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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: MindBender26

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?


151 posted on 02/15/2011 3:05:37 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: kabar

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?


152 posted on 02/15/2011 3:06:57 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: metmom

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.


153 posted on 02/15/2011 3:07:04 PM PST by WaterBoard ("PBR Street Gang this is Almighty, over..")
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To: ReneeLynn

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.


154 posted on 02/15/2011 3:07:40 PM PST by Loud Mime (No, my liberal friend; you are not modern; you are old-style foolish)
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To: MindBender26

At least some women and soldiers came to her aid.

F*ckin animals.


155 posted on 02/15/2011 3:08:43 PM PST by Floratina
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To: Loud Mime; All


"What I want to know is was it rape-rape"?
156 posted on 02/15/2011 3:10:04 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: WaterBoard

Waterboard,

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?


157 posted on 02/15/2011 3:10:24 PM PST by AdamBomb
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To: MindBender26
From her photo, this stupid journalist appeared to be totally ignorant of what proper dress is in a radical muslim crowd with any percentage of fanatics wandering around you....the rules are many: no bare skin except the face, no jewelry, head/hair completely covered, no bare ankles, loose fitting clothes a must, etc., etc.

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.

Stupid woman.

158 posted on 02/15/2011 3:11:24 PM PST by CanaGuy (Go Harper! We still love you!)
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To: AdamBomb

Just goes to show there are idiots everywhere.


159 posted on 02/15/2011 3:11:46 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: MinorityRepublican
That’s stupid of CBS News. They should only had sent young, single male reporters to the Middle East.

Like Daniel Pearl?

160 posted on 02/15/2011 3:12:43 PM PST by SouthTexas (Is it time for tea yet?)
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To: cripplecreek
Unfortunately she probably never suspected there was any danger. She’s young enough that she probably got the standard liberal education on the American oppression of the world.

Guess you could say she is now a graduate of the School of Hard Knocks...

161 posted on 02/15/2011 3:13:16 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: RedwM
They should have sent Helen Thomas.

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.

162 posted on 02/15/2011 3:14:14 PM PST by Loud Mime (No, my liberal friend; you are not modern; you are old-style foolish)
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To: MindBender26; azishot; Fred Nerks; Beckwith; LucyT
Hey CBS, how is that Cairo democrafarcey thang workin out fer yah, eh?

Lara is lucky to be alive.

163 posted on 02/15/2011 3:15:04 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: metmom
Not the first time Muslims have used raped as a terror tool, ie, Sudan.

Bastards. I hope they rot in hell.

164 posted on 02/15/2011 3:15:48 PM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
That’s stupid of CBS News. They should only had sent young, single male reporters to the Middle East.

How about blaming the monsters who did this?
165 posted on 02/15/2011 3:17:23 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: AdamBomb

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.


166 posted on 02/15/2011 3:19:55 PM PST by WaterBoard ("PBR Street Gang this is Almighty, over..")
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To: COBOL2Java

ughhh...before you start the liberal journalist crap...her husband is a defense contractor and she has two little kids.


167 posted on 02/15/2011 3:21:57 PM PST by AdamBomb
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To: COBOL2Java

If you had any class, you would ask the mods to remove that comment.


168 posted on 02/15/2011 3:23:26 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: purplelobster

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.


169 posted on 02/15/2011 3:24:04 PM PST by kabar
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To: kabar

“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.


170 posted on 02/15/2011 3:25:48 PM PST by stilloftyhenight (Don't make me use uppercase.)
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To: PGR88
Oh, this was the one who had that whole back-alley soap opera going on in Iraq a couple of years ago? I stand corrected. Karma can be a bitch, eh?

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

171 posted on 02/15/2011 3:25:48 PM PST by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: MindBender26
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.

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?

172 posted on 02/15/2011 3:27:00 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Oh Magoo, you've done it again.....)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


173 posted on 02/15/2011 3:27:48 PM PST by Loud Mime (No, my liberal friend; you are not modern; you are old-style foolish)
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To: AdamBomb

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.


