Lara Logan’s al Qaeda video: Too important to ignore

posted at 9:33 am on January 31, 2007 by Bryan

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It is a shame that career advancement comes at the price of being a tool for our enemies. CBS actually did the right thing, for once, by not showuing this on the prime time news.

DAT60A3 on January 31, 2007 at 9:43 AM

“Willing tool, or ignorant fool?”

Question of the day.

flipflop on January 31, 2007 at 9:50 AM

Holy Shitzky. Nice catch, you guys. My vote would be ‘willing tool’. They just never think they are going to get caught.

WriterMom on January 31, 2007 at 10:05 AM

Al Qaeda has stated bluntly that it will use our media against us. Yet more proof that either the media is willingly going along with and corroborating with the enemy or the media refuses to do any hard journalism and prefers to use images it deems appropriate to discourage an American audience at home.

Either way, it’s the same damn thing and same damn result. The media, willingly or not, are siding with the terrorists. Maybe for different reasons, but to the same effect.

This is why I consider the major media outlets my enemy.

James on January 31, 2007 at 10:10 AM

Simple mix-up. She’s mixing up the video she (and CBS) are taping up for Al-Qaeda with the video she (and CBS) are taping up for US consumption. Someone mislabeld the video. Happens all the time.

I’ll go with ‘Willing Partner’ myself. She is supposed to be a ‘professional Journalist’. As a professional she has a certain amount of responsibility to know where her sources are.

CrazyFool on January 31, 2007 at 10:32 AM

C-BS does it again!

IndependentConserv on January 31, 2007 at 10:50 AM

Willing tool, I’d say. Too bad about the whole ‘infidel whore must cover their face thing’; she could probably make a lot more money if she started reporting for them directly. But then, there wouldn’t be any airbrushed bio-pic on the web…just a couple of eyes and a bedsheet. Maybe if the thread count was really really high on the sheet? Hmm…

austinnelly on January 31, 2007 at 10:54 AM

LL is obviously pushing an agenda with her breathless voiceover…sad really. But then she rarely sets foot on our shores so she’s running a solo mission out there.

Thanks MM…keep exposing this audacious abuse of public airwaves.

Malpaso on January 31, 2007 at 10:55 AM

Journalistic Incompetence. Indeed.

Is it not also interesting that, just as Michelle returns from Iraq with her videos making a bit of a sensational impact on the news, CBS suddenly pops up with their own hottie reporter and footage reflecting just the opposite of Michelle’s reports?

I find it ineresting that Michelle initiates some really good news reporting, and the Legacy media is now trying to play catch up. But since they don’t have anything that is really news they have to make something and plagiarize Al Jazzera.

Lawrence on January 31, 2007 at 11:00 AM

Way to go Michelle….but do not question their integrity, patriotism etc.

robo on January 31, 2007 at 11:01 AM

Our service men and women have to increasingly be thinking it is them against the rest of the world and the rest of the world has not a clue.

LakeRuins on January 31, 2007 at 11:11 AM

THIS is precisely why the GOP needs to try my new program,


Keep up the good work y’all. There is not a DAY that goes by that I don’t THANK GOD FOR THE NEW MEDIA and all its shining stars.

Stop laughing y’all. Jane prays.


Ye of little faith…

seejanemom on January 31, 2007 at 11:20 AM

Bravo Michelle! Exposing yet another piece of liberal propaganda promoted by the MSM.

In my opinion, another example of deliberate use of the media for partisan political propaganda. The Left does not care about accuracy or facts in their reporting to any extent beyond damaging their credibility if they are discovered – only that the story supports their politcial agenda and bias.

The MSM’s bias to the Left, and their agenda that supports the Left, is well matched with another Hot Air post about the Left at

Match the two up, MSM bias to support the Left’s agenda, and the second post dealing with their true nature, and one has an excellent picture of the biggest weakness the United States has. The posts on demonstration link are interesting as well.

Bravo Michelle and Hot Air folk for keeping our attention on the MSM and the true nature of the Left. I believe you are performing an invaluable service that is starting to gain the attention it deserves.

omegaram on January 31, 2007 at 11:30 AM

Excellent report Bryan. Keep up the good work.

realVerse on January 31, 2007 at 11:30 AM

We have met the enemy, it’s CBS.

mymanpotsandpans on January 31, 2007 at 11:52 AM

Very nice. Very, very nice.

I want to think she’s just a chump.

lauraw on January 31, 2007 at 12:08 PM

Shes both.

Viper1 on January 31, 2007 at 12:14 PM

There are too many “journalists” today that don’t have any idea what journalism is.

greggish on January 31, 2007 at 12:35 PM

Logan is NOT a “willing tool.” She’s an Al Qaeda whore.

georgej on January 31, 2007 at 1:17 PM

I guess the MSM just hasn’t managed to get used to the notion that people are checking its “facts.”

To be as charitable as possible, perhaps CBS chose not to air this piece because of a suspicion as to where Logan might be getting her propagan… er, information.

morganfrost on January 31, 2007 at 1:23 PM

I object. Ignorant fool and willing tool are NOT mutually exclusive. Is it not possible that Logan is BOTH?

CyberCipher on January 31, 2007 at 1:30 PM

Oops. Sorry. budagirl beat me to it in the adjacent thread.

CyberCipher on January 31, 2007 at 1:32 PM

Another excellent Hot Air! Got to agree with Georgej, Budagirl & CyberCipher. Maybe Morganfrost is right. It’s too easy these days to track down this “information” and match it up to Al Qaeda.

