Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Big Story in Blog-land--But ignored by the Mainstream Media

This excellent scoop is from Forumblog, The World Economic Forum Weblog:

"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 (the anti-US crowd) and cause great strain on others. "

The whole blog entry is here.

Eason Jordan, to be fair, did backpedal a bit. But he did not retract his statement.

HOWEVER, I discovered on Free that Eason Jordan is the same CNN executive who said he withheld reports of atrocities committed by Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq so he could keep the CNN Baghad bureau open and have the ability to interview the since-ousted thugs and killers from the Baathist regime.

This article from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review nicely sums it up.

Very little (so far) about this in the mainstream media. Do a Yahoo! News search, you'll see.

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