Saturday, February 12, 2005

Holy Crap!

(from the New York Sun)

A CNN Executive Says G.I.s in Iraq Target Journalists

The head of CNN's news division, Eason Jordan, ignited an Internet firestorm last week when he told a panel at a World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland, that the American military had targeted journalists during operations in Iraq.

Mr. Jordan, speaking in a panel discussion titled "Will Democracy Survive the Media?" said "he knew of about 12 journalists who had not only been killed by American troops, but had been targeted as a matter of policy," said Rep. Barney Frank, a Democrat of Massachusetts who was on the panel with Mr. Jordan. ...

Though Mr.Jordan eventually pulled back from these remarks once they were reported, that a member of the House of Representatives overheard them and reported them as he did, makes me think that this is definately what he said. So the question becomes "was Mr.Jordan exagerating/lying in the first place, or is his retraction a bogus attempt to avoid controversy." I mean, come on...American forces commiting crimes against humanity...I mean, like, only other people (read: "enemies of freedom") do stuff like that, right?


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