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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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To: ICU812

Funny, check how many articles on the net refer to this unfortunate young lady as a “sex pot” (and “so-called journalist” to boot.)

Oh, yes, sympathy we all have, but also brains and an ability to reason.


101 posted on 02/15/2011 2:17:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: MindBender26

How horrible! Thank goodness for the women and soldiers who saved her. Unbelievable.


102 posted on 02/15/2011 2:20:04 PM PST by txlurker
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To: ICU812

Well said.


103 posted on 02/15/2011 2:23:48 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Ouderkirk

I wouldn’t be surprised on any of it.

Likely taking her life as hideously as possible was their intent.


104 posted on 02/15/2011 2:23:48 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: isthisnickcool

I really don’t know if I believe here story about being sexually assaulted. She has a very dubious background.

1) Report: CBS Correspondent Lara Logan And Crew Detained In Cairo

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/report-cbs-correspondent-lara-logan-and-crew-detained-in-cairo/

2) CBS REPORTER LARA LOGAN COURTED TWO LOVERS IN IRAQ

The “60 Minutes” reporter and former swimsuit model apparently courted two beaus while she was in Baghdad, and has been labeled a homewrecker for allegedly destroying the marriage of a civilian contractor there, sources said.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/item_eyjZaCHJvKzu3a1xlv6ECP

3) CBS News Correspondent: “I’d blow my brains out”

Lara Logan: “Tell me the last time you saw the body of dead American soldier”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT-Hq117w8s

4) Some CBS executives have grown concerned for her safety, believing that she takes too many risks.

5) Lara Logan, CBS Reporter Admits Pregnancy

Lara Logan, the chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News, tells The Washington Post she is pregnant, and the father is a married federal contractor whom she met while stationed in Iraq.

http://gone-hollywood.com/2008/07/lara-logan-cbs-reporter-admits-pregnancy/


105 posted on 02/15/2011 2:25:21 PM PST by WaterBoard ("PBR Street Gang this is Almighty, over..")
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To: SkyPilot

[ ALL CULTURES ARE EQUAL! ALL CULTURES ARE EQUAL! ALL CULTURES ARE EQUAL! ]

Yeah, the libs are dumb for this lie, Cultures are different, if they were the same we would only have one culture.

I won’t begrudge anyone for the DNA they house or the colour of thier skin. I tend to judge someone on their character and their character is STRONGLY influenced by the culture they grew up in. So if you are only judging someone based off their character, you HAVE to take in account their CULTURE.

Libs are blind to this simple logic aren’t they.....


106 posted on 02/15/2011 2:25:46 PM PST by GraceG
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To: DBeers
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.

You know, I'll bet she was pulled away from themm, that they cut her off from them with that purpose in mind. I'd lay money on it that it was not an unintentional being separated from her crew.

107 posted on 02/15/2011 2:26:18 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: WaterBoard

Ummm, I think her story was corroborated by several others, and is probably on film.

Just because she has a “past” to you does not mean this is not true. She deserves sympathy here, not judgement.


108 posted on 02/15/2011 2:26:51 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: GraceG

You’re like me, then, a proud “culturist”.

Of course, leftists insists that culturism is racism in order to silence any criticism of non-Western cultures.


109 posted on 02/15/2011 2:28:12 PM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my home page. Click my handle.)
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To: MindBender26
She was surrounded ...saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers.

If this is the same Lara Logan stationed in Iraq who was involved with Joe Burkett, a U.S. State Dept. contractor back in 2008 then I'm calling this story complete BS.

Just google Lara Logan and see what a media whore she is ............

But back to the article, anyone viewing the coverage of the protests will see that there were very, very few women in attendance and those that were were sporadically scattered throughout the masses of men. There is now way in hell that "a group of women" would have been on site to save her from her alleged attack.........

This story is complete bullship and Lara Logan is looking for either a promotion or a pulitzer...........

110 posted on 02/15/2011 2:28:15 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Oh Magoo, you've done it again.....)
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To: MindBender26

Guess that’s what some Muzzie Extremists want to do to blond Christians. And not just women!


111 posted on 02/15/2011 2:28:16 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: toldyou

Well in the age of equality of the sexes you HAVE to send the women dont cha know. If CBS doesn’t send them they are considered sexist. Thank you, feminist movement!

Also I’d just like to add that based on what I’ve seen since 9/11, Islamists cannot live within a democracy but must be ruled with an iron fist because quite frankly, they are vile, sub-human creatures.


112 posted on 02/15/2011 2:28:15 PM PST by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God!)
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To: WaterBoard
I really don’t know if I believe here story about being sexually assaulted. She has a very dubious background.

Her background is irrelevant and is no reason to imply that she is responsible for it or that it didn't happen..

113 posted on 02/15/2011 2:28:58 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: eak3

We should be pissed off that any woman is treated this way!

What does the dummy in the White House have to say now?


114 posted on 02/15/2011 2:29:10 PM PST by italianquaker ( teabag the vote!!)
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To: txlurker; All

Gotta love the new CBS headline:

CBS News’ Lara Logan Assaulted During Egypt Protests

Sexual assault is not even mentioned.....sounds like a general assault.


