Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hey Egypt: F*ck You!

CBS News correspondent Lara Logan was just released from a U.S. hospital following a brutal sexual attack and beating she sustained while reporting on the tumultuous events in Cairo. Logan was in the city's Tahrir Square on Friday after Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down when she, her team and their security "were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration," CBS said in a statement Tuesday. The network described a mob of more than 200 people "whipped into a frenzy." Separated from her crew in the crush of the violent pack, she suffered what CBS called "a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating." She was rescued by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers, the network said. Logan wasn’t the only reporter attacked during the protests in Egypt and she wasn’t the only female targeted for sexual assault. Logan’s attack was one of at least 140 others suffered by reporters covering the unrest in Egypt since Jan. 30, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. An Egyptian reporter even died from gunshot wounds he received during the protests. Sexual harassment of women is also a common occurrence on the streets of Cairo. On the day Mubarak fell, numerous women reported being groped by the rowdy crowds. One witness even saw a woman slap a man across the face after he touched her.

Way to go Egypt. You couldn’t just smoke blunts, tip over city busses, and light trash cans on fire like respectable protestors? No, you had to go and commit a brutal sexual assault on an innocent news reporter from America. What’s wrong with you? Are your cocks so small and your egos so fragile that you can’t help but to devalue women whenever given the opportunity? We may have our fair share of problems here in America – a floundering economy, a broken government, and the South to name a few – but at least we know how to treat women with the respect and admiration they deserve, and at least we know how to throw a proper riot (see every time a sports team wins a major championship). You should be ashamed of yourselves. Not only does Cairo smell worse than Detroit after the Pistons won their last title, but now the whole world knows what a loathsome and detestable people you truly are. Enjoy your empty celebrations while they last you depraved half-wits. For when your buzz finally wears off it will become evident that you’re still nothing more nothing than a 3rd world desert wasteland full of vile miscreants and insecure perverts.

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