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Who is Lara Logan?(11 posts)

Who is Lara Logan?Kristin
Apr 8, 2003 11:48 AM
In the morning I get caught up on the war news with WBBM and then listen to 780 in the car on the way to work. It seems like everything she says in her clips contradicts the "official" reports. For instance, when the reports were given from Washington that our forces were inside Bagdad, she kept reporting that there was no evidence that our troops had been inside the city at all. Then today, there are reports from Washington that the shell was fired at the hotel because a sniper was shooting from there. She states, "...I know, because I was in the building ... that no one was firing from this building." That's like saying, "I know no one was on the roof of the Dunkin Doughnuts on 73rd, because I bought a doughnut there this morning."

I guess I'm wondering if she is against this war, because it feels to me that she is subtly contradicting everything that the officials running the war are saying. Perhaps trying to create doubt? Or perhaps its just all coincidence.
her bioClydeTri
Apr 8, 2003 11:50 AM
Peter Arnett's g/f? NmClydeTri
Apr 8, 2003 11:52 AM
I know that. It doesn't tell me what her views are on the war.nmKristin
Apr 8, 2003 11:55 AM
just scanned a bunch of articles on her...ClydeTri
Apr 8, 2003 12:00 PM
She has been accused of using her...ah...attributes to get stories..there were even complaints supposedly in Afghanistan by Marines that she was dressing inappropriately for the of her nicknames is 34-D Lara. run a google with her name and bazooka for the story.
Nice head shot.Sintesi
Apr 8, 2003 6:18 PM
I find her 'alluring."
Does the media still have and Iraqi Censor?Alpedhuez55
Apr 8, 2003 12:06 PM
I know that all media in Iraq have had their own escort who will censor any reports they make. Giving her the benefit of the doubt, that could explain why she is reporting information that is probably false. I do not know if that is still in effect though.

Mike Y.
Shouldnt a "journalist"....ClydeTri
Apr 8, 2003 12:15 PM
not report something they know to be untrue? You have three choices, the truth, lies, or stay silent...Peter Arnett seems to choose the middle one occasionally..
Shouldnt a "journalist"....Alpedhuez55
Apr 8, 2003 12:29 PM
Most of the anchors will temper the reports by saying that the reporters in Iraq have a monitor who approves any reports before and after running a story from Baghdad. Kind of like a disclaimer. I know NPR was doing that before the war. I just am not sure if the monitors are still in place not that the Americans are there.

Peter Arnett went out of his way to interview with Iraqi TV then more or less offered his help. THat was wrong. I would give most of the other reporters in Baghdad a little slack though.

Mike Y.
Oh, I didn't know about thatKristin
Apr 8, 2003 12:16 PM
One of the limits to only having radio for war coverage. I had no idea they had escorts.
FoxNews had a german reporter on one night....ClydeTri
Apr 8, 2003 12:21 PM
they were interviewing him live from baghdad, he was on top of that hotel. He was giving ....strange answers to questions from the fox anchors...they finally asked him if he was alone and could speak freely, he replied that he had a nice Iraqi government person that went every where he, take everything from the baghdad reporters with a huge block of salt...