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CBS News' Lara Logan Sexually Assaulted During Egypt Protests
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Posted on 02/15/2011 1:23:29 PM PST by MindBender26

Edited on 02/15/2011 7:34:17 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

On Friday February 11, the day Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS correspondent Lara Logan was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for a 60 MINUTES story when she and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration. It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy.

In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. She reconnected with the CBS team, returned to her hotel and returned to the United States on the first flight the next morning. She is currently in the hospital recovering.

There will be no further comment from CBS News and Correspondent Logan and her family respectfully request privacy at this time.

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Knew something was going on when she was not on air from here in US after returning to CONUS.

This rumor has been working for a few days, and was all but confirmed by the lack of comment or denials from anyone at Black Rock or West 57th.

Some may say Logan has a checkered past, but nothing deserves this!

When 3 CBS engineers were killed by a perp years ago, Rather went into a (well deserved) on-air outrage. This time, there will probably be nothing, because, Lord knows, we don’t want to upset the “Arab Street.” Source with many years in SWA says many Muslims will approve of this, because, it was an infidel getting what she deserved.

When will the rest of America wake up?


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0bamasfault; animals; burkett; cbsnews; egypt; islam; joeburkett; journalist; koranimals; laralogan; lauralogan; muslimrape; muslims; obamasfault; rop
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So much for the BS that these are a bunch of wonderful "Democracy Loving" people.
1 posted on 02/15/2011 1:23:30 PM PST by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26
If only state-run media would get swallowed-up by their creation.
2 posted on 02/15/2011 1:24:31 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: MindBender26

Probably Christian fundamentalists


3 posted on 02/15/2011 1:25:01 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: MindBender26

CBS News Correspondent Lara Logan in Tahrir Square moments before she was attacked on Feb. 11, 2011. (CBS)
4 posted on 02/15/2011 1:25:01 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Look at the expression of the guy in the hoodie. Want to bet he was in on it?


6 posted on 02/15/2011 1:26:34 PM PST by truthkeeper
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To: MindBender26

This is not a surprise actually, when civil order breaks down..... chalk it up to diversity


7 posted on 02/15/2011 1:26:52 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Poor Lara thought she was in, like, Time Square on New Years Eve, only different.


8 posted on 02/15/2011 1:27:00 PM PST by skeeter
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To: MindBender26

I’m reminded once again of all the years CNN managed to remain in Bagdad as long as they reported favorably on Hussein.


9 posted on 02/15/2011 1:27:05 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: MindBender26

Apparently a mob of Egyptions “would hit it”.


10 posted on 02/15/2011 1:27:34 PM PST by Nachoman (Wisdom is learned, cynicism is earned.)
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To: MindBender26

What do they think is going to happen when they send a female into a mob like that? Especially a western female? Those lovely, religious muslim men and their manners...you’re a slut to them.


11 posted on 02/15/2011 1:27:38 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: MindBender26

Must have been joos.

Or Christians.

/ sarc.

Its very uncommon for muslim fundamentalists to consider women as objects.


12 posted on 02/15/2011 1:28:02 PM PST by NoLibZone (Obama must be impeached and tried for treason.)
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To: MindBender26

What’s that saying? A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged?

Let’s see how liberal and multicultural Lara is after this episode.


13 posted on 02/15/2011 1:28:02 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: MindBender26

It is the kind of thuggery we can expect from people who are poorly equipped for democracy.

Lets vote to see who we attack next is the lowest form of democracy, and was warned against by Plato, and the founding fathers.


14 posted on 02/15/2011 1:28:38 PM PST by Dominick ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." - JP II)
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To: cripplecreek
I’m reminded once again of all the years CNN managed to remain in Bagdad as long as they reported favorably on Hussein.

Same as Castro in Cuba.

15 posted on 02/15/2011 1:29:20 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: AppyPappy

>>>Probably Christian fundamentalists

Egypt gots Amish??


