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?
Man...thats one of the weirdest smackdowns I've ever seen.
Not knocking it, it works on some genetic level.
HT...just walk it off and continue to march.
MB, I bet you never ever dreamed you'd have the opportunity to play that card.
Wow...this is one for the books.
She's 39 years old, and has been a reporter for over a decade. She should have acquired at least some of the common sense we expect from an 18-year-old Marine, who we send into far more dangerous situations.
I love it how such threads provoke the members of the Harper Valley PTA crawl out of their stinking sheds or ruins of some failed misguided uprising in one case, and condemn to hell the rest of us who, in the PTA’s lofty view, don’t sympathize enough with the saintly and unfortunate victim. A right wing version of political correctness. Just what’s the difference between it and the other variety?
Who would send a woman reporter to Cairo to stand in the middle of a frenzied mob? ...
ABC Christiane Amanpour
Didn’t that one used to work for Clinton News Network?
Funny, that wizened old hag wasn’t even born here, Hating America makes you stupid I suppose.
While I agree with you, we live in a PC culture now where to "protect women" is to discriminate against them.
We are putting women in similar situations in the military. It is a bad idea. How many women will be raped in these unstable areas before we wise up?
I can’t stand her either, but your post is over the top.
Lara Logan was born in South Africa.
I'd pay to see her reaction to the fundemental shift in her world view. I wonder what Christiane Amanpour will say???
“before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. “
A moment of thanks to them. God bless them.
“ABC Christiane Amanpour”
But seriously, who would to assault her?
“ABC Christiane Amanpour”
But seriously, who would WANT to assault her?
I am pissed off at the perps, but I am also very sober toward the danger. I have a very hard time mustering any sympathy for these idiot news people who think they are in compelete safety in the middle of a lawless mob. It is bad enough that they are in a lawless mob, now add one that hates us to death and believes it is their religeous duty to destroy us. Even discounting their hatred for us, it is absolute folly to put yourself into the midst of a lawless mob. Absolutey foolhardy.
Anyone with half a brain should know that their very life is in imminent danger in that country. The treatment this poor naive woman received is an ample reminder of that FACT.
These idiot news crews think they are protected behind their press credentials. “We are here to help you get sympathy for your cause”. Sure, ma’am. These wild animals really don’t care, and news stories like this are living proof.
Any news agency that puts it’s crews into this situation is guilty of criminal negligence IMHO.
>Must have been joos.
Its very uncommon for muslim fundamentalists to consider women as objects.<
Was them crazy Amish again I bet
“It is the kind of thuggery we can expect from people who are poorly equipped for democracy.”
Yeah slimy people who elect a muslim to destroy their country while all TV says how great he is including Bill O’reilly.
>I bet she comes out of the hospital a newly-minted conservative, if she wasn’t one already. <
too bad that it took this to make her see reality though.
She barley got out with her skin from what I have read. And her skin isn’t in the same condition it was in before her clash with these animals.
It would be nice if the rest of the MSM would take note. Please see my post 210 here.
It is shameful how they say everything is alright. I guess it ain’t so alright with Lara Logan now. Will they open their eyes when it happens to one of their own?
Not Loverly Lara?
Who doubts for a minute this liberal ninny wont be back up for seconds and thirds after her little vacation? mark my words you’ll she will have learned nothing! Read my tagline Lara!!
I read that. That was one liberal who’s brain was thoroughly washed and wrung.
>Im shocked... You usually see this kind of behavior at Tea Party Rallies... /s<
Oh yeah .. according to Chris (tinkle up my leg) Matthews and Rachel Madcow .. this is exactly what TEA parties are all about. It wouldn’t surprise me one bit of they said that this incident occurred at a TEA party instead of Egypt.
ABC Christiane Amanpour
But seriously, who would WANT to assault her?
The Brotherhood of Blind Muslims? : )
Reminds me of the ending of ‘Camp of the Saints’.
The poor woman had to be terrified. I can’t imagine how frightened she was. She was in a place she never should have been sent to.
I hope she can recover from all of this. But it will be a long road. The shame is on the media for sending people there.
Journalists are not exempt from violence. Sending her there was criminal on her employers part. I bet that she had confidence in them that they wouldn’t send her to a place where such things could happen.
Yep, that’s right.
I don’t believe we’ve spoken before, nice to meet you.
The American response? Crickets. Nothing.
What would the American response be if a Muslim woman was ganged raped on the streets of Washington D.C.?
That’s a woman whose dumb luck was far greater than her ability to calculate risk. She may have chosen the right guide but she chose entirely the wrong place to go. She was lucky _they_ decided she was worth neither the money nor the trouble.
“Her background is irrelevant and is no reason to imply that she is responsible for it or that it didn’t happen.”
I would disagree with that, she most definitely is responsible for what happened to her. What she did was the equivalent of walking naked down the street in the bad part of town where the gang bangers hang out. She set herself up for this by dressing in western clothes and going to a location where a near riot was happening with thousands of Muslim men (who are known to do this type of thing).
