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Eason Jordan,CNN:US Troops Target Journalists in Iraq
forumblog.org ^ | January 28, 2005 at 02:21 AM | Rony Abovitz

Posted on 02/01/2005 5:49:36 PM PST by LowNslow

During one of the discussions about the number of journalists killed in the Iraq War, Eason Jordan (Chief News Executive of CNN) 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.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cnn; easonjordan; iraq; journalist; mediabias; ustroops
There ought to be retribution for slander against our troops and aid to enemy.
1 posted on 02/01/2005 5:49:37 PM PST by LowNslow
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To: LowNslow

This is the same guy who admitted CNN overlooked Saddam's abuse so they could keep operating in Iraq. Look it up anyone who doesn't remember.


2 posted on 02/01/2005 5:51:14 PM PST by elhombrelibre (Liberalism is proof that intelligent people can ignore as much as the ignorant.)
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To: LowNslow

Commie News Network better show this creep the door and fast


3 posted on 02/01/2005 5:51:17 PM PST by CT CONSERVATIVE (Fight Crime: Shoot Back)
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To: LowNslow

Somewhere the words were uttered.


"Quick somebody come up with a story to offset the damage done by the election in Iraq!"


4 posted on 02/01/2005 5:52:00 PM PST by cripplecreek (they call me tater.)
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To: LowNslow

Hmmm...sweet justice? Hopefully they were wearing CBS, NBC, ABC, AP, NPR and any other anti-American, anti-military bulls-eyes. I have ZERO compassion for the MSM and neither do alot of other Americans...


5 posted on 02/01/2005 5:52:10 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: LowNslow
Isn't this the fellow that was being paid off to not report Saddam's atrocities against his own people?

The guy is clueless

6 posted on 02/01/2005 5:52:55 PM PST by MJY1288
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To: LowNslow

Well, he got called out by Barney Frank, of all people. That's probably retribution enough.

http://gaypatriot.blogspot.com/2005/01/credit-where-its-due.html


7 posted on 02/01/2005 5:53:46 PM PST by ScottFromSpokane (http://drunkengop.blogspot.com/)
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To: LowNslow
What a ditz! If they were there wouldn't be any lieing leftist reporters there that weren't taking a dirt nap.
8 posted on 02/01/2005 5:53:49 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: elhombrelibre

GMTA, I believe he was the broker


9 posted on 02/01/2005 5:54:05 PM PST by MJY1288
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To: LowNslow

Just not buyin' it. Of course I'm sure that there have been some soldiers that *wanted* to frag the stinkin' lefty journalist pegged to tag along with them... but I'm not believing that they ever did...

But then again... so what if they did? :-P


10 posted on 02/01/2005 5:54:28 PM PST by Ramius (Gregoirovich Nyet!)
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To: LowNslow
he knew of 12 journalists who had not only been killed by US troops in Iraq, but they had in fact been targeted.

Not even a good start; too bad it isn't true.

11 posted on 02/01/2005 5:55:07 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (The world needs more horses, and fewer Jackasses!)
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To: elhombrelibre

Let this jackass go make that claim face to face, eyeball to eyeball, up close and personal to a group of our military. Make him PROVE HIS ACCUSATIONS in front of our military. He doesn't have the guts!


12 posted on 02/01/2005 5:55:18 PM PST by cubreporter (.)
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To: LowNslow

LGF sums it up:

http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

"...I think Mr. Jordan ought to be asked to produce proof of such an outrageous accusation—and if he cannot produce that proof, he should be asked to publicly apologize and resign."

There really should be consequences for this sort of thing. Anyone have some POCs for his employer?


13 posted on 02/01/2005 5:55:51 PM PST by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: LowNslow

This issue must be pursued with a vengeance. Who in the MSM will step up?


14 posted on 02/01/2005 5:56:43 PM PST by Zechariah11
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To: LowNslow

Lies, lies, and more lies.....that's all we get from the MSM hacks.


15 posted on 02/01/2005 5:56:54 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: MJY1288
Isn't this the fellow that was being paid off to not report Saddam's atrocities against his own people?

Read 'em and weep. Or, Hugh Hewitt's take.

16 posted on 02/01/2005 5:56:58 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: elhombrelibre
He also made quick time with Daniel Pearl's widow
17 posted on 02/01/2005 5:57:07 PM PST by martin_fierro (_____oooo_( )_oooo_____)
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To: LowNslow

Careful, there eason, you might be on a "list". If you're not for US, you're against US.


