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Posts Tagged ‘Simone Wilson’

LA Weekly Corrects Its Lara Logan Correction

On March 14th, LA Weekly‘s Simone Wilson corrected a previous February 15th report on the attack in Egypt of 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan. This afternoon, she takes that correction back.

Her original correction followed a trio of anonymously sourced reports claiming Logan had not been raped and “only poked by flagpoles.” Unable to get confirmation from CBS and facing vocal criticism from other media outlets, Wilson eventually wrote: “We conclude that we erroneously interpreted CBS’ report of what happened to Logan on February 11, 2011.” However, based on the following generally accepted international definition of rape, it appears Wilson was right:

The widest definition of rape in international law was provided by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, which stated that rape consists of a physical invasion of a sexual nature, committed on a person under coercive circumstances. Sexual violence, including rape, is not limited to physical invasion of the human body and may include acts that do not involve penetration or even physical contact.

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LA Weekly Nails Naked-Man-on-405 Coverage

In case you hadn’t yet heard, an unidentified naked man wearing only a pair of socks ran onto the 405 north freeway in Los Angeles this morning, before getting off at the Santa Monica Blvd. exit and eventually being apprehended by police.

At this early viral news cycle stage, LA Weekly staff writer Simone Wilson has already won the award for speediest and most comprehensive coverage by a local outlet. Just a few hours in, she’s already shared updates, celebrity tweets, and a great rear view:

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LA Weekly Coverage of Lara Logan Assault Criticized by CNN, NY Times

It’s not just local readers who are offended by LA Weekly blogger Simone Wilson‘s coverage of the horrific assault on CBS reporter Lara Logan. On Saturday, Maureen Dowd of the NY Times included Wilson in her criticism of “vile bodies online” that “began beating up on the brave war correspondent” soon after news of the attack broke:

On her LA Weekly blog, Simone Wilson dredged up Logan’s romantic exploits and quoted a Feb. 3 snipe from the conservative blog Mofo Politics, after Logan was detained by the Egyptian police: “OMG if I were her captors and there were no sanctions for doing so, I would totally rape her.”

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LA Weekly Reporter’s Tone Deaf Remarks on Lara Logan Assault

Yesterday came the heartbreaking news that CBS Correspondent Lara Logan was beaten and sexually assaulted while reporting from Tahrir Square in Egypt. In a post on the crime for the LA Weekly‘s Informer blog, Simone Wilson angered many with her commentary. She remarked repeatedly on Logan’s good looks and made note of her controversial sexual history. Worst of all perhaps was Wilson’s description of the attack:

Logan was in Tahrir Square with her “60 Minutes” news team when Mubarak’s announcement broke. Then, in a rush of frenzied excitement, some Egyptian protesters apparently consummated their newfound independence by sexually assaulting the blonde reporter.

That’s a pretty offensive characterization of both sexual assault and the Egyptian protesters.

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