The Latest Turn of the Screw & The Benghazi emails
One of the most comical parts of the Dan Rather/Bush National Guard records fiasco came when Rather tried to shift gears after it was finally definitively clear that the records were bogus. Rather did one segment after this became clear where he basically said, ‘Yep, the fact that these were forgeries is a dramatic new turn in the story. And we’re on it!’ Note the single quotes; I’m paraphrasing.
When your story ends up being based on bogus information, that’s not a new development in the story. It means your story was wrong. And you need to say you made a mistake.