CNN Looking Even Worse

 Posted by on 14 April 2003 at 11:54 am  Uncategorized
Apr 142003

Opinion Journal has a telling piece by Franklin Foer on CNN’s compromised coverage of Iraq. (I blogged some comments and links on this story a few days ago.) Foer writes:

Of course, Mr. Jordan may feel he deserves a pinch of credit for coming clean like this. But this admission shouldn’t get him any ethical journalism trophies. For a long time, CNN denied that its coverage skimped on truth. While I researched a story on CNN’s Iraq coverage for the New Republic last October, Mr. Jordan told me flatly that his network gave “a full picture of the regime.” In our conversation, he challenged me to find instances of CNN neglecting stories about Saddam’s horrors. If only I’d had his Times op-ed!

Wow. Foer also points out that CNN doesn’t seem to have learned anything from this incident. We have every reason they are still sucking up to the regimes in Cuba, Syria, and other totalitarian states.

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