174 posted on 02/15/2011 3:28:26 PM PST by kabar
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To: ml/nj

No woman “deserves” to be gang raped. Period.


175 posted on 02/15/2011 3:31:14 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: MindBender26

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?


176 posted on 02/15/2011 3:31:36 PM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Dominick

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


177 posted on 02/15/2011 3:36:04 PM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Red in Blue PA
No offense, but are you nuts? Of course reporters should do their jobs, but they have to understand the risks involved when you go into the middle of a revolution in a Middle Eastern culture. You have to be insane to think that somehow being a reporter protects you in some magical way from the dangers involved. Maybe it is because I have lived over nine years in these Islamic countries and visited Egypt many times that I have a different perspective than you do. Logan is no stranger to the region or being in a war zone.

Oh, and BTW, you forgot Greg Palkot and his cre who were also assaulted.....why didn’t 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.

178 posted on 02/15/2011 3:36:21 PM PST by kabar
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To: ml/nj
She is an enemy. Enemies deserve worse than what she got.

You are a moron.

She is a reporter doing her job. Get a clue.
179 posted on 02/15/2011 3:36:48 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: databoss

can you tell me that joke again please as I’ve forgot it


180 posted on 02/15/2011 3:37:56 PM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

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!!!


181 posted on 02/15/2011 3:38:55 PM PST by alisasny
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To: MindBender26
It's didn't take long for the supposedly “peaceful” protesters to turn into sharia loving terrorists did it?

And just as I have always said the liberals would be the first victims.

182 posted on 02/15/2011 3:41:35 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: stilloftyhenight

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.


183 posted on 02/15/2011 3:42:09 PM PST by kabar
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To: MindBender26

Well I’m sure they were evil Mubarak supporters with American backing.

Peaceful Muslim Democracy protesters would NEVER do something like this.


184 posted on 02/15/2011 3:42:19 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


185 posted on 02/15/2011 3:43:17 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: gregd0180

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.


186 posted on 02/15/2011 3:44:09 PM PST by OldArmy52 (Obama & the "Dem Party" have proved America is ready for Fascism/Socialism.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

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!


187 posted on 02/15/2011 3:47:35 PM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: skeeter

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).


188 posted on 02/15/2011 3:50:00 PM PST by OilCanDan23
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To: ml/nj; Velveeta; Red in Blue PA
Enemies deserve worse than what she got.

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.

HF

189 posted on 02/15/2011 3:50:00 PM PST by holden
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To: gregd0180

Some of us MIGHT (just maybe) care more of she wasn’t employed by an enemy of the United States.


190 posted on 02/15/2011 3:50:47 PM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: eak3

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.


191 posted on 02/15/2011 3:54:26 PM PST by OilCanDan23
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To: rintense
Not the first time Muslims have used raped as a terror tool, ie, Sudan.

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.

192 posted on 02/15/2011 3:59:49 PM PST by danielmryan
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To: MindBender26
Really sad news; she didn't deserve this. It's a stretch to think that the savages who did it to her are such rubes that they don't know how American female reporters normally dress.
193 posted on 02/15/2011 4:03:58 PM PST by danielmryan
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To: MindBender26
and you don’t even know that my father was instrumental in the rollout of Tabasco

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.

194 posted on 02/15/2011 4:05:29 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Oh Magoo, you've done it again.....)
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To: MindBender26
"CBS News' Lara Logan Sexually Assaulted During Egypt Protests"

See, they really do love Americans.

195 posted on 02/15/2011 4:06:10 PM PST by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Very odd! Wonder what that is about...


196 posted on 02/15/2011 4:06:12 PM PST by txlurker
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To: gregd0180

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.


197 posted on 02/15/2011 4:08:03 PM PST by Paddy Irish
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To: CanaGuy

“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. “

STONE HER!!


198 posted on 02/15/2011 4:08:12 PM PST by sagar
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To: ml/nj

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.


199 posted on 02/15/2011 4:11:50 PM PST by warsaw44
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To: AdamBomb
She looks good for 40. (Well, 37 in this particular picture)


200 posted on 02/15/2011 4:12:35 PM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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