Absolutely incredible. Just when we think we've seen it all regarding the mainstream media's (MSM) contempt for our military, now we have the allegation from Mr. Jordan (CNN's chief news executive) at the World Economic Forum relating to journalists killed in Iraq.
It has been reported that during a discussion at the Forum, Mr. Jordan asserted 12 journalists killed in Iraq had been targeted by our military. Further, he made this assertion several other times before backpedaling when questioned by another person attending the Forum. While Mr. Jordan did say he didn't know if what he said was true and that he didn't believe it, he never emphatically quashed his allegation. The fact that he never emphatically quashed the allegation will be holy grail for those attending from Arabic countries and will certainly be reproduced in their papers.
Was this just your typical play from the DNC playbook, i.e. making an allegation, regardless of whether it's true, to get the allegation into the MSM's headlines only to retract it later on the back pages? Perhaps, but regardless, it certainly is slanderous, hurts the US, and our military personnel serving throughout the world. Mr. Jordan needs to be called out to clarify and defend his statements at the Forum.
If Mr. Jordan has evidence that soldiers targeted journalists, then he owes it to those killed in Iraq to produce such evidence. By not disclosing this evidence (assuming he has it), he is aiding and abetting the murderers and should be criminally charged as such.
More likely though, Mr. Jordan's comments were made whimsically during the conference, and he didn't appreciate their magnitude until pushed. In this case, we should all call on CNN to fire him as being too irresponsible to be an executive in the MSM.
After Rathergate, does CNN want to marginalize itself more than it has already been? If they take no action, then we will know they are really are Al-Jazerra's US base.
(Information about Mr. Jordan's comments was obtained from: http://www.forumblog.org/blog/2005/01/do_us_troops_ta.html)