I would have fired Eason Jordan.

Media criticism.
Feb. 14 2005 6:40 PM

I Would Have Fired Eason Jordan

On the difference between a mistake and brain rot.

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It troubles me that Davos policy prohibits attendees from citing specific quotations from its sessions and yet the proceedings are videotaped. What do they do with the videotapes of the "not for quotation" session after recording? Burn them? Send e-mail with your theories about what become of the Davos tapes to pressbox@hotmail.com. And don't even get me started on Jordan's April 2003 New York Times op-ed in which he confesses to having covered up Saddam Hussein's atrocities to 1) protect his Iraqi staffers and 2) maintain access to Iraq. This is a man with very strange news judgment. (E-mail may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

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