen?'
Hey, you've been following the -- the Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, well, what a piece of work this guy is. First, he admits to smoking crack in a drunken stupor. Now, another video has been released where he's in a drunken rage, he's threatening to kill a guy. Many people now --
Many people asking what does the future hold for Mayor Ford? Really, just one thing "Dancing with the Stars." That's all. What else is he supposed to do?
(END VIDEO CLIP)
CUOMO: A comic reminder that we always believe in second chances if deserved, right?
BOLDUAN: There you go.
CUOMO: All right. So, football time. Big days of upsets and finishes in the NFL yesterday. Saints-Cowboys a statement game. Let's start with this and bring in Andy Scholes for this morning's "Bleacher Report." A familiar face, bringing the pain in that one, reveal the mystery, my brother.
ANDY SCHOLES, BLEACHER REPORT: Yes. That's right, Chris. Saints' defensive coordinator, Rob Ryan, is fired by the Cowboys after last season. I'm sure he had this game served on his calendar for a little revenge. Now, the Cowboys, they had more penalties in this game than they did first downs. That's right. More penalties than first down. The Saints, meanwhile, they got it first down in pretty much every play.
They set an NFL record with 40 in the game. New Orleans actually dominated Dallas 49-17. After the game, Cowboy's owner, Jerry Jones, said maybe they made a mistake by firing Ryan?
All right. There's good news and bad news for the Denver Broncos. Good news is Peyton Manning threw the 330 yards and four touchdowns as the Broncos beat the Chargers. Bad news is Peyton got hurt on this play late in the game. Afterwards, he said his ankle was pretty sore. He's scheduled to have an MRI later today.
In the lineup section of BleacherReport.com, today, you can see the craziest play from this weekend. Down seven, no time left on the clock, the Bengals go for the Hail Mary, Andy Dalton's pass is going to get tipped ones, then again, and right into the waiting of arms of A.J. Green.
The Bengals go nuts. They are able to send the game into overtime, but then the Ravens would win by a field goal. Definitely a rough day for Bengals' fans. And Kate, pretty rough day for your Colts.
SCHOLES: They lost by 30 for the Rams.
BOLDUAN: That was something I hoped we could avoid talking about this morning. It was a very tough day. That's OK. We won't talk about it. I'm still smiling. Thank you, Andy.
CUOMO: I'm no Andy Scholes --
CUOMO: -- who smiles and then cuts you with that gleaming smile.
BOLDUAN: It's hard. You can never tell. Is he being nice or is he being mean --
CUOMO: No joy.
BOLDUAN: No joy. Here's joy for you, though. Right at the top of the hour, which means it's time for the top news.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I've not spoken to anyone who hasn't lost someone, a relative or close to them.
CUOMO: Happening now, the race is on to save the helpless in the Philippines. The U.S. marines arrive this morning with too many dead to count. Power, water, and shelter unavailable in many areas. Another storm is now bearing down.
BOLDUAN: Fighting back. Richie Incognito, the Miami Dolphin accused of bullying Jonathan Martin, is finally speaking out saying he's not racist and so friendly with Martin. So, what's the real story?
PEREIRA: Guilty for doctor accused of killing his wife found guilty in a Utah courtroom. Now, the victim's sister is speaking out to us. She's been pushing for this conviction for years.
CUOMO: Your "NEW DAY" starts right now.
ANNOUNCER: This is "NEW DAY" with Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan, and Michaela Pereira.
(END VIDEOTAPE) CUOMO: Good morning. Welcome to "NEW DAY". It Is Veteran's Day, Monday, November 11th. Thank you for the men, women, and families who have fought for America. It is seven o'clock in the east right now, and we are still trying to get a handle on the scope of damage in the Philippines.
Take a look. People there literally sending their pleas for help into the sky. The message is simple. The tasks obviously anything but. As many as 10,000 are feared dead, but to be accurate, you can't know at this time. There are too many dead to count. That's what -- on the ground. Countless remains missing. More than one million have been displaced. Two million need food and other aid.
Super typhoon Haiyan spared no structure in its path, businesses, homes, livelihood all washed away.
BOLDUAN: There's one glimmer of hope, though, this morning. A picture of a baby born amid the madness, if you could even imagine, in a make-shift hospital at the Tacloban airport. And American marines have arrived with aid for the damaged areas. They're unloading cargo planes full of supplies.
Haiyan has since weakened to a tropical storm. It's battered parts of Vietnam before moving on to China. We're going to be covering the storm and the recovery for you all this morning. So let's begin with CNN's Ivan Watson. He's in Manila with a look ahead at the recovery, the huge recovery effort facing so many people there. Good morning, Ivan.
IVAN WATSON, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Kate. The president of the Philippines just declared a state of national calamity authorizing the army to work with law enforcement to try to restore law and order in the affected areas. He says that the super typhoon has caused widespread death, destruction, and incalculable damage.