Lara Logan, Who Compared Fauci to Nazi Doc Mengele, Complains Fox News Pushed Her Out Because ‘They Don’t Like Independent Thinkers’


Lara Logan found her name in a seemingly unending parade of headlines over the past year for some absolutely bat-guano comments that seemed to be too much for Fox News to tolerate. But in her mind, she wasn’t “pushed out” at the cable news network because decent people recoil at comparing Dr. Anthony Fauci to Auschwitz’s “Angel of Death,” but because “they don’t like independent thinkers.”

Logan made that reprehensible comparison last November in an appearance on Fox News’ Prime Time, saying that Fauci did not represent science, but that “people” told her “he represents Joseph Mengele, Dr. Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who did experiments on Jews during the second World War and in the concentration camps.”

These comments didn’t receive any pushback on air in that moment from the program’s guest host Pete Hegseth or the other guest Will Cain, but it did mark the end of her Fox News appearances. Prior to the comments, she had been a frequent guest on both the daytime news shows and evening opinion programs, but afterwards she seemed to have been “quietly benched,” as CNN’s Oliver Darcy put it.

Logan was undeterred, continuing to attack Fauci on Twitter, calling him a Nazi and promoting debunked conspiracy theories that he had experimented with AIDS drugs on orphans.

Her talent agency UTA dropped her over these “highly offensive” and “unacceptable” comments, as Mediaite was the first to report in January.

Conservative talk radio host Eric Metaxas had Logan on his show Wednesday and asked her about her exit from Fox News, saying that he had thought it was “a wonderful, wonderful thing” when he had seen her on the network, because she was “part of that bubble, that world” and “had seen through to where she is now,” and asked her if she felt she “pushed out” from Fox or “did you step away?”

“No, I was definitely pushed out,” Logan replied. “I mean, there is no doubt about that. They don’t want independent thinkers. They don’t want people who follow the facts regardless of the politics.”

She added that she didn’t want to be characterized as belonging to one political side or the other, and took issue with articles describing her as a “darling of the right wing.”

Logan also complained about people who agree with her that the media is biased, “but then if they Google you, and they see a Washington Post or New York Times hit piece on you, well then they don’t want anything to do with you, right? Oh well, we can’t hire you for our event or we can’t employ you or whatever else.”

If you Googled Logan, in addition to comparing Fauci to Mengele, you would also find her on right wing programs making comments claiming the Rothschilds paid Charles Darwin to come up with the theory of evolution and calling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a “puppet” who was “selected” and “not actually voted in.”

In that segment about Zelensky, Logan also went off in a whole rant about a video featuring the former comedian in a parody of Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies,” which she denounced as a “kind of satanic, occult type of music video.”

Mediaite reached out to Fox News for comment but did not receive a reply.

Listen above, via The Eric Metaxas Show.

(h/t: Eric Hanaoki on Twitter)

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Sarah Rumpf joined Mediaite in 2020 and is a Contributing Editor focusing on politics, law, and the media. A native Floridian, Sarah attended the University of Florida, graduating with a double major in Political Science and German, and earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the UF College of Law. Sarah's writing has been featured at National Review, The Daily Beast, Reason, Law & Crime, Independent Journal Review, Texas Monthly, The Capitolist, Breitbart Texas, Townhall, RedState, The Orlando Sentinel, and the Austin-American Statesman, and her political commentary has led to appearances on the BBC, MSNBC, NewsNation, Fox 35 Orlando, Fox 7 Austin, The Young Turks, The Dean Obeidallah Show, and other television, radio, and podcast programs across the globe.