115 posted on 02/15/2011 2:30:05 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: ICU812

Ditto that!


116 posted on 02/15/2011 2:30:17 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: MindBender26

ANIMALS....


117 posted on 02/15/2011 2:31:32 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Chuzzlewit

Several remarks on why the media is keeping it quiet. Perhaps she didn’t want the world to know. If it happened to me, I wouldn’t want everyone to know how badly I had been violated.


118 posted on 02/15/2011 2:32:21 PM PST by ozarkgirl
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To: MindBender26

Prayers up for Ms. Logan.


119 posted on 02/15/2011 2:34:02 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: metmom

American women are insane to thrust themselves in the midst of a male Muslim mob. She owes it to her child to keep herself alive. It doesn’t matter what SHOULD be true; a woman must accept reality! Bob
P.S. Nothing amusing about this horrific story.


120 posted on 02/15/2011 2:34:42 PM PST by alstewartfan ("He's only come to bring another perfect dream." Al Stewart from "Shah of Shahs")
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To: Revolting cat!; lonevoice; truthkeeper

In pictures of the protest at the square it was remarkable that the Egyptian women were so well covered.

One has to assume she or her superiors noticed it yet made the decision to ignore the mores of the locals and send her in uncovered.

No, she didn’t ‘deserve’ the horrible things done to her, no more than one who runs a stop sign ‘deserves’ to be maimed the rest of their life.

But yes, her attire was very probably a contributing factor. Women do not have the freedoms there we take for granted.
And it will only get worse for them.


121 posted on 02/15/2011 2:35:02 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: Red in Blue PA
Sympathy? Lara Logan is an experienced wartime journalist who has covered war and revolution in the Islamic world. She knew the risks involved in her job and more than likely volunteered to go there. The fact that she is a woman is irrelevant except to the democratic mob that set upon her.

Do you have sympathy for Anderson Cooper who was also hit and beaten?

I have lived a total of nine years in three Islamic countries. Logan was stupid to go into that crowd dressed like she was. I am not saying that she deserved what she got, but it was a very foolish, risky move that I find inexcusable given her long time experience in the region.

122 posted on 02/15/2011 2:36:02 PM PST by kabar
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To: Hot Tabasco

Sorry, but you are totally wrong.

LL liked to spread it around a lot, and she had no objections to “laying down on the job,” but this story is straight up.

I spoke with both her field producer (who was there and came back with her) and some guys on the Desk who I’ve kinown for years.


123 posted on 02/15/2011 2:36:45 PM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: GeronL

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

One of the many reasons democracy will never work with Islamists. This is the kind of demonic thinking they will vote into law. I hate what had happened to this woman and thankful to God she got out of Egypt. Now if we could just put and end to life - threatening PC bullcrap maybe the truth would be reported to the masses and we could avoid this type of brutality in the future.


124 posted on 02/15/2011 2:37:12 PM PST by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God!)
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To: eak3
We should be pissed off an American citizen was treated in such a way, regardless of their affiliations.

I feel sorry for her, but get real here. She went to a Muslim country, placed herself in the middle of a Muslim mob, and didn't conform to local mores. What did everybody expect?

What will CBS do next, send a rabbit to interview a pack of wolves?

125 posted on 02/15/2011 2:38:00 PM PST by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Read the body copy, it’s there.


126 posted on 02/15/2011 2:40:40 PM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: Viking2002
I bet she comes out of the hospital a newly-minted conservative, if she wasn't one already.

I don't know. I bet she says, "It's our fault. We don't understand them. We need to give them more."

127 posted on 02/15/2011 2:40:40 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: mrsmith

CBS, ever pursuing the Holy Grail of ratings, sent a sex bomb pretending to be a journalist in the midst of the 7th century savages.


128 posted on 02/15/2011 2:41:26 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: MindBender26
There will be no further comment from CBS News and Correspondent Logan and her family respectfully request privacy at this time.

Have journalists started extending this courtesy to other people?

129 posted on 02/15/2011 2:43:00 PM PST by Sloth (If a tax cut constitutes "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should count as a "desposit.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

“She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women...”


130 posted on 02/15/2011 2:43:37 PM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: GeronL
"Politically though, the left will have to try to find a way to excuse or downplay this."

Precisely why we aren't going to let them.

131 posted on 02/15/2011 2:43:37 PM PST by StAnDeliver ("Are you better off than you were four years ago?")
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To: Texas resident
"Ironic isn’t it that the USA media wouldn’t get near the Tea Party events for the fear of violence, but go halfway around the world to insert themselves into a violent situation. And then they are surprised when things go bad."

Bears repeating.

132 posted on 02/15/2011 2:44:31 PM PST by StAnDeliver ("Are you better off than you were four years ago?")
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To: MrB
...leftists insists that culturism is racism in order to silence any criticism of non-Western cultures.

Good point. You can't choose your genetics, but you can choose your culture, and many cultures suck.

