Friday, February 18, 2005

Business Week Twists a Quote

Business Week has an article on the Easton Jordan affair and the bloggers. Link.
Their latest victim: Eason Jordan, CNN's chief news executive. He resigned on Feb. 13 after conservative bloggers feasted on a controversial statement he made in late January at the annual World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, about the U.S. military. His allegation -- that coalition soldiers in Iraq mistook journalists for enemies and killed them -- brought down a storm of criticism on him and his network. (emphasis added)

If Jordan had stated this, he would still be drawing a CNN paycheck. There is no way besides intentional spin that you can take the phrase "targeted journalists" and paraphrase it as "mistook journalists for enemies and killed them." I have seen a lot of stupid things printed in the MSM concerning the Jordan affair, but no other has come even close to this one.


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