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CNN Knew Of Saddam's Evil, Did Not Report (The Left Closed Its Eyes To Genocide)RUSH LIMBAUGH
rushlimbaugh ^ | April 11, 2003 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 04/11/2003 3:54:47 PM PDT by TLBSHOW

CNN Knew Of Saddam's Evil, Did Not Report

The most earth-shattering, unbelievable, astounding, shocking bit of news I have seen in quite some time is contained in an op-ed piece, a column in the New York Times by Eason Jordan, chief news executive at CNN. I just had to read this to you, in it's entirety – and you can hear that in the audio link below. The word has no doubt spread like wildfire about this piece, and if you have not read it, you should.

Eason Jordan has unburdened himself with some guilt that he has been carrying around for over a decade, knowledge of atrocities committed against average Iraqis by the Saddam Hussein regime. We're talking about murders, rapes, and tortures. He feels now it's safe to reveal what he knows, given the regime is no more, and can inflict no more harm on people. He writes of unspeakable acts committed by Saddam's regime, which he knew about and did not report, because it would have endangered CNN's people and other sources in Iraq.

Folks, even if he needed to protect his people in Iraq, and there is a degree to which a company's desire to do this is understandable, that does not explain the way CNN covered all of this. You had the president of the United States and his administration, almost daily for the past year, not only talking about weapons of mass destruction, but also talking about the atrocities and the evils committed against the population of this country. It seems to me that Mr. Jordan could have taken his lead anchors, such as Judy Woodruff, Aaron Brown and others aside and maybe without revealing specifics, say, "Look, be very careful here in doubting what is said about atrocities." I don't know that he didn't do this, but it would be hard to conclude that he did based on CNN's coverage. If you read what he wrote today and then you compare it to CNN's coverage, there's no connection!

The Left Closed Its Eyes To Genocide

But it's not just Eason Jordan. He should feel terrible, but so should all the other members of the media and members of Congress who knew full well these kinds of atrocities were going on in Iraq, and somehow managed to deny it or be unaffected by it. There was a great debate in this country about this war of liberation. The liberal Democrats opposed this war. Congressional Democrats opposed it. Most in the media opposed it. The fact is we've known about the inhumanity of this regime for years, and now it turns out so did Eason Jordan on a firsthand, personal basis.

If Eason Jordan knew this stuff, other news executives and reporters knew it, too. It's hard to believe Mr. Jordan kept all this to himself. No matter how much evidence of atrocities and inhumanity were presented to the mainstream media and to the liberals of this country, they were not moved. They were not moved, and Mr. Jordan's piece in the New York Times means that he wasn't, either. They knew what was going on in those prisons and torture rooms. They knew of the experiments. They knew of the rapes. However it doesn't appear they were moved by this depravity. Such was their seething hatred for George W. Bush, perhaps in combination with love for Bill Clinton and the nostalgia of that.

The truth is the truth. These people opposed the use of military force so that the suffering of others might end. They've cast their lot with the U.N. bureaucracy and the obstructionism of the French and the Germans and this whole appeasement plan, in hopes of derailing this war of liberation and scoring political points against the president they hate. That's the bottom line. They were doing whatever they could to stop this war. I'm sorry to have to include CNN in this, but the whole left-wing media was doing everything it could to thwart this war, and look at what they knew was going on all the while.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: cnn; easonjordan; genocide; rushlimbaugh; saddamsevil; theleft
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1 posted on 04/11/2003 3:54:47 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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2 posted on 04/11/2003 3:55:32 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: TLBSHOW
And they called us nuts when we claimed they were covering up for Clinton...
3 posted on 04/11/2003 3:57:17 PM PDT by Grig
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To: TLBSHOW
Where is the link to the audio?
4 posted on 04/11/2003 3:58:24 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: TLBSHOW
bttt
5 posted on 04/11/2003 3:58:43 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: Nightshift
ping
6 posted on 04/11/2003 3:59:42 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: TLBSHOW; nicmarlo; MeeknMing
TLB -- Thanks for posting!

