During what was a rather lengthy interview on the Mike Drop podcast, –hosted by conservative host and ex-Navy SEAL Mike Ritland– former CBS Newser and 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan claimed that mainstream news media outlets are “mostly liberal,” and that right-wing outlets like Breitbart are a good way to learn information from “the other side.”
After the conservative podcast host characterized US news media as “absurdly left-leaning” and supportive of Democrats, Logan said that “most” US and international journalists are “left.”
“The media everywhere is mostly liberal, not just the US,” claimed Logan.
During the conversation, Logan claimed that progressive media watchdog Media Matters “targeted” her after a comment on Benghazi.
“I made one comment about Benghazi,” stated Logan, “I was targeted by Media Matters for America, which was an organization established by David Brock, who has dedicated himself to the Clintons. It was their known propaganda organization.”
Towards the end of the conversation with Ritland, Logan remarked, “This interview is professional suicide for me.”
Rewind 5 1/2 years ago – A number of media outlets, not just Media Matters, challenged her October 2013 report for 60 Minutes about the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi after the Washington Post initially raised issues with the credibility of one of Logan’s sources.
In light of media reports challenging Logan’s actual reporting of the facts, Logan would defend her 60 Minutes piece, claiming controversy around the episode was due to “intense political warfare.”
CBS retracted her report soon thereafter in November 2013. Logan made a 60 Minutes on-air apology that month, and following the results of an internal report, took a 7-month leave of absence. She returned to the program in June 2014, where she discussed the worsening situation in Iraq.
Prior to the remarks she made on the conservative podcast, the last we really heard from Logan was February 2018, when South by Southwest announced that she would be moderating a conversation with former CBS News chairman Jeff Fager, marking 50 seasons of 60 Minutes and undoubtedly other matters.
The conversation fell through, and both newsers are no longer employed by CBS News.