16 posted on 02/15/2011 1:29:33 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: MindBender26
At least she got out of there with her skin basically intact - it could have been a lot worse with those sub-simians. After having felt the groping paws of the 'Religion of Peace', I bet she comes out of the hospital a newly-minted conservative, if she wasn't one already.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

17 posted on 02/15/2011 1:29:44 PM PST by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I wonder if this reporter will “blame it on Bush” when she interviews with Oprah.


18 posted on 02/15/2011 1:30:18 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
You can call those suspects behind her.

But, who are we to judge their society? //liberal

19 posted on 02/15/2011 1:30:48 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: MindBender26
Knew something was going on when she was not on air from here in US after returning to CONUS.

This rumor has been working for a few days, and was all but confirmed by the lack of comment or denials from anyone at Black Rock or West 57th.

Some may say Logan has a checkered past, but nothing deserves this!

When 3 CBS engineers were killed by a perp years ago, Rather went into a (well deserved) on-air outrage. This time, there will probably be nothing, because, Lord knows, we don't want to upset the “Arab Street.” Source with many years in SWA says many Muslims will approve of this, because, it was an infidel getting what she deserved.

When will the rest of America wake up?

20 posted on 02/15/2011 1:31:07 PM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: cripplecreek

Right on. WTF? This happened Friday and they’re just telling us now in the era of reporters are also news.


21 posted on 02/15/2011 1:31:07 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: ReneeLynn

>Those lovely, religious muslim men and their manners...you’re a slut to them.<

EXACTLY. Stupid liberal management at C-BS. I would give Logan points for graciously defending Bush years back but this was seriously an idiotic position. Surely she realized in her common sense she was in a country whose sole religion denigrates women as an inferior species?


22 posted on 02/15/2011 1:31:07 PM PST by max americana
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To: MindBender26

Muzzies have such respect for women, dontcha know?

I know I’m probably going to get shredded for this, but that is NOT the place to send a woman, much less a Western woman.

Not that a man would likely be a lot safer.....


23 posted on 02/15/2011 1:31:10 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: MindBender26

Who would send a woman reporter to Cairo to stand in the middle of a frenzied mob? Apparently the money was more important to her than it was to Katie Couric, who was smart enough to get out of there the day after she arrived! Geez...even the male reporters left!


24 posted on 02/15/2011 1:31:48 PM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: MindBender26
She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers.

IOW, she was gang raped by the ROP.

25 posted on 02/15/2011 1:32:23 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: MindBender26

Employers that put employees in dangerous situations without regard to their particular vulnerability and without adequete security should be finacialy liable for incidents of this type.

If I have an employee that works in a hazardous location, I am not able to avoid damages by saying the employee was a roofer, they shouldn’t have fallen or if they suffered injury they understood the risk.


26 posted on 02/15/2011 1:32:42 PM PST by KC Burke
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To: MindBender26

That’s stupid of CBS News. They should only had sent young, single male reporters to the Middle East.


27 posted on 02/15/2011 1:32:42 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: GeronL
...But, who are we to judge their society?

It's their culture. She was on their turf.

It must have been terrifying.

28 posted on 02/15/2011 1:33:52 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: KC Burke

On the other hand, all of this was common sense. This is the Middle East we’re talking about here and dealing with Arabs.


29 posted on 02/15/2011 1:34:45 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MindBender26

I’m shocked... You usually see this kind of behavior at Tea Party Rallies... /s


30 posted on 02/15/2011 1:34:45 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: MindBender26

Im dissapointed at the light hearted remarks being made here. We should be pissed off an American citizen was treated in such a way, regardless of their affiliations.


31 posted on 02/15/2011 1:35:54 PM PST by eak3
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

She does not look happy in that picture. I wonder how threatened she felt even then?


32 posted on 02/15/2011 1:36:25 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I bet it was terrifying, she could have been sentenced to death in some Muslim countries for being raped.


33 posted on 02/15/2011 1:39:02 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: toldyou
Who would send a woman reporter to Cairo to stand in the middle of a frenzied mob? ...

