Besides the conversation with Lara, I particularly enjoyed the comments about the audience: bored professors and dumb journalism students who didn't know who Lara was and asked dumb questions. I'm familiar with this age group and, incidentally, they are the ones who will one day inherit the reins of not only journalism but this country. Fucking frightening! In light of this report, it's not unlikely that Lara will become a sort of elder stateswoman of journalism before too long.
Nine, I've praised and expressed support for Lara many times on this thread so I can point out whatever viewpoint I please. The Logan drama (and I don't give a fuck if it was a love triangle or not) was mentioned on network TV, not the tabloids unless you, like me, consider network TV leaning more and more toward tabloid news. Also, what I masturbate to or why is my business.
I'll concede that she's stuck her neck out more than most media women but certainly not more than any other war reporter. Also, all this talk of "such people are protected" (I guess not!) and "highest order" to me sounds uncomfortably close to elitism -- you know, the double standard of the "haves" and "have nots." And as we know, every so often the "have nots" arm themselves and take to the streets. As for interviewing the president, it's her job, not social hob-knobbing. If she didn't do it, someone else would and both would amount to nothing more than an ass-licking for the president because these days the American media is supporting a certain agenda rather than honestly reporting the news, let alone seeking the truth.
I precisely get the point. It's on every page of this thread -- we all love Lara Logan because she's a heroic and great journalist, although I had never heard of her until her tawdry love triangle nonsense in Iraq(?) and her sexual assault in T square, neither one of which has anything to do with journalistic skill. The reality is she's just another in a long line of attractive women reporters that networks keep trotting out for no other reason than eye candy.
I disagree. Lots of women have gone public with their sexual assaults (in court, the written word, broadcast media, etc.) and not have their lives ruined. I don't understand this lofty new standard with Lara Logan in which we get a vague, diluted version and no more. I also don't understand all the awards and accolades about her bravery, courage and strength. Sorry Lara, you've only been a victim and it doesn't take strength and bravery to be a victim. The strength and bravery part is what you do after you've been a victim. For example, "YES, I WAS RAPED!' or "NO, I WAS NOT RAPED SO STOP FUCKING ASKING ME ABOUT IT AND SHUT DOWN THAT MORONIC THREAD THAT KEEPS TALKING ABOUT ME!"
Sorry again, Lara, dressing up and proudly sticking your tits out at awards ceremonies that reward your insipid, tow-the-line behavior while real heroic, everyday women honestly talk about their ordeals doesn't cut it in my book!
She does say a few things that are, well, "loaded." In the very beginning the "joke" someone stated here was her graciously complimenting Dick something, the event host "...follow Dick". Another comment was "...everybody screws you sooner or later in this business." Then she acknowledges all the colleagues that helped her "...that person lying in Tahrir Square." Anyway, check it out, it's a fairly short, off-the-cuff speech that perks up your ears every so often.
To extrapolate this further, if governments (and I'm referring to the U.S and Western Europe, not the fuck-tard totalitarian countries who I won't mention by name) are telling people to "shut the fuck up or else" than we don't really live in free democracies anymore, do we? They ram a shit-load of porn, alcohol, drugs and various other distractions down our throats but what they don't want us to know, we're not going to find out.
I find it interesting how everyone who has either claimed to be a witness or has claimed to see a video all seemed to have literally evaporated -- and I remember this happening before this thread even started up. Are we to believe that everything said about the event was made up by trolls and perverts? If that's the case, then there's a valid case to be made for the incident not having occurred at all. And by case I mean, if this ever made it into a court it would be thrown out for lack of evidence. Aside from Lara Logan's word, at this point there's no physical evidence that anything happened at all.
Excellent. I think this post sums it up in a nutshell. For me, as well, it's gone way beyond a few lurid photos/videos of a lone woman reporter. A real, unique brain-twister this episode is, with discrepancies that you can drive a semi truck through.
I agree, this sounds plausible. Not too sure if there would actually be a "rape squad?" How do you get on the rape squad anyway? Is there a training program or do you have to prove you have X amount of rapes under your belt? What is the pay? (A rapist can't live on raping alone!) Where do I inquire about openings? Seriously, my only "bone to pick" with the above is the word "team" which implies 5-10 guys. Are these 5-10 guys supposed to have the crowd part before them like the Red Sea or do they just beat their way through. Has anyone here ever try to move around in a big crowd? It's hard enough just to keep track of the person next to you. To me, the attack sounds more like the work of a small mob which would have enough strength in numbers to intimidate any opposition. The "team" concept COULD work but it hinges too much on everything working perfectly which usually doesn't happen in real life. Also, her own testimony supports more of a spontaneous attack-her-where-she-is kind of attack rather than her being transported somewhere.
This blackmail theory is interesting but I'm leaning against it. It implies a significant amount of communication and coordination between quite a few people in a crowd situation that was at best disorderly and at worst chaotic. I'm still leaning toward the "crime of opportunity" theory and, if there was any degree of planning, it was done maybe thirty minutes before when people were checking her out at her broadcast spot. I mean, she'd just arrived straight from the airport -- how would anyone know that she was even going to be there?