Last week, Glenn previewed the 60 Minutes Interview that had Lara Logan speaking up for the first time about the sexual assault she experienced in the middle of the “democratic uprising” in Egypt. Today on radio, he examined her interview and hoped to draw attention to the facts that have been ignored by the MSM when it comes to the Middle East uprisings.
Glenn began the story by warning about potentially graphic and upsetting content, which we are reiterating now.
Glenn explained, “She is the CBS reporter that was raped in Tahrir Square and I want to warn you now that the content is graphic in her own words, here is what happened. “
Logan said, “They were saying let's take her pants off. And it's like suddenly before I even know what's happening, I feel hands grabbing my breasts, grabbing my crotch, grabbing me from behind. I mean, and it's not, you know, one person and then it stops. It's like one person and another person and another person. And I know Ray is right there and he's grabbing at me and screaming, Lara, hold onto me, hold onto me.”
Lara described how her clothing was ripped off and the men raped her with their hands. She held onto Ray, a former special forces soldier, for her life – until he was torn away.
“When I lost Ray, I thought that was the end. It was like all the adrenaline left my body. Because I knew in his face when he lost me, he thought I was going to die, that they were tearing my body in every direction at this point, tearing my muscles, and they were trying to tear off chunks of my scalp,” she said.
Logan said that she felt herself give up at one point while trying to fight them off, only to be shocked that she gave up so easily of her life and her children. “When I thought, I'm going to die here, and my next thought was, I can't believe I just, I just let them kill me, that that was as much fight as I had, that I just gave in and I gave up on my children so easily. How could you do that? “ she said.
“Did you hear what just happened? She gave up. And she asked herself, how did I die so quickly? How did I give up so quickly? Is that all the fight I had in me?” Glenn asked.
“She had no choice but to fight. But she knew who she was and she knew what she was fighting for. Her children. Her life. Courage only comes from when you are settled inside and you know what is true,” Glenn said.
“Why is this story not being told and championed from the highest levels? Why is this story an unknown for most Americans? How can people of good conscience say this was a peaceful revolution, that nothing bad is coming our way? Why don't we know this?” Glenn asked.