Here is the Rush Limbaugh take on CNN and their not telling the truth! I heard him this afternoon and Rush was on a roll!
7 posted on 04/11/2003 4:00:02 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
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To: TLBSHOW
Rush is Right, as usual. CNN stinks to High Heaven!
8 posted on 04/11/2003 4:00:43 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy
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To: TLBSHOW
As they say: Communist News Network.
9 posted on 04/11/2003 4:05:27 PM PDT by rs79bm
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To: PhiKapMom
Thank you.

Rush I don't believe stopped slamming Cnn and the liberal left for most of the show.

On a side note ABC news radio just said Saddam is dead. Did not hear the whole story so someone will have to confirm this.
10 posted on 04/11/2003 4:08:22 PM PDT by TLBSHOW (The gift is to see the truth.....)
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To: TLBSHOW
I heard 3/4 of his show and you are right -- he didn't quit!

Didn't hear that! Would not surprise me though the way his regime collasped!
11 posted on 04/11/2003 4:10:41 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
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To: tutstar
HERE and HERE
12 posted on 04/11/2003 4:12:22 PM PDT by TLBSHOW (The gift is to see the truth.....)
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To: PhiKapMom
However it doesn't appear they were moved by this depravity. Such was their seething hatred for George W. Bush, perhaps in combination with love for Bill Clinton and the nostalgia of that.

Disgusting! Repulsive! Revolting! EVIL!

13 posted on 04/11/2003 4:12:43 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: nicmarlo
You just wrote what I was thinking! There must be something that can be done to CNN!
14 posted on 04/11/2003 4:14:34 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
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To: TLBSHOW
WOW!
WOW!
Thank you TLBSHOW!
If you would, please add me to your ping list.
15 posted on 04/11/2003 4:16:07 PM PDT by MeekMom (( Please visit http://CNLGLFG.com) (HUGE Ann-Fan!!!) (Missing the Gipper Terribly!))
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To: TLBSHOW
Josef Goebells is a very proud man today while he burns in hell.
16 posted on 04/11/2003 4:17:53 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: TLBSHOW
The liberal Democrats opposed this war. Congressional Democrats opposed it. Most in the media opposed it. The fact is we've known about the inhumanity of this regime for years

socialists have a long history of allowing or causing deaths and suffering of others for political gains.

17 posted on 04/11/2003 4:18:09 PM PDT by alrea
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To: TLBSHOW
The Op Ed is just the most horrific piece of inhumanity I have read in my life, and I don't mean just what Saddam did! I mean that CNN and others KNEW this and kept it quiet. These uppity egomaniacs who have the nerve to practice journalism in a biased manner have blood on their hands! It was all about politics that they sold out their fellow human beings. And the liberals are the ones who care so much about the sufferings of the downtrodden! RIGHT!
18 posted on 04/11/2003 4:23:25 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: TLBSHOW
Oh Yeah, and they call George Bush Hitler!!!!!!!
19 posted on 04/11/2003 4:24:19 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: ladyinred
BUMP
20 posted on 04/11/2003 4:35:12 PM PDT by TLBSHOW (The gift is to see the truth.....)
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To: PhiKapMom
Thanks ! I need to listen to Rush. I never get to hear his program anymore.
21 posted on 04/11/2003 4:39:29 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: MeeknMing
I happened to be out buying my daughter's birthday presents for tomorrow and several times I sat in the car listening to Rush!
22 posted on 04/11/2003 4:40:28 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
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To: TLBSHOW
This is a perfect example of "journalistic integrity." These commie bastards can always rationalize why they won't report something they know about a friend, e.g., Willie, Castro, Saddam, or Sharpton, but will fall over one another reporting nothing about a conservative or Republican.

