Tuesday, February 08, 2005

The Protection Racket Continues

It's about time I updated the story about Eason Jordan of CNN. The short version: the chief news executive at CNN, speaking at a conference of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, apparently claimed that American troops had targeted and killed a number of journalists. Conflicting reports exist as to whether and how much Jordan backpedaled from his initial comment.

Bloggers, like TKS, Michelle Malkin, Hugh Hewitt, Mickey Kaus and Instapundit have been hammering the story for over a week. The MSM is finally starting to acknowledge the story, albeit so cautiously that it resembles the Eagles' two-minute drill. And with less skill, mind you: Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post is basically shredding his own credibility with a weak column that Kaus is absolutely tearing to shreds, and Kaus is no raging conservative.

Bottom line, the questions are these:

1. Did Jordan claim that American troops had intentionally killed journalists in Iraq?

2. If so, does he have proof?

3. If he does have proof, why hasn't CNN reported the story?

4. If he has no proof, then why is he making the claim?

5. Why won't Jordan lobby for the organizers to release the tape of his remarks?

Someone should ask these questions. Someone, like say, a reporter. Well, other than Scrappleface.


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