Liberal Journalist Nir Rosen's views on Lara Logan Rape.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Hello, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Hello


    While the world reels in shock over CBS reporter Lara Logan's sexual assault in Egypt, another American journalist is causing a different kind of outrage, calling Logan a "warmonger" who was simply trying to outdo Anderson Cooper.

    Nir Rosen, an NYU fellow who has extensively covered the Iraq War, made the insensitive remarks during a Twitter rant on Tuesday. He has since resigned from the university's Center on Law and Security.

    "Lara Logan had to outdo Anderson," Rosen tweeted, referring to the CNN correspondent, who was reportedly punched in the head multiple times while covering the recent demonstrations in Egypt.

    Rosen went on, insisting it would be humorous if Anderson too had been sexually assaulted.

    "Yes yes it's wrong what happened to her. Of course. I don't support that. But it would have been funny if it happened to Anderson too."

    From there, his posts only got worse.

    The tweet, "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," was followed by, "Look, she was probably groped like thousands of other women."

    Last week, Logan, a "60 Minutes" correspondent, endured a "brutal and sustained sexual assault by a mob of men while covering the Egyptian uprising," CBS News said on Tuesday. She was eventually saved by a group of women and about 20 Egyptian soldiers, the network reported.

    The 39-year-old is now back in the U.S. and recovering. Sources told TMZ that Logan plans on going back to work within weeks, describing her as "unbelievably strong."

    Rosen, who has written for a number of prestigious publications, including Time, Harper's, The New Yorker and the New York Times Magazine, later offered a half-hearted apology, after deleting many of his previous posts.

    "Ah f--k it, I apologize for being insensitive, its always wrong, that's obvious, but I'm rolling my eyes at all the attention she will get."
  2. pspr


    The liberal mind is an amazing waste of grey matter.
  3. 377OHMS


    Its believable.

    Something like the civil-rights leaders who were beat up on the Edmund Pettus bridge versus civil-rights leaders who do not have that particular credential.

    If there was a bridge where you could purchase police beatings the other guys would have utilized it by now.
  4. They're using the term sexual assault. That does not mean rape. [​IMG]
  5. Maverick74


    Just another compassionate liberal for you.
  6. Hello


    You are right, I misspoke, my thread title is inaccurate.
  7. Business as usual for the liberal.
  8. pspr