This is a guy and organization that should get their credentials pulled. He's telling us that he didn't report facts because he feared the damage that would result. Perfect mafia extortion logic. Yet, we are supposed to accept journalistic ethics and objectivity as real things.

23 posted on 04/11/2003 4:42:00 PM PDT by Tacis
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To: TLBSHOW
NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS!
24 posted on 04/11/2003 4:44:22 PM PDT by The G Man
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To: The G Man
WHAT DID CNN KNOW ... AND WHEN DID THEY KNOW IT!!!
25 posted on 04/11/2003 4:46:09 PM PDT by The G Man
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To: TLBSHOW
Thanks for posting this.
26 posted on 04/11/2003 4:48:01 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: MeekMom
Consider it done
27 posted on 04/11/2003 4:51:19 PM PDT by TLBSHOW (The gift is to see the truth.....)
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To: ladyinred; TLBSHOW
"Oh Yeah, and they call George Bush Hitler!"

The first time I hear of our President putting someone through a shredder feet first ('so they'll be conscious'), I'll consider him a Hitler. Until then...

The thing is, currently "Hitler" is one of the most evil names in our vocabulary. Comparisons are used willy-nilly, mostly for effect, but the truth of the matter is, when the dust settles in Iraq, we might find that in terms of the sheer horror of what the Hussein regime has done, he might surpass Hitler. Perhaps in body counts, too--but we might never know the full extent of that.

28 posted on 04/11/2003 4:55:45 PM PDT by MizSterious ("The truth takes only seconds to tell."--Jack Straw)
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To: TLBSHOW
The UN knew as well. Get the US out of the UN!
29 posted on 04/11/2003 4:57:15 PM PDT by ETERNAL WARMING
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To: PhiKapMom
One thing that can be done to CNN is complaining to airports which use CNN as their primary news feed: use another station that doesn't have innocent Iraqi blood on its hands. Practically all airports use CNN that I know of.
30 posted on 04/11/2003 5:00:38 PM PDT by coloradan
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To: TLBSHOW
I have to wonder if this will be the downfall of CNN.........................were they more concerned about their own hides than reporting the truth?

'Twould seem so.
31 posted on 04/11/2003 5:01:34 PM PDT by Salvation ((†With God all things are possible.†))
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To: TLBSHOW
This OP-ED piece is just illustrative of the moral relativism that is the left.
32 posted on 04/11/2003 5:32:59 PM PDT by twntaipan (FreeRepublic: THE web site of record.)
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To: TLBSHOW
Ah... Yet another fine bit of journalistic censorship by the Communist New Network...
Don't you just LOVE IT !!!!
What I want to know is when they will start "Bahgdad Bob" and Pete "Traitor" Arnett as co-anchors...
33 posted on 04/11/2003 5:36:20 PM PDT by cavtrooper21 ("..he's not heavy, sir. He's my brother...")
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To: PhiKapMom
I'm wondering if Eason Jordan didn't just open up himself and CNN to big lawsuits.

Jordon admitted that he and CNN knew that any Iraqi they hired was automatically at risk. But CNN still hired them and then they covered up their deaths.

Did CNN inform these Iraqis of the danger that their employment by CNN would put them in?

I'd really like to know the answer to that question

34 posted on 04/11/2003 5:41:55 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: TLBSHOW
I listened to most of Rush's show today and it was terrific.
But I do not remember Rush mentioning long-time CNN anchor Peter Arnett. Surely Arnett KNEW. And yet, look at his behavior and his words over the past 12 years, even so far as to chatting up the Saddam regime on Iraqi television just a couple of weeks ago!

I think that Jordan's article changes the way people like Arnett should be viewed. He can no longer be seen as merely a liberal goofball. His actions and words must now be seen as duplicitous and treacherous.
35 posted on 04/11/2003 5:45:09 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: gridlock
See #34.
36 posted on 04/11/2003 5:47:23 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H
I think Jordan "came clean" with his piece in the NY Times because he got a heads-up that the jig was up and that he and CNN were going to be exposed for their duplicity and underhandedness. I believe his op-ed piece was a preemptive strike with its purpose being damage control.

