ON LOGAN ASSAULT, WHO’S WORSE: NIR ROSEN, OR THE TYPICAL WINGNUT BLOG COMMENTER?
Lara Logan of CBS News was the victom of a vicious sexual assault in Egypt on the day Hosni Mubarak stepped down.
The left-leaning war reporter Nir Rosen — harboring anger at Logan for, among other things, remarks Logan once made that were critical of the Rolling Stone story that brought down General Stanley McChrystal — wrote (and then deleted) some indefensible tweets about the assault on Logan, tweets that have (quite understandably) disgusted a number of people, not all of them on the right:
The initial tweet by Rosen stated, “Lara Logan had to outdo Anderson. Where was her buddy McCrystal.” From this tweet he went further, writing that he would have been amused if Anderson Cooper had also been sexually assaulted.
“Yes yes its wrong what happened to her. Of course. I don’t support that. But, it would have been funny if it happened to Anderson too,” wrote Rosen.
The two comments gave way to more. Rosen called Logan a “war monger” and expressed doubt that she was actually assaulted.
“Jesus Christ, at a moment when she is going to become a martyr and glorified we should at least remember her role as a major war monger” wrote Rosen.
“Look, she was probably groped like thousands of other women, which is still wrong, but if it was worse than [sic] I’m sorry.” …
Hateful commentary here too: Gateway Pundit:
I wonder if she’ll be a good Leftist and forgive her attackers, writing the gang-rape off as a difference in culture and just a side-effect of their euphoria of achieving “democracy” — it’s their unusual way of celebrating, don’t you know, beautiful in its own right. Only “racists” would think it was savagery. To the liberal, Muslim gang rape during celebrations is no more backwards and is in fact morally equivalent to West Virginia college kids burning couches after a big football win.
Not that Egyptian Muslim men aren’t notorious for groping/assaulting women, covered or uncovered, and that Muslim rape (usually of the gang variety) of uncovered Infidel women occurs at a staggering rate, not only in Islamic nations, but all across multicultural Europe….
Nothing to see here – muslims rape and beat white girls and females in Britain and Europe all the time – no biggie apparently. Just one of the great things about Islam infidel females have to look forward to.
Islam – Muslims taking booty should not shock anyone, its just part of their culture, like marriage to kids, you should all be more open minded, its just part of their religion….
I fail to see why we would expend any energy — beyond that which is released by the detonation of a thermonuclear weapon — to defend these people and their country. Islam is the opiate of the uneducated — and unwilling to be educated — masses in the Third World.
If she lived there, she probably would be stoned for allowing herself to be assaulted. The middle east is a nest of vipers. It wouldn’t bother me a bit if the arab countries disappeared off the face of the earth. The mooslum cult is the biggest threat to human existence ever. And they are hatching by the billions, like roaches. They want to take over the entire world, and we just merrily allow them to come here in huge numbers. Europe is waking up. Too late.
More from Free republic, weasel zippers, the lot here.
UPDATE: as Gus points out below, Rosen had to resign. How about the other folks writing this stuff? Nah.