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CBS Complicit in News Coverup (Lara Logan)
The Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, February 17, 2011 | Michael Graham

Posted on 02/17/2011 7:29:30 AM PST by kristinn

Dateline — Egypt:

“[60 Minutes] correspondent Lara Logan was repeatedly sexually assaulted by thugs yelling, ‘Jew! Jew!’ as she covered the chaotic fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo’s main square Friday.”

Powerful reporting on an important story. Two problems: It didn’t run until yesterday, and CBS didn’t run it. The quote is from the New York Post. And it was The Wall Street Journal that reported “the separation and assault lasted roughly 20 to 30 minutes.”

But CBS? They sat on their own story. For five days, as reporters reveled amid giddy celebrations in Tahrir Square, and as President Obama praised President Obama’s handling of the Egyptian crisis, CBS reported nothing.

Only when other media had the story did CBS break the news that its own chief foreign correspondent was the victim of “a brutal and sustained sexual assault.”

Five days of silence — not even “60 Minutes” coverage of the Egypt story. No mention of the “mob of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy” who attacked their own reporter.

How is that not news?

SNIP

Having 200 “good guys” gang assault a female reporter while screaming “Jew! Jew!” doesn’t fit the narrative. Is that why CBS sat on the story?

Or is it the cultural issue? A rape in a bar is a sex crime. But a pack of political protesters who rape a “Jew” in public is a story about culture.

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1 posted on 02/17/2011 7:29:32 AM PST by kristinn
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To: suspects

Thanks for having the courage to say the things others in the media are too cowardly to voice.


2 posted on 02/17/2011 7:31:26 AM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: kristinn

I like Michael Graham. He is the voice of reason.


3 posted on 02/17/2011 7:33:14 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: kristinn
and as President Obama praised President Obama’s handling of the Egyptian crisis,

I don't doubt that one bit............

4 posted on 02/17/2011 7:34:48 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Red Badger

Well, he is the One he has been waiting for.


5 posted on 02/17/2011 7:37:38 AM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: kristinn
200 men. 20-30 minutes. Bill Clinton taught us that you get one free grope before it is harassment and the feminists agreed. So 200 men, 1800 seconds works out to 9 seconds per grope.

It was not a sexual assault. It was just a quick grope for all of them and that's it. The participants can also use the 'nuts and sluts' defense (and they are on pretty firm ground). According to the feminists logic, there is no story here.

6 posted on 02/17/2011 7:38:48 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: kristinn
And just how did they discern that she is Jewish?

The animals just wanted an excuse for a good time.

7 posted on 02/17/2011 7:39:06 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Was she raped or groped or both? Is CBS saying?


8 posted on 02/17/2011 7:40:09 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: kristinn
Powerful reporting on an important story. Two problems: It didn’t run until yesterday, and CBS didn’t run it.

Now, now. Let's not be so hard on SeeBS. Maybe they're getting their information from The Director of National Intelligence.

No, wait. That can't be right because the DNI is getting its information from The Media.

Hmmmm....

9 posted on 02/17/2011 7:41:26 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: kristinn

Yep. I’m still quietly waiting until the day we all actually get to take concrete action against these disgusting, barbaric cultures.

I think we’ll need to sort some stuff out in the “homeland” first, but after that is taken care of we should be able to move back to rational civilization and the protection and spreading of such (like during the entire 1800’s!).

Anyone with knowledge of history is clear to see why there is so much strife in the world today.... there are too many micro populations, that at any other point in history.


10 posted on 02/17/2011 7:42:10 AM PST by Individual Rights in NJ (Infidel Inside)
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To: kristinn
This shows people what is happening in the lying Media..This woman should have never been sent to a country that hate woman and treat their camels better than a woman..She had better get checked out for disease because of all the raping these sick savages have with their goats and camels and any animal the have..
11 posted on 02/17/2011 7:42:18 AM PST by PLD
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To: Boardwalk

I asked that on two different threads yesterday, and no one seemed to know (or answered, anyway). My husband said he read something online that said she was not raped, but I don’t have any source/link.


12 posted on 02/17/2011 7:42:23 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Carry_Okie

It was big news when other male reporters were assaulted and held hostage. Did they withhold the news based on privacy concerns or concerns that it didn’t fit the current story line?
I’m sure that other news organizations know or knew about this immediately. Where was there reporting?
Next we’ll have news the Utube censored pictures of the assault.


13 posted on 02/17/2011 7:42:35 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: Boardwalk

I have a feeling she was just groped, kissed, boogered with snot and leered at, and I say this because she IS the MSM, “If it bleeds, it leads”.

If otherwise I apologize and I hope all her attackers meet their premature demise.


