CBS News’ Lara Logan Assaulted During Egypt Protests


On Friday February 11, the day Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS 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.

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Did you mean to say you “believe in the principles of personal responsibility”, except in instances where someone is raping a newsperson just trying to do her job? I still don’t really understand why the person deciding to rape someone else isn’t entirely responsible for that decision. I guess that’s just a liberal principle.


I do believe that I’ve made it abundantly clear that the men who did this are responsible for what they did.

In fact, I’ve said it over and over again ad nauseum. To the point that, quite frankly, I’m growing bored with you.

What you don’t seem to understand is the elementary concept that we’re not addressing the actions of the men. We have no disagreement there.

What we’re talking about Logan and her decisions. She evaluated the situation and decided to take the risks.

Like the golfer who plays in a thunderstorm and gets struck by lightning, she bears the responsibility for her decisions.

You’re really not very good at this.

Psst…Tom…Liberals act on impulse and accept zero responsibility on a Personal basis. That way they can finger point and lay the blame elsewhere. If Your sense of Situational Awareness is that estranged from Your thought process, bad things that are predictable will happen.

In the Stans, Geraldo Rivera and His Brother were known as Bullet Magnets. Because they managed to be at the wrong place at the right time. The middle of Civil Unrest is not a place that Newsies should go unless they are willing to be at Risk. That is why there are Walk and Don’t Walk Signs at busy intersections.

Did I make my point? I really don’t want to insult your intelligence here.

@Old Trooper2:

You made your point: it was her fault. Hey, maybe if they find the rapists, they can press charges against her!


Okay, if that’s your steadfast and consistently applied belief, please link to an instance where you’ve pointed that same thing out, that pointed lecture on personal responsibility, toward a misfortunate who is not a rape victim, someone like a fallen US soldier, or a fireman running into a burning building, a fisherman, logger or aircraft pilot, or just a dumb lug golfing in the rain?