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February 02, 2005


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» Corroboration For Eason's Fables In Davos from Captain's Quarters
Rebecca MacKinnon, a TV reporter as well as a blogger, somewhat reluctantly confirms the account given in Forumblog about Eason Jordan's remarks in Davos last week (hat tip TKS). MacKinnon writes in her blog, RConversations: I was in the room... [Read More]

» Right Bloggers Stalk CNN from Iddybud
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» Eason Jordan Has Disturbing Pattern of Allegations from The Baron
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» Are Bloggers Journalists? from Pajama Hadin
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» The Silence is Deafening from Daddypundit
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» Liberal Media Making An Appearance from Grooveswitch -- Red Sox Fan, Patriots Fan and a Conservative
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» How Crazy Are They? from Power Line
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» Benedict Jordan from Dean's Journal
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» Eason's Fables from EckerNet.Com
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» What's Rony Doing? from Yeraze's Daily News
I got an email today from Rony Abovitz, my old boss at Z-Kat asking me if I could help him get into his gmail account. He had forgotten the password. Given all the technical gadgets Rony plays with on a daily basis, I wasn't surprised. But once he got [Read More]

» What's Rony Doing? from Yeraze's Daily News
I got an email today from Rony Abovitz, my old boss at Z-Kat asking me if I could help him get into his gmail account. He had forgotten the password. Given all the technical gadgets Rony plays with on a daily basis, I wasn't surprised. But once he got [Read More]

» Bloggers targeting CNN from The Blog Herald: more blog news more often
Rebecca MacKinnon reports that right-wing blogs are targeting CNN over comments made by Eason Jordan, Chief News Executive of CNN at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in which he alleged that the U.S. military had been targeting j... [Read More]

» The Week in Blog: February 7, 2005 from The Truth Laid Bear
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His piece is up here... ...Well, that was underwhelming. Not much new in the story (except the cozy access to Jordan) that you didn't already read around the blogosphere. Hugh Hewitt gives it a "C-." Kurtz appears to buy into... [Read More]


Captain Ed

I know that posting this couldn't have been an easy choice. I think your loyalties to both the truth and Eason Jordan are commendable, FWIW.

Glen Wishard

Just to be clear, Davos reported Jordan as saying that he had knowledge of 12 journalists who were targeted and killed by US troops. If this is accurate, Jordan was talking about deliberate murder. Davos says that Jordan repeated the allegation, and got an enthusiastic response from part of the audience.

The context makes it clear that Jordan (if he said this) was not talking about accidents or friendly fire incidents, he was talking about murder. Is that consistent with what you heard?

Richard Heddleson

Thank you.


So Jordan is loyal and has good points. Lots of people who have done terrible things have been people with good points. Jordan has accused the US military of murdering journalists, essentially of using deadly force to prevent bad press. That is something that Saddam did, Hitler did, Stalin did, Putin did in his KGB days (and perhaps will do again)... it is NOT something the US military does. We are the good guys. Jordan is not just unable to differentiate; he has now identified us as the bad guys. If it is true that he said this and if he cannot back it with evidence, he should damn well resign in disgrace.

But nothing will happen.


What Ed said.

Thank you for speaking up.


I'm really confused here. This guy is allegedly a journalist? He says he knows of 12 other journalists who were deliberately murdered by the US miltary. And his network never reported it!!!! What are the names of these journalists, where were they killed, how were they killed? You know, who, where and how. Or don't we do this anymore?


Thank you.


The UCMJ is very specific about things like murder, about targeting of noncombatants, about conspiracy (the deliberate targeting of 12 different individuals is, by definition, a conspiracy unless one person did all the shooting).

Abu Ghraib is a walk in the park compared to this. And since most "journalists" were accompanied by cameras in Indian Country, it would be relatively easy to pull the bulk tapes of these incidents to see the 5 Ws. So if Mr. Jordan's assertions are true? Oeyh...

You have done a brave thing by backing up Forumblog's assertion, for it seems you have put yourself squarely at odds with the MSM. One need only contact Dick Morris or Bernard Goldberg to see what the prospects of that situation can or will be for you should this not be an accurate representation of Mr. Jordan's views.

My only advice - Don't let the blogosphere treat you like a speed bump.

Best of luck in what is going to be a very trying couple of days for you.

Chris Josephson

I want to add my thanks as well. Better put on flame retardant clothing. If this picks up steam, you'll need it.

You have shown a lot of courage.

David MacKinnon

Congrats on taking a principled stand - although I can't say I'm surprised, given your surname. Seriously, hang in there, the truth still counts for something in this world.

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