BREAKING: Nir Rosen Resigns Over Comments on Lara Logan Sexual Assault in Egypt

Joe Schoffstall | February 16, 2011
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Yesterday, I wrote a blog post on Nir Rosen, a fellow at NYU's Center for Law and Security, and his outlandish comments he made of the sexual assault of CBS correspondent Lara Logan on Twitter- which I posted on Big Government as well. Jim Geraghty from National Review and Steve Nelson at the Daily Caller did the same. This statement was just received from NYU:

From Karen J. Greenberg, Executive Director, Center on Law and Security Nir Rosen is always provocative, but he crossed the line yesterday with his comments about Lara Logan. I am deeply distressed by what he wrote about Ms. Logan and strongly denounce his comments. They were cruel and insensitive and completely unacceptable. Mr. Rosen tells me that he misunderstood the severity of the attack on her in Cairo. He has apologized, withdrawn his remarks, and submitted his resignation as a fellow, which I have accepted. However, this in no way compensates for the harm his comments have inflicted. We are all horrified by what happened to Ms. Logan, and our thoughts are with her during this difficult time.
Rosen's comments were most likely directed at Lara Logan in retaliation to her defending General Stanley McChrystal last year after a controversial Rolling Stone interview- given his past TV appearances in which he would defend Al Qaeda. Here is Rosen appearing on Russia Today saying that Al Qaeda's threat to the U.S. is a lie.

Here is Nir Rosen appearing on Democracy Now! saying the threat from Al Qaeda has been "greatly exaggerated".