South African journalist and CBS’ Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Lara Logan, opened up the dark side to Egypt’s revolution when she “suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers.” She was so badly hurt, she immediately returned to the U.S. where she was hospitalized.
Nir Rosen, a journalist and NYU fellow isn’t apparently fond of Logan, especially after she openly criticized Rolling Stone writer Michael Hastings for his open and candid story about four-star Army General Stanley A. McChrystal which eventually led to his resignation.
On CNN’s Reliable Sources, Logan said, “Michael Hastings, if you believe him, says that there were no ground rules laid out. And, I mean, that just doesn’t really make a lot of sense to me, because if you look at the people around General McChrystal, if you look at his history, he was the Joint Special Operations commander. He has a history of not interacting with the media at all. And his chief of intelligence, Mike Flynn, is the same. I mean, I know these people. They never let their guard down like that.”
Following the attack, Rosen tweeted, “lara logan had to outdo anderson. where was her buddy mccrystal?”
Not surprisingly, the Twitter community was not happy. That’s ok, Rosen replied, “all these people with no sense of humor.”
And the rapid fire of 140 characters ensued:
“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”
“ah fuck it, i apologize for being insensitive, its always wrong, thats obvious, but i’m rolling my eyes at all the attention she will get”
“and as a result of that i hope people remember her role glorifying war and condemning rolling stone’s hastings while defending mcchrystal”
“i apologize and take it back. joking with friends got out of line when i didnt want to back down. forgot twitter is not exactly private”
“As someone who’s devoted his career to defending victims and supporting justice, I’m very ashamed for my insensitive and offensive comments”
“on the job you get used to making jokes about our own death, other people’s deaths, horrors, you forget that you sound like a dick at home”
“to the 500 people new twitter followers and the old ones. I did not mean it and i apologize again. it was an inappropriate unaccetable joke”
On Wednesday, New York University “accepted” Rosen’s resignation.