Thursday, February 03, 2005

CNN - US Military Targets Journalists

Eason Jordan, one of the senior news executives of CNN, believes that the US military is deliberately targeting particular journalists in Iraq. He said this at an international conference. Here is a portion of an article written about the meeting by a reporter who was there and heard the comments.

During one of the discussions about the number of journalists killed in the Iraq War, Eason Jordan 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.

This is how over-the-top the mainstream media is in their beliefs about conservatives and the US military. This is a clear demonstration of the contempt the media has for the brave men and women who are risking their lives for our protection in Iraq. This CNN executive is not only denying their sacrifice, he is demonizing our soldiers and Marines by accusing them of deliberately murdering journalists.

There is absolutely no excuse for his behavior nor is there any reason that the other MSM stations are not even mentioning what Jordan said. Fox News was the only one to mention it but only once. Bloggers are covering it and CNN has issued a quasi-apology about being misunderstood. Sure.

Anyone who still believes the mainstream media is objective and unbiased must also still believe in the tooth fairy.

CNN's rating have been dropping like a rock over the last few years while Fox News Channel has been surging ahead. Ted Turner was so upset about it that he referred to the Fox News staff as "Nazis." I think it is becoming obvious to everyone why CNN is failing and Fox News is winning. Eason Jordan and his like at CNN has just shown us again why we should never tune in to CNN.

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