"When I first heard her say that, I thought to myself, "That has to be a joke. It's sarcasm, right?" But then I went back and replayed the clip no sarcasm! She meant it! If I'm hearing [Lara] Logan correctly, what Hastings is supposed to have done in that situation is interrupt these drunken assholes and say, "Excuse me, fellas, I know we're all having fun and all, but you're saying things that may not be in your best interest! As a reporter, it is my duty to inform you that you may end up looking like insubordinate douche bags in front of two million Rolling Stone readers if you don't shut your mouths this very instant!" I mean, where did Logan go to journalism school the Burson-Marsteller agency?" - Matt Taibbi, journalist.
But my favorite sentence from the piece is one that resonates so fucking strongly in this time of such fantastic media corruption and cowardice:
If there's a lower form of life on the planet earth than a "reputable" journalist protecting his territory, I haven't seen it.