Laura Logan Bounced
I enjoyed Lara Logan’s reporting on Fox News, but criticizing Fauci ended her career there. Fox News has never been as conservative as they contend. They’re run by progressives who make a lot of money promoting a conservative story line. I rarely print an entire article. This time, I am.
(Epoch Times) an article by Jack Phillips
Former CBS journalist Lara Logan said that she was forced out of Fox Nation after she made public comments about White House COVID-19 advisor Anthony Fauci last year.
“I was definitely pushed out,” Logan said in a recent interview with radio host Eric Metaxas regarding what had happened at the network, without elaborating. “I mean, there is no doubt about that. They don’t want independent thinkers. They don’t want people who follow the facts regardless of the politics.”
Logan also said that hit pieces done by legacy news outlets have hurt her prospects, saying that “if they Google you, and they see a Washington Post or New York Times hit piece on you, well then they don’t want anything to do with you, right? Oh well, we can’t hire you for our event or we can’t employ you or whatever else.”
“I’ve always said I don’t belong to any party. I don’t belong to any one side,” she also said. “I really don’t care about media organizations who for years have reported false stories. Why should I care what they have to say?”
Logan also confirmed in late March that she “was dumped by Fox” during another interview. She had appeared as a guest on the network’s opinion programs and hosted a docuseries produced by Warm Springs Productions on Fox’s streaming service Fox Nation.
In a Fox News interview in November, Logan drew controversy after criticizing Fauci for his policy agenda during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“What you see on Dr. Fauci, this is what people say to me, that he doesn’t represent science to them. He represents Josef Mengele … the Nazi doctor who did experiments on Jews during the Second World War and in the concentration camps,” Logan said at the time. Some Jewish groups criticized her for the comments, and she was dropped by talent agency UTA, according to UTA’s chief communications officer in a statement to news outlets earlier this year.
After the Fauci remark, she has not appeared on Fox News since.
“I don’t really know,” she told the Daily Beast about her status at Fox. “I’m not on their payroll,” she added. “So I, you know, I’m not in communication with them.”
Before appearing on Fox, Logan, who is from South Africa, was a correspondent for CBS News for decades, appearing on the network’s flagship program, “60 Minutes.”