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(New York Magazine)   Post-Benghazi, Lara Logan may be too toxic for CBS, just perfect for Fox News   (nymag.com) divider line 108
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2014-05-05 01:19:56 PM

James!: Pretty interesting as a behind the scenes article about 60 minutes.


My takeaway from the article is that 60 Minutes has made a conscious decision to become a "sexy and patriotic" show appealing to the elderly.
 
2014-05-05 01:24:23 PM

someonelse: James!: Pretty interesting as a behind the scenes article about 60 minutes.

My takeaway from the article is that 60 Minutes has made a conscious decision to become a "sexy and patriotic" show appealing to the elderly.


They didn't want to be accused of being liberally biased so they drove off the other direction.
 
2014-05-05 01:24:58 PM

someonelse: James!: Pretty interesting as a behind the scenes article about 60 minutes.

My takeaway from the article is that 60 Minutes has made a conscious decision to become a "sexy and patriotic" show appealing to the elderly.


60 Minutes is applesauce.
 
2014-05-05 01:26:26 PM

cman: I remember something major happening to her in 2011, but I cant exactly finger it.


She was raped by Religion of Peace dudes in Egypt. Of course, like most White Guilt Liberal organizations who promote Islamic hate...CBS probably blames Logan for that

Logan credibility not so problematic as we know now CBS and Obama Admin have been lying all along about Benghazi

Logan is a hot. And +1 with that South African accent
 
2014-05-05 01:29:38 PM

TheGreatGazoo: It doesn't help that a White House deputy national security adviser and the president of CBS news are brothers.


Nor does it help that almost every major GOP Presidential candidate in 2012 literally worked for Fox News. Whats your point?
 
2014-05-05 01:29:51 PM
Seriously, all the stress and problems she's having could be solved by forgetting about CBS, 60 minutes, and journalistic ethics, and just working for Fox News. Hell, she wouldn't even have been asked to apologize, and could still be reporting that guy's account as fact to this day.
 
2014-05-05 01:30:34 PM
So Lara Logan may, or may not, return in the fall season. Either way, the show must go on. Waiting in the wings is a new up-and-comer. Attractive, blonde, fluent in three foreign languages. Everybody is talking about 34-year-old Clarissa Ward. "Jeff's very high on her," says a 60 Minutes producer.


Haha wow, twisting the knife at the end there. Sorry, Lara, you're an old cancerous liar now.
 
2014-05-05 01:35:12 PM
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2014-05-05 01:39:00 PM

Clemkadidlefark: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x309]


I suppose pushing a lie to sell books is a type of dissent, not one many people find worthy of respect though.
 
2014-05-05 01:40:15 PM

Rapmaster2000: I remember telling Lara Logan about the time when I was at Ben Gazzara's and I jumped the fence and busted this dude with my rifle butt and then Ben Gazzara's henchman blew up Red's auto parts store so I jumped him and he was like "I used to have sex with guys in prison!"  So I tore out his throat and then a polar bear fell on this fat guy.  The end.


Awesome.
 
2014-05-05 01:40:47 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

Gee, posting images instead of carefully developing a cogent rationale for your opinions IS fun!

/Still waiting for some right winger to illustrate the so-called Benghazi lie, whatever the hell that's supposed to be.
 
2014-05-05 01:49:08 PM

ongbok: Mrs.Sharpier: she does have an ax to grind with the Obama admin, but she's also smart so I doubt she'll fit in too well at Fox

What ax does she have to grind with the Obama Admin? They didn't do anything, she went and ran with a story from a guy that she would have known was a lie if she did any type vetting. So either she is an idiot and doesn't know how to do her job or she intentionally set out to misinform the public with a story she knew was false.


She more has an axe to grind with Muslims in general, which is my understanding.
 
2014-05-05 01:49:24 PM

Clemkadidlefark: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x309]


img.fark.net
 
2014-05-05 01:50:42 PM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Having to dye her hair blonde, toe the right-wing party line, and engage in retarded banter with the Fox News trogs? This is the second most awful, degrading thing that's ever happened to her.


