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CNN Blurs Out Lara Logan Photo Widely Disseminated by CBS News
TV Newser ^ | February 17, 2011 | Alex Werpin

Posted on 02/17/2011 1:12:01 PM PST by Beaten Valve

Update: From a CNN spokesperson:

The photo, which CBS said was taken before the attack, was being used on our air as we reported about the sexual assault. We made a network-wide editorial decision to blur the faces of those around Logan because we didn’t know if those in the photograph were involved in the attack, or not.

Original Post: In an odd decision, CNN decided to blur out the faces of the people behind Lara Logan in the widely disseminated photo taken shortly before her assault in Cairo.

The photo was sent widely by CBS News, and was published without alteration by hundreds of media outlets.

Or as The LA Times‘ Scott Collins writes:

The reason for the choice is unclear. It is possible that CNN worried about legal liability – despite the fact that the image was taken in a public place during a thronged demonstration of pressing international interest and had been distributed through a wire service. By partly obscuring the image, CNN tampered with the journalistic record without explanation, leaving it to viewers to guess whether the network intended to protect or incriminate the figures in the background.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cnn; dhimmitude; egypt; enemedia; laralogan; reporters
Since when did CNN start worrying about showing the faces of Muslim mobsters?
1 posted on 02/17/2011 1:12:07 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

Bet they wouldn’t do that if someone made the same claim about a Tea Party mob.


2 posted on 02/17/2011 1:14:11 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: Beaten Valve

We have to protect their self-esteem.


3 posted on 02/17/2011 1:14:12 PM PST by livius
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To: Beaten Valve

Was Mohammad in the pic?


4 posted on 02/17/2011 1:14:51 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Beaten Valve

What did she do to deserve the rape? Fail to wear a headscarf? Show ankle? Walk around without a male relative?

Well, the Islamic Courts of Egypt should find her guilty of Adultery (unless she can find three witnesses) and have her stoned to death.

< / Sharia Law >


5 posted on 02/17/2011 1:16:08 PM PST by Uncle Miltie ("And did you exchange a walk on part in a war, for a lead role in a cage?")
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To: Beaten Valve
The reason for the choice is unclear. It is possible that CNN worried about legal liability...

Naw. I think it's cuz' they're worried about one a them 'fatwad' things bein' put out on 'em by them moozlimbs...

6 posted on 02/17/2011 1:19:10 PM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Beaten Valve

Knowing how much the left loves the jihadis, it must be because they are being sensitive to their delicate feelings. Can’t embarrass them. Can’t hurt their self-esteem.


7 posted on 02/17/2011 1:21:11 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: Paladin2

“Was Mohammad in the pic?”

Why was someone raping a camel?


8 posted on 02/17/2011 1:21:27 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Beaten Valve

If it’s only being shown on CBS and CNN, no one is going to see it.


9 posted on 02/17/2011 1:24:52 PM PST by Spok
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To: Beaten Valve


With all due respect, sending her into the middle of a rioting crowd - especially a rioting Muslim crowd - is a kamikaze mission.
10 posted on 02/17/2011 1:28:29 PM PST by Yet_Again
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To: Beaten Valve

When I first read the title I thought the blurred her face as the victim. The fact that they are doing it to protect everyone but her is strange.


11 posted on 02/17/2011 1:29:01 PM PST by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: Beaten Valve

12 posted on 02/17/2011 1:29:34 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: Yet_Again

Well, she wasn’t dressed like that! But still, CBS was desperate to make this look like peace-loving flower-power supporters of “democracy” frolicking about, and I think they left their reporters at the mercy of the mob. She was one of a group and got separated...the others appear to have prudently run for their lives.


13 posted on 02/17/2011 1:32:30 PM PST by livius
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To: livius
Well, she wasn’t dressed like that!

Granted, but a diamond in a lunch bag is no less a target for theft than one in a jewelry box.

