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Eason Jordan Resigns From CNN

Shocking news!!!

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- CNN chief news executive Eason Jordan resigned Friday, saying the controversy over his remarks about the deaths of journalists in Iraq threatened to tarnish the network he helped build.

Jordan conceded that his remarks at the January 27 World Economic Forum were "not as clear as they should have been." Several participants at the event said Jordan told the audience U.S. forces had deliberately targeted journalists -- a charge he denied.

"After 23 years at CNN, I have decided to resign in an effort to prevent CNN from being unfairly tarnished by the controversy over conflicting accounts of my recent remarks regarding the alarming number of journalists killed in Iraq," Jordan said in a letter to colleagues.

"While my CNN colleagues and my friends in the U.S. military know me well enough to know I have never stated, believed, or suspected that U.S. military forces intended to kill people they knew to be journalists, my comments on this subject in a World Economic Forum panel discussion were not as clear as they should have been."

I think the record reflects that the last quoted paragraph does not jibe with the notes of those who attended the World Economic Forum panel. Perhaps the WEF gave him notice that it intended to release the tape? Jordan ignored the Lott/Reins/Rather rule of dealing with blog swarms: It's the stonewalling and coverups that do you in...

Regardless... Now is the time for the World Economic Forum to release the tape!!!

More at Easongate, InstaPundit, and La Shawn Barbar's Corner.


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Comments (11)

A pajama pimp slap.... ... (Below threshold)
OneDrummer:

A pajama pimp slap....

The blogosphere is a floor wax AND a dessert topping!

Anyone else seeing the same... (Below threshold)
LuvyaDubya:

Anyone else seeing the same comparison that I am? While the left blogosphere has been rejoicing over the Gannon incident, the right blogosphere pressured CNN's chief news executive to resign! Can you even begin to compare the two?

At the same time, I think its important that those of us on the right don't let this get to our heads--after Rathergate and Easongate, it'd be easy to think we have more power than we actually do. I think its best we remain modest.

Don't get too carried away,... (Below threshold)
bullwinkle:

Don't get too carried away, they haven't named Dan Rather's replacement yet.....

Getting rid of two treasono... (Below threshold)
Julia:

Getting rid of two treasonous lefties, Eason Jordan and Lynne Stewart -- all in one week. Not bad. Not bad at all.

: )

Let me save everybody the t... (Below threshold)
JD:

Let me save everybody the trouble of reading Arne Langsetmo's posts on here. They will begin by him selective taking a portion of your text, rephrasing it in a way that bastardizes the intial meaning, intentionally, and ends with a flourish, usually by throwing out some pseudo-intellectual latin phrase, or any combination of the following : Chimy, McHitler, BushCo, Rethuglican, Faux News, maladministration, cocaine addict, DUI, Enron - you get the picture.

But please people, let us engage him. People like that we wish to encourage, much like we should have been encouraged that the DNC wished to act like a bunch of lemmings (or is it a herd) and collectively run off the cliff by selecting Dean. You can say this for him, this will be the first election he has won outside of his homestate. Arne, Dean, Kos, Atrios - as bile and insulting as they are, are, to borrow a phrase, "useful idiots". If there is ever any doubt that the other side wishes to lead us astray, they can be counted on to remind us of what could have been, and how fortunate we are.

Let's see ... the moonbats go crazy about some no name kind of reporter who does not ask crazy questions like Helen Thomas, so they start a crusade to out him and he ultimately resigns.

On the other hand, some more thoughtful and well reasoned bloggers report what Eason Jordan said while at an overseas conference, and stay on the story since the moonbat mainstream media will not cover it, and he resigns before they even get to the story.

Is there a more clear and convincing argument to be made about the relative strengths of the left and the right today?

Left : We shoot spitwads
Right : We are not left, and we are strong.

I just looked at cnn.com, a... (Below threshold)
JD:

I just looked at cnn.com, and after a bit of searching, managed to find this story under, of all places, the Entertainment section.

I certainly find it entertaining.

JD: You forgot the "Cheers.... (Below threshold)
julie:

JD: You forgot the "Cheers."

Does this mean that Eason Jordon dumps his wife and kids and flies off to Paris with the Widow Pearl?

julie : I stand corrected.<... (Below threshold)
JD:

julie : I stand corrected.

By the way, I am going to go out on a limb and assume that Fox already ran this story on air. Have any of the others even touched it, or did the whore of Baghdad make sure that this did not come out until after the nightly news had already run?

cheers

From LGF, "Nancy Rabinowitz... (Below threshold)
mesablue:

From LGF, "Nancy Rabinowitz, director of the Kirkland Project for the Study of Gender, Society and Culture at Hamilton College, who invited Ward “Little Eichmanns” Churchill to speak and ignited a media firestorm, has resigned. "

A very good week.

WoW...Seems Mr. Jordan may ... (Below threshold)

WoW...Seems Mr. Jordan may have loose lips and poor judgement about things such as the US military,journalists, and the blogosphere but he sure seems to be showing a bit of sense...I RATHER like this more than the way that other guy handled that last issue..remember him...Dan something...

Death to the Talking Heads:... (Below threshold)

Death to the Talking Heads: The Implosion of the Main Stream Media

Today, Eason Jordan of CNN was forced to resign. Barely a month ago, CBS fired or asked to resgin Mary Mapes, Betsy West, Josh Howard, Mary Murphy, Mary Mapes, and Dan Rather, after the blogs pointed out that they were using forged documents.

People are tired of being fed liberal inuendo and half-truths by the talking heads under the false guise of objectivity. Main Stream Media, as we know it, is dead. They just don't know it yet.

The bloggers are evaluating every story in the world, and, once a story catches on in the blogs, moving with inconceivable speed in all directions. In short, the MSM is facing the most perfect journalistic system ever conceived in the history of the world, and they think that they're up against a bunch of pajama clad hacks. (I don't even wear pajamas. ;)

So, turn off your television. Cancel your subscription to that dead-tree newspaper. And welcome to the world of real, honest journalism.

http://www.peeniewallie.com




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