Skip to comments.CNN Head Quits
Posted on 02/12/2005 7:28:18 AM PST by RayChuang88
February 12, 2005 -- The red-faced news chief of CNN, Eason Jordan, resigned yesterday after making outrageous claims that American troops deliberately tracked down and killed certain journalists in Iraq.
Jordan put his foot in his mouth two weeks ago during a panel discussion at a world economic summit in Davos, Switzerland.
He startled his listeners when he said he believed that several journalists who were killed by coalition forces in Iraq had been deliberately targeted.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
I think Mr. Jordan didn't realize in today's world of the public Internet, anything said anywhere in the world will get reported at lightning-fast speeds, with equally lightning-fast consequences.
Eason down the road.
Here come the lawsuits. Families of killed journalists suing the military for inadequate protection against harm - in a war zone. sheesh.
Alright, if CNN is the 'world leader' in news as they claim, does this mean that CBS will follow suit and their Mr. Big will resign in shame? Or do y'all think he'd Rather not?
Note to CNN: TOO LATE.
Snicker! Isn't he leaving the CBS Evening News in about a month anyway?
Now, if he'd claimed that bloggers were ruining the careers of sleazy journalists, I'd say he was right.
1. How long will this prevaricator remain unemployed?
2. Which liberal news outlet will pick him up, or will he just be put on staff by the Democratic National Committee?
"We have not concluded that U.S. forces have deliberately targeted journalists," Campagna said. "But we remain very concerned about whether U.S. forces are adequately working to insure that journalists who are civilians are not harmed in areas of conflict."
Yeah, that's what we want. Instead of fighting to free Iraq or even watching the backs of their comrades, our troops first priority should be to protect the press - who, by the way, seem to hold our troops in nothing but contempt!
One down, millions to go.
And... to think years ago I used this network for my only news source. Hasta La Vista!
Hey, but give then props for making it happen. So far no heads are rolling at CBS at all. Rather was "due to retire" remember, so it's not like that's a punishment.
Now we need to wait and see if he has another deal somewhere else in the biz.
Yes, you are right, it should have happened immediately, but these people (MSM) are shell-shocked right now. They are just discovering the power of our "enlightenment" from the net. They can'rt believe that there are rea; "fact-checkers" out here now.
< "We have not concluded that U.S. forces have deliberately targeted journalists," Campagna said. "But we remain very concerned about whether U.S. forces are adequately working to insure that journalists who are civilians are not harmed in areas of conflict." >
Sounds a little too much like, "we have concluded that the documents may not be completely accurate, but we stand by what they say". (paraphased)
"Jordan said in a memo to fellow staffers yesterday that he was resigning to keep CNN from being unfairly tarnished."
You think the CNN execs pressured him to resign to take the heat off of their own backs? Getting pretty warm out there for the mainstream liberal media.
But CNN stays!
This is the great evil with
"corporate" entities --
If an employee
does something good then the firm
gets all the credit.
If an employee
does soemthing bad then the schmuck
gets thrown to the wolves.
this catch-22 that means
they can do no wrong!
there's no legal reason firms
can't live forever . . .)
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