A female CBS reporter suffered a brutal sexual assault at the hands of a crazed mob in Egypt. Just the thought of it is horrifying. I wasn’t going to comment on it, because her family has asked for privacy. Then I found that some people are actually celebrating what happened to this woman.
Hey, sounds like the threats I get from American Muslims on a regular basis. Now you know what it’s like, Lara.
There will be no further comment from CBS News and Correspondent Logan and her family respectfully request privacy at this time.
I just love it when the people of the profession of “the public’s right to know” suddenly want “privacy.” Tell it to your next interview subject, Lara. Of course CBS has no further comment. Wouldn’t wanna impugn the “peacefullness” of “Religion of Peace” animals, would we? Now, if they were Christians or Jews, well, then there would be comments galore.
So sad, too bad, Lara. No one told her to go there. She knew the risks. And she should have known what Islam is all about. Now she knows. Or so we’d hope. But in the case of the media vis-a-vis Islam, that’s a hope that’s generally unanswered.
This never happened to her or any other mainstream media reporter when Mubarak was allowed to treat his country of savages in the only way they can be controlled.
Now that’s all gone. How fitting that Lara Logan was “liberated” by Muslims in Liberation Square while she was gushing over the other part of the “liberation.”
Hope you’re enjoying the revolution, Lara! Alhamdilllullah [praise allah].
I don’t know how she can compare threats with an actual sexual assault by a gang of crazed beasts. And even if Ms. Logan is a Muslim apologist, which I don’t know to be true, nobody deserves this.
From the other side of the political spectrum came a series of tweets by Nir Rosen, a fellow at the NYU Center for Law and Security and contributor to news outlets like The Washington Post and New York Times Magazine. Jim Geraghty saved screen shots of the nasty tweets, and summed them up.
But let’s just remember one thing going forward: Nir Rosen believed this was the right moment to let the world know that he “ran out of sympathy for her” and that we should “remember her role as a major war monger” and that we “have to find humor in the small things.”
Geraghty’s right, this is just appalling. There’s nothing funny about this. Adding insult to injury, it appears that LA Weekly even made things up to make their “report” more juicy. (Via Patterico) What is wrong with these people?
Update: Maggie linked, and has more information on the way this story has been reported.
The New York Post has more details of the attack.
A network source told The Post that her attackers were screaming, “Jew! Jew!” during the assault. And the day before, Logan had told Esquire.com that Egyptian soldiers hassling her and her crew had accused them of “being Israeli spies.” Logan is not Jewish.
In Friday’s attack, she was separated from her colleagues and attacked for between 20 to 30 minutes, The Wall Street Journal said.
Her injuries were described to The Post as “serious.”
CBS went public with the incident only after it became clear that other media outlets were on to it, sources said. ….
They reported that the incident was not reported to Egyptian authorities because they did not trust them and worried that Logan would have been arrested.