CNN's Not Just In Kansas Any Longer

The fate of Empire is at stake here, this battle will be to the death. The world is not large enough for people like Eason and the blogosphere, and he knows it. This will not be over anytime soon.

Posted by Final Historian at February 7, 2005 12:20 PM

If Eason Jordan now claims, that "younger, more inexperienced" soldiers were to blaim, this is far more specific than he was in his remarks at Davos. If he can get that specific, why has this not been reported on CNN, much less elsewhere in the mainstream media?

Posted by Scott Arnold at February 7, 2005 1:02 PM

According to Sisyphean Musings, the tape is in WEF Media Director Mark Adams' suitcase (he's still unpacking).

Posted by Kyda Sylvester at February 7, 2005 1:20 PM

It does appear as though there are some questions about whether the tape can be shared at all...check out either the Easongate blog or Rconversation blog at
Hmmm seems to be getting "curiouser and curiouser"
Nevertheless, I believe and concur with your commentary.

Posted by Crystal Clear at February 7, 2005 2:35 PM

Michelle Malkin is on a roll.

After Barney Frank, she got both David Gergen and Chris Dodd (via secertary) to back up the central claim.

She also got them to approve release of their comments.

So now, what say you, Mr Jordan?

Posted by capt joe at February 7, 2005 2:38 PM

Your take on this story is pretty much what mine has been since it broke on the blogosphere--CNN is global MSM, not American, and in most of their markets this story won't hurt them at all. All the same, I think they'd prefer not to f@rt in the general direction of their American viewers. What are the odds of Easom getting kicked, if not upstairs, at least sideways? If he were to take over as head of European operations, he'd be less of an embarrassment to Atlanta, and a lot of Euros would welcome him as a martyr to journalistic "truth."

Posted by utron at February 7, 2005 4:13 PM

Vanderleun makes an excellent point about CNN's (and MSM's) global playing field. Those of us who think declining domestic readership and viewership will chasten media outlets like the New York Times or CNN are bound to be disappointed.

The worldwide market of those pre-disposed to anti-Americanism, statism and other 'progressive' agenda nostrums peddled in CNN editorial content can be counted in the billions.

Thus, losing the 'red state' audience is of little consequence and -- for now, anyway -- the blogosphere remains little more than a nuisance.

Posted by Cosmo at February 7, 2005 4:17 PM

Utron is correct. I'd add that Anti-Americanism has become a fashionable form of bigotry around the world, largely the result of people in Jordan's trade. He'll be lionized as a keen observer of the American character in many circles.

A good reason ‘why they hate us,’ and why so many profess to despise or dislike us is because little reason to view us favorably is ever provided by the largely one-note chorus of global media elites and opinion makers who spend vast amounts of ink, air time and pixels demonizing the U.S. and de-legitimizing its authority.

Indeed, no discussion of America’s image abroad can avoid acknowledging the ceaseless barrage of slanderous spin disguised as ‘news’ by international outlets like CNN.

The media’s near monopoly over what many people throughout the world learn about America is the elephant in the room whenever hand wringing begins about America’s image.

Posted by Cosmo at February 7, 2005 4:26 PM

Clear analysis. Clear thought.

Eason is a marked man...

Posted by Carridine at February 7, 2005 4:33 PM

Go to the head of the class. Did you catch the Rumsfeld reference in Kurtz' WaPo piece?

Posted by alene at February 8, 2005 6:24 AM