Back From War, Into Tabloid Territory
Foreign Affairs Correspondent Lara Logan’s Public Private Life
By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, July 8, 2008; C01
After four years of living in Baghdad, war was taking its toll on Lara Logan.
As CBS’s chief foreign affairs correspondent, she regularly risked her life by accompanying American forces in combat. But there were more personal strains as well: Her mother had died after a lengthy coma, she and her husband had long ago agreed to a separation, and, last November, she broke off an intense relationship with another journalist in Baghdad. Soon afterward, Logan started dating Joseph Burkett, a federal contractor stationed in Iraq who was separated from his wife back in Texas.
Now, having just moved to Washington with an expanded portfolio for the network, Logan finds her romantic life reduced to tabloid fodder. And there is a new complication: She recently discovered that she is pregnant.
Noticed that she is reporting for “Face the Nation” in one of the blog photos. Will that now become “Fellate the nation?”
Oh no! It’s one of those “unwanted pregnancies” that plague out nation of young, hip, smart, upward bound, determined, talented, did I say smart? women of the new America, as if falling from the sky like a safe from a tenement window, randomly creating destruction at its point of impact.
How on earth could such a thing happen? Especially to someone so wa-a-a-a-ay smart?