133 posted on 02/15/2011 2:44:50 PM PST by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: MindBender26

134 posted on 02/15/2011 2:45:33 PM PST by AdamBomb
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To: Richard Kimball; All
"...The truth is that the majority of the Egyptians want to wipe out the Christians in Egypt and declare war on Israel. The truth in Egypt is the same truth as in many third world countries that a woman who is out and not protected is very likely to be gang raped. I'm glad she survived and prayers for her recovery."

And Political Correctness is welcoming the culture of Sharia and 'honor killings' etc. to our nation under the title of 'multiculturalism'.

This isn't something to take lightly. That gang of animals could care less about her political beliefs. They regarded her as an American woman who had it coming.

Everyone needs to remember this:

If given the chance they would go after your wife, mother, daughter or sister and do the same or worse to them. God forbid.

135 posted on 02/15/2011 2:46:13 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: Texas resident
Ironic isn’t it that the USA media wouldn’t get near the tea party events for the fear of violence, but go halfway around the world to insert themselves into a violent situation.

Of course they were lying about being afraid of Tea Partiers, but they had to be idiots to put themselves inside a Muslim mob.

136 posted on 02/15/2011 2:48:22 PM PST by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: MindBender26

I think she should sue CBS for sending her there, she should OWN CBS after this.

Freaking Islamic ANIMALS. THey arent worthy of being slapped with shoes, they aren’t WORTHY of even touching a pig.

Islam is a SICK and EVIL religion, and it is utterly horrifying that this lady was put into such a situation. Utterly reprehensible that she did not have some sort of security!!!

Man, sick sick sick. I hope the bastards rot in hell forever.


137 posted on 02/15/2011 2:48:47 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Viking2002
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.

You ask if she will become a conservative? I doubt it.

How to say this politely? Ms. Logan carried on numerous affairs, some with married men, while posted in Baghdad. She herself was married at the time as well. She has since divorced, and re-married one of her flings from Iraq days. Certainly, this brutal attack in Cairo was not connected to her behavior in Iraq

Anyway, liberals, particularly reporters, buy-in to the whole belief system. And a total re-examination of one's life is needed to truly change - I doubt it will come from one experience with the reality of on-the-street Islam.

as such, I predict the liberal narrative will be to blame "Mubarak thugs," or perhaps even George Bush.

138 posted on 02/15/2011 2:48:46 PM PST by PGR88
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To: AppyPappy

lol, T baggers


139 posted on 02/15/2011 2:50:20 PM PST by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: ReneeLynn

and here now in America


140 posted on 02/15/2011 2:51:18 PM PST by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: metmom

That’s Right. Greg Palkot and his camera man were severly beated.
They are very lucky to be alive.


141 posted on 02/15/2011 2:53:08 PM PST by RedMDer (Stimulus... hasn't stimulated ANYTHING but The TEA PARTY!!! - Sarah Palin)
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To: eak3

here’s the deal-— she is suffering from the lunacy of the left-— Christians and Tea partier patriot types are knuckle dragging neanderthals-— Muslims and revolutionary types are saints


142 posted on 02/15/2011 2:54:44 PM PST by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: gregd0180
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.

Don't worry, the muzzie brotherhood is on the case.
143 posted on 02/15/2011 2:59:21 PM PST by AdamBomb
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To: WaterBoard
I really don’t know if I believe here story about being sexually assaulted. She has a very dubious background.

I don't care if she was a common street prostitute earlier in life. No woman deserves to be raped.

144 posted on 02/15/2011 2:59:31 PM PST by Terabitten ("Don't retreat. RELOAD!!" -Sarah Palin)
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To: kabar

“These were not Mubarak supporters who did this, but rather, the opponents of Mubarak who did this.”

When Anderson Cooper was beaten the media tirelessly repeated that the perps were pro-Hosni. The absence of details indicates that you are probably correct in this case. Barry stoked violence when he rejected Hosni’s position of a peaceful transition. Barry embraces the Bill Ayers school of Mob Rule.

I rarely watch CBS News, but Logan seems like a straight shooter. CBS should never have put her in this position after the previous week’s Reporter beatings. It’s creepy that CBS has shrouded any facts about this assault. As usual, you can expect Katie to look the other way as well.


145 posted on 02/15/2011 2:59:58 PM PST by purplelobster
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To: Terabitten

I agree. Yet, I really don’t believe anything a liberal reporter says until it is independently corroborated.

This woman is sleazy and I treat what she says with doubt.


146 posted on 02/15/2011 3:02:14 PM PST by WaterBoard ("PBR Street Gang this is Almighty, over..")
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To: kabar

Kabar,

You are nutz. Savages did this to Lara. She didn’t do this to herself. I do sympathize with her.


147 posted on 02/15/2011 3:02:32 PM PST by AdamBomb
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To: MindBender26
next time... STAY HOME!!!
148 posted on 02/15/2011 3:02:51 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: AppyPappy

At least they weren’t shouting racial epithets.


149 posted on 02/15/2011 3:03:19 PM PST by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: MindBender26

The point is, the headline was changed, probably for PC purposes.


150 posted on 02/15/2011 3:04:02 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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