Former CBS News foreign correspondent Lara Logan went scorched earth during a recent interview criticizing the "liberal" media.
What did she say?
During a Friday interview with retired Navy SEAL Mike Ritland on his "Drop the Mike" podcast, Logan said that it isn't just the U.S. media that report with a liberal slant. She said the international media do it, too.
Logan pointed out the disparity in voter registration among journalists as evidence that the media balance is out of whack.
"Visually, anyone who's ever been to Israel and been to the Wailing Wall has seen that the women have this tiny little spot in front of the wall to pray, and the rest of the wall is for the men," she explained. "To me, that's a great representation of the American media, is that in this tiny little corner where the women pray you've got Breitbart and Fox News and a few others, and from there on, you have CBS, ABC, NBC, Huffington Post, Politico, whatever, right? All of them."
Logan said that's a problem for her because of its lack of fairness and balance.
"My experience has been that the more opinions you have, the more ways that you look at everything in life," she added.
The journalist went on to point out that she believes the media have distorted reality with their reporting on President Donald Trump.
"[T]here's no gray," she said. "It's all one way. ... If it doesn't match real life, something's wrong."
Logan added that having "one ideological perspective on everything never leads to an open free diverse tolerant society" and praised the importance of differing viewpoints.
"The more opinions and views … of everything that you have, the better off we all are," she reasoned. "So creating one ideological position on everything throughout your universities, throughout academia, in school and college, in media, and everywhere else, that's what concerns me. I don't have to agree with everybody."
Logan later went on to castigate the media for reporting entire stories based on nothing more than singular, anonymous government "sources."
"That's not journalism, that's horses**t," Logan said. "Responsibility for fake news begins with us. We bear some responsibility for that, and we're not taking ownership of that and addressing it. We just want to blame it all on somebody else.
"We've become political activists," she continued, "and some could argue propagandists, and there's some merit to that."
"Standards are out the window," Logan added. "I mean you read one story after another or hear it and it's all based on one anonymous administration official, former administration official."
Toward the end of the interview, Logan admitted that she could very likely face permanent repercussions for making such controversial remarks during the interview.
"This interview is professional suicide for me," she said.
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