Nir Rosen, the far-left journalist who joked about the sexual assault on Lara Logan, has company: Debbie Schlussel, the extreme right-wing commentator. Rosen calls for the elimination of Israel, and is a pro-Hamas Hezbollah apologist; Schlussel is a racist anti-Muslim commentator. They come from radically different places on the political spectrum, and yet they share a common inhumanity. Here is Schlussel finding great happiness in the rape of Lara Logan:
So sad, too bad, Lara. No one told her to go there. She knew the risks. And she should have known what Islam is all about. Now she knows. Or so we'd hope. But in the case of the media vis-a-vis Islam, that's a hope that's generally unanswered.
This never happened to her or any other mainstream media reporter when Mubarak was allowed to treat his country of savages in the only way they can be controlled.
Now that's all gone. How fitting that Lara Logan was "liberated" by Muslims in Liberation Square while she was gushing over the other part of the "liberation."
Hope you're enjoying the revolution, Lara! Alhamdilllullah [praise allah].
How far past disgusting is this? Way past disgusting. Garance Franke-Ruta has an interesting piece up on the Atlantic site about the dangers faced by female correspondents. By the way, in one of Nir Rosen's many tweeted apologies last night came this gem: "on the job you get used to making jokes about our own death, other people's deaths, horrors, you forget that you sound like a dick at home."
Sorry, no. I've never heard anyone in the field have fun with the rape of a colleague. Our own deaths, yes, but this? No.