“On Friday, Feb. 11, the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS chief foreign correspondent Lara 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. It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy.
“In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. 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. 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 home recovering. ”
When these reports first surfaced, Nir Rosen, a journalist and NYU fellow, fired off several tweets about Logan, including:
“Look, she was probably groped like thousands of other women, which is still wrong, but if it was worse than I’m sorry.”
“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.”
“…I’m rolling my eyes at the attention she will get.”