Skip to comments.Lara Logan: I'm Going Back To Work
Posted on 02/16/2011 7:49:34 AM PST by jimbo123
CBS reporter Lara Logan is vowing to return to work ... and she's telling friends what happened to her in Egypt will not destroy her.
Sources familiar with the situation tell us the details of Logan's assault are horrible -- but Lara is back with her kids and is vowing to go back to work within weeks.
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Maybe she should have thought of her kids before she put herself in harm’s way.
Does that rule apply to everyone or just women?
I certainly do not hope that means she’s going back to Egypt. If she is, then she is a fool!
To quote Monty Python: "No one expects the Spanish Inquisition." She was a reporter... it was a story. Usually, but not always, the press is left alone and treated as an observer.
I daresay the reporters believed that the Egyptians would want their story publicized, and they weren't endangered. Of course, in the Mideast, norms of behavior are quite different from in the West, so the risk was much higher.
Muslims are taught from birth that women are chattel and that any woman who doesn’t dress “modestly” is a whore and WANTS to be raped. When you go into a den of vipers you shouldn’t be surprised when they bite you.
I think there is a difference in some cases.
For example, a REPORTER who KNOWINGLY puts him/herself into a potential Infidel-slaughter or rape-circle is very much in the wrong.
A SOLDIER, police officer, fireman etc who puts him/herself in harms way probably IS thinking about his/her kids and the kids are likely a motivating factor.
Not entirely sure I can stomach the “she knew what she was getting into” or “she deserved it cuz” line of thought, however. I think she really DID buy into the bull from the Left and probably never saw that coming.
American reporters were being attacked before she was. Why on earth would she think she wouldn’t be?
She’s supposedly a “foreign correspondent”....shouldn’t she know the ways of backward mooslims??
God bless her.
So mothers shouldn't put themselves in harm's way? For example, mothers shouldn't run for president?
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Probably not too dissimilar from Jessica Lynch's ordeal, minus the firefight and captivity. Koranimals.
“Back with her children” translates to “single mother”. Should single mothers deliberately place themselves in dangerous situations, or do they have a greater obligation to their children? I believe her children should take priority over her career.
It was not - these people desire a muslim theocracy, and what Islam feels about westerners in no way compares with what Berliners were thinking back in 1991.
I hope the press has learned from this poor woman's experience, as well as that of other western reporters who were beaten.
I don't think she "deserved it" either; however, personal responsibility comes into play here. If she bought the "lefts bull", then the actions happening in Egypt (American correspodents being attacked prior) should have been warning enough.
Quite the trooper. As an imbed professional journalist in Iraq she latched on to a married soldier and wrecked his marriage.
Yes it takes two but this woman’s judgement is suspect, IMO.
I am so sorry for what happened to Lara Logan, and I wish her a full and rapid recovery.
I have some questions, though, about this troubling episode. Why did her employer allow employees to be exposed to mob violence? Why did Ms. Logan agree to the assignment? Why did her fellow employees allow Ms. Logan to be separated from them just prior to the attack? On Ms. Logan’s previous trip to Egypt, didn’t the Egyptian military warn Ms. Logan and others of the dangers of going into a frenzied, anti-American, anti-Christian, uncivilized mob?
If Ms. Logan and her network employer had no more sense than to wade into a revolution, I don’t have much use for the whole stupid bunch.
I think this is a perfect example of how the media in this country has no real understanding of the attitudes and behaviors of the middle east.
Even male journalists were being brutally attacked. What made them think that a Western woman wouldn’t be a glaring target for these barbarians?
There may have been some decent Egyptian people who tried to help those being attacked but you can’t throw yourselves amongst the wolves and expect not to be eaten.
Just plain stupid
On that point I will agree with you. It was certainly poor judgment, to say the least.
Actually, to be there at ALL is poor judgment, given a #%*#%*# REVOLUTION was going on. I guess she just expected the protesters to behave the way those vile and violent Tea Party jerks do back home. Probably never expected all that civility.
I wish she had exercised better judgment, but hope this wakes up a large swath of people who refuse to acknowledge the threat we face.
It is no one’s fault other than the attackers. I hope she is doing well and heals quickly.
Perhaps we will hear a change in tone from the left wing press as the number of beaten, raped and roughed up reporters has reached Epic proportions.
As a reporter, she had to know that the thugs that attacked the protesters a few nights before didn’t vanish into thin air... they are all still present, and seething over the events of the past week...
I'm not sure how to respond. A non muslim female being president compares to her standing in the middle of an agitated mob of muslim male crazies how?
Shoot me, call me a troglodyte, but I think mothers have elected to have responsibilities which are incongruent with taking stupid risks like this.
That used to be a typically held attitude. I'm sorry to see it challenged even here.
So they could get interesting pictures and sound to put on their broadcast inbetween the commercials.
Why did Ms. Logan agree to the assignment?