14 posted on 02/17/2011 7:43:38 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("These people are either at your neck or at your knees" A quote by Winston Churchill)
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To: kristinn

I didn’t know the savages yelled ‘Jew! Jew!’

That explains it.

In liberal land a Jew is dirt while the savages who hate Jews are golden.

That excuses the assaults and rapes. After all, we can’t hold savages to the same standard as normal people, now, can we?

Liberalism is a mental disorder.


15 posted on 02/17/2011 7:43:45 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: kristinn
I know this is a story, but has anyone considered for a moment, that the lady didn't WANT it reported?

I think we should give a little benefit of the doubt here until we hear otherwise (or maybe I just missed it). I know if it were ME, I would not want it all over the news I had just been gang raped and beaten. No, that would be just another assault to me.

Thats just my thoughts on the matter. Maybe CBS didn't report it because Lara asked them not to, or they were doing so out of deference to the horrific scene she just endured, and they did not want to make a news story out of something so hideous, and doing it to one of their own colleagues...

16 posted on 02/17/2011 7:44:18 AM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: kristinn
...President Obama praised President Obama’s handling of the Egyptian crisis...

The "won" didn't want ANYTHING to upstage what he considered a victory. He doesn't value a human life as we do. Once again, I'm beyond disgusted.

17 posted on 02/17/2011 7:45:57 AM PST by azishot (Everyone is entitled to my opinion.)
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To: Oldexpat
It was big news when other male reporters were assaulted and held hostage. Did they withhold the news based on privacy concerns or concerns that it didn’t fit the current story line?

HIPAA. They needed medical attention.

18 posted on 02/17/2011 7:46:12 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: PLD

Bingo.

I am ashamed of our culture; No right minded man or nation of men should ever be so cowardly and uncaring enough to allow a woman in that situation in the first place.

Men’s primary duty is to protect women. This is an EPIC failure.

I am completely embaressed. It goes against complete common sense.... and even if the reporter herself insisted in going in the “women can do everything men can” vein. They should have said, we’ll not on our dime and not for us, go at your own risk.

We are disgusting for letting this happen (South Africa too?-— Where are the protests all over Cape Town?-— Why is the entire white world not calling for death to Arabs? That would be happening if the situation occured to a Muslim woman in Las Vegas lets say.


19 posted on 02/17/2011 7:49:26 AM PST by Individual Rights in NJ (Infidel Inside)
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To: PLD

Bingo.

I am ashamed of our culture; No right minded man or nation of men should ever be so cowardly and uncaring enough to allow a woman in that situation in the first place.

Man’s primary duty is to protect women. This is an EPIC failure.

I am completely embarrassed. It goes against complete common sense.... and even if the reporter herself insisted in going in the “women can do everything men can” vein. They should have said, we’ll not on our dime and not for us, go at your own risk.

We are disgusting for letting this happen (South Africa too?-— Where are the protests all over Cape Town?-— Why is the entire white world not calling for death to Arabs? That would be happening if the situation occurred to a Muslim woman in Las Vegas lets say.


20 posted on 02/17/2011 7:49:49 AM PST by Individual Rights in NJ (Infidel Inside)
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To: Boardwalk

Thirty minutes — that is way more than groping in a mob situation, imho.


21 posted on 02/17/2011 7:51:43 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Boardwalk

Thirty minutes — that is way more than groping in a mob situation, imho.


22 posted on 02/17/2011 7:51:54 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

If it was just a grope how come she went to the hospital for a couple of days?


23 posted on 02/17/2011 7:54:26 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: kristinn

ALL of TV and ALL of the media are the same. WHat are people expecting. FOx is only slightly better. O’Reilly supports Obama as much as Olberman. ALL of TV is total propaganda for sheep.


24 posted on 02/17/2011 7:55:05 AM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Oldexpat

You are right! Anderson Cooper gets smacked in the head 10 times and it runs for days. Lara Logan gets raped — I suspect — and NOTHING is said. Misogyny, PC run amok. Glad to hear a liberal reporter mention it in disgust. May it be the ‘mugging’ that turns more libs to Reality.


25 posted on 02/17/2011 7:56:14 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Individual Rights in NJ
“women can do everything men can”

That's not physically possible, at least without some equalizer like a handgun. Women are overall less physically strong than men. Lara was probably physically overpowered by just one of these men, let alone 200. Oh, how I would have liked to see her with a semi-auto pistol with a "high-capacity clip" in that scene and the will to use it. Take that, gun controllers. Achmed head pieces all over Tahiri square.

26 posted on 02/17/2011 7:57:12 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: kristinn

It’s only “NEWS” At CBS when other news outlets are about to break the story.


