EFF A Thug: Obama Demands A Round Up Of The Goons Who Brutally Attacked Lara Logan

- By Bossip Staff

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The White House yesterday demanded the Egyptian government round up and bring to justice the thugs who brutalized CBS foreign correspondent Lara Logan in Cairo’s main square. “We believe that those responsible for these acts need to be held accountable,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said of the prolonged beating and sexual assault on Logan by members of a 200-strong mob.

And a State Department spokeswoman said the United States expects an “investigation and accountability for anyone involved in violence during the demonstrations.””We’ve raised it publicly and privately,” spokeswoman Leslie Phillips said. The call for justice came as a concerned President Obama phoned the recuperating “60 Minutes” reporter.
“The president called her at her home around midday,” a Logan family friend told The Post. Obama asked the veteran war reporter about her condition and expressed his concern, the friend said.

In New York, a spokeswoman for the Egyptian Mission decried the attack and said the turmoil-wracked Arab state would investigate all attacks on journalists covering demonstrations before and after the fall of Hosni Mubarak last Friday. “What happened to Miss Logan is by all means unacceptable and shameful,” said spokeswoman Nihal Saad. Yesterday, Logan, 39, was home in Washington with her husband, Joseph Burkett, and two children. A deliveryman brought flowers to the couple’s fieldstone-and-brick Tudor-style home.

Inside, Logan also huddled with a senior colleague and pal, Kelli Halyard, head of CBS communications. Halyard said neither Logan nor Burkett was ready to talk publicly.
Friends said she wants to return to work, but won’t be coming back anytime soon after suffering what the network called “serious” internal injuries in the ugly Feb. 11 incident, which CBS revealed Tuesday.

“She has no idea how long this is going to take,” a source said. Logan and her crew were near Tahrir Square Friday, the day Egyptian strongman Mubarak stepped down, when a mob of jeering, leering men surrounded them. Their cameras continued rolling, capturing a tense-looking Logan trying to move away before she was grabbed and dragged off.
“She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers,” CBS said in a statement.

“She reconnected with the CBS team, returned to her hotel and returned to the United States on the first flight the next morning,” the network added. A CBS colleague told The Post, “Every day is a struggle [for her].” Meanwhile, left-wing journalist Nir Rosen resigned as a fellow at New York University in the wake of Twitter comments he made belittling Logan after learning of the attack.

“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,” Rosen tweeted Monday.
In an e-mail exchange with The Post, Rosen apologized. “It is never OK for a man to mock the sexual abuse or humiliation of women,” he said. “If I saw her I would try to find a way to apologize.” A native of South Africa, Logan has been CBS’s chief foreign correspondent since 2006 and has regularly filed reports from Iraq, Afghanistan and other hot spots for “60 Minutes” and the “CBS Evening News.”

The nightmarish attack occurred a week after she was detained by Egyptian police amid tensions over foreign coverage of the revolution. As part of the anti-media backlash, CNN’s Anderson Cooper had been beaten up and ABC correspondent Brian Hartman threatened with beheading. In Bahrain today, ABC News reporter Miguel Marquez was beaten during a military crackdown on deadly protests. Logan had taken precautions, bringing security with her, after her earlier troubles, “but it wasn’t enough,” a network source told The Post.

We wish her a speedy recovery and hope those goons suffer…


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  • Shananigans

    so sad, people are just animals like any other

  • Do more reading

    SOOOOO they suppost to round up 200 people that were supporters of the old regime. Good luck with that.

  • nymphis

    @avon barksdale
    Glad you pulled thru.I stay out west but I have a few friends from englewood and it’s way past outta control.Obama is turnin into jus another pres
    doin the white mans bus, just wit dark skin.peace to you and yours

    Y does everybody from Chicago end up in atl?

  • Laura

    My friend Vanessa, a 25 yrs lady, has announced her wedding with a m’illionaire young man Ronald who is the CEO of a MNC. It’s amazing, she said she just posted her profile on a m’illionaire d’ating s’ite called ———-RichMatchmaker. ℃○M——– – and received his chat invitations a few days later. Then, everything went so well that I can’t believe it’s true! Every love story will unfold on it’s own..——-
    Glad you pulled thru.I stay out west but I have a few friends from englewood and it’s way past outta control.Obama is turnin into jus another pres
    doin the white mans bus, just wit dark skin.peace to you and yours


  • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983....LET'S STOP THE STUPIDITY IN 2011

    For some reason I don’t think that round up will happen.

    Hope the lady will be okay.

  • Jay the Real One

    Sadly you are 100 percent correct.

