Friday, February 11, 2005

EASON JORDAN RESIGNS!!

Hat-tip to Hugh Hewitt on the air for announcing this. The AP is reporting that CNN Executive Eason Jordan has resigned:

NEW YORK — 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.

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.
Another anecdote in the rising power of the blogosphere.

UPDATE: Chad the Elder at Fraters Libertas has more.

So does an occasional contributor to Northern Alliance Radio.

So does Rick at Stones Cry Out

So does Flown to the Roll

So does The American Mind

UPDATE 2: Chad's post at Fraters Libertas points to Jay Rosen's post, including Jordan's official statement. But, as usual at Pressthink, don't forget to look at the comments section. Jay has commenters left, right, center, big, little, and totally unknown. Fascinating discussion going on there.

UPDATE 3: Ahem (affecting an Instapundit accent)... Heh.

UPDATE 4: Powerpundit has a nice roundup, and Joe Gandelman at The Moderate Voice is just getting started.

UPDATE 5: Let the record show, I deeply admire this chick. What she did wasn't easy. And I'll bet there will be negative consequences for her from it in the future. She's not a political ally of mine. But she's an ally on a more Socratic level - she would not abandon the Truth. Pray God things go better for her due to that than they went for Socrates himself.

And now... go to a real news site for more updates. I need to wine or whine blog, or something.

4 Comments:

Blogger Chad The Elder said...

Hmmm...I wonder how Hugh found out about it out at Buck Hill? Who could have tipped him off? Hmmm...

7:46 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Woah! Scandal!! Alert the Kool-Aid Report! Wait... don't. They've never heard of Hewitt. Maybe Nihilist?

7:51 PM  
Blogger LearnedFoot said...

Who??

9:07 PM  
Blogger Sisyphus said...

I just assumed Atomizer told him.

11:17 PM  

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