CBS News’ Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan is most remembered for her reporting from the Middle East.
She was attacked by a group of men and then gave an interview for 60 Minutes (see below) where she bravely described her tragic experience. She was surrounded and taken away to be sexually assaulted in the midst of a huge crowd.
She’s a brave reporter who went into situations that were dangerous for her and now she’s “committing professional suicide” by coming out to speak about the biased media:
CBS News’ Lara Logan on US media: “Although the media has historically always been left-leaning, we’ve abandoned our pretense, or at least the effort, to be objective, today. … We’ve become political activists, and some could argue propagandists, and there’s some merit to that”
“This interview is professional suicide for me.”
CBS News' Lara Logan on US media: "Although the media has historically always been left-leaning, we’ve abandoned our pretense, or at least the effort, to be objective, today. … We’ve become political activists, and some could argue propagandists, and there’s some merit to that" pic.twitter.com/rkVstDuKBh
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 18, 2019
Lara Logan experienced what’s called “taharrush” in the Middle East:
The phenomenon first came to the attention of the Western world when South African reporter Lara Logan, working for CBS, was set upon by a large group of men while reporting on celebrations in Tahrir Square, Egypt, in 2011.
Logan recounted her ordeal in Egypt several months later on a 60 Minutes broadcast, describing how the baying crowd ‘raped me with their hands’.
The 44-year-old revealed terrifying details of the 40 minute-long February attack in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, including how she became separated from members of her crew after someone in the frenzied 200-strong crowd shouted ‘Let’s take her pants off.’
She said: ‘Suddenly, before I even know what’s happening, I feel hands grabbing my breasts, grabbing my crotch, grabbing me from behind. I mean, and it’s not one person and then it stops, it’s like one person and another person and another person.