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Reactions To Sexual Assault Of CBS Reporter Surprising, Offensive

Reut Cohen |
February 15, 2011 | 11:50 p.m. PST

Opinion Editor

Lara Logan (Courtesy of Facebook)
Lara Logan (Courtesy of Facebook)

CBS News chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan was sexually assaulted and beaten while covering the protests in Egypt, the network said on Tuesday.

Logan, a chief foreign correspondent for CBS, was separated from her "60 Minutes" crew while covering the celebrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square last Friday following Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's resignation. Logan was rescued by a group of women and 20 Egyptian soldiers, the network added.

CBS described the attack as "brutal" and said Logan was recovering in an American hospital, declining to provide additional details.

But some in the media have brought up the victim's romantic history, hardly relevant to the assault Logan suffered. Some pundits, such as Nir Rosen, have even made light of the gruesome attack on Logan 

Steven Nelson, for The Daily Caller, has more:

[....] Rosen called Logan a “war monger” and expressed doubt that she was actually assaulted.  

“Jesus Christ, at a moment when she is going to become a martyr and glorified we should at least remember her role as a major war monger” wrote Rosen.  

“Look, she was probably groped like thousands of other women, which is still wrong, but if it was worse than [sic] I’m sorry."

Read it all here.

Rosen apologized three hours after the initial Tweets.



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