'A Terrible Moment': Lara Logan Says She's 'Ashamed' by Media's Trump-Russia Coverage
Former CBS News foreign correspondent Lara Logan said she's ashamed by the mainstream media's coverage of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's now-concluded Russia probe.
"This is a terrible moment for us as journalists," Logan said on "The Ingraham Angle" Monday. "I've been saying for several years now that accountability begins with us."
She said people often ask her about "fake news" and how Americans' faith in the press has deteriorated, and "it's playing right in front of you" with the media's Russia collusion coverage.
She pointed out that President Trump was widely mocked when he claimed in March 2017 that Trump Tower was being wiretapped by U.S. intelligence agencies, but when it later emerged that the Trump campaign and Trump Tower were indeed being surveilled, no one in the media retracted their comments or stood up for the president.
"It didn't surprise me that journalists weren't ready to stand up and say, 'Oh, we were wrong, the president was right.' That's not surprising, but it doesn't make it any better," Logan said.
Laura Ingraham said the media had an "aggressive lack of curiosity" when it came to substantiating information relating to the Mueller probe, most notably the infamous anti-Trump dossier.
Logan said the phrase "lack of curiosity" is too generous, arguing it was willful not to look into U.S. intelligence officials weaponizing the FISA courts to spy on American citizens.
"No one's been held accountable for that," Logan said.
Watch the clip above, and see more reaction to the conclusion of the Mueller probe.