Skip to comments.CBS News' Lara Logan Sexually Assaulted During Egypt Protests
Posted on 02/15/2011 1:23:29 PM PST by MindBender26Edited 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 Â“Arab Street.Â” 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?
I meant the headline!
Compare the new headline to the one on FR. It was changed!
Why would the term “sexually” be removed in a sexual assault? Do you think this would have been done if it was a Tea Partyer involved?
No offense, but you are nuts.
Should reporters just not do their job anymore? I am sure you would just love that.
Oh, and BTW, you forgot Greg Palkot and his cre who were also assaulted.....why didn’t you mention them?
Her background is very relevant when it comes to veracity of claims.
All we have at this point is her statement and no independent corroboration.
The CBS statement states she was separated from her crew and return to her hotel later alone.
If she hadn’t left, the muzzies may have stoned her to death.
Perhaps now the lamebrainmedia may understand that sending a woman to cover a muzzie event may be a very bad idea.
At least some women and soldiers came to her aid.
what is wrong with you. Her background is irrelevant and none of the savages even knows who the hell she is. The savages raped the hell out of her and all you can come up with is, well she had sort of a dubious past.
Hell, I had a dubious past. Who hasn’t?
Is she stupid? Is she totally unaware of proper travel etiquette? Is she ignorant of strict dress codes in these savage countries? I refuse to say she was asking to get raped, but (from her photo) she was blatantly flirting with danger.
Just goes to show there are idiots everywhere.
Like Daniel Pearl?
Guess you could say she is now a graduate of the School of Hard Knocks...
Sadly, that makes some sort of sense. But what would they have said about America after they saw her? We truly would have been the great satan.
Lara is lucky to be alive.
Bastards. I hope they rot in hell.
You kneejerk automatically believe liberal reporters who tried their hardest to damage the war effort in Iraq like Ms. Logan, I don’t.
If you read the CBS notice about the attack, it is completely unsourced, just a blind statement with no names attached to it. Yet, in your eyes it is 100% credible.
I have not said her background merited any attack, I just said I don’t automatically believe everything I read considering the source.
ughhh...before you start the liberal journalist crap...her husband is a defense contractor and she has two little kids.
If you had any class, you would ask the mods to remove that comment.
I am sure that Logan volunteered for the assignment and was not forced by CBS to do it. She could have done more to protect her own security by dressing differently. The main reason CBS has not been more forthcoming about the incident is because it doesn’t fit with their narrative about who those people in the streets really are.
“Do you have sympathy for Anderson Cooper who was also hit and beaten?”
I do. I have sympathy for all in harm’s way. You can’t equate what happened to LL with a beating. It is something far worse.
I'm sure you have........Considering her history and CBS's protection of Rather, I'm calling this story bullshit despite your name dropping "high sources"...........
Maybe you should check with your "Very Senior Retired CIA officer" buddy to get the complete details, he should have that information shouldn't he?
The real perps are out of our reach, that is why some people are looking at this side of the ocean.
I do wonder if Ms. Logan had any say in the idea of sending her to Egypt. Whose idea was it to send a young, good looking blond babe to an Arab country during a period of political unrest?
That would be interesting.
I hope she is healing and doing well - - and I hope with my whole heart that she didn’t experience what I fear she experienced.
When did I ever say that she did it to herself? I do believe that she took unnecessary risks by dressing the way she did given the circumstances and the region. I lived 9 years in three Islamic countries. You don’t make yourself a target needlessly. Logan is a tough, experienced reporter who knew the risks going in. Her gender is really irrelevant to me.
No woman “deserves” to be gang raped. Period.
and our muppet welcomes, and respect these animals.
No doubt CBS care more about their agenda then actually calling on bozo the clown to denounce this and speak the truth about the real protesters.
Now imagine if this was a tea party?
why send a good looking woman into these places anyway.
It just shows how of touch the left is with muslims and certain areas.