Didn't that happen roughly 3 years ago?
 
2014-05-05 02:07:04 PM
"We got one wrong...and we do apologize."


archive.wtsp.com


//AD called it 10 years earlier.
 
2014-05-05 02:09:55 PM

EvilEgg: Do old Fox bimbos get bitter when they are ousted for a younger model?


Remember folks. It is only sexism when you can blame conservatives for doing it.
 
2014-05-05 02:11:09 PM

SpectroBoy:


Does one non ignorant liberals erals realize it took 3 years to uncover Watergate? Yet benghazi is already old news.
 
2014-05-05 02:16:08 PM

MyRandomName: EvilEgg: Do old Fox bimbos get bitter when they are ousted for a younger model?

Remember folks. It is only sexism when you can blame conservatives for doing it.


Really, it's only sexist when the person doing it is unattractive.
 
2014-05-05 02:17:25 PM

MyRandomName: SpectroBoy:

Does one non ignorant liberals erals realize it took 3 years to uncover Watergate? Yet benghazi is already old news.


Did you have a stroke?
 
2014-05-05 02:20:20 PM

MyRandomName: SpectroBoy:

Does one non ignorant liberals erals realize it took 3 years to uncover Watergate? Yet benghazi is already old news.


If by 3 years, you mean 7 months from arrest on the night of the break-in to prosecution, okay?

1972 June 17 - Five men, one of whom says he used to work for the CIA, are arrested at 2:30 a.m. trying to bug the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate hotel and office complex.

1973 January 30 - Former Nixon aides G. Gordon Liddy and James W. McCord Jr. are convicted of conspiracy, burglary and wiretapping in the Watergate incident. Five other men plead guilty, but mysteries remain.

Washington Post Watergate Timeline
 
2014-05-05 02:21:28 PM

tallguywithglasseson: Seriously, all the stress and problems she's having could be solved by forgetting about CBS, 60 minutes, and journalistic ethics, and just working for Fox News. Hell, she wouldn't even have been asked to apologize, and could still be reporting that guy's account as fact to this day.


This. The kind of unverified reporting that destroyed Dan Rather's career is a regular occurrence at Fox News. When they're called out on it, they just repeat their bullshiat, maybe throw a "liberal bias" victim card, and move on.
 
2014-05-05 02:23:59 PM

FnkyTwn: MyRandomName: SpectroBoy:

Does one non ignorant liberals erals realize it took 3 years to uncover Watergate? Yet benghazi is already old news.

If by 3 years, you mean 7 months from arrest on the night of the break-in to prosecution, okay?

1972 June 17 - Five men, one of whom says he used to work for the CIA, are arrested at 2:30 a.m. trying to bug the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate hotel and office complex.

1973 January 30 - Former Nixon aides G. Gordon Liddy and James W. McCord Jr. are convicted of conspiracy, burglary and wiretapping in the Watergate incident. Five other men plead guilty, but mysteries remain.

Washington Post Watergate Timeline


There's no point in trying to enlighten or educate a dedicated Fox Follower.
 
2014-05-05 02:27:33 PM
Forget her smarts, her beauty, her drive to get the story without regard to personal risk. She leans conservative, which is the only thing that matters, so naturally she must never again be allowed to work for a mainstream media outlet.
 
2014-05-05 02:30:26 PM

Loadmaster: Forget her smarts, her beauty, her drive to get the story without regard to personal risk. She leans conservative, which is the only thing that matters, so naturally she must never again be allowed to work for a mainstream media outlet.


WHY IS THE LEFT SO AFRAID OF AN INTELLIGENT, CONSERVATIVE FEMALE JOURNALIST who makes up stories whole clothe?
 
2014-05-05 02:34:44 PM

MyRandomName: SpectroBoy:

Does one non ignorant liberals erals realize it took 3 years to uncover Watergate? Yet benghazi is already old news.


