New York Times Lara Logan Hit Reveals What Mainstream Journalists Must Believe

The New York Occasions ran successful piece on former CBS journalist Lara Logan by Jeremy Peters, who’s the paper’s go-to reporter for criticism of conservative media figures: “Former Star At CBS Information Follows Path To Far Proper.”

After introducing Logan as somebody who had “reached the heights of American journalism….because the chief international affairs correspondent for CBS Information,” he lamented “in the present day Ms. Logan cuts a far totally different determine in American media. As a substitute of on nationwide information broadcasts, she will be discovered as a visitor on right-wing podcasts or talking at a rally for fringe causes, selling falsehoods about deaths from Covid vaccines and conspiracy theories about voter fraud.”

Peters characterised her supposed decline as “probably the most puzzling within the trendy historical past of tv information.” However extra attention-grabbing than what Peters had to say about Logan was his assumptions about what a mainstream journalist is allowed to consider.

Greater than half a dozen journalists and executives who labored with Ms. Logan at “60 Minutes,” most of whom spoke anonymously to debate non-public interactions together with her, stated she typically revealed political leanings that made them query whether or not she might objectively cowl the Obama administration’s army and international coverage strikes. She appeared more and more conservative in her politics over time, they stated, and extra outspoken about her suspicions of the White Home’s motives and warfare technique.

Wasn’t it a requirement for any respected journalist to be suspicious of the “White Home’s motives and warfare technique” when George W. Bush was president and the Iraq Battle was raging? Is doubting presidential motives solely an issue when the president is a Democrat?

It’s additionally now dangerous to agree with a Republican senator on some issues, although the Occasions commonly fills up its paper with quotes from Democratic politicians clearly talking for the reporters themselves.

Some stated her opinions began to dovetail with the views of Obama critics she relied on as sources then who’ve since turn into shut allies of former President Donald J. Trump, together with Lindsey Graham, the hawkish Republican senator from South Carolina….


Nonetheless, Ms. Logan’s flip has dissatisfied many who thought of her brilliant and fearless and admired her for returning time and again to Iraq and Afghanistan regardless of practically dropping her life in 2003, when an American army automobile she was in was hit by Taliban fireplace….

Peters famous Logan evaluating Dr. Anthony Fauci to Nazi physician Josef Mengele, which acquired Logan canned from Fox Nation. If we will agree that modern Hitler comparisons are dangerous, maybe the media (together with Occasions reporters) will cease evaluating Republicans to Hitler or Nazis.

Even Logan’s earlier journalistic heroics have been seen from a hostile special approach.

A number of who labored alongside her stated her fearlessness in warfare zones was double-edged — it produced some good tv but in addition typically made them query her judgment. Every now and then, they stated, she led her producers and crew into conditions that they thought weren’t well worth the threat…

After masking Logan’s sexual assault whereas masking a protest in Cairo’s Tahrir Sq. in 2011, Peters appeared to hyperlink Logan’s supposed radicalization to the trauma.

The subsequent 12 months, Ms. Logan gave a speech that may presage her downfall at CBS. The American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, had simply been attacked, killing 4 Individuals and igniting a firestorm amongst Republicans who accused Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton, the secretary of state on the time, of underestimating the risk terrorists posed to Individuals.

Sounding extra like an advocate for the army than a reporter, Ms. Logan advised her viewers in Chicago that she hoped the federal government was on the point of deploy its “greatest clandestine warriors” to “precise revenge.”….


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