Former CBS News “60 Minutes” journalist Lara Logan has some choice words for CNN and hosts (or, better, TV personalities) Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo.
Logan, an award-winning reporter who worked for CBS for 16 years including her time as a foreign correspondent covering news in the Middle East and South Africa, said on “Hannity” Wednesday night that journalists should be busy dealing with the facts and distinguishing between “what people are actually representing and what they’re trying to do” in elections.
She then asked of TV hosts Lemon and Cuomo whether they are journalists or “opinion hosts.”
“My concern as a journalist is trying to figure out what the facts are and trying to figure out what people are actually representing, what they are actually trying to do in the election,” Logan said.
“As journalists, it seems to me, our job is to do that. That is our duty,” she continued. “But what I really want to know, Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo, are they opinion hosts? Are these opinion shows or are these news programs? Because that’s an important distinction. People tell me... that’s they want to know. When they turn on the news they want the facts."
Logan added, asking host Sean Hannity, “When they turn on an opinion show like yours, they want your opinion, right?”
Logan later asked CNN to take a stance already.
“Where does CNN stand? Have you taken a political position or not?” she asked.
“The problem with what has been happening in the media as far as I’m concerned is that we claim the middle ground. We claim to be objective and we are not,” Logan said.
Check out the full interview below.
Logan left CBS News in 2018. News of her departure came in 2019 after she appeared in a podcast to discuss how the media has become "absurdly left-leaning" and has "abandoned our pretense, or at least the effort, to be objective today.”