Lara Logan: ‘I’m Not Going to Pretend to Be Conservative So I Can Be the Darling of the Conservative Media; I’m Going to Be Who I Am’

By A.J. Katz 

Conservative media organizations have approached former CBS News correspondent Lara Logan for work in light of comments she recently made on a conservative podcast, where she refers to the mainstream media as “mostly liberal” and spoke about being targeted by progressive media advocacy organization Media Matters.

While the offers have come in, they have not resulted in any sit-down discussions; not with Fox News nor with any other network. At least not yet.

“There are many [companies] I would work for but I’m not going to be something I’m not,” Logan told The Hollywood Reporter‘s Jeremy Barr, who interviewed her over the weekend. “I’m not going to pretend to be conservative so I can be the darling of the conservative media. I’m going to be who I am.”

Sean Hannity interviewed Logan after her comments went viral, and remarked aloud: “I hope my bosses at Fox find a place for you.”

Regarding Hannity, Logan said: “I’ve known Hannity a long time. He’s been saying that since the day I met him.” (Logan said that Hannity is “one of the good guys” in “an industry of assholes.”).

Logan left CBS News in August 2018 and told THR that she has a number of TV projects in the works. She would like to work for herself, however, if media organizations come calling, she’ll listen.

Despite what seem to be consistent criticisms of mainstream media, Logan doesn’t seem to go after her former CBS News or her old colleagues at 60 Minutes. She also gives a shout out to newly-named 60 Minutes executive producer Bill Owens.

“No one comes close to being as qualified as [Owens] is for that show,” she said. “There was no other sane choice and he will be brilliant.” (She said she was “stunned” by Fager’s downfall and the for-cause termination of longtime CBS head honcho Les Moonves amid sexual assault allegations.)

Logan also brought up Megyn Kellywho was fired last fall from NBC News in light of the notorious blackace comment (which she later apologized for) – as someone she has respect for.

“It seems to be that there’s a machine and it’s more powerful these days,” Logan said, undoubtedly referencing Media Matters. “When she [Kelly] made that comment, it cost her not just her show and not just her job, but it has a massive impact on her career.”

Logan remarked that she’s fascinated to see what Kelly can come up with.