In their world it is all rosy and peace
Oh, and BTW, you forgot Greg Palkot and his cre who were also assaulted.....why didnt you mention them?
I can't mention them all. Palkot is just the same as Logan and Cooper to me in terms of their treatment. She deserves no special sympathy. She was doing her job and understood the risks and dangers involved. I have no doubt she volunteered for the job.
can you tell me that joke again please as I’ve forgot it
many reporters like to make the news about themselves...this does not seem to be the case and that could explain the delay in reporting it. Shocking even to the most diehard leftist newsie.
This is news that can be helpful in dismanteling the some in USA who still think Muslim is the TROP!!!
And just as I have always said the liberals would be the first victims.
Give me a break. The reporters volunteer to go into harm’s way and do so for various reasons including money and fame. They take risks and understand the danger just like a stock car driver, athlete, etc. I don’t consider them to be on the same level as a policeman, soldier, fireman, etc. I saw plenty of them in Vietnam who had a political agenda and could care less about reporting the truth. Many of them lost their lives. I have a hard time feeling sorry for them.
Well I’m sure they were evil Mubarak supporters with American backing.
Peaceful Muslim Democracy protesters would NEVER do something like this.
The religion of peace, huh? How about the religion of gang rape?
I was out alone the other night going to a class. I was alone and pulled into a city parking garage. The ticket taker was a muslim something or other. He was very flirtatious, calling me “beautiful”, etc. It totally creeped me out. These guys are pervs. The more of them that keep coming over, the worse it’s going to get for American women. I hope this wakes a few of them up, but I don’t have high hopes.
Well, the USA “One Party Press” reports the protester mobs were peaceful, so probably they were thus “making love, not war”.
And working hard to increase the number of “by birth” Muslims in the world.
You don’t know who I am, you don’t know what I did, you don’t realize that my stories check out, and you don’t even know that my father was instrumental in the rollout of Tabasco, but you still make your unsubstantiated little opinions public.
You are ZOTTED!
with great respect, don’t blame the reporter for the actions of these scumbag terrorist “freedom protestors” - this was an attack on an American, and we should respond clearly, quickly and violently on these scum (but wont of course).
I don't think she deserved worse than she got, but I'm sure most of those in the crowd thought so and would've continued to deliver exactly that, were it not for the group of women and presumably-pro-Mubarak soldiers.
Some of us MIGHT (just maybe) care more of she wasn’t employed by an enemy of the United States.
agreed. i give a damn if she is a liberal, conservative, atheist, baptist, moonie, scientologist, catholic, or whatever...this was an attack on an American and these scumbag terrorist/rapist/”freedom protestors” should be dealt with severely and quickly.
color me old fashioned, but this pisses this old army vet off to no end.
And not the last, either. Myself, I was wondering what would happen to a female soldier. The ones in the ME must be either careful or fortunate.
Or maybe, the savages know what's in for them if they try it on a soldier.
Wow, quite a history you have there......why all the angst? Judging by your history as an "old newsie" I'm sure you have connections dating back to Churchill too.........
Tell you what, let's put all this to rest with you posting the pics of when you were doing a "stand up" at Chernobyl shall we?
I did a standup in front of one of the signs in her pictures.
See, they really do love Americans.
Very odd! Wonder what that is about...
100 percent correct. Thug behavior in England, Holland, and in the US is increasing also. Of course I understand the desire to be free, but when has any Egyptian ever been free enough to understand what it is? Our Revolution happened because a free people didn’t like sending their tax dollars overseas, they understood freedom. Check out the comments on YOUTUBE videos regarding the Egyptian uprisings. They are full of anti-Mubarak rants, and rants against Jews and Americans.
“Is she totally unaware of proper travel etiquette? Is she ignorant of strict dress codes in these savage countries? I refuse to say she was asking to get raped, but (from her photo) she was blatantly flirting with danger.
Stupid woman. “
yeah, she deserves to be gang raped by a bunch of swine - everyone who disagrees with us deserves such treatment. Right?
you are a fool.
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