As Mary Elizabeth Williams wrote earlier this evening over at Salon, several reporters and bloggers have “decided to hinge the story” of Lara Logan’s rape “on the blond reporter’s looks.” Simone Wilson’s LA Weekly post mocks Logan’s beauty, saying, “Egyptian protesters apparently consummated their newfound independence by sexually assaulting the blonde reporter.” Consummated? Unconscionable.
The Mofo Politics blog featured a post on February 3rd, saying, “OMG if I were her captors and there were no sanctions for doing so? I would totally rape her.” Here’s how they’ve edited the post since: “Super funny joke deleted in light of the sad news that Lara Logan actually was raped in Egypt. Can I just say, however, that I sooo totally called this.”
Most shockingly, though, Nir Rosen, a fellow at NYU (whose fellowship will hopefully be terminated by the time many of you read this in the morning) continually bashed Logan all over his Twitter feed, saying she “had to outdo anderson” by getting raped, adding, “sometimes we have to find humor in the small things.”
I could re-write all of his stomach-turning quotes here, but I honestly don’t think I’d be able to without throwing up and crying at the same time. Go to the National Review to read them for yourself, then in the morning, call NYU to complain. 212.998.6840.