What a tweet! NYU fellow quits after mocking Logan
Nir Rosen, a journalist fellow at NYU’s Center on Law and Security, resigned yesterday after he wrote several tweets mocking the attack on CBS news correspondent Lara Logan, who was beaten and sexually assaulted while covering the Egyptian protests in Tahrir Square.
“Lara Logan had to outdo Anderson [Cooper],” Rosen tweeted Tuesday when news of Logan’s attack broke. “I’m rolling my eyes at all the attention she’ll get.”
Rosen left NYU voluntarily, and told Mediabistro in an interview yesterday that he feels “like shrinking now, I am so embarrassed for what I have done and how many people I offended. On Twitter I often banter and argue with various acquaintances. … We don’t regard it as a place to make serious statements.
“After all, at least I thought, it’s just silly social media, but that was idiotic of me and I showed terrible judgment,” he added.