Lara Logan, a news correspondent for CBS, was beaten savagely and sexually assaulted while covering the recent chaos in Egypt. Basically, Logan was separated from her camera crew and security staff in the near-mob conditions at Tahrir Square following the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and was brutalized in plain sight among rioters before being assisted by Egyptian soldiers and a group of women.
Wow. This is a terrible, terrible story on hundreds of different levels.
Perhaps the most disturbing repercussion, though, involves the petty, mean-spirited, and completely inappropriate internet battles that are turning both a nation’s upheaval and a woman’s private pain into immature, insensitive interwebs spats.
From AOL News, which recently highlighted three of these disturbing pissing contests:
1. NPR readers versus NPR readers
Reader discussion became so brutal on NPR that the Two-Way …
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