It's her job. She seems to enjoy it.
Why did her fellow employees allow Ms. Logan to be separated from them just prior to the attack?
On Ms. Logans previous trip to Egypt, didnt the Egyptian military warn Ms. Logan and others of the dangers of going into a frenzied, anti-American, anti-Christian, uncivilized mob?
If Ms. Logan and her network employer had no more sense than to wade into a revolution, I dont have much use for the whole stupid bunch.
I've never seen any of her work, so I guess you could say I had no use for her and/or CBS before or after. I watched the live feed on Al Jazeera/English on my laptop. I always like going with the home team broadcast when possible.
Aren’t you shortchanging fathers with your statement?
Back with her children translates to single mother. Should single mothers deliberately place themselves in dangerous situations, or do they have a greater obligation to their children? I believe her children should take priority over her career.
10 seconds of research would have informed you that she is currently married. Perhaps you should scrap your current translator, as it is obviously flawed.
You said mother’s should not put themselves in harm’s way. Presidents, in my view, put themselves in harm’s way by accepting that office. Either mothers can put themselves in harm’s way, or they can’t.
I don’t buy your premise.
Something is odd about this story.
Yep. The Indy 500 is a story too but you don't stand on the start/finish line in the middle of the race to report on it.
It was naive of her to go. It was naive of her bosses to let her go. Same with women in military. Chaos is just that. The ‘assumptions’ that a reporter would be honored are just that — assumptions proven wrong by reality.
Reality has a nasty bite, and it doesn’t bend to political correctness - ‘all religions are the same; they just want what we want; newspeople will be honored and left alone; Western civ is not singular.’
generally speking, there are times when its necessary someone take physical risks - are you contending that parents are totally interchangeable in this regard?
The US government refused to send women into battle until recently, and used to avoid sending fathers into harms way, as well.
These “thugs” WERE the “protesters” and at that point they were celebrating their victoy. But we can’t call them thugs - and CBS sure can’t - because they were Obama’s chosen thugs, so maybe they were just “protesters” singing Kumbaya and running up to give her flowers and it was all a big misunderstanding.
Seriously, this woman was just doing her job, whether you like her or not and regardless of her personal life. I think the danger may have been minimized by her employer, however, particularly since at that point, the “protesters” (not to be confused with “thugs”) should have been pretty mellow because they were celebrating their apparent victory.
I agree FULLY with you skeeter. Unfortunately the world has gone selfishly mad and the thing of prime consideration is whatever it is a woman wants to do she will do regardless of others or obligations.
speking=speaking, damn it.
I am ashamed at some of the comments posted. They are as bad as people who say a woman ‘deserved’ being raped because of the way she dressed.
She’s a reporter, her job is to report and to do that, she has to get close to the thugs to get this story. Now, she should have known that she was in the midst of animals but she is a reporter; she got separated from her film crew and the tough guys the Egyptian men are, brutally raped and beat her.
She deserves sympathy and prayer, not that, she deserved it B.S.
Too bad they’ll never catch the thugs that did this.
By the way, did you listen to Rush yesterday? He was talking about that reporter who kept trying to find an Egyptian to praise barry instead found the opposite.
He ended his story about “how glad/elated they were” to have barry on their side, or something to that affect.
No matter how many times you hit them on the head, they refuse to get it!
She’s now working for the same group of scumbags (CBS) who should have warned her in the first place...there’s much to the story here.
Even if it wasn’t her decision, you have a group of mooslums whose sole religion came from their prophet who raped a 10 year old girl.
I don't remember hearing that. If it's true, then she is responsible for her own foolish actions....as we ALL are.
That's the truth. The prosimian Muzzies likely would have charged her with inciting the rape/beating and had her stoned or hanged.
The Lefty Media’s quandary extends to Western women covering other hotspots like Haiti, Rwanda, etc. There are many rapes by non-whites and the hand wringers refuse to acknowledge it as fact. Just like the US.
Lx said: “I am ashamed at some of the comments posted. They are as bad as people who say a woman deserved being raped because of the way she dressed.”
I am getting extremely tired of these sorts of comments myself.
Commenting on stupid actions that result in bodily harm
IS NOT EQUAL to wishing evil on others. It is commentary, PERIOD! And this is a FREE FORUM where we are free to comment as we see fit.
Take your oversensitive self and stuff it.
Sorry for being a terrible person, but that made me LOL!
” Presidents, in my view”
That’s a rather stupid view. Driving is more dangerous than being president.
At the risk of looking for too many details... does anyone know whether she was raped or groped or the nature of the attack? Seems like the assumption is that she was raped, but I heard that she was not raped. Not to defend whatever was involved in the assault, but seems there is room for exaggeration if it is not clear. Also, not to suggest “she deserved it” or “she brought it on”, but there are obvious dangers in a situtation like the one she put herself in.