Does is English ignorant already investigated benghazi is was ?
 
2014-05-05 02:35:58 PM

FnkyTwn: MyRandomName: SpectroBoy:

Does one non ignorant liberals erals realize it took 3 years to uncover Watergate? Yet benghazi is already old news.

If by 3 years, you mean 7 months from arrest on the night of the break-in to prosecution, okay?

1972 June 17 - Five men, one of whom says he used to work for the CIA, are arrested at 2:30 a.m. trying to bug the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate hotel and office complex.

1973 January 30 - Former Nixon aides G. Gordon Liddy and James W. McCord Jr. are convicted of conspiracy, burglary and wiretapping in the Watergate incident. Five other men plead guilty, but mysteries remain.

Washington Post Watergate Timeline


Be nice to him. Facts have clearly confused him.
 
2014-05-05 02:36:47 PM

Loadmaster: Forget her smarts, her beauty, her drive to get the story without regard to personal risk. She leans conservative, which is the only thing that matters, so naturally she must never again be allowed to work for a mainstream media outlet.


it isn't her political leanings themselves that people have a problem with, it's the fact that someone has to take the fall for the complete lack of actual journalism that took place in her Benghazi report.  Face it, if she was actually interested in discrediting him, it would have taken her about 45 minutes of actual work to get a solid grasp on the fact that his story was a work of right-wing erotic fan fiction.  So the reason wasn't her political leanings, but that her political leanings blinded her to the obviously problems with the guy's story and distracted her from doing her actual job.  You know, journalism.
 
2014-05-05 02:37:48 PM

Loadmaster: Forget her smarts, her beauty, her drive to get the story without regard to personal risk. She leans conservative, which is the only thing that matters, so naturally she must never again be allowed to work for a mainstream media outlet.


Your statement would have merit if a) she hadn't produced a story that was shamefully bad journalism, and b) there's any indication that she won't work for a mainstream media outlet again. You honestly think that if CBS kicks her to the curb she won't go running to Fox in a heartbeat? Or do you think Fox wouldn't have her?
 
2014-05-05 02:38:50 PM

SpectroBoy: Does is English ignorant already investigated benghazi is was ?


You, sir, clearly principle sayof accidentally the whole thing.
 
2014-05-05 02:41:56 PM

blindio: Loadmaster: Forget her smarts, her beauty, her drive to get the story without regard to personal risk. She leans conservative, which is the only thing that matters, so naturally she must never again be allowed to work for a mainstream media outlet.

it isn't her political leanings themselves that people have a problem with, it's the fact that someone has to take the fall for the complete lack of actual journalism that took place in her Benghazi report.  Face it, if she was actually interested in discrediting VETTING him, it would have taken her about 45 minutes of actual work to get a solid grasp on the fact that his story was a work of right-wing erotic fan fiction.  So the reason wasn't her political leanings, but that her political leanings blinded her to the obviously problems with the guy's story and distracted her from doing her actual job.  You know, journalism.


FTFY.

That is the first thing any journalist is supposed to do with a story or a source. It is obvious that she didn't do that, because like you said it would have taken her 45 minutes or however long it would take her to place a phone call to his employer.
 
2014-05-05 02:43:22 PM

udhq: SpectroBoy: Does is English ignorant already investigated benghazi is was ?

You, sir, clearly principle sayof accidentally the whole thing.


Okay, now you're just showing off ahead of the Fark News Quiz.
 
2014-05-05 02:43:45 PM

Loadmaster: Forget her smarts, her beauty, her drive to get the story without regard to personal risk. She leans conservative, which is the only thing that matters, so naturally she must never again be allowed to work for a mainstream media outlet.


I smell troll, but I'll take the bait.

You do realize she pushed a story through with no fact checking?
 
