This week, we’re proud to welcome renowned author and critic Laila Lalami, who will be blogging with us for the next two weeks. Born and raised in Morocco, Laila will be covering the uprisings sweeping the Middle East, US foreign policy, and double standards in how offensive speech is handled here at home. Be sure to check out her post, “The Attack on Lara Logan”, where she calls into question the media’s reaction to the egregious physical assault of the CBS Chief Foreign Correspondent.
On Friday, Feb. 11, the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS chief foreign 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. She reconnected with the CBS team, returned to her hotel and returned to the United States on the first flight the next morning. She is currently home recovering.
Update: Logan left the hospital on Wed. Feb. 16, to recover in her Washington, D.C. home. She received a call from President Obama expressing his concern.
A brutal sexual assault. What's missing from Katty-van-van's post? The sexual assault aspect. I've had we these liars. Katty-van-van chose to publish-publish Nir Rosen and not only has she had the ethics to call him out, she's now attempting to downgrade the sexual assault of Lara Logan.