While the world reels in shock over CBS reporter Lara Logan's sexual assault in Egypt, another American journalist is causing a different kind of outrage, calling Logan a "warmonger" who was simply trying to outdo Anderson Cooper.
According to a story by Aliyah Shahid at nydailynews.com, Nir Rosen, an NYU fellow who has extensively covered the Iraq War, made the insensitive remarks during a Twitter rant on Tuesday.
"Lara Logan had to outdo Anderson," Rosen wrote, referring to the CNN correspondent, who was reportedly punched in the head multiple times while covering the recent demonstrations in Egypt.
Rosen went on, insisting it would be humorous if Anderson too had been sexually assaulted.
"Yes yes it's wrong what happened to her. Of course. I don't support that. But it would have been funny if it happened to Anderson too."
From there, his posts only got worse.
Last week, Logan, a "60 Minutes" correspondent, endured a "brutal and sustained sexual assault by a mob of men while covering the Egyptian uprising," CBS News said on Tuesday. She was eventually saved by a group of women and about 20 Egyptian soldiers, the network reported.
The 39-year-old is now back in the U.S. and recovering.
Rosen, who has written for a number of prestigious publications, including Time, Harper's, The New Yorker and the New York Times Magazine, later offered a half-hearted apology, after deleting many of his previous posts. He's currently a fellow at the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law.