Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Logan quits GMTV for America (CBS News Decides to Emphasize Breasts Over Brains!)
The Guardian ^ | May 22, 2002 | Owen Gibson

Posted on 05/22/2002 11:58:39 AM PDT by Timesink

Logan quits GMTV for America

Owen Gibson
Wednesday May 22, 2002


Lara Logan
Lara Logan
 
GMTV's Lara Logan is cashing in on her six months of fame and defecting to American TV after being offered a deal that will give her a primetime slot alongside the legendary Dan Rather.

The 31-year-old South African is leaving to join CBS after her reports from the frontline in Afghanistan impressed US news bosses.

According to sources she clinched the deal in the last week.

"This is an absolutely brilliant move for Lara. It's very exciting and will give her a chance to prove herself in one of the toughest TV markets," said one GMTV insider.

Logan will front 60 Minutes Two, a sister programme to the prestigious current affairs slot, as part of a deal said to be worth around £500,000.

She will also be asked to report for primetime news shows alongside celebrity anchorman Dan Rather and will leave GMTV next week.

The deal is a major blow to GMTV, which gave Logan her first big break in British TV and was grooming her for greater things.

She recently took a "reporter at large" role for the station, presented a series of five roaming reports from southern Africa and was due to present a further series of special reports later this year.

Logan shot to prominence in the aftermath of September 11, when she flew out to Afghanistan and got closer to the frontline action than the armies of more experienced ITN, BBC and CNN correspondents on duty.

She also hit the headlines when ITN's Asia correspondent, Julian Manyon, described her as "delectable" and said her "considerable physical charms" had helped her overcome Taliban bureaucracy.

Logan hit back in an article on MediaGuardian.co.uk, expressing surprise that Manyon used that "hoary old chestnut" about women's looks as an excuse for not getting access to the frontline.

She said Manyon was stationed miles away from the airbase and relied on her for help with her stories.

A former model, Logan's good looks made her a darling of the tabloid newspapers.

Ironically the Sun newspaper today reports that Logan deliberately used her good looks to get exclusives out of the Royal Marines in Afghanistan.

In a front page splash today headlined "Put Those Bazookas Away, Lara", the Sun says she was accused of distracting American and British troops by wearing low-cut tops. It says two soldiers made official complaints about her dress code.

One source was quoted saying: "She spent most of her time wearing very tight jeans and tops with spaghetti-style straps."

But a furious Logan hit back, telling the Sun: "I don't wear outfits like that at home, so why would I wear them out in Afghanistan?"

She admitted she had been told to cover her arms in the galley because of a "hygiene issue".


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 60minutes; britishfriends; cbs; cbsnews; ccrm; danrather; gmtv; lamestreammedia; laralogan; presstitutes
CBS: Now it's the Clueless Boobs System!
1 posted on 05/22/2002 11:58:40 AM PDT by Timesink
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Timesink

2 posted on 05/22/2002 12:13:36 PM PDT by ZOOKER
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Timesink

Marines rap busty TV girl


TV's Lara ... 'wore skimpy top'

By ANTONELLA LAZZERIGMTV beauty Lara Logan was given a dressing down by Forces chiefs for “flashing her cleavage” at Royal Marines in Afghanistan.

The married newsgirl was said to have upset Our Boys by wearing a skimpy top.

A source said: “Half her boobs were out.”

The reporter had launched a sexy manoeuvre and sent an American officer in Afghanistan running for cover, it was claimed.

The Bagram airbase press officer was shocked when 34D Lara, 31, brushed against him.

And he was soon in full retreat as she bent over a computer in her low-cut top.

A source at the base said: “He stood up red-faced and told her, ‘Ma’am, that is not the way we do business here,’ then marched out.”

It was one of a series of incidents involving Lara.

The source said of the offended American officer: “Lara had been trying to beg a favour out of him, so it completely backfired on her.

“She did the same with a few British officers and it didn’t go down well with them either.

“Lara is a gorgeous-looking woman, there is no denying that.But a military base in a war zone is not a place for being flirtatious.

“She was very keen to get exclusives but had a funny way of going about trying to get them.

“One guy told her, ‘I feel sorry for your husband’ after she tried the bending over his computer trick in front of him. To be honest it became an embarrassment.”

Two Royal Marines made official complaints about married Lara at Bagram — and top brass ordered her to cover up.

One source said: “She caused ill feeling by going to the galley, the marines’ canteen, in a top with an extremely plunging neckline.


Relaxing ... Lara on a break from reporting

“To be honest half her boobs were hanging out.

“A marine was so furious he stood up and shouted, ‘That isn’t fair! Some of us have been out here away from women for months’. Then he complained.

“A chef also complained that men are not allowed in the galley wearing sleeveless vests or T-shirts. It is a hygiene rule and he felt Lara should obey it.

