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Anonymous asked in News & EventsMedia & Journalism · 1 decade ago

What is not being reported about Lara Logan?

Why is the media rarely mentioning that the mob that attacked her was screaming "Jew! Jew! Jew!". What is the liberal or mainstream media afraid of having to deal with in this story?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    CBS fears backlashes---but they're fretting over the WRONG ones, being the racial issues between Muslims and Jews. THAT explains the shameless low tone CBS is treating the Lara Logan matter.

    And it's understandably pissing off FEMALE news staff at CBS---and the growing anger is fast sweeping across other major U.S. based news media networks!! CBS top news anchor Katie Couric is HIGHLY UPSET at CBS' quiet handling of the Logan matter. It's felt that CBS AND the White House should aggressively go after Egypt to arrest and convict the men who savagely sexually assaulted Lara Logan--and nearly raped her.

    Indeed, it's a given that U.S. news journalists assigned overseas face dire risks in their profession: Many have been severely hurt---even shot dead, while pursuing a story to keep the global public TRULY informed on world issues.

    And it's also understood that in the Mid-East, women are treated like mindless cattle; they're NOT given the same rights / freedoms women in the U.S. today have. Lifestyles of today's U.S. women is a matter that OFFENDS men in the Mid-East---and a reason why they take up terrorist causes against the United States AND it's allies, like it's any of their business.

    But NO American woman should EVER be harmed in the way Lara Logan found herself to face on foreign soil; Egypt is supposed to be a U.S. ally.....and Logan's employer, CBS should publicly show FAR MORE support for her AND take a very LOUD stand in calling for the justice due her.

    The silence from CBS and the White House, to CBS female staff---is a clear sign of weakness that CONDONES what those men in Egypt did to Lara Logan; that silence is about to shatter from the protests of U.S. female news journalists---and again: It's about to soon come to a head.

  • Darren
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Because they are afraid of backlash against the Muslim community, it would go against Keith Rupert Murdoch's, and Ted Turnner's policies. They practically runs all western media outlets.

    _________

    Some women journalists, like WGBH’s Callie Crossley, complain that CBS should never have reported the story, that Logan should be treated like a rape victim in the United States. But I’m with liberal columnist Richard Cohen of The Washington Post:

    “The sexual assault of a woman in the middle of a public square is a story  . . .  particularly because the crowd in Tahrir Square was almost invariably characterized as friendly and out for nothing but democracy,” Cohen wrote.

    Watching the same complicit media we all saw, Cohen notes most journalists covered the mobs “as if they were reporting from Times Square on New Year’s Eve, stopping only at putting on a party hat.”

    Even CBS’s own statement said Logan was “covering the jubilation” and was attacked “amidst the celebration.”

    Having 200 “good guys” gang assault a female reporter while screaming “Jew! Jew!” doesn’t fit the narrative. Is that why CBS sat on the story?

    Or is it the cultural issue? A rape in a bar is a sex crime. But a pack of political protesters who rape a “Jew” in public is a story about culture.

    Rapes happen everywhere, it’s true. And political protests are a global phenomenon, too. But as Slate.com’s Rachel Larimore says, “there’s a huge difference between flipping over a truck and spraying friends with beer and prying a woman away from her security detail and sexually assaulting her.”

    Larimore wonders if “Logan’s attack [is] an anomaly, or is it to be expected from men raised in a culture that treats women as lesser citizens?”

    I would point her to the 2008 broadcast on the Al-Aribiya network of a female (!) lawyer arguing that it’s OK for Muslim men to sexually assault Israeli women, because the Jews have “raped the land.” Or this week’s story of Hena, the 14-year-old Bangladeshi girl raped by a family member, then sentenced to 100 lashes by Muslim authorities for having sex out of wedlock. After 80 lashes, Hena died.

    There are stories like this — and Logan’s — every week, all with the same cultural denominator.

    For the record, Logan isn’t Jewish. And because she’s not Muslim, there’s no possibility she’ll face the lash.

    But Lara Logan is a story. Why did CBS work so hard not to tell it?

    Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/op_ed/vie...

  • Randy
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Your point is well taken, but add to this, where are all of the Women's Rights Organizations?

    Those people who attacked her have regarded women as near slaves and yet the Women's organizations (at least within the United States) seem strangely silent.

    I must admit I don't understand such hands-off attitudes.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    I wasn't aware of that part of the story, but her culture is not that important.

    @Randy: Women's groups or foreign countries are not allowed to intervene in sovereign countries. Women's groups can't even intervene in developed countries where millions of women and girls are raised to be uneducated breeders, cooks and housekeepers, and forced to choose sexist religious tribunals in case of divorce, all in the name of freedom of religion.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I found some more information about the assault (copied from an Arab website) here:

    http://www.darkcavern.com/forums/mainstream/47374-...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You don't know that for sure and what happened to her is horrible. She shouldn't have been there. It is a country that doesn't think well of women or homosexuals . Look what happened to Anderson Cooper.

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