It’s nuance day on the Eason Jordan (CNN) watch. The video of Jordan’s remarks at the World Economic Forum most assuredly exists, though it now appears that release is going to be subject to approval from some as yet unknown “authority.” The longer the tape stays out of public view the more likely is is that the video tapped exchange is damning.
Michelle Malkin interviews panel attendee Rep. Barney Frank (who forcefully challenged Jordan’s assertions)
I asked Rep. Frank again if his recollection was that Jordan initially maintained that the military had a deliberate policy of targeting journalists. Rep. Frank affirmed that, noting that Jordan subsequently backed away orally and in e-mail that it was official policy, but “left open the question” of whether there were individual cases in which American troops targeted journalists.
[Read the rest]Kudos to Frank, not just for challenging Jordan, but for demanding that he produce specific credible evidence to back his assertions. Frank promised to fully investigate any case where Jordan could give him specific details. So far Jordan has not responded.
The bottom line is that Jordan was caught with his pants down, espousing the conspiracy rhetoric usually associated with sites such as Democratic Underground, in front of a supposed group of “friendlies.”