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CRAVEN NEWS NETWORK
New York Post ^ | April 12, 2003 | Eric Fettmann

Posted on 04/12/2003 2:33:35 AM PDT by sarcasm

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:13:17 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

CNN chief news executive Eason Jordan yesterday revealed that his network had refused for years to report what it knew about Saddam Hussein's murderous atrocities - even against its own journalists. This astonishing confession doesn't just undermine CNN's claim to be "the most trusted name in news" - it wreaks incalculable damage on all journalists' ability to be trusted by the American people.


(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cablenewsnetwork; cnn; easonjordan

1 posted on 04/12/2003 2:33:35 AM PDT by sarcasm
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To: sarcasm
Let's hear it for Fox News Channel!
2 posted on 04/12/2003 2:35:19 AM PDT by goldstategop (Lara Logan Doesn't Hold A Candle Next To BellyGirl :))
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3 posted on 04/12/2003 2:36:41 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: sarcasm
Did anyone see the bit on Fox News where the departing Iraqi U.N. Ambassador starts to get into his car - then comes back to give "Richard" of CNN a goodbye hug?? I thought it spoke volumes....no "hugs" for Fox from Iraq......
4 posted on 04/12/2003 2:48:50 AM PDT by Momto2
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To: Momto2
I understood the part about not betraying their interpreter,but the rest is appalling.
5 posted on 04/12/2003 2:51:49 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: Momto2
I saw that replayed on FNC. They pointed out that they didn't get a hug, and were proud of it.
6 posted on 04/12/2003 3:05:35 AM PDT by FreedomPoster
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To: sarcasm
NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS!!
7 posted on 04/12/2003 3:05:46 AM PDT by The G Man
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To: sarcasm
Since CNN is finally spilling their guts, I wonder if they will finally reveal that Christiane Amanpour is a man.
8 posted on 04/12/2003 3:07:16 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (Saddam is a dead man)
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hmm, what does that say about CNN's special presence in Cuba?
9 posted on 04/12/2003 3:07:47 AM PDT by dwills
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To: sarcasm
The excuse paraded as explanation that Jordan published is demonstrably false. If CNN knew of the true horror of Saddam's regime, why did they spend so much effort in sabotaging Bush's efforts to bring regime change to Iraq. There was a pro-America rally in Atlanta directly across the street from CNN center, which CNN was forced to show. They "balanced" the news of the 25,000 supporters by coverage of 250 commies down the street. Other pro-America rallies were either not shown or minimalized as much as possible, while "anti-war" pro-Saddam rallies topped the news for the WEEKS leading up to the war, and even the first week of the war.

If CNN knew about the evils of Saddam's regime, one has to ask, why did they do everything in their power to turn American opinion against regime change?
10 posted on 04/12/2003 3:08:36 AM PDT by thedugal (The leftists will eat crow til they sh!t feathers!)
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To: Momto2
Did anyone see the bit on Fox News where the departing Iraqi U.N. Ambassador starts to get into his car - then comes back to give "Richard" of CNN a goodbye hug?? I thought it spoke volumes....no "hugs" for Fox from Iraq......


Last nite I was visiting w my folks.....and had to watch CNN with them (I was unable to commandeer the remote and switch to FNC)

I sat thru endless rehashings of "looting" stories and Richard Toth being kissed by the Iraqi UN Ambassador. I think my folks got tired of my comments of "liberal swill", "Crescent News Netowrk", and "obviously the Iraqi Amb. isnt kissing the Fox News people"

Then....it was an hour of the talking wax-figurine, Larry King. Boring anti-American propoganda

Then....Aaron Brown "I think I'm so witty, dont you".....no Aaron, youre not witty.....I have some other desciptive words for you, but this is a family forum.

The CNN tone is so anti-American...although they had one former General on who seemed supportive of our forces. He was the only one (forgot the name)

FNC is the only one worth watching
11 posted on 04/12/2003 3:37:27 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Looking For Saddam Hussein? Try Hollywood...He Is With His Supporters There)
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To: sarcasm
Really, can any news service have clean hands in this? CNN new about this stuff, the Post didn't?
12 posted on 04/12/2003 3:39:18 AM PDT by Wrigley (.)
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To: thedugal
If CNN knew about the evils of Saddam's regime, one has to ask, why did they do everything in their power to turn American opinion against regime change?


