If you haven't been following the story of Eason Jordan's UPDATE: alleged public claim that the US military targets reporters, you should be. What on earth was the Chief News Executive for CNN thinking?
Maybe this. Al Jazheera will be up for sale soon. Will CNN be a bidder? Were Jordan's comments a deliberate attempt to court favor with al Jazheera staff and their listeners? (I originally wrote 'Arab listeners' but the station's audience may be wider than that.)
UPDATE: an lgf reader makes a related point.
Please remember that CNN is now reduced to being a rump network in the USA. Nobody except Larry King gets more than 1,000,000 viewers ... Their core audience now are the Europeans and Arabs, and that is exactly who Jordan was trying to appeal to.
HAVING KEPT HIS MOUTH SHUT on things he knew were true, it would behoove Eason Jordan not to blather about things that he doesn't know are true. Really.
I wonder if this will gain traction as a public issue? On the one hand, I hate to see these unsupported claims go unchallenged. On the other hand, we really don't need a lot of fingerpointing and conspiracy theories flying. Sigh.