27 posted on 02/17/2011 7:57:19 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Individual Rights in NJ

agreed.. I mentioned it to my wife last night, that I am just angry as h*ll, that our worthless Prez has said nothing about this... nada...

Jiminy Crickets, 100 years ago, we would have sent over the warships.


28 posted on 02/17/2011 7:57:55 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: PLD

This is from the NYpost.com and it gives and idea of how serious the rape and attack was:

“Friends said she wants to return to work, but won’t be coming back anytime soon after suffering what the network called “serious” internal injuries in the ugly Feb. 11 incident, which CBS revealed Tuesday.

“She has no idea how long this is going to take,” a source said.

A CBS colleague told The Post, “Every day is a struggle [for her].”

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/hunt_for_cairo_maniacs_VEeDflrbOX6uZBtKNXlpOI#ixzz1EES00bcU


29 posted on 02/17/2011 7:58:22 AM PST by marychesnutfan
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To: 70th Division
If it was just a grope how come she went to the hospital for a couple of days?

With that crowd a major disinfecting regime with antibiotics iv'd with a firehouse is called for.

30 posted on 02/17/2011 7:58:26 AM PST by AU72
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To: Individual Rights in NJ
You are so right!!

This should have never happened anyway..My question is why didn't someone there put a stop to it?It makes all Muslims there look filthy..I am almost sure it was the Muslim Brotherhood that did this..They knew their friend Obama would not do a thing or say a thing about it..God help us..All I know is if these savages ever came on my property they would not be walking away..I have plenty room to bury the half wits..Don't think this isn't where Obama is going he will try and make this nation all Muslim..

I am also sure there are Muslims in this country that are as disgusted as we are..We can't blame them even if they did vote for the ignorant one..

31 posted on 02/17/2011 7:58:41 AM PST by PLD
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To: kristinn

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.


32 posted on 02/17/2011 7:58:55 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: kristinn

islam sucks. It is a silly socio-economic construct. No beer, no gambling, no gold, no this, no that. It is not fun and on top of that unless you get a good spot on the front row you end up having to sniff man ass while “praying” out in to space.

With that said there is something that just does not feel right about this story. Why no video of her being pulled away from her camera crew? Why no video of her from people that were in the crowd and had cell phone. Someone had to take video or photos of this event. Because they were apalled at what was supposed to have happened or because she is a kafir and it is fun to rape, murder or tax the kafir. The muzzies love to show themselves cutting people’s heads off so why not show a bunch of them doing whatever they did to this blonde infidel?

Some say CBS has kept this story buried because it does not fit the liberal agenda. Or because of the reporters “privacy”. Maybe this is true, maybe not. Either way something just does not feel right about the story.


33 posted on 02/17/2011 7:59:05 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt
So 200 men, 1800 seconds works out to 9 seconds per grope.

You are assuming that only one groped at a time. If ten groped at a time, they had 90 seconds each.

34 posted on 02/17/2011 7:59:13 AM PST by SeeSac
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To: kristinn
“as President Obama praised President Obama’s handling of the Egyptian crisis, CBS reported nothing”

Cut him some slack......every time a good crisis comes along for Obama to take advantage of, G-d throws him a curve ball. The AZ shooter wasn't a conservative, the muzzies keep showing their true colors. Brother can't catch a break. /s

35 posted on 02/17/2011 8:02:09 AM PST by liberalh8ter
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To: kristinn; All

The former home of Dan Rather (fabricating news)and shameless Obama promotion (fabrication foa life narrative).

How about this cover-up?

Jack Cashill’s new book is out and he’s joining us to talk about “Deconstructing Obama”. What did he find out? Answers and questions!

1 hr 8 min

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/askshow/2011/02/17/the-andrea-shea-king-show


36 posted on 02/17/2011 8:02:41 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Frantzie

I can picture O’Reilly being “fair” to Adolf Hitler

“So tell us Herr Hitler,.. your critics say you are herding jews into gas chambers and killing them by the millions... Are they just whacko’s and birthers? what say you?”


37 posted on 02/17/2011 8:02:50 AM PST by Mr. K (At some point, a productive person chooses to stop acquiescing in his own slavery)
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To: AU72

No kidding. LOL just another note.

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


38 posted on 02/17/2011 8:03:11 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: marychesnutfan
This will be a nightmare for a long time..She is not to blame..I don't care how liberal anyone is she did not deserve what they did..And every Muslim in Egypt should find these SOB’s and kill them...Down with these savages..

My prayers go out to this woman and I hope she some day recovers from this awful abuse..Also hope God makes sure these animals are punished..