Maybe this hiding of info about the Saddam regime is a ruse.....that maybe they really believed Saddam instead of some of their own employees and journeymen

It does reek of treason...especially when they ignore public support and public opinion

13 posted on 04/12/2003 3:40:34 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Looking For Saddam Hussein? Try Hollywood...He Is With His Supporters There)
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To: sarcasm
"The Mistrusted Name in News"
14 posted on 04/12/2003 3:41:04 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Never forget: CLINTON PARDONED TERRORISTS)
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To: The G Man
NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS!!

LOL

15 posted on 04/12/2003 3:45:02 AM PDT by Drango (Two wrongs don't make a right...but three lefts do!)
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To: sarcasm
bump...
16 posted on 04/12/2003 3:46:41 AM PDT by Prince Charles
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To: sarcasm
This reminded me of Ted Turner's instruction to cnn staff in the network's early days that they would not use the word "foreign" on the network, since that would imply that those other countries were...well, foreign. I hope that Jordan realizes fully that he could have saved lives and that it haunts him more and more as the years go by. cnn (no capitals) should never live this down and should learn from this - but it won't. I'd much rather watch Fox, a network that's obviously pro-GWB than cnn that's clearly been (and still is) pro-Saddam!
17 posted on 04/12/2003 5:55:04 AM PDT by Moonmad27 ("Run free, Samurai Jack")
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To: sarcasm
This astonishing confession doesn't just undermine CNN's claim to be "the most trusted name in news" - it wreaks incalculable damage on all journalists' ability to be trusted by the American people.

Don't worry Fettmann, you never had that.

18 posted on 04/12/2003 5:57:08 AM PDT by Timesink
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To: sarcasm
This is what happens when the news is more important than the truth.
19 posted on 04/12/2003 6:01:48 AM PDT by ScholarWarrior
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To: sarcasm
Can what CNN did be called; "Aiding and Abetting Human Rights Abuses" and should there be a congressional committee to investigate it?
20 posted on 04/12/2003 6:07:21 AM PDT by scouse
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To: sarcasm
>CRAVEN NEWS NETWORK

Oh. I thought you meant
this guy. (I guess Wes would have
more teenage anchors...)

21 posted on 04/12/2003 7:26:14 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: sarcasm
Do you think James Earl Jones wants his voice back?
22 posted on 04/12/2003 7:30:49 AM PDT by Bernard
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To: sarcasm
How many innocent Iraqis, Israelis and Americans has CNN helped to kill or injure in the last 12 years?

CNN is just the tip of the Iceberg of Dog Clinton littering the media today. There is no real difference in this group of left wing maggots: ABCNNBCBS!
23 posted on 04/12/2003 8:19:43 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: MEG33
I understood the part about not betraying their interpreter,but the rest is appalling

All they had to do was arrange for the interperter to leave with them. There were MANY things they could do to protect that guy. In any case the ONLY REASON they never said anything was they wanted ACCESS and for that access they didn't care HOW MANY lives were lost. They are scumbags like their hero Clintoon.

24 posted on 04/12/2003 8:24:42 AM PDT by PISANO
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To: Bisesi
I was too kind.I trust their reports from Cuba.Not
25 posted on 04/12/2003 8:30:01 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: Wrigley
can any news service have clean hands in this?
CNN new about this stuff, the Post didn't?
When a government is run by gangsters--e.g., Hussain's Iraq or any Communist government--you will not have both clean hands and access. The honorable thing to do is to oppose such a government on principle; you will have clean hands--in your own eyes at least--but you will not have access and you will be branded as "not objective--not a journalist" by those who sell out for access.

There is no such thing as a journalism license; the First Amendment forbids that. But there is such a thing as a journalistic ESTABLISHMENT which will exert its PR power to make sure no one which confronts the fecklessness of its members is considered an "objective" journalist.

The only logical response from we-the-people is to

respect honest perspective openly admitted, and

scorn the self-vaunted objectivity of the "journalist."


26 posted on 04/12/2003 2:35:04 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion
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To: Fresh Wind
"The Mistrusted Name in News"

LOL!

27 posted on 04/14/2003 12:59:22 PM PDT by Amore (I hate tag lines)
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To: sarcasm
Chicken Noodle Network, I slap you again and again with my shoe!
28 posted on 04/14/2003 5:25:26 PM PDT by Babu
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