There’s a lot to admire about Lara Logan, former CBS correspondent: She is trained in martial arts, is a dive master, drinks, swears, and is a cancer and rape survivor. Not bad for almost 48 years old.
On February 11, 2011, Egypt’s president Hosni Mubarak was falling. As nearly 100,000 Egyptians poured into Tahrir Square, Logan was on scene for the show 60 Minutes to report on the events. Put that many Muslim men in the same area, add an attractive woman, and you can imagine things didn’t go well. Little did Lara know she would become part of the story. I remember watching the news of her assault; very little details came out. Later, she revealed what happened.
Logan: That’s right. I was told later that they were saying “Let’s take her pants off.” And it’s like suddenly, before I even know what’s happening, I feel hands grabbing my breasts, grabbing my crotch, grabbing me from behind. I mean – and it’s not one person and then it stops – it’s like one person and another person and another person. And I know Ray is right there, and he’s grabbing at me and screaming, “Lara hold onto me, hold onto me.”
As she was pulled into the frenzy, the camera recorded Lara’s shout: “Stop!”
Logan: I felt at that moment that Ray was my only hope of survival. You know, he was looking at me and I could see his face and we had a sea of people between us, obviously tearing at both of us, beating us. I didn’t even know that they were beating me with flagpoles and sticks and things, because I couldn’t even feel that. Because I think of the sexual assault, was all I could feel, was their hands raping me over and over and over again.
Pelley: Raping you with their hands?
Pelley: Nonstop. During this whole time?
Logan: From the front, from the back. And I didn’t know if I could hold onto Ray. I’m holding on to him. I didn’t wanna let go of him. I thought I was gonna die if I lost hold of him.
Read the whole thing. It’s horrifying.
Recently, Logan spoke with Mike Ritland from his Mic Drop podcast. Ritland is a former Navy SEAL and dog trainer (trained and used dogs in combat). It’s a really good podcast and if you don’t like it, as he often says, choke yourself. In their conversation, Logan goes after the media’s leftist bias. Behold:
Former CBS “60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan lashed out at the media in a recent interview, calling reporters “propagandists” and “political activists” while saying she thinks reporters’ reliance on anonymous sources is “absolute horses—.’
She added in a podcast posted Friday with former Navy Seal Mike Ritland that she thinks the media is “mostly liberal” while saying doing the interview amounted to “professional suicide” for her.
“The media everywhere is mostly liberal,” Logan, who has worked in journalism for three decades, argued. “Most journalists are left or liberal or Democrat or whatever word you want to give it.”
“I mean, you read one story or another and hear it and it’s all based on one anonymous administration official, former administration official,” Logan continued. “That’s not journalism. That’s horses––. Sorry. That is absolute horses––.”
It doesn’t hurt to have someone of Lara Logan’s experience and grit on our side. And I’m glad she said what she said, especially in light of the courageous career risk. But I hope no one who has spent five minutes digesting what’s being put out there by the media is shocked in any way, manner, form, or degree. For years, we’ve all known what frauds we have in our allegedly free press. This is old news.
So welcome, Lara, to conservatism. We’re lucky to have you. If your former colleagues are still talking to you, have them join us.