14 posted on 02/17/2011 1:36:07 PM PST by Yet_Again
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To: Yet_Again

What’s your point? That these were just Muslims being Muslims and gang raping Chriswtian women is just part of their cultural tradition?


15 posted on 02/17/2011 1:41:20 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Beaten Valve

CNN execs have no problem sending a reporter into a mob of filthy muzzie savages but they’re not going to stick their own necks out by publishing the photo of same.


16 posted on 02/17/2011 1:43:21 PM PST by samtheman
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To: livius
We have to protect their self-esteem.

Damn it! NASA's not doing their job!

17 posted on 02/17/2011 1:44:32 PM PST by PGR88
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To: livius
Well, she wasn’t dressed like that!

Let's see...

Woman? Check.

Blond? Check.

Foreign? Uh, she's blond - DOH! Check.

Infidel? Uh, gee, she's blond and foreign - Check.

Foreign infidel women are all whores? Koran says: CHECK!

Whip'em out, boys!

Seriously, I'm not of the "she asked for it" school of thought regarding rape, but you have to be pretty f'ing stoooooopid to send an attractive blond woman to any Moslem country that's in the middle of rioting/revolution without an armed escort, and to simultaneously expect that she'll return in the same condition as she went. She's even more stooooopid for going into the crowd. I wonder if she thinks that covering this story was worth getting raped over.

18 posted on 02/17/2011 1:47:14 PM PST by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: Beaten Valve

19 posted on 02/17/2011 1:47:50 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Mr. Lucky

I would say that was the poster’s point, although it’s probably less related to her being a Chriswtian (?) woman, if she is one, than an attractive blonde woman - heck, any woman - with inadequate protection.


20 posted on 02/17/2011 1:48:06 PM PST by Tax-chick (All that, plus a real-meat cheezburger and wine.)
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To: dead

LOL!!!!


21 posted on 02/17/2011 1:53:08 PM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: livius
Well, she wasn’t dressed like that!

Let's see...

Woman? Check.

Blond? Check.

Foreign? Uh, she's blond - DOH! Check.

Infidel? Uh, gee, she's blond and foreign - Check.

Foreign infidel women are all whores? Koran says: CHECK!

Whip'em out, boys!

Seriously, I'm not of the "she asked for it" school of thought regarding rape, but you have to be pretty f'ing stoooooopid to send an attractive blond woman to any Moslem country that's in the middle of rioting/revolution without an armed escort, and to simultaneously expect that she'll return in the same condition as she went. She's even more stooooopid for going into the crowd. I wonder if she thinks that covering this story was worth getting raped over.

22 posted on 02/17/2011 1:54:28 PM PST by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: Beaten Valve

This would have been a perfect gig for Helen Thomas. What was CBS thinking?


23 posted on 02/17/2011 1:55:41 PM PST by Kahuna
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To: Ancesthntr

It was explicitly stated in at least one report (yesterday’s WSJ) that the sexpot, ahem, reporter, was not raped!


24 posted on 02/17/2011 1:57:01 PM PST by Revolting cat!
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To: Mr. Lucky
...these were just Muslims being Muslims and gang raping Chriswtian women is just part of their cultural tradition?

Yes, and yes.

25 posted on 02/17/2011 1:57:01 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Mr. Lucky
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That these were just muslims being muslims and gang raping Chriswtian women is just part of their cultural tradition

You got it.

26 posted on 02/17/2011 1:59:35 PM PST by LucyT
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To: Ancesthntr

I’ll agree that it is bad that this happened to her but she obviously never learned the meaning of the saying “you don’t want to bleed in front of sharks”.


27 posted on 02/17/2011 2:00:29 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Beaten Valve
MEMO TO CBS: Next time please help contribute to the economic recovery by sending the currently unemployed one!
28 posted on 02/17/2011 2:02:27 PM PST by Revolting cat!
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To: Revolting cat!

Raped, felt-up, groped, whatever (and obviously the first of these is the worst) - you don’t send nice-looking blond western women into the middle of crowds full of young Moslem men on their territory in the middle of riots, revolutions or celebrations of any kind. It just ain’t too smart. Frankly, she’s lucky to have escaped with her life.


