In yet another example of how Eason Jordan tosses around accusations without much supporting evidence — or any at all — the Guardian (UK) covering the News Xchange Forum this past November reports on accusations of the torture of journalists by American forces (hat tip – Peter Cook):
Eason Jordan, chief news executive at CNN, said there had been only a “limited amount of progress”, despite repeated meetings between news organisations and the US authorities.
“Actions speak louder than words. The reality is that at least 10 journalists have been killed by the US military, and according to reports I believe to be true journalists have been arrested and tortured by US forces,” Mr Jordan told an audience of news executives at the News Xchange conference in Portugal.
Once again, we go to CNN’s own archives to find any report that mentions Jordan and the torture of reporters by any military whatsoever … and find nothing. Where are those reports which Eason Jordan believes to be true? Why didn’t CNN cover such a blockbuster story? Jordan appears to have a big mouth and a strong desire to tell people stories — let’s call them Eason’s Fables — that get him attention from all the right people.
If you have had enough of Eason Jordan, don’t tell CNN. Go to Time Warner and let them know.
UPDATE: Bumping this to the top — this is a solid corroboration of Jordan’s inherent bias and antagonism towards the American military.
UPDATE II: Charles at Little Green Footballs notes that Jordan was not the only CNN exec to make accusations of targeting at this conference:
And please note: *this is not limited to Eason Jordan.* At the same News Xchange conference in Portugal, -another- CNN executive, Chris Cramer, told an audience that journalists were being “deliberately targeted for seeking out the truth.”
Good catch — I missed that one.