Skip to comments.Eason Jordan, Quote, Unquote - CNN News Chief Clarifies His Comments on Iraq
Posted on 02/07/2005 9:22:02 PM PST by BCrago66
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Gergen must think that his job title is "apologist in chief". Fresh from his sorry stint cleaning up after Clinton, he went on to give aid and comfort to Sandy Berger after Berger was caught red-handed (or, is that red-soxed?). Now he's doing his best to pull Jordan's feet out of the fire.
Tim Ryan letter for review
I think it's important that you never share anything with anyone else again.
What if I had money to hand out?
AMEN to that! Can't stand the creep.
"Gergen must think that his job title is "apologist in chief"
I clicked on Kaus at the same time I clicked on this thread, and his comments are very apt:
Kurtz Does CNN's Damage Control: If you were worrying that WaPo's conflicted Howie Kurtz would bend over backwards to be tough on his own CNN bosses, you can stop now. Kurtz's article ... well, let's just say that if a p.r. agent or damage control spinner produced a piece designed to try and save CNN exec Eason Jordan's job, it would be the piece Kurtz wrote in the Post today. Why? Here are some of the blatant and subtle pro-Jordan tricks:
1) Witness Protection: Kurtz has Barney Frank recalling Jordan--after he "modified" his shocking remarks--still saying shocking things at Davos about U.S. forces "maybe knowing they were killing journalists, out of anger." Kurtz then has Jordan denying this, admitting he "wasn't as clear as I should have been" but saying he "never once in my life thought anyone from the U.S. military tried to kill a journalsit" and "[n]ever meant to suggest that." It's Frank vs. Jordan! Then Kurtz says portentously--opening a new paragraph-- "Two other panelists backed Jordan's account."
(...much more at the link.)
What a pathetic coverup job. Did I miss Kurtz mentioning that Jordan is a serial-offender?
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