Saturday, February 12, 2005

CNN's not-so-exclusive 

If Eason Jordan is really resigning (Update: he just did) over his recent comments that US troops are deliberately targeting journalists in Iraq, he will become a victim of his own friendly fire and the only media professional to bite the bullet, so to speak, on the issue. What surprises me about the whole affair is that Jordan has not even made a new and shocking claim but merely repeated an accusation which had been frequently raised over the past year and a half by other professional groups, including:

France's Reporters Without Borders

Al Jazeera management

Canadian Journalists for the Freedom of Expression

Abu Dhabi TV management

Belgian-based International Federation of Journalists

New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (and here).

Greek and Spanish Journalists' Unions

Things truly have greater impact if reported by CNN.


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