Nir Rosen Leaves NYU Over Lara Logan Comments

Nir Rosen, a journalist who has written for Time, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and others, has departed his fellowship at NYU over insensitive Tweets he wrote regarding Lara Logan being sexually assaulted in Egypt.

When the news broke that Logan had been attacked, Rosen fired off a string of tweets that seemed to downplay the severity of the situation. In a reply, he stated, “look, she was probably groped like thousands of other women, which is still wrong, but if it was worse than i’m sorry,” then followed that up with the tweet pictured here.

As time went on, Rosen realized his mistake and apologized repeatedly, but he has since resigned from NYU’s Center on Law and Security.

Regardless of what Rosen thought of the situation, he should’ve known better than to tweet anything inflammatory. For a guy who makes his living with words, he sure chose the wrong ones last night.

FishbowlDC caught up with Rosen and asked him some questions about the incident.