Personally I think that she gets a thrill or adrenalin rush from going into these kinds of dangerous situations since she’s done it before and gotten away with it. In any case she is as responsible as the people that assaulted her in what happened to her.
PEACEFUL protest my a$$ looting and raping and beatings are NOT acts of peace!!
Obama’s bootlickers are pathetic.
>> Obamas bootlickers are pathetic.
That comment is NOT about Lara Logan, but those piously enamored with every bowel movement taken by the One.
Amazing, I sent it out and posted it on my Facebook Page. Thank you very much.
I am shocked by some of your comments,
This is horrible, i feel awful for this women, please think before you post, you are making the forum look bad,
>”I didn’t take foolish risks and I am an experienced journalist who knows how to avoid dangerous situations.”<
I bet that she thought she could get herself out of a situation. Plus the fact that her editor would never send her in a position that was so dangerous.
I also wonder how much of the MSM believe the White House when they talk about how good things are going. Can they be that stupid to believe Obama and his sycophants?
I don't know how you can get plainer than
“She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault...”
You any relation to jamese777 or james777? .....You know, the guy who hates “birthers”, conservatives and Americans and loves to make us look bad.
We ask parents to sacrifice young ladies on the battlefield to bring some form of freedom to people that have no respect for women, Christians, Americans, Indians, Buddhists, Hindus, Italians, French, Spanish, Blacks, American Indians or Jews. ANYONE NOT a Muslim....a Semitical Muslim at that. I don’t know if they even like Indonesian Muslims. Seriously, we should have nuked Mecca and Medina in 2001. Take out their “god” and his happy places, watch the philosophy dissolve, like Nazism before it.
There seems to be a delusion among some journalists that simply *being* a journalist somehow makes them immune to things like bullets and angry mobs. The MFM was so shocked when Cooper and Amanpour and Polkit and now Logan got beaten up by the mobs in Egypt. Well...they’re MOBS. Large numbers of people whipped into a frenzy do strange and unpredictable things. Sometimes, if they’re Muslims, they see a Western face and decide they’re going to rearrange it. Or in this case, they decide they “want them some of that.” Pro-Mubarak, anti-Mubarak, doesn’t matter.
I’m actually quite surprised this happened. Logan is a veteran reporter, she’s been in and out of the sandbox for over five years. She’s been there, done that, and I’m kind of shocked that her danger sense didn’t tell her that a good-looking, blonde, obviously Western female shouldn’t be wandering around in a group of thousands of hyped-up Muslims. That doesn’t justify her being raped, of course—NO woman ever “has it coming,” that’s just asinine—but wow, maybe keep a headscarf handy and throw it on after you get off-camera in the hopes of lowering your profile? Keep some security around? Stick to an area where you can get out if things go sideways?
The saddest part is that she’ll never get justice. In a mob that large, there’s no way the Egyptian authorities will ever be able to identify the perps. Hopefully the soldiers that rescued her kicked some ass when they pulled the guys away from her, but that’s about the best that could come of it.
Sadly, they would have done the same thing to her and then lopped her head off.
And weren't all Americans warned to leave the country?
Oh sure. The men couldn’t help themselves.
Nobody is saying she wasn’t foolish to be there, but that does NOT excuse the men from raping her.
Then you saw the video I linked I take it?
That is their peaceful protest in action.
What a shame .. and i do mean SHAME that these “reporters” say everything is just fine and dandy there.
The Muslim Brotherhood wants Sharia law there now. period. they will emerge on top of the game because Obama is putting them there.
Islam is not a religion and people better wake up to that fact. It is a political system backed by religious edicts.
Their laws are mandated by “god” and violence, lying, rape, murder is all not only acceptable but DEMANDED by their laws, which have been commanded by the Prophet.
It is a sinister system of controlling people to act in the most base and depraved manner on the planet. They will happily die or kill to keep it going, because that is the only way to heaven for them.
the MSM better start telling people the truth and they should start right here with this incident of Lara Logan.
THIS is ISLAM.
It is not peaceful or about religion.
It is important to remember this is an isolated event and would never happen to females allowed to serve in the military. </sarcasm>
Rather tasteless of them: they could hire an intern to screen out the dirt and forward the supportive messages.
NO cheers, unfortunately. Prayers for her emotional recovery too.
Napoleon Bonaparte admitted to only one fear: Mobs.
I’m glad you and I like each other. :p
Yes, and you don’t even know about Laura Bush and the teleprompter!
“Oh sure. The men couldnt help themselves.”
That’s the problem with most women, they just can’t seem to reason their way out of an emotionally charged subject like this. I didn’t say that the men weren’t responsible I just said that she also was responsible, not only because of her presence there but also because of her behavior. Big difference but something you just cannot quite grasp.
Leslie Stahl going to an interview in a Syrian (or was it Lebanese) prison in a shiny black miniskirt a few years ago. And look at this typical western woman neckline. They are being provocative. Just being honest. These muzzies are animals but don’t trot out blood in front of the wolves.
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