While some misguided individuals have been distracted by the repellent comments made by a non-entity named Nir Rosen, some reporters are focusing on important things rather than the foul mind of one idiot at (or formerly at) New York University.
“[60 Minutes] correspondent Lara Logan was repeatedly sexually assaulted by thugs yelling, ‘Jew! Jew!’ as she covered the chaotic fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo’s main square Friday.”
That is Graham’s opening paragraph and the plot thickens as the story unfolds. What Graham brings to light is CBS’s unwillingness to report or tell the truth about the attack on their employee. In the old media’s rush to maintain the fiction that all the Cairo protesters were peace loving and full of goodwill, they cover-up the real news. They twist what actually happened to fit the left’s preferred narrative.
Other media reported the attack first.
Powerful reporting on an important story. Two problems: It didn’t run until yesterday, and CBS didn’t run it. The quote is from the New York Post. And it was The Wall Street Journal that reported “the separation and assault lasted roughly 20 to 30 minutes.” But CBS? They sat on their own story. For five days, as reporters reveled amid giddy celebrations in Tahrir Square …… CBS reported nothing.
From the beginning the “official” story from CBS smelled like week old fish remains. The story as CBS told it consisted of three primary parts:
1. A “dangerous element of 200” surrounded Logan and her team.
2. She was separated from her team and brutally assaulted.
3. A “group of women and about 20 Egyptian solders” rescued her.
So we have several eyebrow raising points. A “dangerous element of 200”? What does that mean? Were they wearing Raider hats? In what way were the “dangerous 200” different from the other thousands in the crowd? If only 200 bad people were there they would have been outnumbered by something like 99.9 to 00.1 so how did the attack continue for 20 to 30 minutes?
A “group of women” rescued her? How did that happen? A “group” suggests fairly small numbers. If a regiment of 300 women suddenly burst on the scene I don’t think anyone would refer to them as a “group of women”. What is a group? 10? 20? 50? How could even 50 women “rescue” a woman from 200 “dangerous” men intent on a sexual attack?
If in fact it was the Egyptian army that rescued her, why was the “group” of women mentioned? Its almost as if CBS wanted to evoke a scene where some bad boys picked on a girl and the women present came to her rescue and consoled her. Sounds a bit like a scene out of Dr. Quinn or Little House on the Prairie doesn’t it? Sort of like things just temporarily got out of hand but nothing really BAD was happening outside of this one little regrettable incident. After all how bad could it have been if a “group of women” could effect a rescue? CBS certainly mentioned nothing at all about a bunch of radical Islamic sexual predators shouting “Jew Jew” as they circled a lone woman for the attack.
Graham goes on to quote liberal Richard Cohen in 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.
I’m thankful that reporters like Michael Graham are not following the red herring shenanigans of the Nir Rosens of this world and are instead digging out the facts and exposing old media’s continued cover-up for radical Islam.