Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Propagandist

An article by Terry Glavin ......

"There Will Be No Further Comment From CBS News. . ."

lara logan cbs egypt assault protest revolution politics media war middle eastLara Logan is a brave and unimpeachably dependable journalist. Her work from the war zone in Afghanistan is of the finest I've encountered from an American television reporter, coming too from right up there in the box canyons of bastard country, dodging bullets alongside the toughest blokes the U.S. Army pushes up into those ghastly front lines.

In Cairo's Tahrir Square the other day, Logan "suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers." Around the same time, a similar but less horrible calamity befell her colleague, the deservedly famous American journalist Anderson Cooper, also in Tahrir Square. Cooper took a nasty beating from what he reckoned was a gang of Mubarak's secret-police provocateurs.




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