Nir Rosen was hired by the London School of Economics. Rosen is “the free-lance journalist who gained infamy and lost an NYU fellowship after celebrating via Twitter the sexual assault on Lara Logan and wishing the same on Anderson Cooper.”
Mr Rosen was forced to resign in disgrace from New York University last month after making fun of CBS correspondent Lara Logan, who was stripped, beaten up and molested by a baying mob while covering the Egyptian revolution. He admitted his career was ruined after writing a series of comments on Twitter about Ms Logan, saying she was “probably just groped like thousands of other women”.
But this weekend he announced he will start work at the LSE, and is expected to be paid around £50,000.
One LSE source said: “It’s an unbelievable appointment. You’d think these people would have learned their lesson by now, but all they seem to want to do is rehabilitate highly offensive individuals.”
Nick Cohen phoned the LSE press office. He reported their conversation on Facebook:
“Does he have any academic credentials?”
“No but his war reporting experience is condsidered useful.”
“You mean his experience of justifying the rape of women correspondents?”
“I am not going to answer that.” Hangs up.
Rosen has now resigned. You might think Nick did his bit to help; I couldn’t possibly comment.