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Eason Knew, CNN Eschew
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I'm as stunned as I've ever been..

Eason Jordan has unburdened himself of knowledge of atrocities committed against Iraqis by the Saddam Hussein regime for over a decade. He feels it is now safe to reveal what he knows in a letter to the editor in the New York Times on Friday now that the regime is no more.

You know.. I have to stress the fact that there is a need for a company to protect the people in their employ from harm that may or may not come to them in the course of doing their jobs.

But that does not explain the way CNN covered all of this. You had the President of the United States and a number of his associates, members of his staff and administration almost daily over the past year not only talking about weapons of mass destruction , but talking about the Atrocities! And the Evils! Committed against the population of this country.

It seems to me that Mr. Jordan could have taken his lead anchors over to the side and in private reveal to them what he knew. Now I don't know if he did this but it would be hard to conclude that he did based on CNN's coverage. But he could at least without naming specifics tell them to try harder not to doubt the tales of atrocities coming from Iraq.

You read what he wrote Friday and compare it to the coverage of CNN and there is no connection at all.

This was news worthy content he supressed.

He should be ashamed of himself. Not only him.. But all members of the media and Congress that knew this shit was going on and ignored it.

We have known about the brutality going on in Iraq for years and now we know that Eason Jordan knew on a first hand personal basis.

And what's really different about the debate leading up to this war from past wars is that no matter how much evidence of atrocities that was presented to the main stream media and liberals in this country. They we NOT moved!

They were not moved and Mr. Jordan's piece in the NYT friday proves he was not moved either. At least in the way his network appeared to cover this story. They knew what was going on in those prisons and torture rooms.

The sad reality is that if Eason Jordan knew this stuff a lot of other news exec's and reporters knew it too!! It's hard to believe Mr. Jordan kept all this to himself.

All because of their seething hatred of President Bush!!

How about the phrase uttered by these Liberals we have all come to know and love..

"I support the troops, but oppose the war."

Doesn't that phrase in 20/20 hindsight say it all?

This is a bankrupt statement. Uttered by people that have lost their moral compass and their ability to lead. What this phrase means is they oppose the liberation of millions and millions of Iraqis.

What's the mission of the troops? It's to liberate the population and to change the regime.

I admit that they will deny that when confronted with the meaning of the statement. They'll try to swerve and bend and go around it. But the truth is the truth. They oppose the use of military force so as the suffering of millions might end.

They've cast their lot with the UN bureaucracy and the obstructionism of the French, Germans and Russians. They've sided with this whole appeasement plan in hopes of derailing the President in this war of liberation and embarrassing him so as to score political points against him. Because they hate him that much!

Eason Jordan and his ilk sit there and pass judgement on a man that has had to make life and death decisions every day now for almost 2 years but they don't have the balls to make them themselves. How many lives could have been saved if Mr. Jordan had come forward last November during the debate in the UN? Or better yet.. 12 years ago when this started happening to CNN employees. But he didn't.

And that's the bottom line..
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51And a hero in left wing salons from New York to London...Tom Clarke-4/17/2003
50Stalin's Apologist.c.horn-4/17/2003
49I'll be eschewin em from now on. I'm an eschewer from way back, you mighTom Clarke-4/17/2003
48Walter Duranty filed reports for the NY Times saying how great things were in RuTom Clarke-4/17/2003
47LOL! good quote!username-4/17/2003
46Of course.. He's the only exciting one out of the lot. LOL!! It would be sc.horn-4/17/2003
45If I were a Democrat, I would vote for him.username-4/17/2003
44You're right. Big Al is Greenspan. I don't know about him starting anoc.horn-4/17/2003
43You're preaching to the choir about the religious psychosis fringe, no matteusername-4/17/2003
42LOL! Yes, I can indeed see he is waiting for the president to declare it is doneusername-4/17/2003
41I've stated several times on this site that the Muslims have a point about tc.horn-4/17/2003
40You know what is really PISSING ME OFF?????? All these reports of no ELECTRICITc.horn-4/17/2003
39I can see Big Al running on a third party ballot and being the Ralph Nader of thc.horn-4/17/2003
38I'm just stating how I see the situation. Our collective psyche scares the hJorj X Mckie-4/17/2003
37I wonder what would have happened to a newspaper that did the same thing in Germc.horn-4/17/2003
36Well, I think people should care. It's a holdover of the pre-Sept 11th apathc.horn-4/17/2003
35Yeah, they are all a bunch of cheap hookers. It's no big surprise to me. I fusername-4/17/2003
34I saw Rev. Al Sharpton last night on Fox. I really like that guy. He's straiusername-4/17/2003
33to paraprase dolly parton... you'd be surprised how much time it takes to MulhollandDrive-4/17/2003
32LOL! They mustn't have much real news to keep them busy over there...Bill-4/17/2003
31The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. -Mark Twain thesmokinggMulhollandDrive-4/17/2003
30They are utterly cravenly eschewed obfiscators.Bill-4/17/2003
29So is CNN utterly corrupt, or just craven...?Tom Clarke-4/17/2003
28perhaps you should have followed the age old adage... "eschew obfuscation&Jorj X Mckie-4/16/2003
27I thought this thread would have attracted more attention.. Do you think peoplec.horn-4/16/2003
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