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Rosen Apologizes For Logan Tweets

Journalist Nir Rosen has exited his post as an NYU Fellow
and apologized to Anderson Cooper 360 Wednesday night following tweets
mocking the brutal attack of CBS correspondent Lara Logan in Egypt.

Rosen told Cooper in an interview he had been a jerk and
there was no defense for the tweets, which dismissively and almost
jokingly suggested Logan was trying to outdo, Cooper, who had been
roughed up during the demonstrations.

Though Rosen had linked to the brief CBS statement on
Logan's attack, he said he had not read far enough to see it had been a
sexual assault. Cooper pointed out that the statement was only a couple
of graphs and that he had a hard time believing
Rosen.

Rosen, also a former fellow at the New America
Foundation, has written about the Middle East for Time, the New York
Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly and numerous others, according to
his New America bio.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.