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Lara Logan: This Interview 'Is Like Professional Suicide'

The journalist talks at length about what's wrong with the 'mostly liberal' media
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2019 7:51 AM CST
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(Newser) – "This is the kind of interview that is like professional suicide for me," says former CBS News Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan. The reason? In a Friday appearance on retired Navy SEAL Mike Ritland's Mike Drop podcast, she doesn't hold back when discussing the liberal media and fake news (Mediaite's headline calls it a "scorched-earth interview"). "You say the media is mostly liberal. Do I agree with that ... I agree with you, it's true. Why can I say that with certainty? First of all I've been part of this all my life. I'm 47 now and I've been a journalist since I was 17, and the media everywhere is mostly liberal, not just in the US." But in the US, she cites a stat that 85% of journalists are registered Democrats. "I always joke that the other 14% were too lazy to register, and there's maybe 1% that's on the right." More from the interview:

  • She offers up the metaphor of the Wailing Wall in Israel: "The women have this tiny little spot in front of the wall to pray, and the rest of the wall is for the men. To me, that's a great representation of the American media ... in this tiny little corner where the women pray you’ve got Breitbart and Fox News and a few others, and from there on, you have CBS, ABC, NBC, Huffington Post, Politico ... even if it was reversed, if it was vastly mostly on the right, that would also be a problem for me."

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