Joe Hagan's new New York profile of 60 Minutes reporter Lara Logan is literally called "Benghazi and the Bombshell." In it, Hagan attempts to determine whether Logan is "too toxic" to return to the show after her faulty Benghazi report, but most of the time, it seems like he's trying to figure out whether she's too hot.
CBS executives have said that Logan will eventually return from her leave of absence, despite the fact that some of her colleagues want her fired. Hagan notes:
A common view among current and former colleagues (keeping in mind that not-for-attribution backbiting and Schadenfreude are a stock-in-trade of TV news) is that Logan’s star power blinded her superiors to her flaws. "She got everything she wanted, always, even when she was wrong, and that’s been going on since the beginning," says a former CBS News producer who worked with her.
Logan's good looks are well-known, and obviously, they don't have any bearing on whether she's still a good reporter. But Hagan helpfully reminds us that she's sexy, anyway. Many, many times.
The Time Lara Logan Did Not Know How Hot She Was
- Logan often flouted traditional Islamic dress codes: At an Afghan election rally for Hamid Karzai, Logan wore blue jeans and a white T-shirt in the makeshift press cordon, which was surrounded by mobs of men. Her crew became nervous, afraid she was attracting undue attention from the aggressive and all-male crowd. Logan herself seemed oblivious.