February 7, 2005
Captain's Quarters reminds us that this is not the first time Eason Jordan has made inflammatory and unsubstantiated statements concerning United States soldiers. In November 2004, Eason Jordan said the following at the News Xchange forum in Portugal (full article here):
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.
Hugh Hewitt reports Judy Woodruff was unaware of Mr. Eason's statments at Davos:
Jon Lauck just talked to Judy Woodruff in the hallway and asked about Eason Jordan. Woodruff told Jon that she had not heard of the story, and after a quick summary, Jon reports she appeared to be stunned by the idea that Eason Jordan, with whom she talks nearly every day, would say that the American military targeted journalists.
Will Collier of Vodkapundit fame reports Howard Kurtz did not field one single question about Eason Jordan (permalink not available, post is from February 7, hat tip to Hugh Hewitt).
Washington Post reporter and CNN host Howard Kurtz just finished an hour-long online chat. Over the course of that hour, Kurtz poo-pooed suggestions that the press has softpedaled UNSCAM, opined on the propriety of Martha Stewart appearing on NBC, and took no less than ten (out of 19) questions about "Deep Throat," a possibly-fictional figure from a 31-year-old scandal.
The name "Eason Jordan" was never mentioned. Nor the words "Davos" or "Barney Frank" or "deliberately targeting journalists." This despite the fact that high-traffic bloggers like Jim Geraghty and Hugh Hewitt prominently linked to Kurtz's chat from the time it started at noon Eastern.
La Shawn Barber reports antiwar.com believes those in pursuit of the truth are part of the "conservative jihad".
It's all very "stunning", isn't it?