“It wasn’t the first time her dress out here has caused offence.

“She spent most of her time wearing very tight jeans and tops with spaghetti-style straps.

“You’d have thought she would have had more sense on a base full of thousands of men.”

There are 1,700 troops, including 800 marines, stationed at Bagram for the war on al-Qa’ida terrorists.

An officer warned ex-swimsuit model Lara she had upset the men and should cover up.

The source said: “She went absolutely mad and stormed off, saying she was leaving the airbase.

“She said she was fed up with its ‘sexist atmosphere’ and didn’t like the attention from the troops.

“That was a joke, she seemed to lap it up. She was always posing for photos like a forces sweetheart and signing autographs.”

Furious Lara hit back at claims she wore sexy low-cut outfits, saying: “I don’t wear clothes like that at home, so why would I wear them out in Afghanistan?”

She admitted she had been told to cover her arms because of a “hygiene issue” in the kitchen.

GMTV bosses also strongly denied Lara had offended the troops.

They said on the day the marines complained she was wearing a black M&S vest top with inch-thick straps and a scoop neck that did not show cleavage.

They also said she was due back in the UK yesterday and had not stormed out. A spokeswoman added: “There has been no bust-up. She’s doing a very good job and is dumbfounded by this.”

While covering the war last year Lara won respect for the intrepid way she got in the thick of the action.

But a reporter who worked with her at Bagram said: “We had bets on how low-cut or skimpy her T-shirt would be.

“She was very touchy-feely, coming up close and giving you a hug.

“She certainly seemed to like showing off her body, which given the environment was a bit strange.



Lovely Lara ... she smiles sexily as she interviews a Royal Marine NCO

“You’ve got thousands of hot-blooded males here who have been away from wives and girlfriends for months.

“It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that a girl is going to get a lot of attention if she dresses in a sexy way.

“When we were helicoptered out to see troops in the field, she would wear tight jeans and very tight T-shirts. It was a bit odd.”

This afternoon it was claimed that Lara had quit GMTV after landing a top job alongside American TV legend Dan Rather.

She is said to have clinched a deal this week to join US station CBS.

"This is an absolutely brilliant move for Lara," the report quotes one GMTV insider saying.

"It's very exciting and will give her a chance to prove herself in one of the toughest TV markets."

The report claimed Lara would head a show called 60 Minutes Two and would report for other news programmes along with Rather.

It also says she will leave GMTV next week.

3 posted on 05/22/2002 12:15:16 PM PDT by Timesink
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Timesink
Thanks.

I was getting ready to chastise you for not posting pictures!

4 posted on 05/22/2002 12:20:00 PM PDT by Constitution Day
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: CCRM;Presstitutes;medianews;Lamestream Media;BritishFriends
bumping for bump lists
5 posted on 05/22/2002 12:25:54 PM PDT by Timesink
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Timesink
CBS News Decides to Emphasize Breasts Over Brains!)

Even a very small pair would do, in this matchup.

6 posted on 05/22/2002 12:41:15 PM PDT by DAnconia55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DAnconia55
Always thought CBS News staff were boobs anyway...
7 posted on 05/22/2002 12:44:06 PM PDT by Quick Shot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Timesink
Marines rap busty TV girl

I hop that's not a typo.

8 posted on 05/22/2002 12:45:54 PM PDT by Britton J Wingfield
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Timesink
CBS believes FOXNews' success is due to the "easy on the eyes" newswomen on the FOX News Channel. They will soon realize that when a woman shows her idiot Liberal side, thay are no longer as attractive.

I don't know Logan's political leanings, but I can guess.

9 posted on 05/22/2002 12:48:55 PM PDT by bigjoesaddle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Constitution Day
I was getting ready to chastise you for not posting pictures!

Dan Rather is still the biggest boob at CBS.

10 posted on 05/22/2002 12:53:06 PM PDT by NeoCaveman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Timesink; one_particular_harbour; hobbes1; maxwell; argh; vrwcmember
And he was soon in full retreat as she bent over a computer in her low-cut top. A source at the base said: “He stood up red-faced and told her, ‘Ma’am, that is not the way we do business here,’ then marched out.”

This gays in the military thing is gettin way out of hand.

11 posted on 05/22/2002 12:55:14 PM PDT by NeoCaveman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dubyaismypresident
BWAAahahahahah, no kidding.
12 posted on 05/22/2002 12:57:26 PM PDT by Argh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: dubyaismypresident
LOL!
13 posted on 05/22/2002 12:57:29 PM PDT by Constitution Day
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: dubyaismypresident
double LOL!
14 posted on 05/22/2002 12:58:10 PM PDT by Constitution Day
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Timesink
Hey, where is that soldier looking?
15 posted on 05/22/2002 1:01:41 PM PDT by jlogajan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

Comment #16 Removed by Moderator

To: Timesink
Excuse me, but just where are the brains over at CBS News? All I know about is that doddering idiot Dan Rather and he certainly is no brain!
17 posted on 05/22/2002 1:04:38 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Timesink
Breast are always good, unless they are Hugh Rodham's.
18 posted on 05/22/2002 1:06:57 PM PDT by Clemenza
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jlogajan
My thoughts exactly!
19 posted on 05/22/2002 1:07:48 PM PDT by rond
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: one_particular_harbour
Us: Diet of Raw Squirrel Meat and Whiskey

ROTFLMAO.

