So Eason Jordan is out at CNN, fired over what he said at the World Economic Forum on January 27th in Davos, Switzerland. <br><br>I was struck by his "resignation" statement:<br><br>"I never meant to imply U.S. forces acted with ill intent when U.S. forces accidentally killed journalists, and I apologize to anyone who thought I said or believed otherwise."<br><br>Sounds like we're supposed to believe that there is some confusion over his remarks, or that some people misintepreted what he said. Yet when you check in witih people who were there:<br><br><br>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.<br><br>Mr. Jordan's comments - prompted by a broader discussion of the dangers of covering the war in Iraq, in which some 63 journalists have been killed - left Mr. Frank, usually an outspoken war opponent, speechless.<br><br>"I was agog," he said. "I took a few seconds and asked him to basically clarify the remarks. Did he have proof and if so, why hadn't CNN run with the story?" <br><br><br>Nope...can't imagine why anyone would have thought or said he believed otherwise. Typical condescending arrogance. It's as if he's saying:<br><br>Eason Jordan: American troops kill journalists on purpose. <br><br>Two weeks later, Eason Jordan again: I didn't mean to say American troops kill journalists on purpose, and I apologize to any moron who would thought otherwise.<br><br>There is apparently a tape of the remarks, but WEF won't release it...I'm guessing CNN saw it and gave Jordan the boot. <br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>"I never meant to imply U.S. forces acted with ill intent when U.S. forces accidentally killed journalists, and I apologize to anyone who thought I said or believed otherwise."<p><hr></blockquote><p>Who can do the revisionist backstroke faster?<br><br><br><br>****************<br>no sig
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