Logan was attacked and assaulted while reporting. Yesterday, C.I. made a point in the snapshot that I wanted to highlight:
You should grasp right now that if a man was shot while reporting in a foreign country and jokes were made about the man by someone considered a journalist, that journalist would be blackballed. There would be no discussion about it other than how outrageous it was for a journalist to mock another journalist injured while doing their job.
But it goes to the fact that Thomas E. Ricks and others do not consider sexual assault to be that 'bad.' Nir Rosen says that Lara Logan deserved it and Thomas E. Ricks is in a quandary about what he should do. If Luke Logan had been shot and Nir Rosen had mocked him, Thomas E. Ricks would be done with Nir Rosen, as would the entire established press corps.
What we are seeing is sexism on so many levels including, most importantly, that women's pain and suffering -- like women themselves -- do not carry much weight in our society.
There is nothing to debate. Nir Rosen is ghastly and no thinking person can support him. Ashleigh Banfield, I hope you work out at ABC. If you don't, you're back on the unemployment line. None of us, not a single one, who went to bat for you before you exposed your hypocrtical ass on Anderson Cooper's program Wednesday will ever do so again.
May you and Nir Rosen form an even tighter bond, Ashleigh, the two of you are both on your own now.
Oh, and one more thing Ashleigh, when you can't defend a woman from a man saying she deserved to be sexually assasulted? Shut your damn ass about what some right-wing lunatic said about you. I don't care if he called you a porn star or a slut. When you can't defend Lara Logan, no one needs your little whimpering over what some right wing idiot said about you. Just grow the hell up, Ashleigh, and do so knowing your on your own.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):