2014-05-05 02:48:26 PM

Loadmaster: Forget her smarts, her beauty, her drive to get the story without regard to personal risk. She leans conservative, which is the only thing that matters, so naturally she must never again be allowed to work for a mainstream media outlet.


alltheragefaces.com
 
2014-05-05 02:51:02 PM

ongbok: blindio: Loadmaster: Forget her smarts, her beauty, her drive to get the story without regard to personal risk. She leans conservative, which is the only thing that matters, so naturally she must never again be allowed to work for a mainstream media outlet.

it isn't her political leanings themselves that people have a problem with, it's the fact that someone has to take the fall for the complete lack of actual journalism that took place in her Benghazi report.  Face it, if she was actually interested in discrediting VETTING him, it would have taken her about 45 minutes of actual work to get a solid grasp on the fact that his story was a work of right-wing erotic fan fiction.  So the reason wasn't her political leanings, but that her political leanings blinded her to the obviously problems with the guy's story and distracted her from doing her actual job.  You know, journalism.

FTFY.

That is the first thing any journalist is supposed to do with a story or a source. It is obvious that she didn't do that, because like you said it would have taken her 45 minutes or however long it would take her to place a phone call to his employer.


A fair point.   I was mostly working from the angle of her bias, so I chose my words poorly.
 
2014-05-05 02:51:34 PM

MyRandomName: SpectroBoy:

Does one non ignorant liberals erals realize it took 3 years to uncover Watergate? Yet benghazi is already old news.


aww, you tried!
 
2014-05-05 02:52:47 PM

FnkyTwn: MyRandomName: SpectroBoy:

Does one non ignorant liberals erals realize it took 3 years to uncover Watergate? Yet benghazi is already old news.

If by 3 years, you mean 7 months from arrest on the night of the break-in to prosecution, okay?

1972 June 17 - Five men, one of whom says he used to work for the CIA, are arrested at 2:30 a.m. trying to bug the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate hotel and office complex.

1973 January 30 - Former Nixon aides G. Gordon Liddy and James W. McCord Jr. are convicted of conspiracy, burglary and wiretapping in the Watergate incident. Five other men plead guilty, but mysteries remain.

Washington Post Watergate Timeline


i.imgur.com

 
2014-05-05 02:53:53 PM

ongbok: That is the first thing any journalist is supposed to do with a story or a source. It is obvious that she didn't do that, because like you said it would have taken her 45 minutes or however long it would take her to place a phone call to his employer.


Honestly, it should have taken about five seconds of rational thought. The guy came forward over a year after Benghazi, had zero evidence for his story but did have a lucrative book deal. If that doesn't scream "probably making shiat up" I don't know what does.

But of course, it fit with her ideological preconceptions and she really needed a "serious" story to get her career out of the stall it had been in since Egypt, so she didn't look to closely at it.
 
2014-05-05 02:57:55 PM

FnkyTwn: MyRandomName: SpectroBoy:

Does one non ignorant liberals erals realize it took 3 years to uncover Watergate? Yet benghazi is already old news.

If by 3 years, you mean 7 months from arrest on the night of the break-in to prosecution, okay?

1972 June 17 - Five men, one of whom says he used to work for the CIA, are arrested at 2:30 a.m. trying to bug the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate hotel and office complex.

1973 January 30 - Former Nixon aides G. Gordon Liddy and James W. McCord Jr. are convicted of conspiracy, burglary and wiretapping in the Watergate incident. Five other men plead guilty, but mysteries remain.

Washington Post Watergate Timeline


img3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-05-05 02:58:29 PM
Blonde Ambiton
 
2014-05-05 02:59:05 PM

Hobodeluxe: Blonde Ambiton


Blonde Ambition

/ftfdumbass
 
2014-05-05 03:16:42 PM
Yay, more pretty blondes with blue eyes! Gotta love Fox News, muted anyway.
 
2014-05-05 03:28:27 PM
MyRandomName:

claims Benghazi might still be a scandal because it took "three years to uncover Watergate"

FnkyTwn
SpectroBoy
James!
FlashHarry


all question this assertion and even throw in some facts, like actual timelines that show it was less
than one year since the "Plumbers" were activated that there were arrests.

