NYU Professor Resigns Over Tweets Critical of Lara Logan

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"Jesus Christ, at a moment when she is going to become a martyr and glorified we should at least remember her role as a major war monger," NYU fellow and Iraq war chronicler Nir Rosen tweeted yesterday upon hearing the news of reporter Lara Logan's sexual assault in Cairo. As his Twitter followers attacked him for his insensitivity, he fired back. "It's always wrong, obviously, but I'm rolling my eyes at all the attention she'll get." Rosen has been critical in the past of Logan's defense of General McChrystal in the face of a scathing Rolling Stone piece. Today, the director of NYU's Center on Law and Security, Karen Greenberg, accepted his resignation. "Nir Rosen is always provocative, but he crossed the line yesterday with his comments about Lara Logan. I am deeply distressed by what he wrote about Ms. Logan and strongly denounce his comments," Greenberg said in a statement. "They were cruel and insensitive and completely unacceptable. Mr. Rosen tells me that he misunderstood the severity of the attack on her in Cairo. He has apologized, withdrawn his remarks, and submitted his resignation as a fellow, which I have accepted."

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