ABC Christiane Amanpour

34 posted on 02/15/2011 1:39:06 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: MindBender26

I feel so bad. I hope and pray she heals as best she can.


35 posted on 02/15/2011 1:39:13 PM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“I’m shocked... You usually see this kind of behavior at Tea Party Rallies... /s”

It’s no laughing matter. These people are savages and CBS and this reporter should’ve known better and followed Couric’s lead. This is appalling, and hardly surprising.


36 posted on 02/15/2011 1:40:06 PM PST by gregd0180
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To: metmom

I thought the same thing metmom.

Look at the C. Amanpour video linked above.


37 posted on 02/15/2011 1:40:37 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: MindBender26
This barbaric culture is what the liberals are welcoming to our shores. Delusional fools who think they can turn a misogynistic backwards ideology into a mainstream religion.

Prayers up for this young woman. I doubt if you can ever completely recover from something so terrifying and traumatic.

I hope CBS is happy for following the feminist doctrine and putting one of their young woman on the front lines of battle.

Whether a male or female producer made the decision to have her there. They are freaking irresponsible idiots!

39 posted on 02/15/2011 1:41:26 PM PST by 444Flyer ("The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power." -Daniel Webster)
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To: MinorityRepublican

If a young roofer falls off the roof because I did not REQUIRE and verify that he was supplied and used proper fall protection harnesses and lanyards, I can’t say that he needed to use common sense.

The news media has the historical knowledge to be able to determine risk, a young employee does not. Even experienced employees don’t have the historical knowledge of an entire organization. She should sue CBS and future incidents will drop due to risk avoidance by the employer.

CBS wanted “theater” and they got it.


40 posted on 02/15/2011 1:41:56 PM PST by KC Burke
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To: Nervous Tick

Are you kidding in liberal lala land this gives her multiculti street cred!

/s (I hope its sarcasm)


41 posted on 02/15/2011 1:42:38 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Attractive Western woman standing in a huge crowd of agitated third-world Muslims. What could possibly go wrong? </sarc>

WHAT WERE THE IDIOTS AT CBS THINKING? Especially after what happened to other (male) reporters earlier.

42 posted on 02/15/2011 1:42:55 PM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: metmom

Like the cowboy said, “We ain’t done Cowboy’s and Muslims yet...”


43 posted on 02/15/2011 1:44:05 PM PST by databoss
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I bet it was terrifying, she could have been sentenced to death in some Muslim countries for being raped.

Canned if lucky, stoned if not.

44 posted on 02/15/2011 1:44:21 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: MindBender26

They should have sent Helen Thomas.


45 posted on 02/15/2011 1:44:21 PM PST by RedwM
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To: eak3

“We should be pissed off an American citizen was treated in such a way, regardless of their affiliations.”
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Not really. This is voluntary assumption of the risk.

You can feel bad that it happened to her but there’s no reason to be ticked off about it because of her citizenship.

Remember Aesop’s tale about the scorpion and the frog.


46 posted on 02/15/2011 1:44:33 PM PST by peyton randolph (How's that hopey dopey changey thing working out for you?)
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To: GeronL

man oh man... seeing these animals with all their screaming.. what a screwed up society they have. I love that the newscasts worked in as many Egyptian women into the coverage as possible.

nothing good is going to come of this.. nothing..

poor woman..


47 posted on 02/15/2011 1:44:56 PM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: eak3

I agree with you.


48 posted on 02/15/2011 1:45:00 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Prayers for her healing, and for our future.

Tatt


49 posted on 02/15/2011 1:45:11 PM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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“Im dissapointed at the light hearted remarks being made here. We should be pissed off an American citizen was treated in such a way, regardless of their affiliations.”

Second that - it’s an outrage and a warning to people in the US and Europe who continue to delude themselves about what we’re facing here.


50 posted on 02/15/2011 1:45:39 PM PST by gregd0180
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