Scott Pelley Calls Out Fox News During '60 Minutes' For Revealing Navy SEAL Mark Owen's Real Name (VIDEO)

09/10/2012 08:40 am ET

Without explicitly naming Fox News, Scott Pelley called out the network during his "60 Minutes" interview with the Navy SEAL who penned "No Easy Day," the book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

The book was published under the pseudonym Mark Owen. Owen chose to hide his identity because he said he wrote the book as a tribute to the men and women who gathered intelligence and contributed to the mission, and as a piece of history. His goal was not to draw individual attention to himself.

When news of the book was released last month, Fox News reported Owen's real identity, which was later confirmed by the Associated Press.

Although Owen's real identity was out there, the CBS production team used some of Hollywood's most talented makeup artists to disguise Owen during his on camera interview for "60 Minutes." According to Pelley, Owen was unrecognizable when he sat down on set.

At the end of the "60 Minutes" segment, Pelley told viewers that "a cable news channel" had reported Owen's real identity last month. Pelley firmly stated that CBS News would not reveal Owen's real identity.

Watch the moment in the clip above, which comes roughly four minutes into the video.

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