Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's a Foreign Country, not home, it's different over "there".

When I was in the Navy I was taught to respect the morals, culture and traditions of people while visiting foreign countries. I was taught to not go against them or it might cause a problem. A problem for me and the foreign peoples.
Evidently that isn't taught to young, blond, females working at CBS prior to visiting countries where women are not quite as free as they are here at home.
CBS News correspondent Lara Logan was recovering in a U.S. hospital Tuesday from a sexual attack and beating she suffered while reporting on the tumultuous events in Cairo.

Logan was in the city’s Tahrir Square on Friday after Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down when she, her team and their security “were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration,” CBS said in a statement Tuesday.

The network described a mob of more than 200 people “whipped into a frenzy.”

Separated from her crew in the crush of the violent pack, she suffered what CBS called “a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating.” She was saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers, the network said. The Associated Press does not name victims of a sexual assault unless the victim agrees to it.

She reconnected with the CBS team and returned to the U.S. on Saturday.

While I feel sorry for her, I still don't understand why a college educated, reasonably well read person could think a WOMAN would be safe in Cairo with all that going on. There's a reason WHY the Egyptian women were NOT in that crowd. Culturally it's NOT accepted.
Here's hoping and praying Ms. Logan heals soon. Physically and emotionally.


Spider said...

Fact is, this blond talking head was more a victim of her out-of-control ambition, than she was of that mob. These TV people will say and do anything for attention and celebrity. You noticed how the older reporters, the smart ones, reported the events from the 30th floor penthouse of some 5 star hotel. Nobody bothered them.

This female reporter, and CNN's limp-wristed swish, Anderson (Gloria VanDerbuilts kid) Cooper, along with most other media-maggotts, actually believe they're immune to what's going on around tham, not matter how violent. (hey don't touch me i have a microphone) Now of course, there are dozens of reporters all claiming they were abused, assaulted, etc. Why? To get a piece of the spotlight!

But did you notice the one thing none of them reported? Not one of them mentioned the fact that all these assaults came from the very same anti-govt protestors the media has been praising since day-1.

blue said...

well you know that Anderson Cooper left Egypt on the Hershey Highway, don't you?

Schteveo said...

One of FOX' guys got beat up too. But I got the impression that they got left by their security detail.

like I said, I feel for her, but I don't walk through places that will get me beat up or mugged either. I THINK before I go, even when there was a paycheck involved.

Spider said...

That's because you're not lookin for your own TV show.

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