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February 5, 2005

Eason Jordan Blog Swarm

Topics: National News

Alas bloggers and blog readers we have yet another "Dan Rather moment," this time at CNN by Eason Jordan who, like his network and Ted Kennedy, considers the U.S. and our armed forces as the enemy of freedom.

(Hat tip - Blogicus)
Eason Jordan is executive vice president and chief news executive of CNN.
He chairs the CNN Editorial Board, is a member of the CNN Executive Committee and provides strategic advice to CNN's senior management team. He's a very important person and what he says carries weight at CNN.

Here is what Easton Jordan was quoted as saying during a discussion at the World Economic Forum titled "Will Democracy Survive the Media?"

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. - ForumBlog

  Despite these scandalous accusations made on January 27, to date, nothing has been printed in the Mainstream Media [Hugh Hewitt]

Hugh Hewitt has a good "pointmaker" that helps to put things in perspective:

Type "Mattis" into the search engines of the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Times and you will find stories here, here, here, and here on United States Marine Corps General James Mattis' remarks on war fighting made this past Tuesday.

Type "Eason Jordan" into those same search engines and you will get nothing concerning Jordan's scandalous accusation at Davos on January 27 that the American military "targeted" and killed a dozen journalists in Iraq.  Zip. Nothing.

The elite media instantly saddles up to ride to the condemnation of a speech given by a warrior much beloved and respected by his troops  --a genuine hero and charismatic war-winner who believes in closing with and killing the enemy before they kill his troops and more civilians, and for whose ideology of fascism he has complete contempt.

But let the speech be given by a MSM big, and let the subject be a slander on the entire American military, and the result is total MSM silence.

Hence, we are entering now day four of the Eason Jordan Blog Swarm.

Captain's Quarters has the lead and La Shawn Barber has the repository.

Here is Jordan's response.  No surprising, he spins his remarks in the most beneficial manner.  A video tape of the event will be made public next week and the evidence will speak for itself.

Captain Ed has the same perspective as Hugh Hewitt but adds details of coverages by other news agencies that have covered the Mattis remarks:

MS-NBC
NBC San Diego
San Diego Union-Tribune
CBS
Washington Post
New York Times
Los Angeles Times
Fox News

UPDATE:  (via Powerline) Meanwhile, a female Italian journalist has been kidnapped by a gang of gunmen in Baghdad.  Somehow, though, it doesn't seem to occur to anyone that U.S. soldiers could be responsible.

UPDATE 2: Sisyphaen Musings contacted Mr. Mark Adams, Head of media at the World Economic Forum, who has the video. Mr. Adams is making a copy of the video, which is expected to be sent to Sisyphaen Musings by Wednesday.

UPDATE 3: From Hugh Hewitt  we have:
And take a moment to extend support to General Mattis, though I doubt very much if he needs it. The United States Marine Corps invites comments at webmaster@hqmc.usmc.mil

Posted by Hyscience at February 5, 2005 8:46 AM



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