R197, I’m not making any excuses for Logan, but I’d like to offer an explanation:
After what happened to her in N. Africa, chances are that she is still suffering from major PTSD, and has gone off the beam.
While I never had a situation such as her assault, I REGRETTABLY spent 5+ years with my mom & her husband, not too long ago.
They’re both dysfunctional AF, & it changed me. I’m very aware of the PTSD which remains, as a result of being subjected to verbal abuse on an almost daily basis, along with some really awful psychological and emotional trauma that was directed my way by both of them. They were both REALLY fucked up, difference being that my mom was blatant about her abuse towards me, while my stepfather was a very scary manipulator, whom o eventually had to learn to get in front of psychologically, in order to protect myself from the BS aimed me continuously.
I’m still suffering from some of the ways I was so poorly treated, by my mom, who is a very sick woman, & by a man I loved and trusted as my own father, & turned out to be a complete fabrication, & was not who he pretended to be, for many, many years.
Being fooled & tricked like that, fucked me up. So I can only imagine what Lara Logan is dealing with.
The difference between she and myself, is that I will not allowed myself to be swallowed up into an authoritarian/strong man/protector mindset, in order to feel safe again. She, obviously has.
Healing from trauma isn’t easy. There’s zero excuse for telling blatant lies on air, but please understand, this is a VERY scared woman, who is attempting to take back control, & unfortunately, fell into the pathways of misinformation in order to regain her footing.