What happened to CBS reporter Lara Logan is shocking, but the reaction of commenters all over the Internet? They range from compassionate to – more often – incredibly cruel and insensitive. The latter continues the assault on Lara Logan far past her initial physical attack in Egypt.
Leaving comments is often an anonymous act, when readers have the freedom to say things that they would never utter in polite conversation. And the things they are saying about mom of two Lara Logan are intense, insensitive and will make any reasonable person irate. On the topic, NPR had to address the issue on why they removed so many comments saying that it went against their discussion rules. They added, “Before you submit a comment, ask yourself this question: If I had to put my real name with this, would I hit ‘publish?'”
And the LA Times made the statement that “Because of the sensitivity of this issue and repeated inappropriate posts, we will review comments on this article before they are posted. We have also removed comments that violated our terms of service.”
What are some of the things people are saying (and be warned, some are not for the faint of heart) about her integrity, her body and her parenting that are still circulating in comment land?
This collection is from TMZ – a place where comments aren’t edited or deleted, where there is a war of words going on:
“She’s f—–g nuts as a mother to put herself with her inflated ego into such harm’s way. I don’t respect her. In fact I think she’s a reckless bad mother.”
“incredibly tough constitution” Is that codeword for her va-jay-jay?
“so this was blown out of proportion.. she ran off for a night of fun..she’s coming back for more………wow..”
“priceless thinking… next time she’ll be on Al Jezzera crying before her head is chopped off.”
“Egyptians got some blond p**ssssyyyyy. These blonds normally would not go near an Egyptian maybe that’s why it happened.”
“Lara Logan is a former swimsuit model posing as a journalist. When she covered the Iraq War she had two marital affairs, one of which wrecked another marriage. Now comes this story, with no conformation or details that it’s the truth. Do you know how many women fake rape claims to gain something? She wanted a name for herself and now she got it. I’ll save my sympathy until there is proof that something actually happened. If it’s just a case of some dudes grabbing her boobs and she’s blowing this up to make a name for herself…shame on her.”