Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lara Logan Gang-Raped In Cairo

Luke Ford writes:

Why would a news organization send a hot chick former model into such a dangerous situation?

I guess they don’t want to discriminate against hotness even when that hotness will likely get their reporter into trouble.

According to the New York Daily News: “At least 140 reporters have been injured or killed covering Egypt since Jan. 30, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.”

That shows you what a moral cesspool Egypt is. I wonder if it will develop a thriving democracy?


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. 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 in the hospital recovering.

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This week’s parasha is Ki Tisa (Exodus 30:11-34:35).