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    Default 60 Minutes... Lara Logan ... Fired for Speaking the Truth.

    Lara Logan and CBS News Have Parted Ways
    By Brian Steinberg

    https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/lar...ws-1203142584/
    CREDIT: Courtesy CBS News

    Lara Logan, the journalist who gained wider renown covering war-torn spots in the Middle East for CBS News, is no longer with the network and has not been for several months.

    The split, disclosed as the result of Logan making an appearance over the weekend on a podcast in which she suggested news consumers ought to get information from both liberal and conservative outlets, might come as a surprise to outsiders. Logan had been working for “60 Minutes” and gained a reputation for visiting dangerous locales in Afghanistan and Iraq, often embedded with U.S. armed forces. She joined CBS News in 2002 and had been one of the unit’s top foreign correspondents.

    A CBS News spokeswoman said Logan left the news unit at some point in 2018. Her last piece for CBS News appears to be a May segment for “60 Minutes” about poachers slaughtering rhinoceros in South Africa. Logan had been represented by UTA, and prior to that, N.S. Bienstock. A spokesperson for UTA could not be reached for immediate comment on Logan’s status with the agency.

    Logan has reported from around the world, and joined CBS News after stints as a freelance producer and reporter for multiple news outlets. She cut a mesmerizing figure at CBS – a woman who was eager to go to scenes of conflict, often under duress. Despite her reputation however, Logan’s tenure with CBS News had rocky spots. In 2011, she was attacked and sexually assaulted by a crowd of men while she was covering celebrations in Egypt related to the departure of former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. Logan was hospitalized for four days upon her return to the United States and discussed the incident on air for CBS News.


    In 2013, Logan had to issue an on-air apology for a “60 Minutes” segment she led after other news outlets found it contained inaccuracies. The story, centering on a 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, was found to be lacking in its efforts to substantiate the assertions of a key source, security officer Dylan Davies. He had claimed to be an eyewitness to the attack by insurgents that left U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three others dead. Logan and a producer, Max McClellan, both took a leave of absence from the network in the aftermath of the report.

    During this weekend’s podcast, Logan told conservative host Mike Ritland, a former Navy SEAL, that most media outlets skew liberal. “The media everywhere is mostly liberal, not just the U.S.,” she said, adding later that “This interview is professional suicide for me.”

    Logan has over the years proven more outspoken about the subjects she covers than some other journalists might be. In 2012, a month before her “60 Minutes” report on Benghazi aired, she gave a speech suggesting actions the U.S. should take in response to the attack on the Benghazi compound. Those remarks came under fire late from her former employer.“From a CBS News standards perspective, there is a conflict in taking a public position on the government’s handling of Benghazi and Al Qaeda, while continuing to report on the story,” a review of the “60 Minutes” segment found.

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    Default Re: 60 Minutes... Lara Logan ... Fired for Speaking the Truth.

    More on Lara Logan: this is from a interview , it,s starts at 2:16.27 --thru 3:19.37 below is some of the interview.

    https://snewsi.com/tag/Navy+SEAL+Mike+Ritland+Logan


    Logan said she used to doubt claims of media bias but now laments the "horse****" low standards of her fellow journalists.

    "You need at least two first-hand sources for something, right?" she said. "Those things help keep your work to a certain standard. Those standards are out the window. I mean, you read one story or another and hear it and it’s all based on one anonymous administration official, former administration official. That’s not journalism. That’s horse****. Sorry. That is absolute horse****.

    LARA LOGAN, CBS: So, it’s bad enough that in the media we lean towards one side of the political spectrum or we favor one ideology. But you could argue that’s a function of the way it is and there’s enough good journalism out there and there’s enough accountability that we get at least a decent representation of the truth a lot of the time. I don’t even see that happening today.

    ...RITLAND: [Fake news] started as a joke. But, Christ, it’s really become that way. Like you said, there’s so many times, especially if it’s from a specific news outlet, specifically MSNBC, you can rest the **** assured that they are going to cherry pick the most significantly negative parts of the story.

    LOGAN: And people would counter that by saying, “Well, Fox is going to do all the positive stuff.” But this is the problem I have. There’s one Fox.
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    Default Re: 60 Minutes... Lara Logan ... Fired for Speaking the Truth.

    Lara Logan? She is an Illuminati mouthpiece who has always cow towed to her interviewees -
    Watch her dick Cheney interview! She couldn’t ask a tough question if she had a gun held to her head.

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    Default Re: 60 Minutes... Lara Logan ... Fired for Speaking the Truth.

    Quote Posted by AriG (here)
    Lara Logan? She is an Illuminati mouthpiece who has always cow towed to her interviewees -
    Watch her dick Cheney interview! She couldn’t ask a tough question if she had a gun held to her head.
    Link please ....

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    Default Re: 60 Minutes... Lara Logan ... Fired for Speaking the Truth.

    Quote Posted by ramus (here)
    Quote Posted by AriG (here)
    Lara Logan? She is an Illuminati mouthpiece who has always cow towed to her interviewees -
    Watch her dick Cheney interview! She couldn’t ask a tough question if she had a gun held to her head.


    Link please ....
    Looking for it but here’s an opinion from Rolling Stone Mag:

    https://www.rollingstone.com/politic...ou-suck-79064/

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    Default Re: 60 Minutes... Lara Logan ... Fired for Speaking the Truth.

    I remember in 2002 when Lara Logan was freelance. She was middle east based at the time and said US news was terrible and if she only had access to US news she would kill herself. She became a minor celebrity in the US and CBS hired her (to shut her up I guess).

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