Journalist Nir Rosen apologized on Twitter for tweets that he sent out joking about Lara Logan’s sexual assault in Egypt.
In one of the tweets Rosen, who is a war correspondent said, Logan “had to outdo Anderson,” a reference to Anderson Cooper who was also in Egypt during the early days of the Mubarak protests.
Rosen also called Logan a war monger, saying in one of his tweets, “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.”
On Wednesday Rosen sent a tweet with a link to the website Fishbowl DC. In the interview he apologized for his remarks and told the website, “I heard that Ms. Logan was roughed up like many other journalists, I had not realized it was something more serious. I thought I would provoke a friend on Twitter, childishly, and then the exchange grew and suddenly statements that I could not possibly mean were being taken seriously and I was hurting people I didnt even know without any intention.”
Rosen issued an apology to Logan’s family and friends, and to all women.