Friday, February 18, 2011

Lara Logan Update

Lara Logan, the CBS News correspondent and Durban-born journalist who was sexually assaulted and beaten by a gang of men in Egypt, is recovering from her ordeal.

Logan has recovered enough from the situation to where she is going to be reunited with her two children. Logan is said to be in good spirits, despite what happened to her.

"It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into a frenzy," Logan said in an interview.

Ms.Logan is a reminder that journalists are often brave souls who go to great lengths to report the truth.

Benzinga

UPDATE:

An interesting view on the media and Political Correctness from Caroline B. Glick:

"...a person's membership in specific victim groups is far more important than his behavior. And there is a clear pecking order of victimhood in identity politics. Anti-American Third World national, religious and ethnic groups are at the top of the victim food chain. They out-victim everyone else.

After them come the Western victims: Racial minorities, women, homosexuals, children and animals.

Israelis, Jews, Americans, white males and rich people are the predetermined perpetrators. No matter how badly they are victimized, brave reporters will go to heroic lengths to ignore, underplay or explain away their suffering."

8 Opinion(s):

Octopussy said...

There have been some reports saying that she's doing surprisingly well and that she's ready to return to work soon, bla-bla-bla. Very, very, very! bad! idea! Rape recovery is a slow process and it is a classical tendency for rape victims to deny their vulnerability after their ordeal, only to have more anger building up over time because of the denial. This is not just a case of having suffered a knock to the head or losing a limb. Rape messes with one's head. CBS tried to hide the events of her rape from journalists afterwards because Lara Logan's violent story never conformed to the mainstream media's narrative that Egypt had been 'liberated.' That in itself is something that's going to mess with her head to such an extent that I'd wager she's going to end her association with the media in the future. Truth will evade her in every sphere of her life for a very long time to come and she'll become obsessed with it, shunning anyone or anything that she believes may be trying to deny it. If she's smart she could become an activist for real issues, like the bizarre treatment of women under Islam, but that can only come waaaay down the line after real recovery.

Anonymous said...

To report the truth or not.

Viking said...

"To report the truth or not."

ah. indeed. Which reminds me, article updated.

Octopussy said...

I suspected there would be footage of the incident somewhere on the web, considering that Arabs love to record their barbaric 'victories' during human rights violations. As humiliating as it might seem to the victim, it's necessary to discuss the incident in a responsible manner. Here is a link to an article that discusses the trauma that Lara Logan went through.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/02/lara-logans-vicious-violent-gang-rape-medias-silencesanction.html

mary sullivan said...

she worked for pure-jew cbs as a shabbos=goy-- arabs are not stupid about the jew. in the US, the jew lines up these stupid blondes all over our jew tv set.
cbs is pure jew under murray rothstein

Octopussy said...

@Mary Sullivan, are you saying you think the arabs are intelligent?

Jay Banks said...

This is an example of how some cultures treat women. They are fighting for democracy, but they should learn some rules of respect for women and humanity first.

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid to say Mary has hit the nail on the head - don't know what "goy" means but I knew Lara well at varsity where we did third year English together and she was already reporting in townships etc.
I often told her that she was doing the world a dis-service by reporting from the angle dictated to by the US-UK Media Houses and tried to get her to see the light by filling her in on how they'd manufactured an Ovombo Majority Victory in Namibia etc. all of which I'd witnessed in the Army...
Lara was, however, more interested in being on TV than worrying about what part she was playing in the Global Bankers Propaganda Machine!

PS. buy silver, crash JP Morgan