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Thursday, February 03, 2005

 

CNN Replies to Publius' Forum

This just in ... (Sorry, I always wanted to say that)

CNN has emailed Publius' Forum a disclaimer on the Eason Jordon story and, in the pursuit of fairness, here it is in it's entirety:

OFFICIAL STATEMENT

"Many blogs have taken Mr. Jordan's remarks out of context. Eason Jordan does not believe the U.S. military is trying to kill journalists. Mr. Jordan simply pointed out the facts: While the majority of journalists killed in Iraq have been slain at the hands of insurgents, the Pentagon has also noted that the U.S. military on occasion has killed people who turned out to be journalists. The Pentagon has apologized for those actions.

Mr. Jordan was responding to an assertion by Cong. Frank that all 63 journalist victims had been the result of "collateral damage."'

I will leave this go without further comment as things are happening fast and furious on this story with Mr. Jordon being quoted as having said many other outrageous claims in the recent past. I'd like to see where this story goes before I attempt further comment.

Warner Todd Huston

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