20 posted on 05/22/2002 1:16:04 PM PDT by NeoCaveman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Timesink
YUCK. What a cow. If I want low-hanging udders, I'll go to the dairy.

See-BS still clings to the mistaken notion that all men like big honkers. I can't STAND them - especially fake ones. They can have her. I wouldn't have watched anyways - now I won't for sure.

The gals at FOX News all are lovely looking, but none trade on the Frat-House-Huge-Boobs look. If anything, they are more trademarked by their clear lip gloss.

Michael

21 posted on 05/22/2002 1:32:35 PM PDT by Wright is right!
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Timesink
Whining because they're getting a glimpse of a nice set of knockers? Further proof Jollie Olde England is a land of poofters.
22 posted on 05/22/2002 1:32:44 PM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Timesink
> It says two soldiers made official complaints about her dress code.

They probably complained that she wore too much clothing.

23 posted on 05/22/2002 4:36:25 PM PDT by Dialup Llama
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Timesink

Lovely Lara ... she smiles sexily as she interviews a Royal Marine NCO

Lara:Excuse me but my face is up here.
Marine:I've made my choice!

24 posted on 05/22/2002 4:39:14 PM PDT by Dialup Llama
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Dialup Llama
Best line from last Sunday's Simpsons!
25 posted on 05/22/2002 4:48:17 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Wright is right!
YUCK. What a cow. If I want low-hanging udders, I'll go to the dairy.

Actually, that "cow" on the upper right of the tabloid is not Ms. Logan, it's "Jordan", one of England's most popular bikini (and less) models. Her real name is Katie Price, and she has been dating (and about to give birth to the child of) British soccer star Dwight Yorke. Thus the caption, "Jordan in rant at 'meany' Dwight".

She has "low hanging udders" because she's over 8 months pregnant (and her prior breast implants, which raised her from a B cup to a D aren't helping matters).

Ms. Logan's chest, on the other hand, is much more natural and esthetically pleasing, as you can see from the other pictures in this thread. The word "udders" does not apply.

26 posted on 05/22/2002 5:16:26 PM PDT by Dan Day
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Timesink

Run!

27 posted on 05/22/2002 5:40:40 PM PDT by sayfer bullets
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Wright is right!
Your slur about fraternities and their membership is probably more revealing than you intended. Only someone who has never belonged to a fraternity uses that disparaging slur. Its sole intended purpose is to stereotype, ridicule and create negative images against the fraternity and sorority system.

Liberal opponents of George W. Bush in the past presidential election went even further by repeatedly referring to him as a ‘Frat Boy’. That term is even more revealing as it is used almost exclusively by males that apparently acquired deep personal resentment during their college years towards the groups of guys that supposedly were far more successful than they with the ladies. Manhood and personal attractiveness seem to be the underlying issues.

This post is about decency, not political correctness. Fraternity men are just as offended by the deliberate slur ‘Frats’ as Native American women are to ‘Squaw’, Japanese people are to ‘Japs’ and … you know the others.

Yes, I belong to a fraternity. The same one as John Wayne and Barry Goldwater.

28 posted on 05/22/2002 8:23:44 PM PDT by Buffalo Head
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: DAnconia55
Even a very small pair would do, in this matchup.

Indeed, the small pair would be Blather's.

29 posted on 05/22/2002 8:33:17 PM PDT by O6ret
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

late night bump
30 posted on 05/22/2002 9:59:48 PM PDT by Timesink
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dubyaismypresident
This gays in the military thing is gettin way out of hand.

A sentiment I readily agree with, however, that having been said, this sounds more like the story of a vicious c**kteaser, getting off, on torturing guys that have absolutely zero hope of actually advincing through into bush..

31 posted on 05/23/2002 5:19:44 AM PDT by hobbes1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: one_particular_harbour
They were fighting at the whim of a swishy inbred monarch.

Great line, LOL. Thanks for that.

32 posted on 05/23/2002 6:08:47 AM PDT by Petronski
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Buffalo Head
"That term is even more revealing as it is used almost exclusively by males that apparently acquired deep personal resentment during their college years towards the groups of guys that supposedly were far more successful than they with the ladies. Manhood and personal attractiveness seem to be the underlying issues."

