Lara Logan Dropped by Talent Agency for Comparing Dr. Fauci to Nazi Doctor Josef Mengele

Journalist Lara Logan has been dropped by her talent agency over comments comparing Dr. Anthony Fauci to Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who performed cruel medical experiments on Jewish concentration camp prisoners.

United Talent Agency chief communications officer Seth Oster told Mediate that they cut ties with the South African journalist several weeks ago, with a second source saying it was over "highly offensive" and "unacceptable" comments she made during an appearance on Fox News' Primetime in November 2021.

The report was later confirmed to other news outlets such as The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline.

Logan, a former correspondent for CBS' 60 Minutes, was heavily criticized after she compared Fauci to Mengele, the Nazi war criminal also known as the "Angel of Death" for his medical experiments conducted at the Auschwitz death camps.

"This is what people say to me. He [Fauci] doesn't represent science to them, he represents Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who did experiments on Jews during the Second World War in the concentration camps," Logan told Fox host Pete Hegseth.

"I am talking about people across the world who are saying this. This is 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. The level of suffering that has been created because of this disease is now being seen in the cold light of day."

The Twitter account for the Auschwitz Memorial was one of those that condemned Logan for comparing Fauci's actions during the pandemic to the atrocities committed by the Nazi doctor.

"Exploiting the tragedy of people who became victims of criminal pseudo-medical experiments in Auschwitz in a debate about vaccines, pandemic and people who fight for saving lives is shameful. It is disrespectful to victims and a sad symptom of moral and intellectual decline," the memorial wrote.

The account later noted that Logan had blocked them on the social media site following the criticism. In the wake of her remarks, Logan appeared to have been frozen out by Fox News and has not made another appearance on the network.

Logan was never officially employed by Fox News, but hosted a show on the network's streaming platform Fox Nation, Lara Logan Has No Agenda, and was a frequent guest on their programs.

It is unclear if she is still associated with Fox Nation. Speaking to podcast host Ivory Hecker in early January, Logan said she doesn't "know at this point how that's going to turn out" regarding her future with the streaming service.

Speaking to MSNBC in December 2021, Fauci said he was "astounded" that the Fox network appeared not to discipline Logan for her remarks.

Fauci also criticized Logan for comparing COVID-19 to the flu.

"Forget about the fact that she was being totally slanderous to me and as usual had no idea what she was talking about," Fauci said. "Saying that it's as benign as flu, when did influenza kill 770,000 Americans?"

Newsweek has contacted Logan for comment.

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Correspondent Lara Logan of the TV show '60 Minutes Sports' attends the 2013 TCA Winter Press Tour CW/CBS panel held at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 12, 2013 in Pasadena, California. Logan has been dropped by United Talent Agency over her comments comparing Dr. Anthony Fauci to the Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)/Getty Images