  • Jeweleast9

    Oh come on President Obama! Lara’s situation is indeed terrible. However, she is not a national treasure. Come on! SMH

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  • Avon Barksdale

    @ nymphis, that’s a good question. The reason why so many people from Chicago end up in Atlanta is because people down here that we know act like ATL is The Promised Land/The Land of Milk and Honey, THE CENTER OF BLACK AMERICA. We found out the hard way that it aint! U ever heard of Bankhead? That’s a neighborhood like Englewood but smaller with less killings. We moved here because we were told that the cost of living is lower, better school’s, job’s, etc. It’s like the GREAT MIGRATION for the 21st century, with black people goin back home. DONT BELIEVE THE HYPE! Remember when James Evans from Good Times died tryin to move his family out of Chicago to Mississippi? Ive seen that type of situation happen to many people.

  • The Commenter Formerly Known as White Devil

    White describes her skin tone, not her nationality. She is white and South African.

  • Oh snap

    So you’re racist AND anti-semitic. Disgusting.

  • The Commenter Formerly Known as White Devil

    It is kind of strange that the U.S. will spend millions of dollars and send in the marines or diplomats to help out citizens overseas, but don’t seem to expend as much effort per capita on domestic problems. But this has always been the case. I was talking to a European (I think British) and he was saying that it seemed like the US government really cared about its citizens because no matter where in the world you were, the US would send resources to your aid. She is not American but she works for an American company. I think a lot of the hoopla surrounding American citizens abroad is for show.

  • Oh snap

    How about rounding up the cops that wrongfully kill black people……..

    • Whoa

      yea lets do it! but for some reason i think blk men have no other choice but to take the brutality being dished out cuz its illegal for blk men to defend themselves from crooked officers

  • Whoa

    no wonder y Africans r suffering!

  • jimbo slice

    What do you mean she ain’t white? You are a dumb fuk! She is a white south african. The only people whiter than them are russians. White south africans are holland, german and frence half breeds. Learn your history. White south africans are seen as whiter than white americans cause they one of very few white people that dont even have a single drop of non white blood in them. They also dont date outside their race EVER!! open a book

  • Alexia

    Jimbo is right. They are the whytest of the white

  • Abdul Bin Ab Alwaei

    You people are messed up, really. So reactionary about race. I grew up in Chicago as well, there is nothing anybody can do to stop the killing but US. WE need to take responsibility for the children we raise that are out there firing off shots in ghetto streets.

    When I was growing up, white people weren’t the ones I had to worry about, it was my own kind.

    Black people need to stop waiting for the Government to get involved and handle it ourselves. You know your kid is a thug, make him fear you more than the older cats on the block, which is exactly what my father did, and it probably saved my life.

    But hey, people on this blog will still complain that “the half breed pres” isnt doing anything for THIER hood. Newsflash, he’s the President of the United States. We have Govenors, and Mayors to deal in state matters; if you want to reall make a difference, write to them insted of coming on a blog crying like a victem.

    Do for yourself

    • marisa2802

      Well said!

    • Yep, I said it!

      You are so right. One thing black people love to do besides hate on each other is blame others for their problems. Be accountable. Chicago is full of violence, because it’s a lot of black people killing each other, get each other into the drugs and drug trade and victimizing other black people.

      Instead of screaming for Obama to do this and that. Why aren’t the lot of you out there participating in community programs to help improve these conditions?

      I don’t see Indian Americans, East Asian Americans or Caucasians dealing with these issues to the extent that we are. They don’t have to deal with them because they believe in education, working together and helping out their own.

  • http://TW Tanya Williams

    I think it is so sad that a women was attacked while doing her job, and stupid people turn it into a race issue.

  • Sean

    Listen people he has to govern all. InterNational attention to an incident must be addressed . We know america has social ills but he can’t focus on everything and try to fix it he must govern on a macro scale. You guys should step up which I’m sure your not doing currently and won’t do in the future. Support the prez.

  • Big Cain

    I agree Mr. President. But when a country is waring we need to stay out of those areas. We need to use better judgement and hold these tv stations accountable for their employees.

  • Hussein lied

    Jimbo are you a radical blk liberal? Who spews ‘bullish facts’ to make other Blks think your ‘edumacated’. This frickin tizzun wants to talk about history? History???? South Africa was a British colony! Then in 1961 become an independent state.

  • Tree

    the boy deserved to get beat.. Stealing people stuff and shit. He is a thug so he gets treated like dirt. I don’t feel sorry for him at all.

  • white male

    It’s fine to get upset about Chicago but what’s wrong with him just mentioning that a woman’s attackers should be found? I get more mad when I hear Obama talking about how the Packers have a lot of speed on offense and all that stupid sports stuff.

    • http://bossip Pimp4ADay

      You get mad when he talks about sports? He’s a man. What do you expect?

  • MyReason

    I’ll have to wait and see on this one…there’s been too many reports saying she may have fabricated the brevity of the incedent trying to “one up” Anderson Cooper. For the sake of news correspondence I hope this isn’t true. If her story is accurate then I hope for her recovery.

  • carnifex

    Come on Barry, the revolution was long and hard and ready to explode. the boys just had to work off all that hard revoltin’, that’s all. she should just be cool about it.
    she helped some rebels get a little stinky on their hangdowns, she’s like an angel of mercy.

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