Sorry, my friend, but you truly could not be further off the mark. My allusions to "frat guys" are based solely upon my personal and anecdotal experience with the barnyard mentality exhibited by so many males in their late adolescences and so beautifully parodied by the movie Animal House and late Burweiser beer commercials. The Male Patter Behavior we're talking about involves loud, boorish language, copious consumption of malt beverages, and coarse, crude views of females, their anatomies, and their place in society.

I'm glad that you've had rewarding personal experiences along Greek Row, and I'm glad that I did NOT pledge, although I was rushed extensively. It just wasn't my "cup-o-tea." To each their own.

As for personal taste in women - I like the very antithesis of what the typical college male thinks of as a "hot babe." I like slender, tender, demure and supple - modest bustline, small waist, slender legs. Not SKINNY - just slender. Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady. Lead female dancer Jean Butler in Riverdance. Kristi Yamaguchi, the ice skater. Goldie Hawn before the fakes. Demi Moore looked great before the fakes. Helen Hunt looked great before the fakes.

You get the idea. Anything over a small B-cup ("a mouthful") just doesn't do it for me, and experience over the years has proven to me that the "hot babes" rarely are when (ahem) it "comes right down to it."

Michael

33 posted on 05/23/2002 7:42:13 AM PDT by Wright is right!
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Dan Day
"Ms. Logan's chest, on the other hand, is much more natural and esthetically pleasing, as you can see from the other pictures in this thread. The word "udders" does not apply."

I DID sort out the shots and noted the ones of Ms. Logan. However, as I said in another reply, anything over a small B-cup to me - TO ME - is a turn-off. Anything in the "D" range and over is udderly unattractive to me - despite the fact that others might find such prodigies "aesthetically-pleasing." If you like that sort of thing, fine.

I like "just a mouthful," if you please. Anything larger just flops around, looks silly, and is a big gravity-magnet.

Michael

34 posted on 05/23/2002 7:46:40 AM PDT by Wright is right!
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: sayfer bullets
I get the sci-fi reference, but what *was* that character's name? I can't recall - mainly I remember how that scene alluded to the same thing discovered in Soylent Green.
35 posted on 05/23/2002 8:02:08 AM PDT by Charles Martel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Charles Martel
Roscoe Lee Browne stars as the 'overwhelming' robot, Box. He rules the Ice Caves just outside the City of Domes. Once human, he was fused with circuits and processors and became a servant droid for a people who have long since been forgotten. He's programmed to freeze and store a variety of foods (fish, plankton, sea greens and protein from the sea) and passes the time away by sculpting animals out of ice. When Logan and Jessica enter his world, they soon begin to realize the truth about Sanctuary and the missing runners.
36 posted on 05/23/2002 8:08:55 AM PDT by Slicksadick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Wright is right!
"I like "just a mouthful," if you please. Anything larger just flops around, looks silly, and is a big gravity-magnet."

Buffalo Head nailed you but good! You sir, have have exposed yourself to be a world class jerk who probably hasn't enjoyed anything by self administrated sex in decades. Those that talk about it, very seldom are getting any of the real thing.

For the record, please describe the last female that found anything attractive about you (Sheep not included).

37 posted on 05/24/2002 10:31:12 AM PDT by Jean B
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Jean B
"For the record, please describe the last female that found anything attractive about you (Sheep not included).

My lovely wife of 9 years, Celeste - the schoolteacher. But then again, you didn't want a real answer or you wouldn't have trolled on about the sheep.

You obviously do not know me. I had a very public 28-year career in the media, and a lack of companionship was never anything used to describe me. Further, a lot of Freepers know me - you should perhaps ask them.

Michael

38 posted on 05/24/2002 10:50:26 AM PDT by Wright is right!
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Timesink
I haven't paid much attention to CBS news for years.
This gives me good reason to change.
All I have to do is turn down the volume and listen to something else.
39 posted on 05/24/2002 10:55:55 AM PDT by Willie Green
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Timesink
bump
40 posted on 04/07/2003 4:31:30 AM PDT by RippleFire
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Dialup Llama
"Lara:Excuse me but my face is up here.
Marine:I've made my choice!"

Hey, that's my line!

41 posted on 04/07/2003 4:37:34 AM PDT by Homer Simpson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Timesink
The line forms to the right to search for dangerous weapons.
42 posted on 04/07/2003 4:40:53 AM PDT by error99 (this space for lease)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Buffalo Head
You go!

I happen to belong to the fraternity that George Bush's father-in-law and Ronald Reagan's father-in-law belong to.

Forever in -kai- to other Betas!

43 posted on 04/07/2003 4:43:14 AM PDT by Crusher138 (crush her? I don't even know her!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Timesink
bump
44 posted on 04/07/2003 1:55:46 PM PDT by RippleFire
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RippleFire
Why do you keep bumping this 11-month old thread?
45 posted on 04/07/2003 3:18:21 PM PDT by Teacher317
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson