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February 16th, 2011
11:34 PM ET
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Fausto

    She should not have gone back into the country. I can understand wanting to succeed in your career;

    I don't condone the outcomewhen you loose perspective on the risk you place yourself, the ramifications to your action and others.

    When you decide to be a parent you give up certain freedoms of self.

    I don't condone Ross's action, both journalist acted irresponsible in every sence.

    February 17, 2011 at 3:39 am |
  2. Kalah

    Iwant to commend the 20 women who helped the jounalsit to saftey,but why wold a women from the United States reporting from a hostile situatuion be without some kind of safety. For Niroson he was being a eragent male wih no emotions because no one desevers to get sexually assulted.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:34 am |
  3. lynne crandall

    Rosen's explanations are very lame. He clearly has his own issues about sex and women. It's bad enough that these Egyptian men behaved like animals, which reinforces the stereotype that many Westerners have of men from the Middle East, but to have an American male journalist join them is pretty much beyond imagening. He is clearly bitter and feeling eclipsed by other journalists covering this event but one would expect something more from him than this. He has probably finished his career as a credible journalist and that is as it should be judging from his insensitivity to this disgusting sexual assault.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:09 am |
  4. Megan F. Coffey

    What's up with Nir Rosen trying to defend himself by saying "sexual assault is a terrible thing, especially for a man"???? Why is it worse for a man? And Rosen calls himself "a defender of women's rights"? Please.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:45 am |
  5. jlp

    Dear Anderson.....

    I have been doing a lot of reading lately....INFIDEL....by Ayan Hirsi Ali...THE KITE RUNNER...Muslim Women Reformers by....?
    MY FORBIDDEN FACE...

    You should not be surprised that Mr. Rosen is delighted that Lara Logan was brutally raped....you should not be surprised that he wished the same would have happened to you...you should also not be surprised that Mr. Rosen will say anything....to cover his treachery....the truth is not in him.....and he doesn't hesitate to represent himself as blameless....

    For us to even question that he meant exactly what you or anybody who is not bending over backwards to try to make his words mean anything other than what he said....shows that we are losing our discernment.....

    We all want so much to be "tolerant" to not "judge" others for their "religious" beliefs...etc...but we are taking this too far.

    A large number of people in this ideology believe that women should be raped, that Allah is pleased with the men who do so, and that when it happens it is the victim's fault....twisted it is but, oh, so very real.

    read the books...there are many voices out there...do not lose your discernment....

    I'm so sorry that you and now Lara and so many other journalists and others have been hurt.....

    This is the enemy we are dealing with....

    May God Bless You and
    May you have all discernment restored and preserved...

    I see that you are a person honestly looking for the truth.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:39 am |
  6. Sandy

    Regarding Rosen's comments: I was amazed that a recognized professor and journalist would feign ignorance in his defense. Since knowledge is the foundation of his trade, it would be more understandable if he had simply said "It was late and I had a few too many cocktails." Easier for me to forgive a man of letters for indulging in spirits than not checking his facts.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:15 am |