At the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, CNN’s Chief News Executive Eason Jordan shocked the attendees by declaring that the US Military had not only killed twelve journalists in Iraq, but it had deliberately targeted them for killing.
Now, CNN attacking our military is hardly nothing new. But here’s where things get a little strange.
1) Eason Jordan was the same CNN exec who revealed that CNN had, for years, covered up for and cooperated with Saddam Hussein’s government, even to the point of knowing in advance he was going to kill two of his sons-in-law and keeping that quiet. He explained that it was because Saddam had threatened CNN employees in Iraq.
2) Jordan’s outrageous claim was challenged by Congressman Barney Frank, who basically told him to “put up or shut up.”
Let me get this straight. CNN allowed itself to be intimidated by threats of force, but boldly stands up to actual demonstrations of the willingness to kill journalists? And one of the first to call “bullshit” on them was Barney Frank, the ultra-liberal, openly gay congressman Barney Frank who once had a boyfriend running an escort service out of Frank’s Washington townhouse?
I might have to re-evaluate my opinion of Frank. It’s a pity I can’t say the same about CNN.