Thursday, June 26, 2008

CBS closes down Baghdad bureau

This is from Wednesday's New York Times:

"Lara Logan, the CBS News chief foreign correspondent who deplored the lack of media coverage of Iraq and Afghanistan last week, will no longer be based overseas, the network said on Wednesday.

Ms. Logan, who has covered both wars extensively for CBS, will be based in Washington, with a new title: chief foreign affairs correspondent. The position will probably give Ms. Logan, considered a rising star within CBS News, with more airtime on the “CBS Evening News” and “60 Minutes.”

“She will still travel all over the world, but she will based in Washington instead of London,” said Sean McManus, the president of CBS News. “She will still periodically cover the war in Iraq, and she will still cover international stories.”

Ms. Logan’s guest appearance on Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” on June 17 caught some viewers — and also some CBS staffers — off guard. Speaking to the host, Jon Stewart, she used colorful language to complain about how little airtime the broadcast networks devote to war reporting. CBS News recently stopped assigning a full-time correspondent to Iraq, becoming the first American network to do so. . ." (my bold face)

The complete story can be found here.

1 comment:

Infantry Dad said...

Now isn't that strange?