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Ex-CBS Reporter Lara Logan Blasts Media's Liberal, Pro-Democrat Bias and Smear Tactics

02-21-2019
Former CBS correspondent Lara Logan (Photo: AP)

A former top correspondent for CBS News is calling out the so-called "mainstream" news media for their left-wing bias and anti-Trump agenda.

In a blunt interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity this week, former CBS News foreign correspondent Lara Logan said she's being targeted for speaking truth, and she cited her detractors by name.

"Michael Calderone, who was at the Huffington Post. I can literally give you the script now; I can tell you who the players are. Joe Hagan, Brian Stelter, it's the same people all the time and they're all saying the same things and... they come after you, they come after me," she said.

"If there are any independent voices out there, if there are any journalists that are not beating the same drum and giving the same talking points, then we pay the price," Logan added.

She accused her critics of failing to honestly engage opposing viewpoints by addressing the substance of an argument. Logan argued that instead, they resort to smear tactics.

"They can't go after the things that matter, so they smear you personally," she said. "They go after your integrity; they go after your reputation as a person and as a professional and they'll stop at nothing."

The backlash against Logan comes after a recent guest appearance on an episode of retired Navy SEAL Mike Ritland's "Mike Drop" podcast in which she noted, "The media everywhere is mostly liberal. But in this country, 85 percent of journalists are registered Democrats."

"Unless you seek out Breitbart on your computer, you're probably not even going to know what the other side is saying," Logan told Ritland.

"This is the problem that I have. There's one Fox, and there's many, many, many more organizations on the Left," she continued. "The problem is the weight of all these organizations on one side of the political spectrum. When you turn on your computer, or you walk past the TV, or you see a newspaper headline in the grocery store, if they're all saying the same thing, the weight of that convinces you that it's true. You don't question it – because everyone is saying it."

Logan acknowledged that her candour amounted to career suicide. She also noted that the hostility coming from members of the mainstream media served as evidence that her claims of left-wing media bias are on point.

"It's obvious, right, because you get targeted. It's the same group of people. They're already starting to target me again now and I was expecting it. I know they're gonna come after me again. The same people come after you."

 

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