Saturday, February 12, 2005

Are any of these stiffs getting the message yet?

Babble on.

Not that yours truly had anything at all to do with it, but another charter member of the MSM has discovered that stupid comments don't just slide away like they used to - not with bloggers around they don't.

CNN chief news executive Eason Jordan quit Friday amidst a furor over remarks he made in Switzerland last month about journalists killed by the U.S. military in Iraq.

Jordan said he was quitting to avoid CNN being "unfairly tarnished" by the controversy. [Too late...way too late - Babbler]

During a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum last month, Jordan said he believed that several journalists who were killed by coalition forces in Iraq had been targeted. [Which is journalist speak for "the f#$@*ing baby-killers are shooting reporters for kicks, man!" - Babbler]


At least this time it didn't take six months to get rid of the guy.

Props to Kate for pointing the way.

Babble off.

3 Comments:

At 11:22 PM, Blogger Bill said...

There was more to this than the comments that Jordan made recently in Switzerland. For instance, there was the fact the Eason Jordan had a secret deal with Saddam Hussein, before the war obviously, that CNN would not report on any of Saddam's atrocities and in exchange Saddam would allow them to keep their Baghdad bureau open. This was admitted by Jordan after the war started.

His recent comments were just the icing on the cake.

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger david said...

Thanks Bill for pointing this out. CNN as with most MSM outlets is now part of a conglomerate run by bean-counters. These people have short term profit goals which have distorted the whole new gathering and dispersion picture. News departments didn't make money before they made the brand! Wait till the BPs realise that the net is going to be the major news source!Anyone interested read Rebecca MacKinnon's essay on why she left CNN you can find her at the Berkman Center at Harvard.

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger david said...

Thanks Bill for pointing this out. CNN as with most MSM outlets is now part of a conglomerate run by bean-counters. These people have short term profit goals which have distorted the whole new gathering and dispersion picture. News departments didn't make money before they made the brand! Wait till the BPs realise that the net is going to be the major news source!Anyone interested read Rebecca MacKinnon's essay on why she left CNN you can find her at the Berkman Center at Harvard.

 

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