Tuesday, February 01, 2005

CNN Chief Eason Jordon Needs Job Change

Forumblog.org has a nice (???) piece on the United States Military targeting and murdering journalists!

Eason Jordan, Chief News Executive of CNN made this claim on the 27th of January at a meeting for the World Economic Forum (WEF) held in Davos, Switzerland and it is just today hitting the blogs...


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...


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. His statements, his reaction, and the reaction of all in attendance left me perplexed and confused. Many in the crowd, especially those from Arab nations, applauded what he said and called him a "very brave man" for speaking up against the U.S. in a public way amongst a crowd ready to hear anti-US sentiments. I am quite sure that somewhere in the Middle East, right now, his remarks are being printed up in Arab language newspapers as proof that the U.S. is an evil and corrupt nation. That is a real nightmare, because the Arab world is taking something said by a credible leader of the media (CNN!) as the gospel, or koranic truth. What is worse is that I am not really sure what Eason really meant to communicate to us, but I do know that he was quite passionate about it. Members of the audience took away what they wanted to hear, and now they will use it in every vile and twisted way imaginable.


Eason Jordon is the same person who admitted that C.N.N. knew of the atrocities Saddam was committing but did not report them to the world... - Click here for more on that story from Scripting News - and - Here for NYT story

-----prying1 says---

Who is this boob and WHO gave him his job???