18 posted on 02/01/2005 5:57:25 PM PST by pipecorp (I am, therefore, I think...so, what happens when I'm done thinking ?)
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To: LowNslow

Can't be true....because their aren't enough dead journalists.


19 posted on 02/01/2005 6:01:09 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit

"Can't be true....because their aren't enough dead journalists"



SPOT-ON...Priceless


20 posted on 02/01/2005 6:06:10 PM PST by FlyLow ("The purple index fingers of Iraqi citizens are pointing the way.")
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To: LowNslow

If we were truely taking these bums out, there would be vast shortages at every netwrok but FOX...


21 posted on 02/01/2005 6:07:25 PM PST by sonofatpatcher2 (Texas, Love & a .45-- What more could you want, campers? };^)
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To: Fenris6
"...I think Mr. Jordan ought to be asked to produce proof of such an outrageous accusation—and if he cannot produce that proof, he should be asked to publicly apologize and resign."

He must do it personally to the face of every soldier that he has slandered no matter where they are and at his own expense.

22 posted on 02/01/2005 6:07:50 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: LowNslow; Travis McGee; rdb3; VaBthang4; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Actually, before Eason even opened his big mouth again, I was thinking about this subject yesterday in terms of the C130 that went down. There was videotape purportedly of that event. And we've seen countless other terrorist propaganda events that are caught on camera or video.

I was thinking that if I were a soldier, I would take the presence of a camera to represent the presence of the enemy in the immediate vicinity of that camera.

They can't have it both ways. They can't say both, "We want to record history in the making, so we'll not reveal ourselves to save our fellow Americans/westerners/etc." AND contend at the same time for some kind of battlefield immunity.

If they want immunity, then they should be embedded with ME, and if they are not they should realize that they are a sign the enemy is near, AND that they are not on my side, but are complicit with the enemy's propaganda campaign.

That makes them FAIR GAME for targetting.


23 posted on 02/01/2005 6:08:41 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It!)
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To: FlyLow

I like to fly low too, but the lowest I every flew was with an Army OH-58 pilot. We went ripping down a creek in South Texas and the RADALT never got into double digits.


24 posted on 02/01/2005 6:08:49 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: LowNslow

Read my tagline.


25 posted on 02/01/2005 6:09:30 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Deadcheck the embeds first.)
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To: LowNslow

Eason Piece of Shite Jordan

26 posted on 02/01/2005 6:10:58 PM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: LowNslow

The dude goes to an international forum in Europe and makes unsubstantiated charges about U.S. soldiers killing journalists? What an idiot! Is he going to make a retraction?


27 posted on 02/01/2005 6:11:07 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: LowNslow

He should be fired. Outrageous stuff.


28 posted on 02/01/2005 6:20:15 PM PST by handy (Forgive me this day, my daily typos...The Truth is not a Smear!)
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To: USNBandit

no kidding........only 12.....our troops are much better shots than that.......


29 posted on 02/01/2005 6:33:43 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: LowNslow

It looks like the troops (if true) need to target at least one more!


30 posted on 02/01/2005 7:03:10 PM PST by hophead ("Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: LowNslow

How dare he say this. He better get the boot fast.


31 posted on 02/01/2005 8:04:08 PM PST by MontanaBeth (NEVER FORGET)
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To: Fenris6
There really should be consequences for this sort of thing.

If it's true, then Eason Jordan (and CNN) have knowledge of criminal activity and have actively participated in a cover-up. In which case, he should be fired.

If it's false, then Eason Jordan made an unsupported and irresponsible claim designed to defame the American armed forces in time of war...and he should be fired. And, perhaps, prosecuted.

Which is it? Inquiring minds want to know.

32 posted on 02/01/2005 8:06:56 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: elhombrelibre

If I was in Iraq and I saw this guy, I would pistol whip him at a minimum.


33 posted on 02/01/2005 8:06:57 PM PST by darkmatter (Let them hate. As long as they fear.)
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To: LowNslow

Here is a real unusual twist to this story, Barney Frank (D, MA) actually made this dispicable Eason character backpedal. Not my favorite guy by a long shot, but he did the right thing at this moment....


From National Review

According to Friday's Wall Street Journal Political Diary (available by subscription), Eason Jordan, Chief News Executive at CNN, implied that the American military was deliberately killing journalists in Iraq. He even "offered the story of an Al-Jazeera journalist who had been 'tortured for weeks' at Abu Ghraib, made to eat his shoes, and called "Al Jazeera boy" by his American captors."


