How 480 characters unraveled my career

How 480 characters unraveled my career – Egyptian Protests –

Say what you will about Nir Rosen, seen by some as a Taliban-sympathizer and who is the former CNN correspondent who was forced to resign after he derided on Twitter the attacked CBS chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan. But not even such scoundrels as he is wrong all the time:

“Had Logan been a non-white, non-famous journalist, this story would have never made it to the news. Ahmed Mahmoud, an Egyptian journalist, was killed in cold blood and nobody ever heard of him. So why all the focus on Logan? The U.S. media did not care when Egyptian journalists (or any other Egyptian) were being jailed. Only when pretty white people showed up did Egypt really start to matter…. Even before we knew what happened to her, I knew how to anticipate the media response in the United States.”


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2 Responses to How 480 characters unraveled my career

  1. Martha says:

    Nir Rosen was never a CNN correspondent. He is a france lance writer whose work has appeared in The Nation, Mother Jones, Harper’s Magazine, Washington Post and at Salon among other places.


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