’60 Minutes’ Correspondent Released From Hospital; Journalist Resigns Fellowship After Tweets Make Light of Cairo Sex Attack

Feb 16, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Iraq war journalist Nir Rosen has apologized and resigned his fellowship at New York University after releasing tweets that appeared to make light of CBS News reporter Lara Logan’s sexual assault in Cairo, reports The Huffington Post.

Rosen had been a fellow at NYU’s Center For Law and Security, but the school’s director Karen Greenberg, confirmed in a statement that he has stepped down.

Rosen joked in his tweets that while the attack on Logan was terrible, it would have been funny if the same thing had happened to CNN’s Anderson Cooper. In response to the outcry over his remarks, Rosen apologized and removed the tweets, as well as resigning his fellowship.

“Nir Rosen is always provocative, but he crossed the line with his comments about Lara Logan,” Greenberg said in her statement. “I am deeply distressed by what he wrote about Ms. Logan and strongly denounce his comments.”

Rosen has admitted that his comments brought "shame" to him and his family.

Meanwhile, MSNBC reported that Logan, a correspondent for “60 Minutes,” has been released from the hospital and is in “remarkably good spirits” after being reunited with her husband and their two children.

One Comment

  1. I think that Mr. Rosen’s remarks were far more disrespectful to Mr. Cooper than they were to Ms. Logan. How in the world would a physical attack–sexual or otherwise–on Mr. Cooper be funny?

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