29 posted on 02/17/2011 2:06:20 PM PST by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: Paladin2

“Was Mohammad in the pic?”

Quick! Everyone stick your head in the sand!

: )

I think they just don’t want to admit that the perps are all “swarthies”...


30 posted on 02/17/2011 2:13:47 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Kahuna

Helen is too cagey to go. She understands what you don’t: Being Helen Thomas might not have stopped the rioters.


31 posted on 02/17/2011 2:15:32 PM PST by magslinger (Samuel Colt, feminist. Making women equal to men for over 150 years.)
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To: magslinger

The word on the street is that some of the rioters were carrying paper bags in case Helen Thomas or Maxine Waters showed up and needed to be raped


32 posted on 02/17/2011 2:18:46 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Who’s giving her “bunny ears”?

Is this photo before or after the assault?


33 posted on 02/17/2011 2:26:31 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound
That's the photo that CNN blurred, so I am presuming this was immediately before the assault.
34 posted on 02/17/2011 2:30:51 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: E. Pluribus Unum

Some of those guys are probably her security detail. I suspect they’re the scared-looking ones. They can tell something is getting ready to happen.


35 posted on 02/17/2011 2:31:01 PM PST by PLMerite (Thanks for fixing the clock.)
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To: Beaten Valve

I am wondering; the soldiers/women who rescued the reporter saw the rapists and could testify.
Will the rapists be brought to justice in Egypt
or let off?


36 posted on 02/17/2011 2:35:59 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: bert

Three bags each?


37 posted on 02/17/2011 2:41:18 PM PST by magslinger (Samuel Colt, feminist. Making women equal to men for over 150 years.)
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To: patriot08
Will the rapists be brought to justice in Egypt or let off?

What justice? Under Islamic law, they did nothing wrong.

38 posted on 02/17/2011 2:44:28 PM PST by magslinger (Samuel Colt, feminist. Making women equal to men for over 150 years.)
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To: Beaten Valve

SOmeone already kind of said this above but WHAT THE FU**??? Why are they protecting muzzies but if it were Tea Partiers we’d probably know their names by now????


39 posted on 02/17/2011 3:24:54 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: Yet_Again

“With all due respect, sending her into the middle of a rioting crowd - especially a rioting Muslim crowd - is a kamikaze mission.”

Watch it pal, there’s a feminist wing of FR that wants it perfectly clear that the ONLY people to blame are the attackers. I guess they reason that if we all condemn the attackers, then they will be shamed into not doing it again (or the Brotherhood will be shamed into punishing them - LOL). So don’t you dare imply that her going in there, in those clothes, with that jewelry, in that society, in those conditions, had ANYTHING at all to do with it. It could have happened in a Tea Party town. (LOL)


40 posted on 02/17/2011 4:34:28 PM PST by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: Beaten Valve

Everybody has an opinion on this and here is mine. Of course I will sound like an old chauvinist, but she was too blond and too good looking to go among an Islamic mob.


41 posted on 02/17/2011 4:41:57 PM PST by OldEagle
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To: OldEagle
Of course I will sound like an old chauvinist, but she was too blond and too good looking to go among an Islamic mob.

I am too blond and too good looking to go among an Islamic mob (unarmed) and I am neither of those nor female.

42 posted on 02/18/2011 3:03:10 PM PST by magslinger (Samuel Colt, feminist. Making women equal to men for over 150 years.)
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To: magslinger

Good point.


43 posted on 02/18/2011 3:33:33 PM PST by OldEagle
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To: PLMerite

I wouldn’t be surprised if the “security detail” was involved in the rape as well.


44 posted on 02/19/2011 12:42:48 PM PST by Levante
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To: Beaten Valve

What was the issue with ‘women in combat’ again?


45 posted on 02/19/2011 12:49:51 PM PST by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favored tools of the weak-minded.)
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