February 01, 2005
Another MSM Making Stuff Up
This story is more serious than the AP getting fooled by a toy. Eason Jordan who runs CNN told an audience at the World Economic Forum that the U.S. military targeted reporters. He didn't offer any evidence only assertions. Rony Abovitz who was at the forum reports,
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.
Captain Ed did some searching and found that Jordan's very own CNN hasn't reported on this shocking "news." He then castigates Jordan:
He refuses to report real stories of atrocities when they involve genocidal tyrants that just happen to oppose the United States -- but has no problem passing along rumors of atrocities that slander the American military. Does the protection of innocent life really lie at the heart of Jordan's calculations, or is it something more sinister and political? From where I sit, it looks like Jordan has a lot more interest in damaging American security interests than in reporting truth to the world.
To top it off, Ed says, "Memogate pales in comparison to this."
"Did Eason Jordan Accuse US Military Of Assassinating Journalists?"
UPDATE: La Shawn Barber is collecting blogospheric reaction.
Posted by Sean Hackbarth in Media at 08:11 PM | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (2)
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