On Tuesday, Logan sprayed Twitter with links to conspiracy theories about the White House chief medical adviser, including articles that falsely claimed that HIV does not cause AIDS.
She also retweeted a user with one follower who wrote: â€œShame on the Auschwitz Museum for shaming Lara Logan for sharing that Jews like me believe Fauci is a modern day Mengele.â€
After this, the Auschwitz Museum said that Logan had blocked them on Twitter.
It followed backlash to Loganâ€™s comments Monday night during an appearance on Fox News. In a spiel decrying pandemic restrictions and concerns about the omicron variant of COVID-19, Logan had claimed that many unnamed â€œpeopleâ€ were saying that he â€œdoesnâ€™t represent science to them, he represents Josef Mengele,â€ a Nazi who conducted sick and deadly experiments on Jewish Auschwitz prisoners, including young children, during World War II.
Among the critics over the remarks was the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial in Poland, which slammed Logan for exploiting the tragedy of death camp victims in a debate about vaccines and â€œpeople who fight for saving human lives.â€
Fox News did not respond to requests for comment about Loganâ€™s initial remarks or her subsequent tweet spree.
â€œItâ€™s not surprising that neither Logan or Fox News have apologized for the incredibly offensive remarks Logan made on a program earlier this week comparing Dr. Fauci to Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele,â€ an Anti-Defamation League spokesperson told CNN Business in a statement.
The spokesperson said it was equally disturbing that Logan would double down.
â€œMake no mistake, these odious comparisons only serve to trivialize and distort the meaning and memory of the Holocaust,â€ the statement said.
The American Jewish Committee had called on Logan to apologize after her Monday comments. On Wednesday, the groupâ€™s director for combating anti-Semitism, Holly Huffnagle, renewed that call in a statement to CNN Business.
â€œHolocaust distortion is an attack on Jewish identity and memory, and Logan should apologize immediately,â€ she said. â€œWe also call on her employer Fox to voice their disapproval of her statements. Their silence has been deafening.â€
Logan was formerly a star correspondent at CBS Newsâ€™ â€œ60 Minutes.â€ She was forced to take a leave of absence after her erroneous reporting on the 2012 Benghazi attack, and ultimately left CBS in 2018. She joined Fox Nation to host â€œLara Logan Has No Agendaâ€ in 2020 and has repeatedly flirted with controversy since.
Several media critics wrote commentary this week on Loganâ€™s evolution.
â€œFrom respected journalist to trolling opinionist: What happened to Lara Logan?â€ Pointerâ€™s senior media writer Tom Jones titled his column about her.
â€œShe has turned into a news version of a shock jock,â€ he wrote.
Washington Post national correspondent Philip Bump discussed the controversy in a piece, â€œWhen once-respected journalists move to the fringe.â€