Thursday, February 03, 2005

 

Another Reason CNN Stinks

In case you have not heard about what Eason Jordan of CNN said recently over at Davos I thought I would report it for you since the SAEN won't bother. He was speaking at a panel on democracy and the media and he implied that American soldiers are purposely targeting and killing reporters:
During one of the discussions about the number of journalists killed in the Iraq War, Eason Jordan asserted that he knew of 12 journalists who had not only been killed by US troops in Iraq, but they had in fact been targeted. He repeated the assertion a few times, which seemed to win favor in parts of the audience (the anti-US crowd) and cause great strain on others.

Then Mr. Eason sort of wavered between supporting that statement and backpedaling a bit:
To be fair (and balanced), Eason did backpedal and make a number of statements claiming that he really did not know if what he said was true, and that he did not himself believe it. But when pressed by others, he seemed to waver back and forth between what might have been his beliefs and the realization that he had created a kind of public mess.

You can read more about it at the official Davos blog, Forumblog. And you can bet that Arab news journalist ran this (it was taped) on every newscast throughout the Middle East saying "see, now we have proof that Americans murder reporters." You have to wonder how many others in the American media believe what Mr. Jordan thinks. SAEN Watch is a family oriented blog so the Commando won't tell you what he thinks of Mr. Jordan.
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