Former CBS chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan blasted the mainstream media, accusing it of liberal bias and praised conservative websites like Breitbart and Fox News for presenting the “other side” of issues.
“Unless you seek out Breitbart on your computer, you’re probably not even going to know what the other side is saying,” Logan said on an episode of retired Navy SEAL Mike Ritland’s Mike Drop podcast.
“This is the problem that I have. There’s one Fox, and there’s many, many, many more organizations on the left,” Logan continued. “The problem is the weight of all these organizations on one side of the political spectrum. When you turn on your computer, or you walk past the TV, or you see a newspaper headline in the grocery store If they’re all saying the same thing, the weight of that convinces you that it’s true. You don’t question it, because everyone is saying it.”
Logan also criticized what she said was the lowering of newsroom standards during the Trump era, in particular, the practice of publishing articles based on single anonymous administration sources.
“That’s not journalism, it’s horses–,” she said, noting that such coverage was the “bane of her existence.”
Breitbart editor in chief Alexander Marlow did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap. However, Breitbart praised Logan’s comments in an article. Reps for Fox News also did not immediately respond to request for comment.
“CBS’s Lara Logan breaks ranks!,” Breitbart senior tech correspondent Allum Bokhari said. He shared a Breitbart piece of her interview and added in other quotes from it — including that Logan’s belief that her remarks would be “professional suicide” for her.
“Headline after headline says ‘CBS’ Lara Logan,’ and that’s not accurate,” Stelter wrote in his Monday evening newsletter. “Lara Logan stopped working at CBS last year, but right-wing websites keep making it sound like she’s still there. I guess they didn’t fact-check,” he added on Twitter Tuesday.
Logan was a longtime reporter with CBS and “60 Minutes” before she left the network in 2018.