Horrible…. (CBS NEWS) Lara Logan of CBS News Was Attacked and Sexually Assaulted in Egypt -by Maureen Ryan – : Many of the scenes broadcast from Egpyt in recent days have been joyful, but events took a horrific turn for CBS News correspondent Lara Logan on Feb. 11, the day that former president Hosni Mubarak resigned. CBS News has issued a statement saying on that day, Logan was physically and sexually assaulted by members of the crowd when she was separated from her news crew. The photo here was taken moments before the attack began.
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,” according to the statement. “It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into a frenzy.”
“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,” the statement continued.
“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,” according to CBS News.
Several members of the media were roughed up as they tried to cover events in Egypt. CNN’s Anderson Cooper was beaten by hostile members of one crowd as he walked the streets on one volatile day. But the ordeal of Logan, who has covered some of the most dangerous hot spots in the world in her wide-ranging career as a news correspondent, sounds particularly horrible.
We can only hope that she is surrounded by friends and family as she recovers from this awful incident. CBS News said it would have no further comment on the matter. (full article)
In addition more information is coming out about the exact reason why Anderson Cooper evac’d out of Cairo toot sweet.
(National Enquirer) CNN anchorman ANDERSON COOPER has been targeted for death by Muslim extremists, jihadists and Egyptian goon squads! The silver-haired newscaster, who was in Egypt covering the political unrest in that country, knows about the threats and is very worried, sources tell The ENQUIRER.
“Anderson is freaked out – and so are his family and friends,” said a source close to the high-profile TV journo, 43. “But he’s a brave man and dedicated reporter who refuses to back down. “His boyfriend, Ben Maisani, is very fearful.” Cooper’s mom, fashion icon Gloria Vanderbilt, is worried sick, the source said.
It is Cooper’s gay lifestyle that has drawn the hatred of Muslim fundamentalists, according to the source. “Islamic militants would like to make an example of Anderson,” said the source. (full article)
What is astounding to me is the extent of the lefty ideology with these liberal reporters. Even given the hatred of them by the Egyptian Muslim society, you still hear Anderson Cooper blaming Pro-Mubarak supporters for his attack and need to flee the country. Liberals are so entrenched with their ideological refusal to confront reality they will even refuse to believe they are inherently hated while they are being attacked. The shere arrogance it takes to dismiss the obvious when your very life is at stake bears witness to the absurdity of such entrenched positions.
The humanity of my spirit feels incredibly sorry for the pain and suffering they have felt, especially the female reporter who was sexually assualted. However, there is also a feeling of ‘DUH’ will you wake up now to the reality that there are distinct ideological differences of social tollerance and freedom between Western culture and the Islamic belief system. It is naive to believe Egyptians were looking for, and expressing a desire for, the same view of freedom and democracy we hold in America. It is not their cultural way of thought or belief. Yet night after night these liberal reporters kept exclaiming the virtues of the poor oppressed innocents just yearning to be free, while pouring their words through a strainer of Western freedom. It just ain’t so, yet they keep on selling…… even while they are litterally being beaten. Liberalism is indeed a mental disorder…. /SD