Oct 8 2012
It’s a damn shame that it takes being brutally gang raped by Muslim ‘protesters’ to change a leftist reporter’s mind about the Middle East
Lara Logan, CBS reporter, who nearly lost her life to Muslim savage rapists in Tahrir Square in Egypt when she was covering the media-heralded ‘Arab Spring,’ has a whole new view about jihadists and the Obama Regime’s lies and propaganda about them.
Sun Times (H/T Melissa P) In a speech to about 1,100 influentials from government, politics, media, and the legal and corporate arena in Chicago, Logan states:
“There is this narrative coming out of Washington for the last two years. It is driven in part by Taliban apologists, who claim they are just the poor moderate, gentler, kinder Taliban,” she added sarcastically. “It’s such nonsense!” “Eleven years after 9/11, they still hate us, now more than ever.” “The Taliban and al-Qaida have not been vanquished. They’re coming back.” “I chose this subject because, one, I can’t stand, that there is a major lie being propagated in Washington . . .” “The lie is that America’s military might has tamed the Taliban.”
Logan stepped way out of the ‘objective’ journalistic role. The audience was riveted as she told of plowing through reams of documents, and interviewing John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan; Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and a Taliban commander trained by al-Qaida. The Taliban and al-Qaida are teaming up and recruiting new terrorists to do us deadly harm, she reports.
She made a passionate case that our government is downplaying the strength of our enemies in Afghanistan and Pakistan, as a rationale of getting us out of the longest war. We have been lulled into believing that the perils are in the past: “You’re not listening to what the people who are fighting you say about this fight. In your arrogance, you think you write the script.”
Our enemies are writing the story, she suggests, and there’s no happy ending for us. As a journalist, I was queasy. Reporters should tell the story, not be the story. As an American, I was frightened.
Logan even called for retribution for the recent terrorist killings of Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other officials. The event is a harbinger of our vulnerability, she said. Logan hopes that America will “exact revenge and let the world know that the United States will not be attacked on its own soil. That its ambassadors will not be murdered, and that the United States will not stand by and do nothing about it.”
In the good old days, reporters did not advocate, crusade or call for revenge. In these new days in a post-9/11 world, perhaps we need more reporters who are willing to break the rules.