Nir Rosen Lara Logan: Rosen Quits After Comments on CBS Reporter
Nir Rosen Resigned From His NYU Post After a Series of Insensitive Remarks About the Assault on CBS Reporter Lara Logan
CBS reporter Lara Logan was sexually assaulted when she became separated from her CBS crew during the protests in Egypt.
While much of the world was shocked at the Lara Logan assault, one journalist launched a verbal attack on Logan.
Journalist Nir Rosen, a NYU fellow who covered the war in Iraq, made several unpleasant remarks about Logan on Twitter. The Nir Rosen Lara Logan comments forced the journalist to resign from NYU's Center on Law and Security.
What Did Nir Rosen Say About Lara Logan?
"Lara Logan had to outdo Anderson, Where was her buddy McCrystal" Rosen said, referring to the CNN personality and the former head of US forces in Afghanistan Stanley McChrystal.
"Yes yes it's wrong what happened to her. Of course. I don't support that. But it would have been funny if it happened to Anderson too."
"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."
"Look, she was probably groped like thousands of other women."
Lara Logan took criticism last year for her reaction to a 2010 Rolling Stone story about General Stanley A. McChrystal. Logan criticized the author of the piece, Michael Hastings, for being sensationalistic. After the Logan comments about the McChrystal story, Matt Taibbi wrote a piece entitled Lara Logan, You Suck.