Catie96706 on January 31, 2007 at 1:46 PM

Pwn’d! Go Michelle!

tickleddragon on January 31, 2007 at 1:53 PM

Oops. Sorry. budagirl beat me to it in the adjacent thread.

CyberCipher on January 31, 2007 at 1:32 PM

Right minds think alike! ;-0

budugirl on January 31, 2007 at 2:42 PM

It’s a small small world. Good going Michelle thanks again for your diligence. Their gettin brazing with the Dems in power, stupid too.

sonnyspats1 on January 31, 2007 at 2:42 PM

LL working for AQ.

JustTruth101 on January 31, 2007 at 4:14 PM

I want to know how she got the RAW footage. Her report did not have the overlays that the AQ vid had.

– The Cat

MirCat on January 31, 2007 at 4:47 PM

Al-reuters, al-jazeera, al-cbs, al-qaeda, allah-tube, al-ny times…..

I’m sorry.

What is the problem again?

The laws against sedition & treason are still on the books.

locomotivebreath1901 on January 31, 2007 at 5:41 PM

“Al-reuters, al-jazeera, al-cbs, al-qaeda, allah-tube, al-ny times


byteshredder on January 31, 2007 at 5:58 PM

Bryan, what is the relevance of the Al Qaeda LOGO appearing on the AQ side and not the Lara side? Did she receive this vid so raw that her ‘copy’ was before AQ had a chance to put their logo on the vid?

Or, maybe it is her original video and she shot it, WITH Al Qaeda? or sold them a copy before she went to CBS with it?
GREAT to hear from you.
Are you all OK?
Glad to see your site back up, even if it just says you’ll be back.

shooter on January 31, 2007 at 6:10 PM

Journalism has been corrupted in the same way that documentary filmmaking has been destroyed by the likes of Michael Moore. They no longer REPORT the news; they wake up, decide what story they want to tell – “Hmmm…shall we tell the public that Shrub is stupid, that our stupid soldiers are dying for a lie, that these freedom fighters are more than a match for us, or all of the above?” – and then go out and find or fabricate the footage to match the meme.

Def Ref on January 31, 2007 at 6:11 PM

They still believe they own the media. Even 10 years ago, this could never have been uncovered for the treasonous act it is. Great work, Michelle and bloggers!

Now…off with her head!

SouthernGent on January 31, 2007 at 6:36 PM

Great Vent, y’all are the best.

This type of CBS web-junk has now become their hallmark. This piece and that “reporter” are the best they can offer. And this piece from LL should make it clear, the new media, and Hot Air in particular, have now surpassed the old media. Truth is everything. The old media has abandoned the truth.

Zorro on January 31, 2007 at 8:08 PM

Not surprising to me at all. The trick is figuring out what we are going to do about it. Sooner or later, if the government doesn’t do something to counter this, certain citizenry WILL.

Oh, and by action, I don’t mean the kind that MLK would have blessed. Crunch time is approaching, and the adults appear to still be asleep.

itzWicks on January 31, 2007 at 8:08 PM





The False Dervish on January 31, 2007 at 8:18 PM

lara’s hot. her vid is not. shame on C-BS, shilling for AQ’s religion of decapitation.

sbvft contributor on January 31, 2007 at 8:46 PM

I don’t find Lara Logan “hot.” Normally, I would find a woman of her looks very attractive, but treason to me is a turn off.

Phil Byler on January 31, 2007 at 9:27 PM

Another one bites the dust.

When will those tools fools… enemies of freedom and democracy ever learn?

I have no further trust in any of the MSM at this point anyway, but what did everyone expect… the truth? Unbiased reports? Unstaged straight up news, just the news, and nothing but the news?

Wanna buy a bridge real cheap?

SilverStar830 on January 31, 2007 at 11:41 PM

When a crime is committed… we dial “911” and wait for the police………

When treason is committed…… {CRICKETS CHIRPING}…..

“Who” exactly is responsible for enforceing “Treason” laws, or even the infraction, there of??????????

……. and where are they???

Time to turn our spot light on the one’s who are collecting a pay check, but doing none of the “hard work” to earn it.

Time to ask the questions, the first:

“If you are not going to do it, step aside. I, as a citizen, can start as a “Citizen Arrest”….

“Laugh as you will, but it is still one of the last rights left, before the Democrats take them away, but you, yes, you, have to answer for your actions, because, along with your traitorist speech, have consequences….”

My powder is dry, gents and ladies, is yours……..???

Are you going two mull through two years of the Dems, MSM, and Jane Fonda???

…….. Spot On

PinkyBigglesworth on February 1, 2007 at 2:33 AM

Whnat the heck are all you guys talking about! I have yet to see any proof other than assumption, that this video came from ALQ. Who shot the video? What was their motive? How did CBS get the video and when?

If the guy shooting the video was willing to sell it, then he / she probably sold it to multiple people.

I’d like to see some real evidence, not supposition.

harry on February 1, 2007 at 6:44 AM


In the absence of information, this is what the MSM gets. We know their motives. We draw conclusions. We actually at least admit our intent. The MSM, doesn’t. Leaving it all up to us to figure out.

We’d like to see some real evidence and journalistic integrity return. But, that ain’t happening anytime soon.

We are a check against them. If they want to correct a record they are more than able to do so, they just aren’t willing.

The thing is, their “corrections” smack of condescension as well.

So what are we to do? Keep checking and digging and hypothesizing and inferring. That is what intelligent beings do. We don’t take marching orders from some left wing University Professor.

Our soldiers are dying on the battlefield so these hate mongers can spread this filth.

James on February 1, 2007 at 8:01 AM