Also  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watergate_timeline the watergate burglars were caught red handed
and began to spill the beans within one week.

MyRandomName:

??? crickets ????-

Smellysocksnshoes asks  MyRandomName:  how is Benghazi like Watergate at all????
Did the President commission the murderers? Did Obama refuse to give tapes to the Senate ala Nixon, or
did the white house actually release e-mails related to their knowledge?

It is okay to say that Benghazi is a black eye on the Obama Administration, it is okay to say it could have been handled differently, it is okay to say that the President directly downplayed this event BUT it is in no way even close to Watergate.

It is wrong to call this Obama's Katrina but at least you are acknowledging that it is a situation an administration could have handled better.
 
2014-05-05 03:33:09 PM

SpectroBoy: Does is English ignorant already investigated benghazi is was ?


I don't know. Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

/breaking: cute female reporter gets access to important men
//film at 11
///not that kind of film
 
2014-05-05 03:39:06 PM
She's a propogandist for her husband's DoD contracting company.  She makes money off war.
 
2014-05-05 04:11:14 PM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Having to dye her hair blonde, toe the left right-wing party line, and engage in retarded banter with the Fox MSNBC News trogs? This is the second first most awful, degrading thing that could ever happen to her.

  FTFY
 
2014-05-05 04:19:33 PM

HipsterTrash: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Having to dye her hair blonde, toe the left right-wing party line, and engage in retarded banter with the Fox MSNBC News trogs? This is the second first most awful, degrading thing that could ever happen to her.  FTFY


The only MSNBC blonde I can think of is Chris Matthews.
 
2014-05-05 04:19:37 PM
Nice boobs. What else would I need to know?
 
2014-05-05 04:20:27 PM

Larry Mahnken: Yes, let's all sexually objectify a woman who was sexually assaulted while doing her job.


Hey nothing wrong with saying she looks good. It's when we stalk her and send her obscene gifts that it goes too far...

/I would shag her.
 
2014-05-05 04:23:06 PM

smellysocksnshoes: MyRandomName:

claims Benghazi might still be a scandal because it took "three years to uncover Watergate"

FnkyTwn
SpectroBoy
James!
FlashHarry

all question this assertion and even throw in some facts, like actual timelines that show it was less
than one year since the "Plumbers" were activated that there were arrests.

Also  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watergate_timeline the watergate burglars were caught red handed
and began to spill the beans within one week.

MyRandomName:

??? crickets ????-

Smellysocksnshoes asks  MyRandomName:  how is Benghazi like Watergate at all????
Did the President commission the murderers? Did Obama refuse to give tapes to the Senate ala Nixon, or
did the white house actually release e-mails related to their knowledge?

It is okay to say that Benghazi is a black eye on the Obama Administration, it is okay to say it could have been handled differently, it is okay to say that the President directly downplayed this event BUT it is in no way even close to Watergate.

It is wrong to call this Obama's Katrina but at least you are acknowledging that it is a situation an administration could have handled better.


MyRandomName is dead-set on this bullshiat.

He has no point. He is grasping at straws to forward some stupid conspiracy theory. You have no chance at changing his mind.
 
2014-05-05 04:28:33 PM
Loadmaster: Forget her smarts, her beauty, her drive to get the story without regard to personal risk. She leans conservative, which is the only thing that matters, so naturally she must never again be allowed to work for a mainstream media outlet.

someonelse: Your statement would have merit if a) she hadn't produced a story that was shamefully bad journalism, ...


Yes, it was bad journalism. Every bit as bad a what Dan Rather did with his Bush story. The main difference being that she fessed up to it, backed away from her source, and did not continue supporting the original story.


someonelse:... and b) there's any indication that she won't work for a mainstream media outlet again. You honestly think that if CBS kicks her to the curb she won't go running to Fox in a heartbeat? Or do you think Fox wouldn't have her?

Which only makes my point. Fox is considered to be alternative, or counter, to the "main-stream" outlets, especially by the Left.
 
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