Former CBS News foreign correspondent Lara Logan appeared on “Hannity” Wednesday evening to expand on her recent remarks characterizing the media as “mostly liberal.”
Logan went on to detail precisely who she believes is targeting her.
“Michael Calderone, who was at the Huffington Post. I can literally give you the script now, I can tell you who the players are. Joe Hagan, Brian Stelter, it’s the same people all the time and they’re all saying the same things and they come after Cheryl Atkinson, they come after you, they come after me,” she said.
“If there are any independent voices out there, if there are any journalists that are not beating the same drum and giving the same talking points, then we pay the price.”
She accused her critics of engaging in smear tactics as opposed to attacking “the substance of what you’re saying.”
“It’s obvious, right, because you get targeted,” she said, explaining her earlier comments that she was committing “professional suicide” by criticizing the media. “It’s the same group of people, they’re already starting to target me again now and I was expecting it. I know they’re gonna come after me again. The same people come after you.”
“The media everywhere is mostly liberal. But in this country, 85% of journalists are registered Democrats. So that’s just a fact, right?” she said. She added that news organizations on “one side of the political spectrum” have a lot of “weight.”
“If they are all saying the same thing, the weight of that convinces you that it’s true,” she said. “You don’t question it because everyone is saying it.”