Many of us who daily scan the so-called mainstream media (MSM) know only too well how their vicious barbs are aimed at conservative writers, reporters, and talk show hosts, including such luminaries as Sebastian Gorka, Dennis Prager, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Tucker Carlson, Lars Larson, et al. With apologies for not mentioning the many other fine conservative hosts.
Among those who receive particularly egregious and venomous leftwing harangues is Lara Logan. For the Left, her sin? Exposing those media apparatchiks who are deeply mired in spewing Leftist, Socialist, Islamist, Marxist, and frankly anti-American falsehoods.
Ms. Logan was a former correspondent for CBS’s “60 Minutes” and later a contributor on Fox Nation’s “Lara Logan Has No Agenda.” She has opined on many occasions about the transformation of the media from what it was meant to be, with many journalists now blurring the lines between fact and opinion.
“They’re not journalists,” Logan has argued, “they’re political assassins, working on behalf of political operatives and propagandists. A lot of media entities are increasingly working hand in hand with Big Tech companies to shape narratives and public discourse.”
Lara Logan started her journalist career at the age of 19 in South Africa. She has been a war correspondent and has experienced horrific acts of violence and mob rule in many of the world’s most dangerous places. In particular, she personally was attacked by an Egyptian Muslim mob in Cairo who committed an unspeakable act upon her. Such are the perils for women reporters during times of war and violence. Which brings us to her own views on the reporting by sectors of the American press in the current Russian/Ukraine war.
Ms. Logan has called much of the news about Ukraine “misinformation.” She said, “…[W]e’ve never really seen anything like it. I mean, I’ve been covering wars now for 35 years and there’s so much more going on in Ukraine that nobody is talking about.” Her claim that "Crimea wanted to belong to Russia" has rattled many in the MSM.
She slammed the Ukrainian Nazi group, Azov Battalion, and explained that it is leaving a trail of death and destruction in eastern Ukraine. “This is why Crimea wanted to belong to Russia. According to our leaders, only a few Ukrainian troops are involved. That is not true.” Logan pointed out that Ukraine used to be a headquarters for the SS, and revealed more about the Azov-Battalion’s Nazi connections:
“I mean, you can find pictures of them online holding up the NATO flag and the swastika. And at the same time, their own emblem contains the black sun of the occult, which was a Nazi SS emblem.”
Logan went on to link the Ukrainian military to the Azov Battalion, stating that “throughout the Ukrainian military you can see that black sun of the occult on their body armor, even on the female soldiers who are paraded in front of the world as being such an example of Ukraine’s independence and spirit and nobility.”
Logan reports that the United States and its various intelligence agencies have been funding and arming the Nazis in Ukraine for a long time. “The CIA under Allen Dulles actually gave immunity from prosecution to the Nazis of Ukraine during the Nuremberg trials. So there’s a long history of the United States and our intelligence agencies funding and arming Nazis in Ukraine. These are not, like, new neo-Nazi groups that sprung up. These are the actual Nazis.
“What troubles me about the moment that we’re in is that we have such a selective and narrow reading of history. President Zelenskyy is not the only one whose ancestors suffered at the hands of the Nazis. I mean, look at Putin. How many relatives did he lose in the siege of St. Petersburg? People don’t know their history. I don’t need to defend Vladimir Putin. My job as a journalist is to try to understand what is the truth here?
“I don’t like being lied to. And we’re being lied to on an epic scale. Putin knew exactly what he was doing when he invaded Ukraine,” Logan explained. “He did not go directly to Kiev. Instead, Russia went to all those biolabs in the country. So we should not just believe our leaders. After all, they lied about Corona.”
Conservative pundit, Candace Owens, has now called out the growing xenophobia the Russian people have been facing in Western countries after the beginning of Moscow’s military offensive in Ukraine.
“Absolutely appalling the way Russians are being treated in America and abroad,” Owens said recently in a Twitter post. “That our leaders and government institutions are allowing for – and at times calling for – this discrimination following their global Black Lives Matter hysteria is quite telling.”
Owens ended her tweet by declaring, “Russian Lives Matter.” She has previously spoken out against the BLM movement. Last month, she drew criticism when she blamed the US government and its NATO allies for escalating tensions in Ukraine by breaking promises to Moscow and expanding onto Russia’s doorstep.
Russian expatriates in the US, Canada and Europe have faced increasing discrimination and hatred amid the Ukraine crisis, especially since President Vladimir Putin began a military offensive in the former Soviet republic on February 24. Police in Calgary this month launched an investigation after receiving reports of Russian residents being harassed online, and vandals splashed a Russian Orthodox church in the city with red paint.
Yet again we see what Lara Logan has pointed out in her own words, which is worth repeating.
“…“I don’t like being lied to. And we’re being lied to on an epic scale. Putin knew exactly what he was doing when he invaded Ukraine, Logan explained. “He did not go directly to Kiev. Instead, Russia went to all those biolabs in the country. So, we should not just believe our leaders. After all, they lied about Corona.”
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