Anderson Cooper Isn’t Terribly Impressed With Nir Rosen’s Lara Logan Apology

Anderson Cooper knows a little something about getting roughed up in Egypt when you're just trying to do your job, so perhaps he, more than anyone, has a special place in his heart for CBS News' Lara Logan, whose attack went much further into the sexual assault category. Which is why he has no sympathy for Nir Rosen, the NYU journalism fellow who resigned his post after tweeting things like "Lara Logan had to outdo Anderson. Where was her buddy McCrystal," and kept him honest or whatever last night. Rightly, Rosen refers to himself as a "jerk" for his remarks. NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR ANDY!!

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—  David Taffet

CBS News’ Lara Logan Sexually Assaulted During Egypt Uprising


How awful:

On Friday, Feb. 11, the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS chief foreign 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.

There will be no further comment from CBS News and correspondent Logan and her family respectfully request privacy at this time.

Towleroad News #gay

—  David Taffet

Because if we can pass LGBT protections in Logan, Utah, we should be able to pass ENDA

(The Herald Journal)
UPDATE: The ordinance passed Tuesday night by a vote of 4-0, with one council member abstaining.

Sometime in a past life that now seems like only a dream, I spent two years working for the daily newspaper in Logan, Utah.

Logan, home to Utah State University, is in a mountain valley with stunning scenery and long, cold winters about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City.

The city’s population is roughly 50,000, and the vast majority of residents are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Which is why it’s so hard to believe that the Logan City Council will consider an ordinance tonight that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment and housing.

—  John Wright