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Nir Rosen to Anderson Cooper: ‘There’s no defense for what I did’

CNN’s Anderson Cooper spoke to freelance journalist Nir Rosen last night about Rosen’s inappropriate tweets concerning the sexual assault of CBS News correspondent Lara Logan. During the inappropriate Tweet stream Tuesday night, Rosen also took some shots at Cooper, Tweeting, “it would be funny if it happened to Anderson.”

“I’m assuming you mean a sexual assault,” Cooper said to Rosen, “because I had already been roughed up.” Rosen admitted that he did not read the CBS article that he tweeted — and that if he had read that Logan was the victim of sexual assault he would have been more sensitive.

“There’s no defense here,” the freelance journalist told Cooper, “I just figured that this was going to get more attention and take the attention away from the event on the ground and from other people that were attacked, because they weren’t white. They weren’t celebrities.”

Video of the CNN interview is after the jump…

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Rosen Apologizes for Logan Remarks: ‘A man should never joke about women being abused or harassed’

FishbowlDC’s Betsy Rothstein interviewed journalist Nir Rosen about the offensive Tweets he sent yesterday about CBS’ Lara Logan — after she was assaulted in Egypt. Rosen tweeted that Logan was trying “to outdo Anderson” — referring to the attack on CNN’s Anderson Cooper in Egypt on Feb. 2.

Rosen told Rothstein, “I feel like when you have done something so offensive and stupid, even trying to explain it seems like you are justifying it and what you say will be taken out of context.”

Rosen will be on “Anderson Cooper 360″ tonight.

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