Lara Logan: ‘I’m not going to pretend to be conservative’ to be conservative media ‘darling’

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Former CBS News correspondent Lara Logan says she’s been approached by several right-leaning media outlets about joining them to work, but declared “she’s not going to pretend to be conservative” in an effort “to be the darling of the conservative media. 

“There are many (companies) I would work for but I’m not going to be something I’m not,” Logan told The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m not going to pretend to be conservative so I can be the darling of the conservative media. I’m going to be who I am.”

{mosads}Logan also said that she has not entered into any discussions with Fox News. The 47-year-old appeared last week on “Hannity,” the network’s top-rated program. Host Sean Hannity openly urged his bosses to hire Logan.

“I mean this sincerely, I hope my bosses at Fox find a place for you,” Hannity said. “I know that you want to still do great work and [be] independent and I think it would be a service if you did.

“I hope that you telling truth doesn’t end up in career suicide for you. We need the fair, honest investigative voices,” he added.

Logan said in a podcast interview with former Navy SEAL Mike Ritland that journalism had become more about political activism and propaganda and noted that such comments could equate to “professional suicide” for her future career prospects. 

“We’ve become political activists in a sense and, some could argue, propagandists — and there’s some merit to that,” Logan said on Feb 15. “This is the kind of interview that is like professional suicide for me.”

Logan was named a full-time correspondent for CBS in 2002, with the two-time Edward R. Murrow Award recipient’s role with network ending quietly last year.

She was embroiled in controversy in 2013 after she and her producer, Max McClennan, were asked to take a leave of absence after an internal network review of the “60 Minutes” story they did on the U.S. Embassy attacks in Benghazi, citing it was “deficient in several respects.”

Logan eventually returned months later, but only in a limited capacity.

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