Example: On Friday February 11, the day Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS correspondent Lara Logan was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for a "60 Minutes" story when she and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration. It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy.
In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. 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. She reconnected with the CBS team, returned to her hotel and returned to the United States on the first flight the next morning. She is currently in the hospital recovering.
There will be no further comment from CBS News and Correspondent Logan and her family respectfully request privacy at this time.
Answer by mrssmitley1210 at 4:54 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
Answer by janet116 at 5:53 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
I personally think that the correspondents that go out and put themselves in dangers situations are sort of foolish. I don't mean that disrespectfully, and I am truly disgusted and sorry for what happened to Mrs. Logan. Things like that happening are the reason I think they are foolish. I understand it is their job to report the nesw, but i feel it is best for them to lookout for their safety !!! Does it REALLY matter if you have LIVE coverage from a riot in Egypt or any dangerous situation for that matter? I mean is it really going to make a difference if we see it for ourselves? I don't think there is any story worth anyone getting hurt over. Just my opinion, though.
Answer by MacyKaysMommy at 6:04 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
Depending on the safety conditions of the story that they are covering, I would say definitely. Just because it's what they choose to do for a profession doesn't make it any less dangerous. Same as a soldier or fireman, I'd consider anyone who puts their life at risk for the benefit of others brave.
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