'60 Minutes' Responds to Lance Armstrong Lawyers
Fager not apologizing for Scott Pelley report on cyclist
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 6/1/2011 6:30:29 PM
"60 Minutes stands by its story as truthful, accurate and fair," said Fager, who is also executive producer of the program. "Lance Armstrong and his lawyers were given numerous opportunities to respond to every detail of our reporting for weeks prior to the broadcast and their written responses were fairly and accurately included in the story."
The statement goes on to refute points the lawyers' letter claimed were incorrect while pointing out three inaccuracies in the letter's recollection of the report.
"Mr. Armstrong's lawyers claim our story was "shoddy," while we found at least three inaccuracies in their letter: They claimed that 60 Minutes reported the meeting took place at the Swiss lab; they claimed that 60 Minutes reported the meeting took place in 2001; and they claimed that 60 Minutes said it was a "secret" meeting," Fager said in the statement. "All three are wrong."
Armstrong's lawyers had yesterday demanded an on-air apology for the report saying it was "recklessly presented" and that facts were taken out of context.
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