Only two days after veteran CBS news woman Lara Logan told audiences to check with both liberal and conservative news sources before making up their minds, CBS has announced that Logan has been “released” by the network.
Last weekend, Logan went on the Mike Drop podcast hosted by retired Navy SEAL Mike Ritland and said that if you don’t seek out Breitbart News and other conservative sources, you are not getting all the facts about what is going on in this world.
As Breitbart News reported on Monday:
Logan concurred, “I agree with that. That’s true.” She described U.S. and international news media as “mostly liberal,” adding, “most” journalists are left.
“The media everywhere is mostly liberal, not just the U.S.,” assessed Logan.
“Although the media has historically always been left-leaning, we’ve abandoned our pretense — or at least the effort — to be objective, today,” Logan continued. “We’ve become political activists, and some could argue propagandists, and there’s some merit to that.”
This is the problem that I have. There’s one Fox, and there’s many, many, many more organizations on the left. … The problem is the weight of all these organizations on one side of the political spectrum. When you turn on your computer, or you walk past the TV, or you see a newspaper headline in the grocery store If they’re all saying the same thing, the weight of that convinces you that it’s true. You don’t question it, because everyone is saying it. Unless you seek out Breitbart on your computer, you’re probably not even going to know what the other side is saying.
Now, only two days after saying all this, CBS has announced that Logan is out.
The split, disclosed as the result of Logan making an appearance over the weekend on a podcast in which she suggested news consumers ought to get information from both liberal and conservative outlets, might come as a surprise to outsiders. Logan had been working for “60 Minutes” and gained a reputation for visiting dangerous locales in Afghanistan and Iraq, often embedded with U.S. armed forces. She joined CBS News in 2002 and had been one of the unit’s top foreign correspondents.
A CBS News spokeswoman said Logan left the news unit at some point in 2018. Her last piece for CBS News appears to be a May segment for “60 Minutes” about poachers slaughtering rhinoceros in South Africa. Logan had been represented by UTA, and prior to that, N.S. Bienstock. A spokesperson for UTA could not be reached for immediate comment on Logan’s status with the agency.
Well, that was quick.
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