Former “60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan has been dropped by her talent agency over a recent TV interview in which she compared Dr. Anthony Fauci to Nazi doctor Josef Mengele.
The South African-born journalist made the chilling comparison during a Nov. 29 appearance on Fox News Primetime, where she discussed the top US infectious diseases expert and White House chief medical adviser.
“This is what people say to me, is that he doesn’t represent science to them — he represents Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who did experiments on Jews during the Second World War and in the concentration camps,” Logan, 50, said on the show.
“And I am talking about people all across the world are saying this, because the response from COVID, what it has done to countries everywhere, what it has done to civil liberties, the suicide rates, the poverty — it has obliterated economies,” she added.
Seth Oster, United Talent Agency’s chief communications officer, confirmed to Mediaite Monday that the agency cut ties with Logan several weeks ago.
A company insider told the outlet that Logan was dropped over her “highly offensive” and “unacceptable” comments.
The journalist began hosting “Lara Logan Has No Agenda” on Fox Nation, the network’s streaming platform, after parting ways with CBS News in 2019.
She has appeared regularly on the network as an unpaid guest but has not been booked since comparing Fauci to the Nazi war criminal.
Meanwhile, no new episodes of her Fox Nation program have aired and Warm Springs Production, the company that produces her series, has distanced itself from her, The Daily Beast reported.
Logan declined to comment to The Daily Beast. Warm Springs Production and Fox News did not respond to requests for comment by the outlet.
But she acknowledged that it’s “absolutely true” that she has not appeared on Fox News since November.
“I do and have done a lot of work on Fox News over the last few years and I’ve really enjoyed it, actually, because so many of the hosts and anchors are just, you know, they’re really amazing and they have been so gracious with me and we respect each other,” Logan told former Fox 26 Houston reporter Ivory Hecker during a lengthy conversation.
“But I would say to you that it’s a lot of work — and I have never been, I’m not paid for that. I was paid to do my series on Fox Nation. And there’s an obvious benefit there,” she added, according to The Daily Beast.
When asked about her standing with Fox, she said, “I really don’t know, to be honest, because, you know, I’m not on their payroll. So I, you know, I’m not in communication with them.”
Hecker suggested “it would really be dumb” of Fox Nation not to have Logan back on.
“I think they’ll lose viewers for it,” she said, according to The Daily Beast.
“They might not care,” Logan replied. “They just might not care.”
In December, Fauci said on MSNBC that he was “astounded” that Logan had not been disciplined for her “totally slanderous” comments in comparing him to the so-called “Angel of Death,” according to The Daily Beast.