Lara Logan is a brave and unimpeachably dependable journalist. Her work from the war zone in Afghanistan is of the finest I've encountered from an American television reporter, coming too from right up there in the box canyons of bastard country, dodging bullets alongside the toughest blokes the U.S. Army pushes up into those ghastly front lines.
In Cairo's Tahrir Square the other day, Logan "suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers." Around the same time, a similar but less horrible calamity befell her colleague, the deservedly famous American journalist Anderson Cooper, also in Tahrir Square. Cooper took a nasty beating from what he reckoned was a gang of Mubarak's secret-police provocateurs.
Logan is now back in America, recovering in hospital. The journalists at CBS are being properly attentive to the privacy of a co-worker so seriously injured on the job. But one famous journalist who just couldn't...More >>