Saturday, February 12, 2005

Eason Jordan Resigns

The blogosphere takes down another one. If you have no idea who Jordan is, read my previous post here.

NEW YORK (AP) - CNN chief news executive Eason Jordan quit Friday amid a furor over remarks he made in Switzerland last month about journalists killed by the U.S. military in Iraq. Jordan said he was quitting to avoid CNN being "unfairly tarnished" by the controversy.

During a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum last month, Jordan said he believed that several journalists who were killed by coalition forces in Iraq had been targeted.
He quickly backed off the remarks, explaining that he meant to distinguish between journalists killed because they were in the wrong place when a bomb fell, for example, and those killed because they were shot at by American forces who mistook them for the enemy.

The fact that Jordan resigned leads me to believe that his actual remarks were as bad as some commentators thought. If he really felt that CNN was being unfairly tarnished, why didn't he demand a release of the actual tape?

Buzz machine has some interesting thoughts as well.


At 3:40 PM, Blogger jbob_sqpants said...

So far I have only heard about Eason Jordan through the blogosphere. I am amazed that talk radio has not mentioned a word yet(including Hannity, O'Reilly, Savage, and Snow). Most of the talk radio shows have focused their energies on attacking Ward Churchill (the professor from the University of Colorado who has made anti-american comments). I am surprised that you and the Bear haven't made any posts about him yet.


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