Keep your eyes wide open. There is more to come.
37 posted on 04/11/2003 5:49:47 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard; TLBSHOW
Good point on Arnette. Say... maybe those who advertise on CNN should hear from Freepers. Now, who advertises on CNN? I wouldn't know, I never watch them! LOL!
38 posted on 04/11/2003 5:50:39 PM PDT by Anamensis (Human Shields = wankers)
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To: Lancey Howard
I think Jordan is about to lose his job and CNN is toast as anthing more than the Onion news network.
39 posted on 04/11/2003 5:51:42 PM PDT by TLBSHOW (The gift is to see the truth.....)
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To: Anamensis
they had Scott Ritter on last night and he was threatened by another guest. Scott was told You Better Be careful!

Didn't see it but was emailed the story!
40 posted on 04/11/2003 5:53:35 PM PDT by TLBSHOW (The gift is to see the truth.....)
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To: TLBSHOW
Terrible story, but I guess I need to make a confession.

I, too, knew he was evil.

And I knew it all along.

41 posted on 04/11/2003 5:54:44 PM PDT by Scenic Sounds
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To: Scenic Sounds
bttt
42 posted on 04/11/2003 6:10:46 PM PDT by TLBSHOW (The gift is to see the truth.....)
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To: firebrand; StarFan; Dutchy; stanz; RaceBannon; Cacique; Clemenza; rmlew; NYC GOP Chick; ...
More on the CNN-Eason Jordon article.

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my infrequent ping list.

43 posted on 04/11/2003 6:22:23 PM PDT by nutmeg (Liberate Iraq - Support Our Troops!)
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To: The Hon. Galahad Threepwood; Howlin
FYI
44 posted on 04/11/2003 6:29:33 PM PDT by nutmeg (Liberate Iraq - Support Our Troops!)
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To: Lancey Howard
I think you are right about this and I also think I heard Rush say as much this afternoon on his show. I suspect CNN's lawyers suggested the "confession" be placed in the NY Times so that it might deflect criticism and give the appearance of doing the right thing.

As I listened to Rush's comments on this issue and after hearing "Howard's letter" to Rush, I kept thinking about the Iraquis throwing out Al Jazerra (sp) because of their duplicity as well as anger in the Muslim community for the same reason. CNN's corporate behavior is worse than reprehensible.
45 posted on 04/11/2003 7:29:23 PM PDT by miele man
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To: Lancey Howard
For the life of me I couldn't understand why he decided to cleanse his soul now. I think you hit on the why.
46 posted on 04/11/2003 7:44:40 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: Support Free Republic
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47 posted on 04/12/2003 12:58:28 AM PDT by TLBSHOW (The gift is to see the truth.....)
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To: TLBSHOW
CNN and the rest of ABCNNBCBS are/were propaganda war criminals for the mass murderer Soddomite.

The left wing maggot controlled fishwraps, the NY/LA Slimes, DC Compost and every left wing fishwrap in America are as guilty.

The phoney newsmagazines Slime and NewsWeak are criminals because they hid the reality of the brutality of the mass murdering thugs of Soddomite.

Any Freeper who subscribes to a maggot infested fishwrap should immediated cancel their subscription. Then send a letter to the publisher with a copy of this statement. Tell they that you don't support the supporters of mass murderers.

Then send half of your savings each month to Free Republic.
48 posted on 04/12/2003 6:20:44 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: Grampa Dave
bump
49 posted on 04/12/2003 6:44:57 AM PDT by TLBSHOW (The gift is to see the truth.....)
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To: TLBSHOW
CNNs of Commission Q ERTY8 BUMP!

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50 posted on 04/15/2003 5:10:40 AM PDT by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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