Appearing as a guest on Fox and Friends Saturday, during a discussion of liberal media reaction to the Mueller collusion probe, former CBS reporter Lara Logan complained that the media deceptively gave the impression that the indictments obtained so far are with regard to collusion with Russia when they were, in fact, about issues other than the main focus of the investigation.
Shortly before 9:00 a.m. Eastern, after playing several clips of CNN and MSNBC anchors talking up the possibilty of President Donald Trump being found to have committed serious crimes, fill-in co-host Katie Pavlich asked Logan for her evaluation of the media coverage. Logan began: "It's always bothered me, as a journalist, you know, I mean, I care about what the law says and what the fact are, and collusion is not a crime, right? The closest crime to that would have to be charging people with conspiracy."
And there's something else that bothers me with much of the reporting on this from the beginning, is that you keep seeng high up featured prominently in many articles this line that six members of the Trump campaign have been indicted by the Mueller investigation, but you don't read in the same space right there, nobody writes, "Although none of them were charged with conspiring with Russia, the central question of the Mueller investigation.
The former CBS reporter added:
That always comes way, way, way down further in the reporting, and that, to me, it's a very simple fix if you're really trying to be objective, you can say six people were charged, but none of those charges had anything to do with conspiring with Russia. And then that doesn't mislead the reader or the viewer because it's very clear what people were charged with, and it's not really to conspiracy or the central focus of the Mueller investigation.
Logan ended by declaring that, "as a journalist, I find it disappointing that people will create one impression with their reporting, correct it later, and then claim that they've been honest and objective."