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Today I unfollowed @nirrosen

Today I unfollowed @nirrosen after his comments about Lara Logan.

Nir has issued a series of tweets apologising, but I notice from them that not one single tweet directly addresses Lara and apologises to her.

Lara is the victim in this situation; Lara is also a victim of Nir’s mockery of her being a victim of sexual violence. Neither of which Nir has acknowledged in his tweets.

He has apologised directly to his followers, but not to his victim. Hence the impression is given that Nir still does not understand the gravity of his comment or the gravity of sexual violence, more generally.

I like to give people the benefit of the doubt, so perhaps he does, and perhaps he intends to apologise to her  privately.

But if Nir genuinely feels that he has given a poor reflection of who he his, then perhaps he should come out publicly and make an on the record apology to Lara, not to his twitter followers.

UPDATE 10:34 AEST:  Via @mattduss who just sent me the following link, where Nir offered a direct apology to Lara half an hour ago. http://twitter.com/nirrosen/status/37841784973303808

I tweeted before seeing this so in the spirit of eating humble pie, when needed, I offer my apologies to Nir for not noting his apology in my tweet http://www.tweetdeck.com/twitter/allthingsct/~MQjRS He has stepped up to the mark and done the right thing. And I have learned hit refresh on your search before sending a tweet.

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  1. 02/17/2011 at 5:56 am

    And he has quit from his position at NYU’s Center for Law and Security: http://centerlineblog.org/2011/02/16/official-cls-statement-on-nir-rosen/

  2. 02/21/2011 at 10:19 am

    What did he say? I’m unwilling to trust anything quoted on “Daily Caller” or the like as valid.

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