39 posted on 02/17/2011 8:05:26 AM PST by PLD
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To: isthisnickcool

I would think that Lara Logan would disclaim the story if it were not true.

what doesn’t feel right about the story, is that it’s not a story effing anywhere !!! except here, Drudge and 1 or 2 print media sources..

it’s a disgrace... a h*ll is going to break loose on this one... mark my words... something was said at the top, in the White House, about keeping this under wraps.. that will come out. not sure when, but it will.


40 posted on 02/17/2011 8:07:03 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: PLD

Isn’t this normal behavior for these savages? They got her out of there so she wouldn’t get the 100 lashes for being assaulted.


41 posted on 02/17/2011 8:07:07 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: kristinn

Here are two links in which it is claimed Ms. Logan was, “repeatedly raped.”

http://www.newshounds.us/2011/02/17/hannity_malkin_and_beck_exploit_lara_logan_assault_for_their_antimuslim_agenda.php

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shannon-galpin/whats-blonde-got-to-do-wi_b_824319.html


42 posted on 02/17/2011 8:07:39 AM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: kristinn

There are some good Egyptians but, what I’m seeing on the whole is, most of them are rabid nut jobs.


43 posted on 02/17/2011 8:08:55 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Boardwalk
Yes it is the norm from the savages..And another thing if they really believe she was Jew she would be dead instead of raped repeatedly..
44 posted on 02/17/2011 8:12:09 AM PST by PLD
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To: kristinn

There are so many things wrong with this, it’s hard to know where to begin.

First off, people need to know that this has been in the news so stop saying they are all ignoring it. CBS covered it first and other groups have been reporting it as well. Anderson Cooper just did a report where another reporter was trying to excuse off the story saying that she is just doing this to get attention. Cooper blasted him for it for ten straight minutes.

You all also need to know that Logan knew of the dangers she faced. She has been to Egypt before and many middle eastern countries despite the dangers. CBS was not forcing her to go there. She insisted on going because she wanted to show women could do it. Even after her arrest in Egypt, she insisted on remaining there until the story was don. This was said in the news reports about it. If I was CBS I would have still refused, but maybe they felt in a tight spot that they would also get in trouble for discrimination if they said no, I don’t know.

Regardless, this about sums up why the MSM has been quiet. The immediate statement from the family is that they want privacy in this matter. That, in my opinion, is why I think the news is trying to be quiet about it. I sure as heck wouldn’t be quiet, but I do think that is why they are.

Finally, until it’s been confirmed it was rape, I’ll try to keep my cool, but regardless, I do agree with all of you that I’d say certain people need killin’. It is hard to believe that 30 minutes would only be groping. I guess I also don’t understand what the situation was like because how did it take the camera crews 30 minutes to reconnect with her? Screw the expensive camera, I would have been swinging that in people’s faces to get back to her. This is a really unfortunate situation and I wish for justice like anyone else, but lay off the MSM a little on this one. There was more to all this.


45 posted on 02/17/2011 8:13:55 AM PST by Marko413
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To: 17th Miss Regt

“Bill Clinton taught us that you get one free grope before it is harassment and the feminists agreed.”

Actually, Bill Clinton also taught us you get two free rapes so long as they happened a long time ago before being brought to light. He taught us that felony perjury before a federal grand jury is OK so long as it’s only about sex etc. In short, he taught us many things that made me feel ashamed to be an American while he was our president.


46 posted on 02/17/2011 8:14:07 AM PST by DrC
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To: Carry_Okie
The animals just wanted an excuse for a good time.

That makes sense. She's beautiful. The news couldn't very well praise Obama (for something he had nothing to do with) and at the same time tell the reality of the "freedom protesters", now could they?
47 posted on 02/17/2011 8:15:08 AM PST by youngidiot (Don't let the name fool ya, toots.)
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To: marychesnutfan
"won’t be coming back anytime soon after suffering what the network called “serious” internal injuries"

=

violent anal sodomy, according to Mrs. Dr. TheThirdRuffian (I married up).
48 posted on 02/17/2011 8:15:15 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: PLD
She is not to blame

Of course she is to blame. She put herself in public, as a Westerner in the midst of an ME country during a revolution.

She learned the hard way and got off easy.

Don't blame it on the locals.

49 posted on 02/17/2011 8:15:54 AM PST by primeval patriot
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To: kristinn

I’m trying to recall the female CBS correspondent in Iraq who took an IED to the head. Was it Rita Braver? It would be an interesting contrast to recall the news coverage about Logan to the coverage about Braver or whomever it was that was wounded in Iraq. I wonder how that reporter is doing these days and whether it was worth it for her to get the “story”?


50 posted on 02/17/2011 8:16:01 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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