And then, this liberal Democrat pressed Mr. Jordan to be more specific, putting the CNN Executive on the spot. The newsman rambled on a bit and mumbled some sort of response about how "'There are people who believe there are people in the military who have it out' for journalists." He could provide no evidence to buttress his claims, then "offered another anecdote: A reporter who'd been standing in a long line to get through a checkpoint at Baghdad's Green Zone had been turned back by the GI on duty. Apparently the soldier had been displeased with the reporter's dispatches, and sent him to the back of the line."

Had Mr. Frank not challenged him, the global elites there might have taken Jordan's words at face value, convinced that Americans were indiscriminately targeting journalists. Thanks to Barney Frank, world leaders assembled in Davos learned that there was no substance to such claims.

Good job, Barney Frank.


34 posted on 02/01/2005 8:10:34 PM PST by gogipper
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To: LowNslow

I thought the military was supposed to kill the enemy...


35 posted on 02/01/2005 8:48:14 PM PST by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON)
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To: LowNslow
Eason Jordan,CNN:US Troops Target Journalists in Iraq

Wouldn't that be a crime?

36 posted on 02/01/2005 10:37:42 PM PST by Mike Darancette (MESOCONS FOR RICE '08)
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To: Fenris6

"Anyone have some POCs for his employer?"

Just for any MSM morons lurking - POC means "point of contact", not something sinister. Should go without saying, but after the AP got hoaxed by GI Joe, you never know.


37 posted on 02/02/2005 2:17:26 AM PST by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: Baynative

This is bigger than the Dan Rather forged documents story. The president of the most recognized American news network in the world accusing the US military of targeting and killing journalists. This is either bigger than Abu Ghraib (if he can offer proof), or he should be tried for offering comfort to the enemy (by giving them great propaganda tools) and at the very least fired from his job.


39 posted on 02/02/2005 8:13:05 AM PST by winner3000
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To: LowNslow
There ought to be retribution for slander against our troops and aid to enemy.


41 posted on 02/02/2005 8:21:02 AM PST by ErnBatavia (ErnBatavia, Boxer, Pelosi, Thomas...the ultimate nightmare Menage a Quatro)
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To: LowNslow
I sent an email to CNN regarding Eason Jordan's remarks. This is CNN's response, in which the writer defends Jordan but repeats the allegations, although with some alteration:

----- Original Message -----
From: Admin, CNNia
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: Report errors

Many blogs have taken Mr. Jordan's remarks out of context. Eason Jordan does not believe the U.S. military is trying to kill journalists. Mr. Jordan simply pointed out the facts: While the majority of journalists killed in Iraq have been slain at the hands of insurgents, the Pentagon has also noted that the U.S. military on occasion has killed people who turned out to be journalists. The Pentagon has apologized for those actions.

Mr. Jordan was responding to an assertion by Cong. Frank that all 63 journalist victims had been the result of "collateral damage."


The information I sent to CNN came straight from the World Economic Forum Blog, so CNN is now accusing the World Economic Forum of lying.

Shades of CBS and Dan Rather. "Eason Jordan didn't say that, but it's stull true."

Also, please note, the email I recieved has been forwarded, Subject: Re: Report errors, as the subject line clearly indicates. So I assume the email copy was prepared by one of the higher ups (Jordan himself, prhaps) for distribution to all those questioning the veracity of the story.
42 posted on 02/02/2005 9:26:46 AM PST by Beckwith (Barbara Boxer is the Wicked Witch of the West . . .)
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To: LowNslow
Did you see this UK Guardian quote from Eason Jordan?

"Actions speak louder than words. The reality is that at least 10 journalists have been killed by the US military, and according to reports I believe to be true journalists have been arrested and by US forces," Mr Jordan told an audience of news executives at the News Xchange conference in Portugal.


43 posted on 02/02/2005 8:52:59 PM PST by handy (Forgive me this day, my daily typos...The Truth is not a Smear!)
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bttt


44 posted on 02/02/2005 10:35:40 PM PST by XHogPilot
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To: nutmeg

bttt


45 posted on 02/02/2005 11:00:24 PM PST by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: Mike Darancette
" Wouldn't that be a crime?"

No... All enemies, foreign or domestic. That's the oath.
46 posted on 02/02/2005 11:15:30 PM PST by babygene (Viable after 87 trimesters)
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