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‘Bring it on’: The claws come out when the ‘smear machine’ goes after Lara Logan

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As the bloody withdrawal of troops by President Biden was unfolding, journalist Lara Logan reported on all of it only to get hit by a tweet pointing to an article that claimed she was “groped” by a mob in Egypt in 2011.

Logan’s original tweet compared Benghazi to the catastrophe in Afghanistan. “Correct. The same people who abandoned Americans in Benghazi have done it again. Susan Rice/Jake Sullivan & entire State Dept/Nat Security apparatus have gone from letting a dip outpost burn to torching an entire nation. If ‘we the people’ don’t stop them, they’ll burn the US down too.”

A Twitter user responded with a link to a New York Post article entitled “Benghazi and the Bombshell” that described Logan’s sexual assault as being “groped.”

She had strong words for him: “Go ahead – bring it on. This article said I was ‘groped’ in Egypt when I was gang-raped, sodomized & beaten almost to death by a mob of 200-300 men. I am not afraid of you & your smear machine/political operatives & all that power. There is only one truth & it’s not on your side.”

Author and editor-at-large for The Post Millennial Andy Ngo immediately aligned with Logan over the media attack-machine, tweeting: “Similar to those journalists & political operatives who downplay my 2019 antifa beating to a ‘milkshake’ throw when it was repeated punches to the head & face using brass knuckles that led to a brain hemorrhage & hospitalization.”

Logan filed a $25 million lawsuit against New York Magazine for the mischaracterization of what happened to her during the Arab Spring, claiming it ruined her career at CBS, hurt her earning potential, and caused “extreme insult, pain, embarrassment, humiliation…” Unfortunately, the suit was tossed out of court by a federal judge in 2020.

“I was raped over and over and again. I was sodomized repeatedly. I almost died on that filthy street in Tahrir Square and New York Magazine wrote that I was groped. What happened to me in Egypt is not in dispute,” she angrily told the Los Angeles Times in 2020.

Logan was working in Cairo as a journalist for CBS News when the attack took place. She said at first the crowd seemed “pro-American.”

“Suddenly, our translator turned to me with a look of sheer terror and said, ‘Run, run!’ I felt people grabbing between my legs,” she recounted. “I was quite stunned.”

“I thought we were getting away,” Logan stated, “but some of the men running with us became my rapists.”

“Ray told me to stay on my feet and hold onto him. If I was knocked down, I’d die. I fought the assault as best I could for 15 minutes, but they tore all my clothes off and raped me with their hands, with flagpoles, and with sticks. They sodomized me over and over. They were fighting for my body. I couldn’t hold on to Ray any longer,” she told People.

“There was a moment I gave up, but I kept thinking about my two babies,” she noted, referring to her children.

(Video Credit: CBS News)

People stepped up on social media to defend Logan and profess their admiration:

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