“I can give you the script now. I can tell you who the players are.”
Former CBS News correspondent Lara Logan recently made an appearance on the Mike Ritland podcast, where she called out American media for its overwhelmingly liberal bias. Now she is under fire for speaking the truth.
She appeared on the Sean Hannity show last night to talk about what’s happening.
Tamar Auber of Mediaite has details:
Lara Logan to Hannity: I’m Being ‘Targeted’ For Saying the Media is ‘Mostly Liberal’
Defending her remarks on Hannity’s show, Logan said that as the result of her speaking out about how the media is “mostly liberal” she has been targeted because she is an independent voice.
“Any journalists who are not beating the same drum and giving the same talking points,” she insisted “pay the price” for not going along with the liberal crowd.
She also called out her targeters by name.
“I know they’re going to come after me,” she told Hannity. “Michael Calderone who is at the Huffington Post. I can give you the script now. I can tell you who the players are. Joe Hagan. Brian Stelter.”
She added: “They smear you personally. They go after your integrity. They go after your reputation as a person and a professional. They will stop at nothing.
Watch the segment below:
Logan isn’t exaggerating when she says she is being targeted. The far left organization ‘Media Matters’ went after her almost immediately.
Lisa de Moraes reports at Deadline:
Media Matters Punches Back At Lara Logan’s Podcast Interview Slamming “Liberal” Media
Media Matters has a bone to pick with Logan over her podcast interview, conducted last weekend, saying she downplayed the “massive journalistic failure” that led to the retraction of her 60 Minutes report on the 2012 Benghazi attack — which, in turn, led to her own lengthy leave of absence from the news operation. She returned six months later.
In the podcast interview, Logan blames a bad-faith effort by Media Matters. The watchdog responded Tuesday afternoon, calling her remarks “an embarrassing effort by a journalist to slough off responsibility for what she had previously acknowledged was her own substantial error.”
Washington Post media writer Erik Wemple also jumped in, with a headline that drips with condescension:
Irony alert: Lara Logan bashes ‘liberal’ media
Now let’s review one of Logan’s segments on “60 Minutes,” regarding the terrorist attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012; four Americans died in a chaotic night of fire and gunfire. More than a year after that attack, Logan anchored an investigation that laid bare just how shoddily Obama administration appointees had protected the installation.
The report emboldened already persistent attacks from Republicans on the Obama administration. “Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.) and other Republican lawmakers referred to [the segment] repeatedly during a Wednesday news conference,” reported The Post at the time.
“Graham said he would block confirmation of all of President Obama’s nominees, including Jeh Johnson as homeland security secretary and Janet L. Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve, until the administration allowed government witnesses to the attack to appear before Congress.”
The story, though, was bogus.
There were plenty of negative tweets as well.
Michael Calderone of Politico:
Lara Logan calls the media “mostly liberal,” suggests reading Breitbart, and accuses Media Matters of targeting her over Benghazi https://t.co/8v6PBQu28h Reminder: Logan’s Benghazi report was discredited for journalistic reasons, not political ones: https://t.co/TenDhDxZSp
— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) February 18, 2019
Brian Stelter of CNN:
Lara Logan stopped working at CBS last year, but right-wing websites keep making it sound like she’s still there. I guess they didn’t fact-check. https://t.co/1S8NidRY68
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 19, 2019
Matthew Gertz of Media Matters:
1. CBS News’ Lara Logan is downplaying her own major journalistic failure — one that led to her report being retracted by the network and her taking a lengthy leave of access — and blaming it all on @mmfa. This is nonsense. Long thread coming… https://t.co/3mo8tlq8we
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) February 19, 2019
Way to prove her point, guys.
You can almost hear an alarm going off in newsrooms, saying: Discredit! Discredit! This is not a drill!
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